Friday, 19 September 2014

Seasalt Inspired

I have finished the Seasalt inspired blanket and it is now in The Crafty Phoenix Lady unit at The Emporium in Yeovil.

Do you remember how I was dithering over colour choices and combinations?  And then suddenly hit on the idea of using my Seasalt bag colours as inspiration ...

I did a simple granny square style border in alternating colours with the parchment background.  Unfortunately didn't have enough mauve to use that in the border but I do think the other three look good, and a border always finishes it off well, doesn't it?

When I measured it I realised I'd made this one square!  I hadn't planned to, but isn't it funny how your work turns out sometimes!

I took it into The Crafty Phoenix Lady unit yesterday and it's looks pretty good - albeit I say that myself!

I've loved working with this colour combination too - it's been refreshing to use colours that perhaps I wouldn't usually chose.  I do feel that the more I work with yarn and fabric - the more I enjoy experimenting with different palettes.  It's nice to have a play around!


Monday, 15 September 2014

Wise Owls keep keys safe!

Today I have finished off four of my little owl keyrings.

Aren't they cute?!

I decided that I'd name them this time for them to go into The Crafty Phoenix Unit
and give them a bit more character!

I did have trouble getting nice clear photos of them singularly. 
For some reason it looked fine until I pressed the button and then it all blurred. 
Technology eh?

Finally managed to snap them hanging over the top of Loki's hutch!

So ... introducting Ophelia, Olivia, Otto and Otis! 

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Saturday, 13 September 2014

Trixie and The Blues

I have finished The Blues crochet blanket!

I absolutely love this one, I think mainly because one of my favourite colours is blue - and I just think that this one with the different blues all bordered by white look so fresh and pretty!

I think Trixie agreed with me.  Trixie is one of our cats.  She's a petite tortoiseshell with the hunting skill of a tiger!  She has become quite partial to this blanket and "helped" me several times with the border and the sewing in of ends!

The Blues is now ready to go into The Crafty Phoenix Lady unit at The Emporium ... hopefully to find a new owner soon.  I have also posted it onto my Etsy page as a product that can be ordered and made up especially by ME! 

That way The Blues is "out there" in two places!

Oh and I've also "pinned it" on my Pinterest board - The Crafty Phoenix Lady. 

I would really appreciate any feedback (and not have to rely on Trixie's!)

Doesn't she look so sweet here?!  Honestly you wouldn't believe what a demon she is - and the little dirty stop-out has had two nights' out this week and not come in for her supper and bedtime!

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