Monday, 3 January 2011

Yarn Stashers...

Well, hello all you lovely bloggy people :0)
How are you this fine (actually drizzly here!) evening?

Got over Christmas and New Years eve have you?
For the first time we let all the children stay up to 'see in' the New Year this year.
We got a pizza, some fizzy drinks (just to make sure they didn't sleep when they eventually went to bed Lol) and some popcorn, and watched old films all evening. Well, I say old, I mean like 'The Mummy' and it's sequel etc.. which I'll agree with the children is 'old' for them...

But the children hadn't seen them before, so we all had fun. I think I was the only 'grump' about, as I had a migraine coming, and had to try and be all happy and excited like they were at them staying up. I think I succeeded, because I just sat there quietly crocheting which is what I always do if I'm sitting down anyway. My husband was the only one to notice luckily :0)

Still, migraine and the holidays all over with now.
(Am I being a party pooper?)

Now we can all begin with a fresh new year getting on with everything crafty :0)

I think I've crocheted enough bags now, so I'm gradually putting them in my Etsy shop (well, 'cos of my migraine, I've only put one so far LOL, but the point is I'm getting there!).

I've started a couple of new projects.
The first is a 'SPRING' blanket.
Now, I know what I'm making will look like lots of crochet doilies to you, but I assure you, the 'olde fashionede' (new word here folks) seventies book that I got the doily recipe from assures me that it is a 'Flower Motif' .

I've now finished quite a few, but I'm unsure as to whether or not to do multi coloured ones?
You know, with a flower centre and dfferent coloured outside petals?
What d'you all think?

I want it to be nice and bright and well,...SPRINGY ish..
I need to find more room for my oddballs of yarn too, so I made a little upcycled basket for them to go in ..

I used the majority of the thrifted sheet that it's sitting on to make it with.
This is my new yarn stasher.

I've also been playing with one of my christmas presents..

It's good isn't it?
It's a Paper Potter. I've wanted one of these for a few years now. You just rip any old papers into strips (we don't get a news paper, so I had to buy one 'specially to play with my new toy ! ), then fold it round what looks like the end of a rolling pin (thrifty ideas coming anyone?), squish it on the stand, and Hey Presto, you have a little recycled pot to plant your seeds in, then you can just plant them in the ground in as it's bio-degradeable..  Cool eh?

I kinda missed the point though, as I bought a news paper....LOl

Still, it's getting to Spring now with all the gardening and planting happening..
And this just brought it a bit closer for me...-  me who loves SNOW!
Still, if it's not snowing, I want it to be warm and sunny:0)

Well, that's all I have to say today lovely people.

I'm going to pop over to Etsy and list at least one other bag, then get on with my spring blanket.

I'll leave the last word for what's left of our snowman...

Till next time, take care,
Love Donna xxx

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  1. Wonderful colours for your spring blanket, looking forward to seeing it grow! xx

  2. Poor snowman! I'm glad your migraine has taken a hike- those are the WORST! I'm looking forward to seeing your springy blanket come alive :)

  3. I love the spring motifs and I like the different colors and would go with what you have started. You can do something different with the joining yarn or edging when you get too it if you feel the need. The basket is so great.

  4. Hi - fantastic craft, and I love your blog! I can introduce some money saving recipes for families with children if you like, I had to be tight as the proverbial when my kids were home, I would get them to budget and cook with me, and I made it a game. they can still have pizza and treats, you just make them yourselves - would you like some ideas>?

  5. Ohhh-those migraines! I've been getting them more frequently lately. In fact Christmas morning I was very lightheaded and felt weak.

    I like the solid color of your motifs. I wouldn't change it. I think if you incorporate another color for a center, then it may look way too busy when it's all put together. The solid color showcases the prettiness of each motif.

    I applaud you for thinking ahead into spring--wow!

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