Welcome to my world

During the holidays in July 2011 I decided to teach myself to crochet. Iwanted to keep a diary of my journey but I'm hopeless at writing so I thought I'd try blogging.
So why not join me on my journey, friends are always welcome and the kettles'always hot. So come on in pull up a chair and enjoy the ride.
Luv Sandra
"As for me and my house we will serve the Lord"

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Albany show and two new projects

This past weekend was great. On Friday the boys and I went to the Albany show. Police Rangers does fund raising at the show. They do this two ways one by manning the entry and exit gates and the other is with a drinks van. This year Paul Dale and myself helped out on the gates. As a thank you you get free entry to the show. So after 11am we were free to room around( the boys worked from 9-11am).This year Paul and Dale went of with some of Paul's class mates which left me to wonder around on my own, YES!! I got the opportunity to wonder through the stalls and displays at my own pace without hearing "Can we go to the side shop now?" every 5 minutes. I found a number of cute teddies, some kids books, lavender lollies some choc. coated pretzels (really yummy). The books and teddies were fund raiser items the chocolate was because I could :)
I love the colours in this lolly jar

But my Big find was this bag.
This bag is made by a company called Nahui Ollin they make bags purses etc from folded lolly wrappers. I fell in love at first sight. Unfortunately I could only afford one bag so I settled on this one, which is my colour, but one day I hope to get more.
Paul and Dale started on the gates at 9am but I didn't start till 10am so I had an hour to kick around so I went into Spotlight to see if I could find some yarn to do some crochet squares. While I was there I saw some of the yarn used to make the ruffle scarves. I have seen these on other blogs and the yarn in the shops but have never felt game enough to try. I don't know why because they are really easy. I didn't get to start before I started on the gates but I started it while I had some time to spare while waiting to meet up with Paul and Dale. At the show the Baptist church has a tent were you can go to have a break, they provide free tea, coffee and cake and also lots of kids crafts.
It took me a little while to get it working for me, it didn't help that I got chatting to a lady in the tent. I finished it that night while recovering from the show, I don't think my bank account will recover for a while yet. I really like the effect and may even keep it for myself, not that I wear scarves that often.

The other project I completed this weekend is this basket 

I got the inspiration to line this basket from the blog Attic 24. I've had this basket for ages I had even painted it a light blue, I don't remember why. So on Saturday I bought some fabric and today between church services I whipped this up, I even made a cover to lay over the top of my work. I am really happy with the results.
Well I'm off to work on another ruffle scarf and then early to bed.
Luv Sandra

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

New model

I had a very successful day shopping today I bought a model for my crochet work. She is beautiful air head who's rather empty ;0.
Isn't she Just beautiful?

Any way this afternoon I took her outside to take some photo's of the work I have finished. First i tried taking photos inside but it was to dark on the account of it being rather stormy outside. The light outside on the other hand was perfect on the account of it being stormy :)
So here are the photo's
Granny Square top


Baby Blanket
Adorable Crochet Dress

Childs Poncho

I love the way the photos worked. Having the clothes hanging on the model gives it some body.
She is well worth the money I will have to spend on feeding her :)
I think I'll have to give her a name.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Heidi Bear

I've started a new project it's the Heidi Bear
I think she's gorgeous. I've done two rounds of the body and am currently making the hexagons for the third round. Having fun with this project.Today Maddy got hold on one of my balls of yarn and made a BIG mess. Oh ****. Having fun untangling it. The thing is she look so pleased with herself when she nabs something like that so it hard to be angry with her for long.
Of to bed ready for another busy week.

Thursday, 3 November 2011


Well It worked the bean bag fits and looks really cool. We had to attach it with upholstery tacks because it would keep pulling of. The other kids in the woodwork class were very impressed, now they all want to make one. Maybe they should talk to their Mum first :).

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Seat top bean bag

Today I made a bean bag for Justin's rocker seat. I had to design and draft the pattern and then sew it together. It was even more tricky because the top of the seat isn't an even sided octagon but it had two different length sides. I took photo's as I went
Normally I don't bother with marking the cutting line/seam allowance but I thought that maybe with this I should do it right
Making the pattern for the bag panels
Base with zip

Cutting the bag panels
Trying to pin on the top circle. The bag is hanging over the floor lamp.

Finally managed to work out a way to attach the top circle

Having fun, NOT, putting the elastic in.

The finished bag before it goes on the rocking seat.
Hopefully it fits on, it's really hard trying to make something like this without the item close at had. Justin has kept his seat at school to put in the Arts and craft display at school next week.
The plan is to try it one tomorrow. If I remember I will take a photo.
I don't mind sewing but I work much better from a pattern.
Comment of the day "It looks like you bought it" I felt really proud to receive a comment like that.
Back to crochet tomorrow, I'm planing to start my Lollo African Flower bear.
Sleep tight
P.S. Today I started a new blog 365 1/4 Blessings

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Finished !! :)

Today I finished the baby blanket that I was working on and it's turned out even better then I thought it would. I was surprised at the amount of yarn the edge took it was a good thing that i had bought an extra ball early on. Well here's the end result
Ebonee likes it
So does Maddy

With flowers from my own garden
I'm really happy with how that turned out, now I will have to think of someone to give it to.
Of to do some house work :(.