Friday, 8 April 2016

Going round in circles!

For quite a while I have been fascinated by Dorset Buttons  - my mum made me a tiny intricate decoration several years ago,
Jacqui makes some beautiful ones to co-ordinate with her knits,
I have bought a colourful kit for a friend from Beaker Buttons,
and there's a fab tutorial by Lynn for a crochet button on String Theory Crochet.
This tutorial got me thinking.....and not one for counting,
 I decided to go round in circles then freestyle the centres!

Some of the beads and colours remind me of sweets!

I have been scouring shops for different sized circular items!
The largest is usually a bangle, from the local charity shops (sometimes some of the sparkle shines through!
Smaller ones might be child's bangles, curtain rings or assorted washers (I am a regular at the DIY shop!)
Just in time for Easter makes I popped into Stitch Solihull where I found these perfect woolly goodies!

The yellow, named Shirley Sock  is a fabulous hand dyed shade of up to its name of Sunshine Smile, just right for primroses and spring flowers!

I love the WYS rainbow, I'd seen their selection on-line, but the colours up close are so much more vibrant, especially the bird themed shades.

So the circles continued....

I picked up an odd ball of reduced Rowan Panama, chosen for its leafy colour
it has such a beautiful texture from the linen content,
perfect.....combined with a spring shaded cotton thread...

The rainbow has a quick colour change - just what is needed for small items!

Its been a little quiet as I have been doing some creative writing.....
.....but more of that story another time!

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Cheep Cheep!

The Easter holidays are flying by!
In February I found the most amazing chunky yellow acrylic in a charity shop and knew it was destined to be transformed into something tweet!

Hooked in a spiral on a 10cm hook with added accessories!

Many years ago RW Junior drew the most amazing chick that has cheeped in our bedroom ever since!
This is my interpretation, for his Grandad!

Both cheeky chicks were well received and are happy in their new free range homes!
Hope spring is springing where you are!