Monday, October 6

Triangle bag is finished...



About 23" x 17" so it will hold a lot of yarn...been a fun project over the weekend as i was on my own had a little time to play.
 
Off to London tomorrow....going to be fun.

Saturday, October 4

Decorated a little bag i made a few months ago....off to the show with me

 
Decorated Bag in Stylecraft Harequin and a 6mm hook
 
Hoping to finish the Triangles wool bag to go with me too....Stylecraft Classique Cotton
 
 
 
 
 There's been a lot of triangle in my work this ast 18months or more....
 Special and Life from Stylecraft worked as a double strand or use the Chunky or Aran now there is a good colour rangle
Have fun...cya at the show next week if you are going.

Monday, September 29

Almost there...last 5 designs finished, the patterns almost written........Plus the last chapters to write, a few commissioned designs to do and then I can take a bit of time off.
Worked over 12 hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday trying to complete the last 5 designs...and write the patterns but i didn't quite make it, another day should see the last posting.
 
A cushion to go with the throw I made earlier this year or was it late last year...time does fly!

 
Soon be time for the next London trip and the Knitting and Stitch show.
Can't wait.

Thursday, September 25

A little bag for my hooks and things...complete with a Stylecraft Flower Key ring.

Almost finished Book 2 and Book 3 has been requested....how great is that?
Everyone seems to be really pleased with the projects I have sent for the Book 2 and Jonathan (GMC Publisher) asked me if  was ready for Book 3!!
We met at the Excel Show on Monday.
SO EXCITED!!
I made the bag to go to the show with...a bit of fun.

Don't forget, if you are at the Knitting and stitch show from the 8th October, pop in and say hello....I'll be on the Stylecraft stand.
pictures of the Excel Stylecraft stand this last weekend...fabulous job Carol, loved the stand and great to catch up with the whole team again too.


Forgot to say, any one passing the Parade shopping centre in Shrewsbury at 10.30 Friday morning there is a coffee morning happening in 
SPLAT AND  SPLODGE. 
A pottery painting shop run by Kerry...sorry Kerry forgot to say. Yes I will be there so cya later
It's in aid of the Macmillan fund

Monday, September 1

Re posting this pattern I keep getting asked for it

Monday, 6 June 2011


NEW 8 PETAL FLOWER BATH MAT

As l couldn't work on the new craft room rug..total frustration...l decided to make a new bath mat using the same 8 petal flower
mix 6 strands of DK...l used: aqua x2, grey,ivory x2 and beige Acrylic

Pattern
3 strands of Chunky yarn or 6 strands of DK
12mm hook
Row 1: magic circle with 8 DC (3chain as first DC)(8sts)
Row 2: 2dc in each stich with a chain st between each pair of sts.(16sts)
Row 3: 2dc 3 chain and 2dc in each space
Row 4: 7dc in the loop made by the 3 chain of previous row and sl st in the middle of the 4dc of previous row
use the join as you go method of joining each of the flowers together using 2 petals for each join
Fill-in
the large hole is made up of the 8 petal sides..3 sts each making a total of 24 sts

Row 1: Magic circle with 12 dc (2chain as first dc)
Row 2: 2 dc in each stitch using the join as you go method of sl stitching into the 24 stitches of the petal sides then sl st into the first st to finish off
repeat in the second hole
l always work the ends into the work as l go so there is only a few ends to sew off

If you don't want to do the fill-ins then do a staggered join as you go 
matching like this and using a similar method matching the stitches and sl stitching as you go
Hoping to get the craft room yarn today or order it if l can't 
They really feel lovely under your feet
Teresa...yep l really am going to put it on the floor and walk all over it lol

Still thinking about the backing but something none slip as they slide all over the place on laminate floors

CUTE CROCHET CHAIR

Have a wonderful week everyone and thanks again for the lovely comments on the rug making
hugs to all xx


10 comments:

  1. I just love the blue-grey-white-beige yarn! What is it? And what's the pattern for these Japanese flowers? They're just devine!
    Esther

    ReplyDelete
  2. Esther...? on the post lol
    hugs x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love the new bath mat Suz. Several said they thought our triffid was a Verbascum and I have checked out pics and think they are right....I will prob still think of it affectionatly as a triffid :-)
    ReplyDelete
  4. hehe l agree a Triffid it is 
    Hugs x

    ReplyDelete
  5. I hope that your bathmat won't cause you to lose interest in the rug. They look great, I really like the blue, it makes it seem cheerful. But I really, really love that crochet chair. Where did you come across that?
    ReplyDelete
  6. Looks great Suz but don't know how you will make it non slip. 
    Make sure you tell us when you do, as I'm sure you will sort it. 
    I really admire your skill 
    Chris

    ReplyDelete
  7. lovely bath mat; it looks cozy on the toes! that chair is amazing!!!! are you going to make one?
    ReplyDelete
  8. great idea! why not use fabric paint that has a shape to it (sorry I'm french and don't know the right word...) to make non slip.
    ReplyDelete
  9. Love it, and especially that it's chunky and quick! Would love it if you'd drop by my crafty international linky party and share some of your great projects!
    ReplyDelete

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Saturday, August 30

Update on a HOMESPUN READERS version of my design

Hi Homespun,
On receiving my August copy of Homespun, as soon as I saw Sue Pinner’s "All That Brightly Blooms" crochet blanket, I just had to drop everything and make it. I changed the colours to suit me and I am thrilled with the result. I always finish my crochet blankets with crab stitch, I find it looks tidier, (on my work anyway).
I am an "O.C.C" ( Obsessive Compulsive Crafter!!) and my wool stash is as bad as my material stash ... It was certainly a way of using up some odd balls of yarn that I had. I have started on another crochet blanket, so Sue keep those patterns coming.
Regards Margaret McDonald.
 
 
A mail from Homespun arrive in the week, with a picture and a letter (above) from a delighted reader, who had made the throw from the August magazine....isn't it wonderful?
 
Well done Margaret McDonald
 
 Sorry the pictures won't size up
 
 
 Below is the original before I added the flowers, a black background version
 
 
Book 2 update
I'm about to post the next 5 designs for Book 2, that's 3/4 of the designs finished.
Going really well so far, almost finished, and really pleased with everything so far.
 
Sylecraft Life
 


 
 
 
HAPPY HOOKING ALL XX
 

Wednesday, August 13

Absent blogger!!!

Sorry I've not been around much for a few weeks, i'm still working my little socks off lol.
 
I've just sent the second set of design for the new book and its a lot easier this time round.
I know what I am doing this time, well so far anyway.
On target at least, commissioned designs are also keeping me really busy and I have just been sent the latest copy of HOMESPUN...it includes a design i did for them and a small article about me too.
 
All the Stylecraft pattern I did last year are selling well, so I am told, I have done quite a few more since then, so crossing fingers they are as successful.
 
My favourite is the teacosy and the flower topped pots and mats.
 
STYLECRAFT TEACOSY PATTERN...red colourway.
The Sylecraft patterns are available from lots of places so hope you will buy one or two of the designs and give them a go.
This set of patterns use mostly
I have already seen a few around in blog land.
 
Latest Yarns i am using for the book are
...a super soft and gorgeous Almerino, in the most scrummy of colours, hoping to do 2 projects in the new book using the Almerino.
 
Stylecraft, Cassique cotton, Senses and the Alpaca should all be in the new book too.
All super gorgeous yarns.
 
HUGS TO ALL XX
 
 

Friday, May 30

Granny Squares 2......colour and shape

Thank you for all the congratulations on the new book, it is well on it's way, after 4 months of planning, deciding and playing with ideas from the last twelve months,
plus quite a few new designs.
 
 
 In total I submitted about 80 designs and 2 different options of book for GMC to look at back in early February.
 They went for the 20 projects again, with may be the second option as book 3!!! wow i am going to be busy.
 


Not that the cover will be my decision but a fun project to play with.
I promise there will be lots and lots of colour and new shapes, 
I'm also hoping to include a few felted designs....I promised Vogue Crochet and Knitting I would try to include a couple of ideas.
 
 


 
 
The Title is still to be decided but the 20 projects are almost in the bag, they liked the 80 I sent and I was asked to pick my favourite 20 designs.
So now I am just waiting on the final go ahead from the GMC Team.
 
The Contract is signed and the work begins.......
 
 

Thursday, May 8

Mandala Madness....

It seems Mandalas are back in favour again...
The Fairisle Mandala I did in 2012 is still being used so I thought an update on other Mandalas I have done since 2012 would make a interesting post.

True Meaning of Mandala far more than just a circle!



 Always lots of new stitch combinations to use in the round....


I have a photo album of Mandalas on PINTEREST with some lovley designs some with patterns.
 
FAIRISLE MANDALA PATTERN HERE part 1
FAIRISLE MANDALA PATTERN HERE part 2
MANDALA CUSHION BACK HERE part1
MANDALA CUSHION BACK HERE part 2 in fact a link to all the parts is on this post

 pictures below of the simple cushion back



 A secodn colourway

finished cushion back

 Fairisle Cushion Front below
Happy hooking x