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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Did you wait?

Well if you did, here as promised are my pictures.

I've carried on with my cushions when I've had a bit of time.
Honestly, these must be the longest drawn out making of cushion covers EVER!! lol

So as you can see I kept the strips of tunisian stitches and then I crocheted round them to make up a square. I then just embellished with a couple of little pom poms in the colour scheme of the cushions.
Looks a bit daft but I have got a thing about pom pom's at the moment for some unknown reason and as I hadn't done the binding off on the top of that strip properly, there was a bit there that needed to be filled in and I decided to go with the pom pom's just for fun!!

Then this is the reverse side. I did a panel of simple stitch (Tunisian) in green and I plan to add a flower or small group of flowers in the middle in the pink/cream colours. It has a flap over top and will either have buttons or snap fasteners. I haven't decided yet, and there are of course all the ends to sew in still as well ... sigh!!

Remember ages back I started to knit two tee's?

Well if you follow my other blog you'll know I've been managing to lose some weight and this resulted in them both being too big for me!!
So I've undone both and I'm now working on one in a smaller size in the hopes by the time I finish it, it will actually still fit, lol
So the back is now finished. Here it is ... TEAL not blue as the picture insists on pretending it is!! haha

As you can see it has different patterns of stitches, triangle stitch, double seed stitch, square stitch and then the top should have been bobble stitch but I changed it to andalusian stitch and there is stocking stitch between the panels as well.

So now onto purchases!!

I got all this yarn from a local charity shop (thrift store I think you say in the US).

I really didn't need it but I just couldn't walk away as it was dead cheap. I just remembered I also picked up some cotton thread as well, so I will try and show that in my next post. Remind me please!! lol

And then we come to the new obsession ...pom pom's!!

I really don't know, maybe it's the fact I hardly made them as a kid or maybe I just like the mindless binding ... I don't know, but there you go ... I'm on a pom pom thing right now!
Anyhow, I digress
I looked around and was shocked at the prices.
In the end I got the ones I wanted, all different sizes but I got them from Hong Kong and the US at a fraction of the cost to buy the same ones here!!

I got different sizes for normal pom pom's and then large and small heart ones as well.

I haven't tried the heart ones yet but the regular pom pom ones are very simple to use.

Hope you are all keeping well. I'm trying to catch up on my blog reading and I have to update my slimming blog as well!!
I'm such a BAD blogger!!

Take care!!


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

I didn't realise ...

how long it had been since I last posted on this blog!!!

Unfortunately life has got in the way of me being able to get on with my crochet/knitting as much as I would like but I do have a little to show you.
The light is making my yarn a funny colour, so I'm going to try and get more pictures in the morning again. I also want to show a few purchases as well.

So don't go anywhere!!! ... I'll be back in the morning.

Take care