Hello readers. Do you have your sunnies on and your feet up in the garden? Wouldn't that be nice? I've headed out into the garden and the sunshine today, intent on some long overdue snapping. The sitting with my feet up and a good book will have to wait until later.
I'm catching up on some crafty makes I want to share with you. A while back, I idly started a crochet ripple. It was only a baby one, in fact just destined to be a cushion cover. The yarns were a mix, a couple of balls of Rowan pure wool worsted (which I hadn't been able to resist buying)and various DKs from the stash (Sirdar and Cygnet amongst others but all wool/wool mix).
It was finished pretty soon, just a half hour in bed with Jacky Ginge in the morning and a sneaky ten minutes here and there. I didn't want to go to the effort of crocheting a back too and I positively like having the crochet juxtaposed with something different, which in the past has been fabric. This time, I plumped for a vintage dyed woolly blanket to which I added a gorgeous feedsack trim, a spot of crochet and some pretty vintage buttons. It was the first time I had used Jenny Janome for buttonholes so back to the manual I went. She coped admirably with the multiple layers. Good girl.
This poor cushion has been flung on the chair in my den, I haven't actually decided what to do with it. But I will find a space, oh yes I will, and for now, it looks pretty happy on the old garden bench.
More making has been taking place, I always have a quilt on the go, really. This time, I'd received some absolutely divine floral fabrics, mainly from Japan, or America via Japan. These 1930's inspired fabrics are my weakness, especially those from Lecien and Yuwa. I had in my head that I wanted to combine them with some pretty polka dots and ditsy florals in a haphazard "hopscotch" design. Much cutting took place...
Before long, I was laying everything out on the makeshift design wall.
You know what comes next...
Shall we have a ta-dah moment? It's definitely the weather for it?
I have popped it into my Etsy shop where I am hoping someone might find it and give it a lovely new home.
It's awfully tempting to have a forty winks on the patio but I think that will have to wait for later. I have other ideas in my head just buzzing to get out.
Enjoy the sunshine. Xxx