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
This could be considered a follow on from my previous post, though really there is no connection. Lately, in between other things, I have been crochetting some of my cross bookmarks in different coloured cottons. I added a tassel; as if people don’t like it they can always remove it but it’s harder to add… Read More A Bonanza of bookmarks