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Beautifully hand crocheted lace heart bunting, something just a little bit different for decorating a bedroom or other space.
These crochet hearts have been made from a Japanese pattern.
Fantastically delicate with an open lace effect this crochet bunting is made from 5 hearts in five different vibrant colours of crochet thread and each one is joined to its neighbour with a tiny piece of white ribbon tied into a bow.
The bunting can be hung from the two hanging loops at each end, made from the same white ribbon as the bows.
The crochet bunting itself measures 17″/43cm across the hearts, measured with the hanging loops it becomes 27″/68.5cm in length. Each heart measures 3.5″/9cm at its widest point across.
Each crochet heart bunting comes as a set of 5, however can be made longer and each additional heart will be an added £1.50, please contact me to discuss this.
If you like this crochet bunting but would prefer it in another set of colours, please do not hesitate to contact me as I can make any item to order for you.
A decent sized crochet car seat blanket, crocheted in pure white and a soft dove grey, this blanket is constructed from individual squares made in a traditional granny square style…with a twist. These squares have hearts at the center of them, the hearts are crocheted right into the blanket, not sewn on afterwards.
There are 9 squares with grey hearts in the middle and 16 squares with white hearts at the center.
The squares are all edged in soft grey before being crocheted together using the same grey yarn, and the whole blanket is then edged in a solid white border.
There is a space left deliberately where two squares have not been joined and this is so the buckle of the baby carrier or car seat can fit through allowing the blanket to lie more comfortably on the child, not all bunched up so the belts can be fastened.
This blanket is 25.5″/63.5cm square and is fully machine washable on a 40 degree wool/delicate cycle.
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If you like this blanket but would prefer it in another colour then please do not hesitate to contact me as I can make any item to order for you.
Hello again everyone, how are we today, looking forward to a long weekend (if you are in the UK that is)
Sorry for not posting last week but a headache from hell was threatening to turn into a migraine so went back to bed to sleep it off in between driving shifts and then stayed off the computer.
Today however I am posting (obviously) as it means I can sit down and have a rest, between yesterday and today I have washed a large minibus and cleaned all the glass inside, washed 2 motorbikes and brushed and mopped the inside of said minibus….I do not intend to wash another vehicle for at least a week!
Right, enough waffling, lets get on with browsing some gorgeous finds from Loves a good yarn‘s Facebook feed…….
First up this week is the truly talented Phoenix Glass with one of his newest makes, Fishes!
The things this man can make from glass are simply stunning!
Next up are these dainty little boxes from Anne-Marie’s Sparkle Shop, these just caught my eye as they would be perfect so many different uses, wedding favours, little girl gift boxes….
On we travel to the very talented Wharfedale Woolworks. I adore the yarn that this lady makes and one day when I can justify treating myself to some truly luxurious yarn to make something for myself then I have a very good idea where I will be heading I can tell you! In the meantime let yourself drool over this!
Next up this week is all the way on the other side of the world, Dover&Madden is a handmade knitting and crochet business based in Melbourne, Australia. I love the things she makes and it was this pic that showed up in my timeline…
Now yes this is amazing but the blanket that I really REALLY admire is this one (sneaking this one in as I adore it!)
Every time I see this blanket I am inspired! What makes it even more stunning is I know she uses beautiful cashmere and merino yarns! Imagine snuggling up under one of these?
And last but by no means least is the very clever Diomo Glass. I love looking at the things she makes and I have a tealight holder made by her fair hands, it was an idea I had one day and she very kindly made it up for me and I love it! These are one of her latest makes so I thought I would bring them on here, these are her Lilac Heart T-light holders.
Well, there you go, another weeks (well 2 really) selection of creative makes from some very talented people, go and check out their pages and see what else they have to offer.
See you soon with another post, x
I repeat who says I can teach? I mean I can show someone how to crochet but is this the same as teaching? Where does one stop and the other begin?
Its a moot point anyway as this Wednesday is the first of my learn to crochet classes in a neighbourhood here in Merseyside.
A very lovely and highly enthusiastic lady called Nancie rang me a while back to have a chat, she uses this neighbourhood center but feels that it is under used by the local community and is on a mission to get more people using it by finding people who can pass on skills and teach.
Her enthusiasm came across on the phone and before I realised it I was just as excited at the idea of passing on some skills to others.
Nancie has some funding available so the basis for this first set of crochet lessons is to make something that can keep participants warm…hence learning how to crochet a hot water bottle cover. This might seem strange in May but take a look at the weather we are having it might not be so far fetched after all!
Next came working out lesson plans, working out costings, sourcing materials and writing a basic pattern. Now non of this was too taxing and today I have finally pulled it all together and have my learning packs and yarn and hooks as well as hot water bottles ready..now the panic is starting to set in….so again I ask who says I can teach?
I would ask you to wish me well for Wednesday morning but instead wish my students well with me as their ‘sort of’ teacher!
Perfect for Spring and Summer weddings or those late but still light evenings when the temperature drops slightly, this light, airy and delicate crochet wrap is perfect for draping around your shoulders.
Made from a wonderful blended yarn of mohair, wool and acrylic with a beautiful metallic thread woven through it, this wrap/stole has been crocheted in an open lacy pattern of ripples or chevrons.
The colour changes have been dyed into the yarn to create the wonderful shading that you see, great care was taken when joining in a new ball of yarn that the colour changes matched and each end of the wrap/stole finishes on the same shade.
This crochet wrap measures 78″/198cm in length and is 14″/72cm wide.
If you like this item but would prefer it in another colour then the matching yarn I have available is a white, grey and smokey grey shade and a white, pink and purple shade.
If you are a parent of little ladies like me then you will understand the annoyance and frustration of keeping hair-clips in one place!
Well here is the solution, a wonderful hanging hair grip/clip holder so they will all be in the same place (assuming that you can get said little ladies to put them away on it )
These holders have a triple flower that has been crocheted in a number of colourful yarns, it then has a length of grosgrain ribbon (this one has button print on it) hanging down and weighted with a crocheted heart that has been filled with toy stuffing. This weight makes sure that the ribbon is always hanging straight down. The ribbon has been securely stitched over a crochet loop at the back of the flower and has been stitched into the centre of the heart. There is also a crochet hanging loop that will fit over drawer knobs, door handles or on a hook.
The clips and grips can then be slide or clipped onto the ribbon and kept safely in the same place!
The flower itself measures at least 4.25″/10.25cm in diameter, the heart measures 1.5″ at its widest and the total length from flower to heart is 21″/53.5cm.
If you like this item but would prefer it in another colour combination then please do not hesitate to get in touch as I can make any item to order for you.
This a slightly larger than normal doily in that it is measuring 9.5″/24cm in diameter.
This has been created from a pattern that is priced up in old pence, I couldn’t wait to try it once I got hold of it (I love old patterns!)
This doily starts with a normal circle before turning into solid arches and chain loops, from here it just keeps getting larger and larger using the same two stiches to create the very open and delicate pattern.
Made from 100% mercerised cotton thread in pure white this doily would be marvellous underneath a glass cake stand or something similar.
This doily is ready to send now but if you would like this item in another colour please contact me for a bespoke order.
Simple but elegant, this doily would grace any table setting or dressing table.
Coming in at 6.5″/16.5cm this smallish doily would not be too obtrusive in any decor, perfect for protecting surfaces against water or scratches when using vases, cake stands or even drinks.
With a central sun style motif radiating out in increasing sizes of arches before turning into a shell pattern to create the delicate waves on its outside edge.
This doily has been crocheted by hand in a pure white 100% crochet thread cotton however it could be created in any colour of your choosing to match your decor.
The crochet bag with its big flower is perfect for any young or young at heart Miss.
This bag is perfect for summer with its bright and cheery big flower against a bright white background.
Crocheted in alternating stripes of stitches creates interest as well as texture. The front is decorated with a big flower made of 3 sets of petals in 2 different shades of yarn and a padded raised centre to finish off the striking looking flower.
The strap is long enough to be worn over the shoulder and was crocheted into the bag as part of the top edging for extra strength.
The top edges of the bag and each side of the strap are finished with a reverse crochet stitch known as crab stitch, this creates yet more texture and contributes to the overall appearance of the bag.
The bag is fully lined with a printed cotton depicting a silhouette of Snow White with animals and butterflies.
The bag has a magnetic clasp closure helping to keep contents safe and secure.
The bag isteslf is 9.5″/ 24cm long and 8.5″/ 21.5cm wide, length of bag including the strap is 24″/61cm.
Made from 100% acrylic yarn and cotton lining, this bag is fully machine washable.
If you like this item but would prefer it another colour, bag or flower, the please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss as I can make any item to order for you.
Hello again, we have made it to another Friday and the start of another weekend. This one isn’t a long one like last weekend but it is still a weekend…do you have any plans or just going to go with the flow?
As its Friday that means it is time to show off some of the Fabulous creations that have shown up in Loves a good yarn‘s news feed over the last 7 days. There are only 4 finds from me this week as I spent the first half of this week suffering from that terrible cold/flu like bug going around, I haven’t felt so wiped out for a very long time (and am still not quite over it yet) so I didnt spend much time on-line looking at other peoples makes. But hey, there is nothing wrong with short and sweet is there?
Shall I stop waffling on and just get on with it?
Ok, first up this week is are these amazing pendants made by the very talented RavenMaille Bespoke Jewellery. How fabulous is this?
For other amazing cut out pieces go visit the page and the site, the patience for this astounds me!
Next on my list of finds is this free standing tree by Claire Clemsgems.
I have no idea what you would use it for, you could hang small frames with pictures in, make it a family tree or something. I think it is just beautiful and I love the birds and the owls.
Next we move on to Gillian Arnold, her glass coasters showed up on my feed and the colour of them blew me away, I am not really a pink person but the colour and the pattern on these was fab!
These are available from her Esty shop and there is a like to it from her Facebook page where you can find all sorts of other beautiful things.
And last for this week but by no means least is Mixed Media Artist Emma Lousie Wilson with her Vintage lace pressed plates.
Now you should be aware by now how much I love to crochet lace doilies and the like which is why this caught my eye, I haven’t found the picture of what they like after firing yet but the detail from being pressed is gorgeous!
Well there you go, my finds from the last 7 days, I will keep an eye out for more interesting and beautiful things to bring you next week, take care and have fun in the meantime, x