For the first time this week I have linked into 1stunique gifts for her Handmade Monday event (hence my debut!).
I have been quite productive this week! First of all I promised that I would share with you a flower design that I improvised. Well here it is:
As a ring: and as a brooch:
As you can see it is a simple 5 petal flower made from groups of trebles. For added interest I have added a bead in the middle giving a contrast of textures and a new dimension. For the brooch I added leaves to the back and may well add a stem in the future.
My second project (partly inspired by stardust, gems and ribbon), is again of a flowery nature. It consists of 4 granny squares that I will join together to make a cushion cover:
I know that the colours are not that inspirational but it is to go with this throw that I am making:
So I used the same colours. As some of you will know the red has been discontinued (see discontinued post). I am waiting for 4 balls that I have found and will then be able to finish the edging on the throw and make this cushion too.
As an aside I was crocheting a square whilst at the park yesterday and three different people came up to me and asked what I was knitting. Does that happen to anyone else? Why do people just assume that you are knitting?
The final project I worked on was a key ring. My wonderful son broke mine last week and I have since been looking for some inspiration! It came when my copy of Simply Knitting dropped through the door. With it came a supplement with a royal theme:
I quite fancied making a crown but remembered that they had a style I preferred in a supplement they produced for the royal wedding last year. Never throwing anything away has its advantages and I went and found it!
I crocheted it but it was very fiddly. If I was doing it again I would knit it in the round and then surface crochet (or embroider) the golden stripes up to the top. It will do quite well for what I want although not many will be able to guess what it is!
Thanks for reading and as always I appreciate any comments.
Please do pop over to 1stuniquegifts and see what other people have been up to this week.
Thanks for reading. 🙂