Friday, 25 January 2013

Getting crafty

This week I have been teaching myself how to crochet. I brought a hook and already had some wool as I like knitting. I searched You Tube for an easy to follow "how to" video and found there are plenty available, here  is the one I started with.  I have now mastered the single and the double stitches which are a couple of the basics and I'm quite enjoying it!
I have also finally finished making a headband for my daughter. I had made a few fabric "pop" flowers over Christmas but wanted something to go in the center of them. I ordered some crochet flowers (before I knew how easy they were to make) and jewelled buttons on eBay and they arrived yesterday so I got to finish it. My daughter really likes it and has worn it to school today to show her friends! I am going to make another one for my youngest as I still have some of the pop flowers left and I think this one came out rather well.

Updated: This is the 2nd one, finished this evening.


  1. Oh that is just gorgeous! What a clever girl you are! I am always in awe of those who can make their own stuff. My Mum is crazy good at making clothes, smocking, knitting- in fact she has made some rather lovely 'dragon' things for a certain little dumpling we know ;-) Your DD must be so chuffed that you made it with your own fair hands. Mum made me some gorg lavender bags & I so appreciate it when it's handmade. There'll be no stopping you now!

    1. Thank you so much! It feels like AGES since I sat down and made something so it was really nice to make these. I can't wait to see the dragon things, I'm sure the recipient will love them ;)