Sunday, 29 July 2012

Window Seat

I have always dreamed of having a window seat and at last my dream has come true. My husband got some old school benches and bookcases from my dads school that they were throwing out and one of the benches made the perfect base for our window seat creation. window seat He had to add some wood to make it taller but this created some nice little shelves to put baskets on. He painted it white and then I finished it off by making the seat cushion covers using some Cath Kidston fabric that I had bought in the sale a while ago. window seat Its perfect for our front window!!

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Rag Basket

I thought I'd try my hands at crocheting with rags. This was the result, I'm not too sure if I like it if I'm honest. rag basket rag basket



Saturday, 14 July 2012

Another Granny square Blanket!!

So I received this package in the post for subscribing to a knitting magazine wool sewing thread wool I decided to turn it into this giant granny square blanket giant granny square I think I may have an addiction to granny squares!! My ongoing project at the moment is yet again another granny square blanket granny squares This one isn't for me though, its going to be a baby blanket for my sister who is due in September!! I maybe need to rename by blog to aunt angie crochets!!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Baby blanket

This is my first post in a while! I've been busy making all kinds of things but just never seem to get round to posting them.

Anyway i started the new year by making this gorgeous crochet blanket for my sister to use as a baby blanket. I intend to make myself one as I love it!

granny square blanket

The actual crocheting didn't take too long, the nightmare was weaving in all the loose ends! I've learnt my lesson with this in future I'll get rid of the loose ends after I crochet each square!

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granny square blanket

Now we just need to wait for the baby to arrive!!!

granny squares

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Toadstool Fairy House

This is something I have been working on a while now. It's one of those things I kept starting then putting down and doing something else. Well at last it is completed!

toadstool Fairy House

toadstool Fairy House

I got the idea from www.ikatbag.com/2010/06/fairies-and-their-houses.html.

I didn't buy the pattern instead I decided to make things harder for myself and create my own.

As soon as I saw it I fell in love with it and knew my nieces would too! I'm going to make a few more and give them to my nieces for Christmas pressie's. I was thinking instead of doing them all Toadstool houses I could maybe do a Daisy house as well but still umming and arring about that one, what do you think???


Here she is hiding from the world in her new home!!

toadstool Fairy House

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Thursday, 18 August 2011

Crochet Apple Coasters Pattern

crochet apple coasters

Crochet a cute apple coaster or make an entire set! These are so simple to make and take no time at all!! Here is the pattern I used -

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: 4 1/4″ (11 cm) in diameter
Materials:
Medium Weight Yarn (small amount of red, brown and green)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
Yarn Needle

Gauge: rounds 1 – 3 in pattern measures 3 1/2″ in diameter

Crochet Pattern: Apple Coaster
Round 1: with green, ch 4, 12 dc in forth ch from hook, sl st in top of beginning ch-4: 12 dc
Round 2: ch 3, 2 dc in each dc around, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 24 dc
Round 3:with red, ch 3, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 12 times, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 36 dc
Round 4: ch 2, (2 hdc in next dc, hdc in next dc) 18 times, sl st in top of beginning ch-2, finish off: 54 hdc

Stem
Row 1: with brown, ch 6, working in back ridge only, hdc in third ch from hook and in each ch across, finish off: 4 hdc

Leaf
With green, start by chaining 9.
Row 1: sl st in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, turn to work in opposite side of foundation chain into remaining loop, sl st in next ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, finish off: 16 sts

Using photo as a guide, sew stem and leaf to top of apple.

Enjoy!!

crochet apple coaster

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Monday, 8 August 2011

crochet slippers

crocheted slippers by Aunt Angie Sews
crocheted slippers, a photo by Aunt Angie Sews on Flickr.

Some very simple crochet slippers!! They keep your feet nice and warm!! I found the pattern for these when looking on flickr.


Here is the link if anyone is interested!!

http://goodknits.com/blog/mary-jane-slippers/

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