6 Nov 2018

Something New.....

I'm starting a new project. 
Because having 2 projects already on the go and a gazillion in the next in the queue pile isn't quite enough!

This time I'm trying something different. Something with a few different techniques. I think....
I like this part. Ideas whirling around my head....not quite sure how it'll end up. 
Will it work? How can I make it work?

So you'll have to bear with me on this one....join me on the journey so to speak!

The yarn I've chosen for this project is Scheepjes Maxi Sweet Treat (formerly known as Bon Bon).
I was luck enough to get a ball of each colour when it was launched to play with!
Have you seen all of those gorgeous colours?
How on earth do I choose???!!!

These are 25g balls which are 100% mercerised cotton. Each ball gives a generous 140 metres of yarn and it can be worked with a variety of different hook sizes depending on what effect you're after!
1.25mm will give a nice dense fabric whilst a larger 3mm will give a more lacy fabric. 

I've chosen a selection of colours....it may change as the project evolves. 
I'm thinking a flower garden.....hence the large number of greens....with splashes of flower colour!

Yup...thats a lampshade kit!!!! EEEEEKS!!!!
Well I'm gonna give it a try...
I've got some linen fabric, a needle punchy thingy, embroidery needle and a trusty hook.
Stay tuned....this could get interesting!

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1 Nov 2018

YARN Blog Hop - Every Fairy Needs a Home!

Hello my lovelies!
Today I'm seriously happy to be taking part in this wonderful blog hop to celebrate the launch of YARN FOLK.

Yesterday Jellina told us about her gorgeous designs (I am soooo making her Farah Scarf!!!) and today it's my turn to tell you about my contribution.

But before I do.....I just wanted to talk a little about this publication.
YARN is a bookazine (not quite a book but so much more than a magazine) produced by Scheepjes twice a year. If you have not had the opportunity to see it in person I urge you to lay your hands on a copy at the first opportunity! 

You can find stockists HERE.

It really is a thing of beauty and I am incredibly proud to be part of it.
This edition has 17 project to make. Yes! 17 patterns!!!
And the styling of this is something to behold.....it really is a collectable!
Each edition has a theme...this time it's FOLK
I love all things folk. Be it music or art....it makes my heart sing.....
What better to make for this edition than little houses for fairies????!!!!!
Because as we all know....every fairy needs a cute lil house to live in!
To be honest, it was a very straightforward make/design. It just kind of flowed. 
I've made the houses in 2 sizes, but the pattern is really simple to adapt and make whatever size your fairy needs!

I've used my favourite Scheepjes Cotton 8 as the base for the houses with scraps of felt, pom pom trim and buttons to decorate. You can raid your sewing box and use whatever you have to hand to jazz these little houses up. And they are super quick and easy to make. Perfect for a beginner project! 


These little houses only take a couple of hours to crochet and then you embellish them to your hearts content.... dig out those random themed buttons you once bought at a craft fair just because they were too gorgeous not to come home with you....add the ribbon you've been saving for that special project....you can have some fun making them unique. Be sure to share your little fairy house creations!

Scheepjes are having a give away to celebrate the launch of YARN 6. To be in with a chance to win, head over to their Facebook post HERE for further details. 

Be sure to head over LillaBjorn Crochet tomorrow where Tatiana will share thoughts about her YARN designs!

Til next time.....I have some new yarn and new project ideas to share!!!

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