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Garland Frame


Quick and Simple Felt Heart Garland

The Macaroon Experiment

Part 1.  When I envisioned this post, I imagined a cake stand overflowing with macaroons....

Crochet Jars

Your empty jars need these.

I'm spending much of my spare time practicing and trying to master the basics of crochet.  I start a  small chain and before I know it, an hour has passed and I have a square of stitches that I cut off and have been keeping......without knowing what I am going to do with them.  I don't think I'm at the stage where I could join them all together in a patchwork style - so I have been putting my sampler squares to use in the home.  The wool is perfect for this time of year, where I want a bit of cosy and warmth before Spring arrives.

I have been saving glass jars with a million uses for them in my head for a little while and have been meaning to decorate them - so whilst I think about more permanent designs and uses for them, they are candle holders and vases with a wooly wrap for the time being.
I have mixed colours in the same group to bring them together and I am hoping as my stitches progress, the designs can be more varied [but a treble stitch is nice and thick and means you can complete a square quicker!]
...once I progress on to the crochet wheel and wonderful world of Granny Squares, I plan on using my samples as cosy coasters - I don't believe you can ever have too many coasters.
Do you have any suggestions for using samplers and practice squares?  Have a great weekend - I'm off to bake myself crazy with results to hopefully share with you next week!

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{a little glimpse} One

Happy Friday!
I am taking part in the lovely Cupcakes for Clara {a little glimpse} themed posts and I will be posting every Friday.  As you may know, I tried 'The Weekend WIP' and failed spectacularly at it, so I am hoping a combined blogging theme will be much more successful.  Head over to her blog and join in too - you can choose when to take part and whether it is each week or fortnightly - with either a sentence or no description and a photo showing a WIP or where you work.  It's such a great idea and I am excited to have a regular post each week.  So to start:
Have a great weekend.
I have a mammoth baking day planned tomorrow as I will have the house all to myself and I plan to make the most of it.  Love-themed baking posts coming your way next week with lots of other heart based projects - not just for the 14th February.


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Embossed Clay Tags

Clay + Doily = Pretty

The Beginners Crochet Roundup - Part 1

Morning!
I have a slightly different post for you this morning.  As you may know, Crochet is my New Year, New Craft project for 2013 and I am determined to conquer it.  I have started as an absolute beginner, so I know it's fairly important that I  am patient in learning the right techniques and basic stitches.  Super boring.  But I am hopeful of the projects that I will be able to do as a result.

Decoupage Numbers

Hello! Remember me?

Salt & Pepper Parsnip Crisps

These are made of vegetables, so can only be healthy!*

*This may not be 100% true, sorry

Clay Tags

My new obsession!

New Year, New Craft

Happy New Year!  Welcome 2013 - I know you are going to be a good one.  

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
Here's to a good one [hope your heads aren't hurting too much today] x
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