Saturday, 7 March 2009

Monthly craft update...

Have had a busy February, so didn't have much spare time so.......

.......for my Christmas challenge that gina (MRS TSV) on do-crafts site, I altered just over a dozen notebooks for presents.... it's a great way of using odd bits of paper up.... I put elastic round them using my Big Bite that I had for Christmas....



and for CC challenge of 'using something old up'.... well did a different type of 'using something old up' this month, as I dug out some crochet hooks, wool, crochet cotton and a book 'learn to crochet' that I've had for years...




... had kept meaning to ask my nan to teach me to crochet as she's made some lovely items over the years, from blankets to place mats.... but like most things, I always was too busy and it was always, oh I'll do it tomorrow, but tomorrow never seemed to come and she pass several years ago.....

well over on do-crafts some of the girls had started talking about crocheting and started with making crochet hearts and flowers....a lot of them have never crocheted before, and that got me to think of how I'd always wanted to learn, then remembered about my stash upstairs in a draw and went and dug it out....

so here is my efforts at crochet hearts in red wool and beige crochet cotton....am hoping to have a go at the flowers soon, as now I've started would like to keep it up and hopefully when I feel confident enough would like to teach my great niece's, so keep an old craft going.....





9 comments:

a little bit of me........ said...

hi maria wow lovey i love your crochet, your really good at it i tried a flower and well it looks a bit sad looking like it needs a good water.
looking forward to seeing more, hope your well,
jenni x

sue-bubbles said...

I love your notebooks, thats a fab collection you have there! And your crochet hearts are gorgeous - its catching this crochet lark isnt it lol!
Wishing you a happier week this week Maria!
Sue x

Anonymous said...

wow maria, they look fab!!
i hope there is one in there for me. lol
your crochet hearts are beautiful. im looking forward to seeing what else you make now.
well done you clever lady. gina xxxxxxxxxxx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks jenni, if you think your flower looks like it needs water, goodness knows what mine will look like when I try, lol... xx

thanks sue and gina, I enjoyed doing the notebooks, must admit they look better in the photo than in real life, lol... xx

Anonymous said...

hello Maria! Love your notebooks.Your crochet is fab, you clever thing!
Jackie worcs :-)

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks jackie... xx

Vicki May said...

Hi Maria, cor crochet, I've tried that but couldn't do it right. I love the notebooks you've done. And your cards are fab. I'm afraid I don't get time to blog, too busy. But after finally finding the time to look you up, I've enjoyed popping by. See you soon Vicki (kitchen MaryRose) x

SusieJ said...

Love the notebooks Maria and the crochet looks fab!
Sue xx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks vicki and susie... xx