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Crotchet Inspiration

10 Feb

I have been teaching my friend to Crotchet. We started in December with some snowflakes and have been contemplating our next project. I think a beginner/improver project needs to be inspiring, modular and pretty. Being ‘easy’ is probably less important.  This post is for Amalia and anyone else looking for some hooky-inspiration.

I have been inspired by this beautiful window dressing by Sandra who blogs at Cherry Heart
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She calls it ‘falling rain’ but they are actually pretty little hearts.  This got me thinking; hearts are not really my style, but I love the teeny-ness of them and all the colours; they would be easy to make up and there is no reason you couldn’t replace the hearts with anything teeny-tiny and colourful!

Like these Stars, Flowers or these Flowers all from Lucy at Attic 24

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Once I had started trawling pinterest and the rest of the web for ideas I got quite excited!  There are SO many pretty, colourful things you can crotchet out there,  the pinterest boards are Positively Pornographic.

Butterflies, Birdies and Bumblebees

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Not to mention Strawberries, Suns and Shamrocks:

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I had also thought of bunting, a bit like this:

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Then I realised the Horizontal Plane opened up the Project Idea for all sorts of Chained, fabulous things:

Again with the Flowers, Flowers, Flowers:

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Stars and of course… Sheep!

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All (except, perhaps, Sheep) could be joined to each other or a chain in a bunting-type, decorative affair.  The possibilities are endless! For more inspiration please see my Pinterest board.

For now, I’m off to make This

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Into This:

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Hmmmm…

(P.S. I have tried to link the source of all images to the sites they came from; clicking the word describing each photo should take you through to the source-site.  If there are any problems please let me know!)

Happy Hooking!

 

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House Dreams

9 Jul

I wanted to share another happy-getting-me-through-the-day-thought with you all.  As you know we are in the process of buying a house!  I know all sorts of things could still go wrong to stop it happening but it’s looking pretty good so far!

Unfortunately I can’t cut and paste the photos as it’s on a non-editable PDF file so I’ll just put the link in.  It’s not as big as it looks in the photos but it does look lovely- and plenty big enough for us!

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I love the bay windows, the high-gloss wooden floors and the art-deco fireplaces. I like 1930’s style houses and the vilage seems nice.  Rochester is not far away- again I haven’t been but it doesn’t seem bad.  London is 20 min on the train. There is a nature reserve just down the road and a recreation ground for the dogs to run on.

I’m looking forward to planting a magnolia out front, painting the pebble-dashing white and watching the puppies run up and down the garden!

I will keep you ‘posted’

 

 

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