Sunday, 2 November 2014

Itty Bitty Week

Thank you for all your interesting comments on my previous post.  I am so pleased it inspired some of you to have a go at Dorset Buttons they can have many ingenious uses. The ladies on the workshop I did last week were also very taken with the idea.  It was only a short workshop at Spin A Yarn my wonderful local woolshop but was such a success that we have decided to make the next one in the Spring Term a whole day!

I had a lovely time at my daughter's last week and thoroughly enjoyed spending my prize money.  I now have a few outfits to wear and we also managed to squeeze in a couple of bits for her too.

On the craft front, it has been a rather itty bitty week.  I am still working on my mandala which although complete, needs attaching to a hoop - very kindly cut out by my OH I may add.  So another 2 or 3 rounds needed to attach this to the hoop.


I have also started another crochet project called Sophie's Garden which I found on a wonderful site called Look At What I Made.  It's packed full of wonderful crochet patterns to fuel the imagination.
You can see what I've achieved so far, but the picture is a little odd as I was crocheting in the car on our way to stay with friends!



I am using Axminster carpet yarn which is at least 80% wool and intend to make a loose cover for a foot stool.  I want to be able to wash it and expect it will felt slightly which will be interesting.  I'll let you know how it goes.

My OH is on an acrylic painting course this weekend, so I thought I would share his creation with you.  It's a little different for him as he often works in water colour but I rather like the effect he has created. They were painting in some woods nearby and he was trying to capture the light shining through the trees.  See what you think.


Today he is painting 'water' so I am looking forward to seeing what he arrives home with later. Watch this space!

I'm off for a quick walk now whilst the sun is out, but will be linking up with Handmade Monday when I get back.  See you there!

27 comments:

  1. Your crochet projects are gorgeous, with a lovely choice of colours! I'd love to be able to crochet, but have never managed to get the hang of it! x

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  2. Loving your crochet projects your colour combinations are lovely. I love your husbands painting its stunning with all that detail. I love the sweep of the trees looks like they've erupted from the ground. Has he never thought to start a blog? Good of you to share his work and I for one really enjoy it. Thanks for popping over yesterday. The challenges keep me going. Anita

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    1. So glad you liked my OH's picture. It's the first time he's done some painting for quite a while.

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  3. How lovely to share your interest in arts and crafts with your OH. It's clear you both have a great sense of colour.

    Have a great crafty week,
    Alison x

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  4. Lovely crochet bits, I'm interested to see your mandala mounted in its hoop! Love Dad's painting too :) x

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  5. So beautiful! Your crotchet is stunning, really love the colours. Xx

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    1. Thank you. Perhaps I should crochet some small mandala's and join them together like your paper doilies.

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  6. What a creative family you are. His picture is great, as is your crochet. Can't wait to see how the footstool turns out.

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    1. Yes we all enjoy our crafts and get great pleasure from them. The foot stool cover is growing slowly!

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  7. What a creative pair you are! Beautiful crochet and lovely art - wow!

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  8. Lovely new crochet project, I must check out the site where you found the pattern xx

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    1. It's definitely worth a look. So glad I found it :)

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  9. Your mandala ooks beautiful !! And your new start is looking pretty!!
    I liked the painting very much. He has done a great job!!

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    1. Thank you, it is the first painting he has done for a while and he quite enjoyed himself :)

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  10. LOVE the ARTWORK! Being a Water-Colourist is a far more difficult skill to master. That said, using a heavier medium like acrylics and oils will be a breeze! [See. He actually painted one!]
    Can't wait to see his "water"-work!
    :-D

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  11. Oh your crochet is gorgeous - I love the colours in your mandala!

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    1. Thank you. I loved your colourful cardigan too, but for some reason I couldn't leave a comment on your blog.

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  12. Fabulous projects and I love your husband's painting. The colours of your mandala are simply stunning - they'd brighten up anything.

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  13. What a talented family you are with all these lovely creations! I really love your mandala, it will be great to see it mounted on the hoop and your new project is looking fab too, i imagine working on something like that where the pattern gradually emerges is quite theraputic :) x

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    1. It is very therapeutic and really keeps your interest as each round is different :)

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  14. Wow you are all so talented. I love your crochet creations. I was really surprised to read your using carpet yarn for the Sophie's Garden project. I was wondering if it had a rough texture? I can't wait to see it finished as it is sooo pretty. I'm going to have to check out your link.
    Ali xx

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