Friday, 22 July 2011

Update on my Crochet

A few things I have been working on since my last post. (No Gerbera lol)
I am a start and dont finish kind of person. I love starting new projects but rarely finish anything. So posting anything finished is quite a positive moment for me.
Here we have a few Piggies to be rehomed, A super duper chunky bag, Some pretty pink Crochet embellishments and a Sock Dolly, (She isn't actually finished, She needs a Mouth but she has been waiting around for so long to be photographed I was feeling sorry for her)

A few Blogs I follow have been "naming and shaming themselves of unfinished projects or wip's that never seem to get finished" I have way too many to name and shame but I do intend to work harder on finishing my wip's.
Here are their posts if interested, they are lovely Blogs. It really does give you motivation to try and finish projects when you see others are in the same boat as you.

All my makes are on my Facebook page if you would like to see them closer.

Thats all for now..... Happy Crafting. xxxx

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Gerbera knit - Crochet

Well after my last post I had a go at the Gerbera. This is what I got after two sessions.


(What I call a session is - Sit down, Craft till bored- go do something else) These two sessions were probably 15mins total as I do find Knitting not as exciting or easy as Crochet.
So me being me decided to have a go at a Crochet Gerbera. Got all my books out and had a search - Couldn't find anything that was even half as nice as the Knitted one. So..... me being me again decided to have a go at converting the pattern to Crochet. This really really didn't work. I then had the genius idea to do this;

Chain 11, Double crochet in 2nd Chain and all the way around the Chain until you get back to where you started. Double Crochet all the way done one side. Slip stitch at the bottom.
If anyone is actually interested in this and doesn't understand, Let me know and I will post more detail.
Do this until you have 32 petals as per the pattern and here we have what I did again after 2 sessions. ( These were longer more enjoyable, So I got more done)

12 Petals, They are a lot bigger but you can just adjust the stitches and hook size.
It looks just as good if not better ;-) than the Knit petal and was soooo much more enjoyable for me. I still have a way to go but at least it's an enjoyable start.
Well there you go hope you enjoy Crocheting Gerbera's. xxxxx

Monday, 11 July 2011

Friday, 8 July 2011

Long time no post.

Well I have been away for ages but I am back, don't know for how long but a small flare for crafting has returned to me and I like my Blog!
Even though I am not in Business anymore (huge horrible long story, that I am trying to pretend hasn't happened) I looked through my Blog and thought it was great!! Lots of things that I have made all in one place and that, I like, very much. It gives me a sense of achievement. It doesn't even matter that I hardly ever have any comments lol. I still like it so I have decided to return.
It has been an absolute shit year for me. There is no other way to describe it!!! I have had highs but at the moment can only reflect and feel the lows. It is hard, very hard to move on but I am trying to do my best and so here I am Blogging again and it feels good.
All items that I make are on my Facebook business page;
and I am doing a bit of comping on my private page;
or you can follow me on twitter;!/Wendyscrafts
Ha ha just in case anyone is interested.
Well the reason for my post is this;
Isn't it wonderful!
It is the best flower pattern I have seen and so I have started to have a go at making some. It looks like it may take a while I will post when done.
I am just making some pamper basket up to try and sell and wanted something of mine that I have made and thought these would be lovely on ladies ones.
Well my first of hopefully many posts. xxxx