Saturday, 3 September 2011

Crochet - at last!

I've been very quiet on here for the past few weeks because the summer holidays are so surprisingly busy. I'm feeling very happy with the time spent with family outside - as Shimelle says "Live first, Scrapbook second". I've got lots of photos to scrap and stories to tell and the time spent doing something different has definitely been inspirational. I now have a very long "To Do" list!

I found myself with a quiet afternoon a couple of weeks ago and saw a Let's Get Crafting magazine about knitting and crochet which came with six balls of wool and knitting needles and crochet hook. We were away on holiday at the time so I only had my patchwork sewing with me so I bought the magazine. I've been promising myself that I would learn to crochet for nearly two years. I've had some beautiful books for the past two birthdays and I've been reading the fantastic Attic24 blog (very inspiring) but just haven't got around to it.

Here are my first attempts at crochet. The first is a little bear from the magazine and the second is a flower from the front cover of the Mollie Makes magazine. I am hooked ( pun intended!). I am particularly pleased with the flower and this morning I found some fine felting wool online called Wash+Filz-It which you crochet (or knit) and then wash in the washing machine to felt it. It even comes in some lovely multicolour versions.

So there's another craft I going to try to squeeze in!


  1. They look fabulous, very good for a first attempt at crochet, my first flowers looked very mis-shaped! x

  2. These are fab!! I love the little bear, he's soooo cute. I can't believe that was your first time at crochet, I could barely even do one stitch when I tried recently lol.