I have really enjoyed getting back into the swing of my crochet this last few weeks since finishing the wedding dress. The first job to complete was a hat for one of my Godsons, I ended up making 3! The first one I thought looked to small, the second one he tried on and it was way to small. Hopefully the third one which I have also fleece lined will fit.
The next project is to get ready for this event. As well as helping to organise the layout I will be having a stall of my own at this event. This is the first time anything like this has been done and it seems to have just taken on a life of it's own. We now have over 13 individuals selling items, lots of demonstrations as well as workshops for people to have a go at crafts as well. I am really looking forward to it.
I had a couple of nice balls of British wool that I picked up earlier this year which I wanted to make something out of and of course there was then the desire to get some more to go with it. I found these lovely colours in a British wool made from Blue Faced Leicester sheep. Isn't it gorgeous
Proper Autumnal, these then got me thinking that I really needed to replace my SPRING garland which was still on my fireplace! Leaves I thought, and much searching around on Pinterest and Google images, I started to get an idea of how I was going to do it.
I also did a little playing around with a rose pattern I had already collected on Pinterest, so a productive morning was spent and I had this to show for it.
The individual leaves that I did for the garland are slightly smaller than the rose ones. Using a chain of 12 rather than 14 on the roses. Would you like to see the final garland?
I was then lucky enough to get another day to myself yesterday and so got going with some more of these gorgeous colours.
I have now realised that I can nicely divide my stall into three to areas, one filled with my fairly traded cotton goodies like the hats (that I will now try and sell), one with my British wool and one with my recycled yarn bits and pieces. I have been making some Minion apple/chocolate orange cosy's - this picture is not great but it gives you an idea of what they look like
Happy Crafting x.