Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A little flower garden...

Well, those flowers are addictive but so sweet! The fun you can have with colours is endless. I arranged this little flower garden to show off my leaves and flowers that I've been making of late.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Crocheted Chenille Rose

Whilst browsing through You-Tube tutorials on new crochet ideas (I love to be inspired!) I found Teresa's crochet tutorials - they are great and I recommend that you check them out HERE.

I found her flower / rose tutorial amazingly clever in it's simplicity and isn't that what we're all after? I chose a baby pink chenille yarn - and a variegated green yarn for the leaves. I think this would make a lovely highlight on a bag, girl's hat or even a throw.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Awesome Lava Sculpture

This is an amazing video. An Artist molding a sculpture straight from a lava flow!

Monday, May 12, 2008

My beautiful Yarn 'Bouquet'.

It was my birthday a few weeks ago, to my surprize and delight my friend arrived at my door with this lovely 'bunch' of yarns!! I have to confess I squealed as it was so lovely and exciting.

So original and fun, I immediately thought of what I would make. An Autumn toned throw. I wanted to try something new, so I found by chance a nice shell stitch. Without the complete pattern and only a few guidelines, I was able to work the stitch out. I cast on 253 stitches (42 lots of 6 plus 1). Here is the throw so far, I've used almost 5 of the 10 100gram balls.

A detail of the Shell stitch:

I'm planning to make a video on how to do this shell stitch, watch this space.