Monday, 30 March 2015

Baby Bird with attitude!

I had a play at making a miniature bird and gave it some style with bright colours and lots of beads

Friday, 27 March 2015

Saturday, 21 March 2015

another Birdie...

This fat little bird looks a little sad and unloved.........
perhaps I will have to make him a little friend!

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Cottage Ripple Blanket ......drum roll......!

I am so excited I couldn't wait to write this post, my blanket is finished and it is gorgeous! So often I am not that in love with a project when I have finished but this one is the exception.



Technically, according to the pattern and wool I have left I have not finished and am actually slightly over half way. But as I wanted this as sofa blanket and it now covers my largest sofa I decided to call it done. Another factor in this decision was that my daughter also loved the colours and asked me to make a baby blanket for my third Grandchild due this summer. I still have plenty of wool left over for this, but I may embark on a different stich. Watch this space!

Although there is joy in completion it is tinged with sadness and  I worked the last row with tears in my eyes. I had received the news that a dear friend had passed away after a sudden illness. The blanket will always remind me of her, as seeing me crochet had inspired her to revisit the craft and she had started a blanket of her own.

Sweet dreams lovely lady.x

Attic 24 Cottage Ripple Blanket

Monday, 16 March 2015

Friday, 13 March 2015

A dish of butterflies....

I found this collection of machine embroidered butterflies I made a few years ago, they look so pretty just sitting in this bowl on my desk. I wonder what I should do with them??

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Cottage Ripple Blanket - week 5

Here is my blanket at week 5, I am now at the halfway point. There are 41 colour changes, so only 8 more rows than last week. Think I need to up my game!

Monday, 9 March 2015

Scrappy Bird

Here is a little bird and nest I made this week.............

                                                      Do you see the little eggs?

Saturday, 7 March 2015

A collage play day

It has been a while since I gathered all my paper scraps and made some collage papers. It is still one of my favourite things to do.

            The finished papers have been transformed into some very special party invitations.....

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Cottage Ripple Blanket Week 4

Here is my progress at week 4

There are now 37 Colour changes ..... so 18 more rows than last week

It is now too big to be a portable work in progress

Monday, 2 March 2015

A Vintage Collection

I am currently working on some vintage inspired embroideries for an exhibition later in the year. I am loving the chance to use all the little treasure stored in jars in my studio.