This is the way my post started off…”I’ve started to do some sewing more recently (knitting too much is getting tough on my shoulder!) I thought I’d try some little toys with different patterned materials. I’m making them from pictures mostly so not sure how great they’ll be – it’s a learning experience. I’ll let you know how I get on and show you the results. I’m mostly hand sewing. Watch this space! :-)”
However, it didn’t get as far as publishing and now I’ve moved on already. So this is really too posts in one – before and the after!
I did make one small sewn toy – it’s ok – here it is… Then I decided to play with buttons and thin ribbon and created the bracelets below.
I thought I’d done fairly well; at least I tried out some new stuff.
Then, I went to my Mum’s and she was crocheting Granny Squares. I am able to crochet in a straight line and do chains and such like but making anything more complicated was well out of my comfort zone. Oh, I almost forgot, I did try to crochet a small ball-shaped chick and although I doubt if it was actually quite like the original pattern, it did end up looking like a chick (eventually! The first attempt is now a coaster. :-))
Anyway, I had some expert tuition on crocheting and now I can crochet Granny Squares – see? (Yes, it’s really mine – I did it in one afternoon without ever having crocheted squares before.)
Such a busy bee. So now I feel like I have done so much in such as short time – what shall I do next? Maybe I’ll go back to knitting, although I think I’ll like to try crocheting something bigger… 😮
What have you been up to?