Wednesday, 29 December 2010

The finished blanket…

Just a quick post to show you a photo of the finished blanket, hastily photographed moments after my aunt unwrapped it on Christmas day!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

We’ve been crocheting mad…

Or driven mad by excessive crochet. Either way, since we’ve each had bouts of flu-like symptoms mum and me have had a lot of free time we could only fill with low-impact work.
This blanket is a Christmas present for my aunt, there are 289 little squares and every single one is different (well, nearly – I made a mistake and repeated one square, prizes if you can spot it) It’s not huge, but it is very pretty. We used Stylecraft special DK because the colours are amazing and easily washable. It’s blocking now, so just the edging to do and it’s finished. It’s based on Attic24’s cushion, in fact my recent preoccupation with crochet is entirely based on Attic24 which I discovered a couple of weeks ago. I could already crochet but Lucy’s blog is really, really inspiring – if you haven’t discovered it yet, go and have a look!
The crochet birds are also Christmas presents, and yes the pattern can be found on Attic24
I bought this lamp (sorry no before pictures) from a charity shop for £2 because my last one blew up. I liked the shape but the base was a sort of pastely purple with oily lustre. Yuck! So I crocheted a cover for it and slung a tatty vintage traycloth over the top. Much nicer, and it only took an hour or so.
Hail to the all new colourful life!

Monday, 6 December 2010

A little magpie sale…

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Hello folks, I just wanted to let you know that in the run up to Christmas you can get 15% off in my shop by using the coupon code Wipster.

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You can have a look-see through such shop sections as little brooches, bigger brooches and biggest brooches. All you have to do is enter the code when you checkout to get your discount.

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I also have lovely embroidered felt chokers and keyrings. The coupon code is valid through to Christmas day on all purchases here.


Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Ah that’s better, a tidier page to look at…

So, since I’ve been snowed in and work closed today I needed some homey things to do. I’m waiting on some materials to make planned Christmas presents (more on that later) so I couldn’t start anything big.


I finished mum’s Bay jumper in the morning and later I was trawling through this blog looking for a tutorial so I could send someone a link, and I thought: Hang on! These should all be in a handy list on that left hand side bar over there! And that banner is reaally old. And some more pictures would brighten it up a treat! And those links are pointless. So that’s what I did, I had a bit of a tidy up and it beat washing the pots and hoovering!

If you’re after any handy prezzie related tutorials, all of them have gift-giving potential if you have the time to make, and there will probably be a few more added if I have the time to write them (!)