Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Sparkly Stars

How pretty and princess-y is this ...?! 

My latest crocheted throw!  
Using the most delicious jewel colours in Red Heart sparkly yarn.

Absolutely ideal for the little princess in your life
as a throw or an extra cosy layer on their royal bed, or even just a cuddly!

Measuring 44" x 42" using a star motif and worked with a join-as-you-go method. 
A joy to work with!

They really are the richest colours out and the yarn is thick so it is lovely and cosy. 

The department store in Yeovil are closing down their haberdashery department!  I know!  Nightmare!

However ... lucky for me ... lots of great great bargains have been had!  Including this sparkly Red Heart Yarn. 

  I still have odd bits of the balls left along with two full balls of white .... 
so I'm thinking of how I can use those together in another project!

So this is going into The Emporium with me tomorrow to go into my little unit

  and I do hope it finds the right home with the best princess ever!

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Monday, 3 October 2016

Sea Blues and Greens

I decided I would use up some more of my odd balls of yarn.

And guess what ... I have lots in my favourite shades - blues and sea greens!  With a bit of grey too.

Fantastic ... I can work a scrap blanket using my favourite colours!  

Only snag ... the more I worked on it the more I thought I might just have to keep it!

I decided that I would just do a simple double crochet stitch/ (For anyone who is in the UK - I work with American terms!  I don't know why, I think I must have learnt and then worked from a book with American terms and now I find that I crochet the Amercian way!)  I thought this would be simple and almost mindless, meaning that I could watch the telly and not have to think too much!  Ideal for me come the evening!

The yarns that went into this were very varied - there's a bit of mohair; a bit of a more fuzzy one that I have no idea what yarn it is; acrylic; part wool ... all sorts ... I just thought I'd throw them all in together and make a really pretty blanket!

I love how it turned out and it really was a wrench for it to leave the house ... but my thinking on that is that I can always make another one...!

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Sunday, 2 October 2016

An Etsy sale!

I have an Etsy shop.  There's not much in it at the moment as I've been testing the water so to speak.

I do, however, have two crochet blankets on there with the option to order one made especially for you. You can choose your favourite colours or go with similar to the blankets in the photos.

Well blow me down!  On 19 August I had an order for one of them!  I was so excited!  And chuffed to bits.

I had three weeks to make it.  

The customer wanted the same or similar colours to the one listed.

With all the yarn I have ... 
I didn't have these colours so had to put an order in and hope that they didn't take too long to arrive.

I spent the evenings making it and my shift at The Emporium 
- where lots of people commented on the colours and saying how much they liked it.

Well I did it!  I managed to make it in the time I'd said and get it off in the mail up to Scotland!

I sent it by mail to be signed for so that I knew it had arrived.

And it did!

And then I received my review ...

Love this item. Not only does it go well but it is beautifully made. Can't reccomend enough.

Another happy dance!

Now to see how many more orders come in .....!

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