Monday, March 23, 2015

Completed Pinky Purply Chevron Crochet Blanket

I've been crocheting The Royal Sisters' chevron granny blanket for around 14 months, and I'm super pleased that it's finally completed! What do you think? I'm really proud of it actually and relieved that it's finally done ~ I love crocheting because it's so therapeutic, but after all these months of the same pattern, I was SO ready for my next project!

Can I share a secret?  I can't actually chain properly ~ it's the reverse of what it's suppose to be! I chained 240 stitches using size 5 hook, casted off, and started from the other end which is handy because if I mess up the pattern, I don't need to re-count the chains. I used a size 4 hook to crochet the rest of the pattern which suits me as my stitches are tight.

I started off with two lots of 100g Vera Moda yarn ~ dark, medium and light purple, and dark, medium and light pink, but ending up buying additional balls of the medium and light shades. I had plenty of the dark yarns left so I was able to crochet three rows for the side borders.

There are sixty-six rows of colour with three rows for each colour so that a total of one hundred and ninety eight rows! The completed blanket measures 145cm (W) x 147cm (L).

I haven't decided on my next crochet project yet but I'm keen to use the Stylecraft Special DK yarns I ordered from the UK over a year ago so stay tuned...

Monday, March 9, 2015

More Spotty Felt Elephants

I made a few Effie & Ollie felt elephants last year, and since I still have rolls of polk-a-dot felt from Daiso (doesn't help that I keep buying more!), I sewed a few more during the Labour Day long weekend for friends who are going through challenging times. Although there is little I can do to help, these spotty elephants symbolise strength and wisdom, so it's my way of saying they can get through the tough times.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Timber Heart Keyring Charms

I completed some timber owl and babushka cross stitches back in late 2012 (doesn't time fly?), and I bought these heart ones by Leutenegger at Big W the other day.  Not that I need more aida cloth, but I also picked  up a couple of packets too so more cross stitch projects to come (sigh, if only I can find the time)!

I've turned these timber lovlies into keyring charms (key rings from Daiso) for Mum and Dad (the bird for Mum of course), so this was a perfect way to spend an hour of one's time.

Baby Pram Cross Stitch

I haven't had a chance to visit Baby B yet, but I made this red baby pram cross stitch card for him. The pattern is from one of my trusty source of wonderful cross stitch patterns, Pictos, Logos & Autres Tags Au Point de Croix by Anne Sohier-Fournel and Sonia Lucano. The pattern is stitched on 14 count aida cloth with DMC 321.