The stash busting challenge is proving great fun! My woolly storage facilities are becoming slimmer, my creative juices are flowing, and my inspiration banks are being re-charged at very regular intervals with all the amazing ideas fellow busters are sharing.
It has also been fab to find out more about the great community of creators who knit and crochet for charities.
Linda has a link on her page that includes information about such charities.
Two of them captured my imagination - I will blog about my squares for LILY later this month -
the other is hearstese.
Ruth and Belinda are encouraging people to make heart shaped bags for children supported by Kids company.
I really admire their project and having excitedly read the knitting patterns I set about devising a crochet heart pattern made from my favourite item – a granny square!
I made one girly bag from chunky acrylic
as the holes might let stuff out I stuffed the pocket with a fluffy bedsock!
|Playing with shadows!|
I made another for a friend's daughter to accompany her birthday card.
Having a male bias in our household I thought the pattern lent itself to smaller hearts that can be stuffed into a pocket – pocket hearts! So I hooked a few in boyish colours too!
I packaged them off to Ruth and Belinda and received a very warm and appreciative e-mail of thanks.
I intend to make more as they are easy to hook and construct, I hope to put a quick pattern up here soon too.
|Backs of the above fronts!|
All the yarn I have used is from my stash and has come, so far, to heart warming a total of 155g