Not being happy with either of my earlier attempts to make a Christian fish bookmark. I decided to have another try. I decided that the rectangular shape worked best but that the fish needed to be in a contrasting colour to show up. I tried to do this with the filet crochet but it was… Read More Fish bookmark revisited.
The pattern for all four of my Celtic crosses is now on sale on Ravelry – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/celtic-cross-bookmark My original cross.When I used #10 crochet cotton and a 1.25mm hook (Blue cross) it came out about 4 inches high and three inches wide. (10 x 7.5 cm) However using a smaller hook will give a firmer though slightly… Read More Celtic Cross crochet pattern
I am not ready to start my blanket so I have been messing around with various small projects,: one of which was to continue with my idea of making a cross bookmark based on this silver cross my brother gave me a long time ago.I refined and completed my ideas for a pattern and using… Read More I’m still thinking ‘celtic’!
This pattern in UK & US terms is now available to buy on Ravelry – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/angel-bookmark-decoration If made in #10 crochet cotton angel is about four inches high. In goldfingering it is about six inches high. It can be used as a bookmark, perhaps with a cord and tassel or else as a tree decoration… Read More Angel bookmark/decoration Pattern
On Tuesday the weather started off a bit cloudy but by mid-morning it brightened up so we packed a picnic and went to the paddling pool on Southampton Common. Louisa had a paddleand then she saw that for a small cost you could have a few minutes moving around on the water in a large… Read More A Crafty Week – Tuesday
Some time ago when I showed you my new edgings for my cross bookmark nanacathy seconded by Jill at Nice piece of Work suggested that I might try to make a fish bookmark. I have been thinking about this ever since then and have been working on the idea on and off. My first thought… Read More Designing a fish bookmark
A long time ago I made a cosy for my 2 cup cafetière.That’s the smaller one in the picture. Well the cosy on the larger one has already been replaced and recently I decided that the small one was stained, rubbed and saggy and that I should make a new one.Now my cafetière Cosies have… Read More A new Cafetière Cosy
Celtic knotwork or plaitwork. (And I haven’t forgotten about the orchids.) I few weeks ago I showed you the bookmark I had made. Well since then I have been busy drawing and planning and thinking up ideas. For further ideas I turned to my book on Celtic knotwork.Here are some of my early drawings. The… Read More I have a new obsession!
Friday morning over a week ago I was happily working on my rainbow cotton project and all my ‘Crafty Coffee’ friends were saying how much they like it. I was thinking that if I kept going at that rate I could maybe finish it in another three or four weeks. Now I had two other… Read More Well I suppose it’s no surprise really!
I joined Marigolds’ Loft’s ‘Secret Santa Bookmark exchange 2014. – http://www.marigoldsloft.com/2014/09/secret-santa-bookmark-exchange-2014.html Because of the season I decided to send my partner one of my snowflake bookmarks To make it extra special I added a bit of silver in the tassel. In return (about ten days ago) I received an angel bookmark (also seasonal) and a… Read More Bookmark swop