Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Busy.. Busy.. Flop!

Spring has certainly sprung around here - there are beautiful blooms all over the garden, plenty of  magpies and pigeons (and I hope some robins) building nests, clear blue skies and our vehicle's MOT is due...
I have been busying away creating for a bonanza of birthdays, and celebrations until  things reached fever pitch.....(nearly literally) and I flopped!
Since then I have been resting (or trying to...) and the antibiotics are slowly dragging me out of my fuzzy head...I'm even considering picking up my crochet hook again..so until then here's some I prepared earlier:



They are both slightly different!


 





This string is a full crochet one  made using Sirdar Squiggle yarns

and Lucy at Attic 24s teeny tiny heart and teeny tiny flower patterns,
though with super bulky yarn the teeny tiny bit may be a little unnecessary!


I have made huge progress on the book front!

 Chopping and slicing....



I found a fantastic well used map in a charity shop - it wasn't until I got it home I found its true beauty...it was 2 maps carefully taped together and annotated with red and blue biro. Its folds were also individualised and this has given some interesting edges and sticky out bits in the finished books! (I did chop it up as I thought it must have served its original purpose and then been donated!)


Some finished volumes....


and inner details!...





I have finished the commission and handed it over to my satisfied friend...I will post about it when I know it has been given to its recipients!

Following Tracey's post about her fabulous  gift bags I had a go...
its the first time I followed a longer pattern with lots of rows, holes and a spiral...
I realised where I had gone astray, but wanted to try out the handles so I modified mine into a basket sort of bag! It is unique I admit  -  but I love it, and it will be filled with chocolate goodies soon!


I'll certainly be making more in the future - hopefully they'll look more like Tracey's!

Whilst on the subject!..... Carrad over at Faded Reverie has a fab bag of handmade goodies to  give away to make Spring a bit more colourful...

...and finally here's a teaser of some Easter goodies I am itching to get back to....


I'll be using one of Helen's tried and tested tips on some of the contents! 
I also used this one on the bag!



Hope you are all enjoying some of the joys of Spring!!
xx

5 comments:

carrad said...

The little flowery crochets are beautiful!

As for the crochet bag thingy and the notebooks, you have done great things! I've made similar stuff and it's wonderful for recycling leftovers, be they paper or wool.

Lovely post xxx

Melody said...

Spring always leaves me torn in too many directions. I want to craft; but warm sunny days drag my mind outside to the garden... I suppose I could craft in the garden? Make little yarn daisies sitting next to the real ones? :) Great little note books! Have lots of fun!! :))))

Creative Chaos Art said...

Ooh love the look of the books you've been making!
I'm glad the tips helped, and hope you're feeling much better soon :)
Helen x

Tracey Todhunter said...

I can't believe how busy you've been. I love your little crochet basket, you may have given me an idea for easter gifts .... Hope you're feeling better x

Jenny Blair said...

ooh you know I am a sucker for all things "bookery"..yours are gorgeous, love the little treasures inside. Hope you are feeling better and the antibiotics kick in quickly.
Ps.I've tagged you over at my place if you have the energy nd inclination to join in :)x