Monday, 23 February 2015

Crochet giraffe


I love this guy! I saw the I Love Buttons By Emma pattern on Pinterest and had to make him.

I went pretty traditional with the colours - I do love pastels - but Emma's are lovely and bright and stripy.

What colour would you do?



P.S. Have you seen the Bill Cunningham New York documentary? It's on Netflix at the moment (I'm watching it right now) and it's wonderful.
Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Giving things up


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Yesterday was Pancake day which makes today Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Even though I'm not really religious I think that a little self discipline is something I need some more of. I've given things up before but I've found that habit forming and taking things up is something that I struggle with far more.

You might have noticed that with my extremely sporadic blogging...

So this year I'm going to try to stick with two things:

  1. Blogging - I'm not going to do push it to everyday, but I'm aiming for 2/3 times a week minimum.
  2. The gym - again I'm not going to go crazy but I'm aiming for 3 times a week starting with couch to 5k on the treadmill. I am feeling very unfit at the moment so easy is good!
I hope you all enjoyed your pancakes yesterday!
Monday, 16 February 2015

How to crochet: forget-me-nots


I have a real thing for forget-me-nots at the moment they are so cute and brightly coloured.

These are pretty small and you can easily glue them on to card or sew them onto other things you're making. Mine are currently in a jam jar on my desk...but I'll use them soon. 

 Make a magic loop

Into the magic loop chain 1, *dc, tr, tr repeat 4 times from *

Join in 1st dc, finish off. Pull magic circle closed. Sew in ends.

I like the back more so I've switched and used it as the front. Take your yellow fabric and sew through the middle - creating a french knot sew back through and knot off the back.

Front and back should look like this!