Ever since someone put a photograph of one of my Celtic coasters on Pinterest I have had about three weeks of hundreds of people every day coming to look at the pattern. Even now it seems to be over one hundred. I know that a thread bookmark will appeal to far fewer people but it did… Read More Celtic Bookmarks
I really feel that I could do with some way of lighting the items I want to photograph in a more even way and even if it is dull outside. However I have packed up all my Christmas cards now so this will have to do. I shared with you the pattern for the angels… Read More Angel Christmas cards
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!