Thursday, 16 September 2010

my creative space

A little sneeky peek at the Christmas stocking I'm making for my swap partner in Selina's Christmas Stocking Swap. I know who my partner is, but it's a secret so I'm teasing you with just a peek. 


I quite like how it's turning out, though it's smaller and narrower than I'd hoped. I've made stockings before but couldn't find my pattern and in my excitement just made another. It's good for small gifts though - it's not all about size is it?


I'm trying to learn to follow a crochet pattern, so I'm making up flowers from this scrummy book. Some are a bit wonky, but I'm getting to grips with the terminology (almost) and they will look sweet on a garland in the girls room, or maybe on a new dress each. 



Have you seen this? I'm taking part in this Kids Clothes Week Challenge, so I've bought some new winter fabrics (I really do need them - honest!) and I'm planning on a partyish dress each.



Phew, so loads in my head  - need to get cracking....

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11 comments:

  1. Hey Colette, I see you are doing the kids clothes challenge too! My head is swimming with ideas! I am finding it quite difficult to find patterns for boys tho! good luck, cant wait to see how the dress turns out! lou x

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  2. The stocking looks fantastic as do those flowers. I happen to know that I'm going to be given the exact same book for my birthday later this month and can't wait to try out some of the flowers! Hope mine turn out as nice as yours.

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  3. Oh crochet flowers are so fun. Just do a few & you get a basic idea to be able to wing it & make them up! They are fun! Love your colourful flowers! & the stocking!

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  4. I knew it wasn't jut me who's mind is whirling with creative ideas and projects!
    Is that book good? I've looked at it a few times at Amazon and cannot decide..
    x

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  5. Your stocking is looking great! Love those crochet flowers too!

    xx

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  6. I'm afraid I'm just repeating all of the above....fab colourful flowers and the sneaky peak of your stocking looks grreat! I'v fancied buying that flower crochet book for a while...however my ability of following patterns is pretty poor and thus the reason I haven't made a purchase yet!
    ps. love your egg cosies in your etsy shop! so sweet!

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  7. thank you for all your lovely comments, that book is just peachy, everyone I show it to buys a copy - so treat yourselves.... you know you NEED to make butterflies and acorns from yarn! x

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  8. My goodness, you are a busy bee indeed. The stocking looks so pretty! I've been wanting that book myself for a bit now. You have made quite a bouquet!

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  9. I was a bit naughty and ordered one but I can use it for Christmas gifts so I 'need' it, really I do!!
    You are a bad influence Colette! If Hubby Biscuit says anything I'll tell him you made me!
    x

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  10. Yay Ali! you'll love it, just don't tell Hubby biscuit where I live! ;) x

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