Thursday, 29 July 2010

second blog of the year

my crochet blanket
all yummy and crocheted

this is before i sewed it all together, still just a number of squares

ok so here is my second blog, im getting real far with my crochet blanket, it is all sewn together and the ends are all sewn in, i have my fabric but im now stuck on to how to sew it on to the actual blanket here are some pikkies (see above)
i will post more pikkies when ive finished it but to be honnest the thought of sewing fabric on to this is scaring me, i have no idea how to do it, i think im going to tack on the blanket to the fabric then use some binding to tidy it up. im gonna do it all by hand as i dont want to mess it up and i
like to sew fast on my machine.
my next project is very exiting, its my old dolls house, my grandad made it for me and its been in my moms loft for years and years, it is now in my house, im going to strip it right down and re decorate it, im really looking forward to it, ive got some design mags and im gonna make mood boards and everything wooop house i will never have here i come :)

Sunday, 25 July 2010

my first blog

ok so here it is, like i said before i dont really know what im doing, ive only just recently got in to blogs. i read alot of blogs, mostly sewing and cookery blogs i like to learn new things and look for things that will inspire me, and most of all im nosey...real nosey.

ive recently (maybe the last 6 months) got in to crochet, i decided to crochet my family a god it took forever and the kids broke it within about 2 days but it was rewarding and in the end i fixed it up. so i then decided that i would make all my xmas pressies and with 4 and a bit months to go i thought i would have enough now thinking not! and really how many ppl would appreciate a hand made thinking that only the ppl that make gifts themselves would appreciate a hand made gift. id love it, im sure my grandma would too and maybe my sister but in an ironic, kooky sort of a way but my mother would prefer a m & s voucher. im gonna make a list of ppl that would appreciate it and start by making those ppl pressies first, good plan batman!

ive started making a baby blanket, its lots of crocheted squares joined together and then im gonna make little crochet flowers to go on top and because im not very good at finishing off im going to attatch a piece of fabric to the other side to tidy it up, ive crocheted the squares and joined them together today ive got some yummy fabric and im looking forward to finishing it.....but i dont know how!

ive looked on you tube for a tutorial but i cant find anything :( should i just hand stitch the fabric o the blanket or should i bind the edges? can anyone give me a clue?

well i dont know how many ppl will read this but i feel better for writing it down, i hope this blog doesnt turn in to my own personal moaning session tho!

im gonna post some pics as well to make it more interesting but for now here is a photo of my new basket