Monday, 24 January 2011

Granny Square Donations

Following on from my last post, I've been busy crocheting colourful granny squares to donate to Sarah London's efforts.  It's been fun using bright, cheery colours! :)  This is my selection so far:

I'm going to make another 4 in the blue and green colourway, and then add a few solid colour ones as well.  Hopefully I'll have a nice little parcel ready to send to Australia by next week :)

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Crochet with an Appeal

Been crocheting again :)  I was working on my granny squares for a nice big blanket, but after a trawl through blogland and the Attic24 inspired Flickr Group, I could not resist making a wee jar jacket :)  My husband's lip curled, once again, but I was undeterred, and when I presented the finished item,

which is now going to hold my crochet hooks, the lip uncurled, and he had to admit, once again, that it was actually a fun little thing!  Thanks go to Lucy at Attic24, for the inspiration :)

I'm also taking the opportunity to mention an appeal:  Sarah London is organising a granny square drive to make blankets for some of the people affected by the devastating floods in Australia.  If you're handy with a hook and yarn, pop over - you'll find all the info here.  Let's go crochet a rainbow!

Trying to get back into the groove

The girls are back at school, and I'm trying to schedule some regular crafty time at my desk.  So far I have managed to stick to my weekly slot (last Wednesday and today), plus I'm also managing to fit in some crochet or knitting most nights :)

I'm still making a few small calendars for some family members who usually receive them for Christmas.  However, I suddenly found that I had run out of calendar pads, because I'd made quite a few for a craft fair and let eldest daughter have some for presents for her friends.  And the pads I ordered never arrived in time for Christmas...

Here are the first two, for my brother and my sister-in-law.  They're both easel cards, so they can be put on a desk or a shelf somewhere.

I'll need to photograph the other two calendars that I made for grandparents tomorrow and I'll post them soon.

In the meantime, here's a card I made recently with a new Stampin' Up! set - Just Believe:

Hope you like, thanks for stopping by!