If I have seemed to be less present on blogs this last week it is because I have had my granddaughter to stay for just over a week.
She came equiped with all sorts of craft materials.I would have loved for us to make something with that material but I wasn’t sure what and we had plenty of other things to do. (She had rescued them from the bin at school! she told me.)
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I had planned a few outings but Monday was a miserable day so we settled down to some crafting.
Last summer I saw what I thought was a neat idea for using up scraps of yarn. (I think I probably saw it here:- http://marrose-ccc.com/tutorials-2/yarn-ends-bowl/ ) and since then I have been saving up my cut off ends and really short scraps of yarn.
I covered table and chairs for protection and spread my yarn scraps out on a tray on the kitchen/dining table.This is just the ones that were left so you can see that there is plenty to make more bowls.
I covered a pyrex pudding bowl and a small glass dish with cling film and we dunked the ends in the glue mixture and spread over the surface.
I used a random placement more like the one I had seenbut Louisa had her own ideas.Here they are together after drying in the airing cupboard for a few days.Her’s had some gaps in it that I though made it vulnerable to breaking apartso she let me wrap some yarn round the outside to protect it.This was left to dry for another day or two.
Now the trickiest part was getting them off the bowls.
I think this was because the cling film clung so well to the bowl. Next time I think I will smear some vaseline or similar over the part of the bowl to be covered, under the cling film, so it is only holding in place inside the bowl.
I eased them very gently with a thin knife and my fingers. Here is Louisa’s bowland another view from the side.The inside of my bowland sitting on my window sill.Of course life wasn’t just about crafting and later we went for a walk and then came home and Louisa picked up where she had left off last summer with Syberia II.We also started some crochet but what that turned into I will show you later.