Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Just Havin' a Lark

I've just finished making this cushion for my Mum for Mother's Day. It's crocheted using Rowan 4ply 100% wool in a larksfoot stitch. I love the fresh colours and the striking pattern. The back is envelope style made in white linen.

My mum taught me to crochet and the most important tip she imparted on me is not to hunch your shoulders while you're doing it. It's easy to get really fixated on what your doing and a little manic as you push yourself to do "just one more stitch, just one more row..." or is that just me being a crazy? Anyway,  Mum teaching me crochet was definitely what set me off on my crafty life adventure so I guess this is a tribute to her teachings. Thanks Mum!

What are you all making your Mums for Mother's Day?

Ps, If you want to learn how to do this cool crochet stitch then Pip Lincoln of the (sadly no more) Meet Me at Mikes shop of loveliness in my hometown of Melbourne has made a how-to video and also a tutorial on her blog.


Monday, 27 February 2012

Spring has Sprung!

Spring has sprung and I have been sitting in my sun-drenched craft room over the weekend bathing in the warmth and fragrance of 1kg's worth of Yorkshire-grown dried lavender from Lavenderworld and making a ridiculous amount of lavender pouches. Here are a few to give you the idea:

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Baby Booties

I'm going to be an Aunty soon and ever since I found out, I haven't been able to stop making adorable little baby booties. I was at it again yesterday, this time with some new fabrics that remind me of French kitchens in the summertime.

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