Monday, 14 October 2013


Book cover

This is my first attempt to make a fabric cover for a note book.

For a friend who likes yellows and blues....

All the material came from my bag of remnants..and picture underneath [summer flowers captured by me] is the one I used as a reference.


Happy birthday Jeanne !!

Once finished, I noticed that there are places which I could have done better or differently, but overall I am happy with the result.

This small crochet project is still in the experimenting stage....


Yard Sale finds !
I have been to lots of yard/garage sales this summer. These pretty things, I got at a church rummage sale recently.  I have already planned to make something out from the craft magazine.

Thank you for taking time to stop by,

Until next time,

Thursday, 3 October 2013

My blanket of many colours .....[learning left hand crochet]

Part One

While, yarn of various textures,pretty colours and good quality is expensive I don't won't to give up my new found passion; learning to crochet for that reason. Since, I utilise [most of the time] recycled, thrift-ed or given by friends, or friends of friends items in my other creative work, I choose to do the same for crocheting.

These yarn, I got are from the thrift stores for $1-2 each. I would have liked to work with cotton but not much luck so far. What I found was acrylic/worsted, [some had labels]something new to try. And also,a couple more of a softer variety. The ones which had labels are from Sears and Hudson Bay Company, I never knew those companies sold/sell yarn.  I am making solid squares of five rounds;

...... and it is a long way to the end ..............

reminds me of  the song 'My Coat of many colours' ..............

My coat of many colors
That my momma made for me
Made only from rags
But I wore it so proudly
Although we had no money
I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me
                                           ~ Dolly Parton ~  

I will keep you posted of my progress.

Yard sale finds!
a few hand embroidered things that I found at a yard sale recently. They are so pretty, and delicate. Each piece was $0.25 cents.  

so much  patience and skill

Thank you for taking time to stop by,

Until next time,