Busy CAL-ing Away!

Wow, where have the weeks gone??? Time seems to have flown by since I last updated you on my CAL progress! I can’t believe I have just completed week 9! The CAL is moving along so quickly…I’m having so much fun taking part πŸ™‚

The blanket is growing so much quicker than I had imagined, here is what I have so far:

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Look how huge it is! Not only is it growing longer, but it wasn’t until I laid the blanket out for this photo that I realised just how wide the blanket will be! As proof of the size, here is a photo of me laid on the blanket: Continue reading

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Not Your Average Crochet CAL

A while ago I showed you the yarn that I had started collecting for Hannah from Not Your Average Crochet‘s CAL. At the beginning of June we finally made a start on our stripy blankets and so far I have been storming through the rows!

At the end of the first week, I had completed the first rows:

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These rows were really quick to do and, even fitting them round a busy schedule, I still completed them in two days. Continue reading

Serious Stash-Busting!

Over the last couple of weeks I have been working on a few small projects that have been counting towards my stash busting! The first of these was the beanie that I made to send to Cupcake Mummy as part of her drive to collect beanies for cancer patients…It is on it’s way via Airmail now! Here is the finished beanie:

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It went a little wonky because I was stitching in a rush and I miscounted but luckily the handle of my Avon trolley is beanie shaped! I popped it on here over night to straighten it a bit but, as you can see, when it is being worn the wonky-ness isn’t visible luckily!

I have also been busy making some things for a friend of mine who asked me to crochet her two jammy dodgers and a Zingy! Continue reading

Flower Swap Surprise

A while ago I shared my two bracelets that I made for The Making Spot Crochet Along and the flower that I made for their flower swap (see here) and yesterday morning I had the pleasure of receiving not one, but two flowers in return!

These lovely flowers came from Mrs. McNeeney in Histon, Cambridgeshire:

 

I adore the colour of the blue flower! I am considering adding a safety pin to the back of the blue one so I can use it as a brooch, and for the cream one, I will add a hairpin because I think it would make a lovely accessory (and match a dress I have perfectly!) Continue reading

The Making Spot Crochet Along!

Earlier in the month I received an email from The Making Spot, Β saying they were hosting a crochet along. I knew immediately knew that I wanted to join in!

The task involved making a piece of jewellery using a pattern from Anchor, and a flower to swap with another member of the crochet along.

I hadn’t quite considered how tricky the flower would be to make! But with a bit of practice and some helpful tips from Crochet Time, I was eventually successful in completing them!

Here is the flower that I made for the swap: Continue reading

Crochet Along Squares Two and Three!

Earlier this week I dedicated a day to the second and third squares in Rachell’s CAL. I’m very happy with how these turned out, and they were a lot less painful than attempting the first square!

Here is square number two:

 

This square was really easy but it took a while to grow! It was definitely worth it though, I love the design and it would be really easy to adapt into a baby blanket…must note that one for the future…

And the third square: Continue reading