Monday, 28 January 2013

love is in...

...the air

just to get myself in the valentines mood
i decided to make a little valentine card of my own

i first crocheted a cute pink heart
and then placed it on top of a
gorgeous vintage crochet tray cloth
to act as the cards background

took a pic of this keeping a steady hand

a few enhancements here and there
printed it out on my regular photosmart printer
...hey presto

a valentines card!

easy to achieve and so much more personal
if you can make cards yourself, me thinks

and i am very happy with the result

happy monday

Saturday, 19 January 2013

wool spinning...

...keeping warm inside today by hand spinning Welsh Jacob wool

lots of snow fell again last night and it is very icy
the perfect excuse to not go out...
but to sit by Martha and spin

Thursday, 17 January 2013

and then it...


after a few days of speculation
we woke to find a layer of snow

cold but pretty

stay warm

Saturday, 5 January 2013

naturally dyed...

...hand spun yarn, hand crocheted capelet

a little something I made.

am very happy with the colour of the yarn

the yarn was dyed using blackberries that I had squirrelled away in the freezer for this very project
i think this little capelet will look great over a strappy dress or a plain white tee

the wool used was Romney, a really light weight, airy wool and spins like a dream
i am writing up the crochet pattern for this, which will be available here soon

hope you like it, i welcome your comments

happy weekend folks