I scrapbook, I knit, I crochet, I bake, I make cards and I sew. I also collect and customise Blythe dolls and love to organise stuff. Basically I LOVE to craft and I love to share ideas and videos. I Live in Cornwall with my husband and three children.
I bought this book Cute & Easy Crochet by Nicky Trench because I thought it looked, urrmmmm, cute! I am so glad that I did because I just love it!
I got mine from Amazon for just £7.55. The main reason was because I saw a really cute blanket that I want to make two of for the girls' beds. Look!
How could anyone NOT want to make this?
Anyway, fast forward two weeks. I started to make the squares from this pattern (oh so easy) with random colours in my stash. They looked really pretty but I soon realised that I was using sooooo many colours that I was veering away from my intention to make it look pretty much like the one in the above image from the book to making one that looked more like a baby blanket. By the time I realised this I had made lots of the squares and I didn't want to waste them so I decided to put them together to make a small blanket anyway. It turned out to be a lovely size and Amy has yet again claimed it as her own and is using it both as a lap blanket and for her dolls and pram :)
The photographs really do not do it justice, it is so pretty. I added a scalloped border but when I make the bed sized blankets I will keep them plain like the pattern. See what I mean about the colours? Whilst it is a beautiful baby/doll blanket I find it a little bit too cutesy for the girls' room.
See what I mean about Amy? She is just like me, loves cosy stuff like pyjamas and blankets (and iPads). Charlotte is the same and we fight over my fluffy cosy socks at bedtime - I am sure they disappear from my sock drawer!
I am waiting for my wool to arrive so that I can begin to make the real blankets. I am not using the suggested yarn though because it would cost about £175 to make each blanket!! I am using the old faithful Stylecraft Special double knitting and have managed to virtually get exact matches for the colours in the book - good enough to get the look anyway and with it being Acrylic I can pop the blankets in the washing machine when the kids have dragged them around the room a few times ;) I will share the list of colours once I get started in case you fancy making it (my wool will cost less than £30 I am sure).
Here is a layout I haven't shared yet from the Scrapagogo August kit.
I just love that Girl's Paperie paper with banners all over it. It's a bit fiddly to cut out and keep the banners in one piece but oh so worth it!
I just love the sunshine yellow colour of the core-impressions paisley cardstock. I cut the banners from the Girls Paperie pattern paper and after attaching them to my layout I curled the ends around the end of a paintbrush so that they look like they are fluttering in the breeze.
If you are a member of Scrapagogo pop over to the Clubhouse and see what the rest of the design team have done with the August kit, just gorgeous!
Firstly, thanks to everyone who entered to win the vintage crochet book. I have now drawn a winner. You are going to love the twee-ness of this book but remember to imagine the patterns done with modern colours because some of them are still really nice despite the age of the book.
I have spoken to random.org and he has chosen a winner for the vintage crochet book and the winner is
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That makes Angie the winner. Angie could you contact me with your address and I will pop it in the post for you :)
I customise Blythe dolls, I scrapbook, I knit, I crochet, I bake, I make cards and I sew. Basically I LOVE to craft and I love to share ideas and videos. I Live in Cornwall with my husband and three children. Click HERE to learn more about me :)