Friday, 10 July 2009

Eerrrmmm! .......99c .....

I Know... I am pushing my luck... but I wanted to show you what I sent Tintocktap for the Cosy Crochet Swap... and as she has received her parcel now I thought I would show you some of the stuff I have been making recently... and I need to make something from this again to be in my give away so let me know what you like most....

I made a coaster, a beaded bag, a covered notebook, a pin cushion with a Scottish Thistle, a heart badge, a beaded star bookmark, a bag with decorative straps and a cloche hat...

The hat was from an American Crochet magazine... and I really enjoyed making it, I used some really nice Big wool and I think I might be making some of these for Christmas presents...

I made this pincushion from a pattern I found on the Lion Brand Yarn website, the pattern was for a teacup with a tea bag tag hanging out, so I left off the tag and the teabag and added the thistle that I made from my 100 flowers book, I also made a Heart badge that I have pinned to the other side but you can't quite see it in this photo..



I made up a cover for this little notebook and threaded some ribbon through to add a little something, the beaded star bookmark was from the American Crochet magazine that Mr P brought back from the states... mind you the lady at our village shop is ordering it for me now so I get a copy every other month...

This little coaster was from a cosy crochet book I bought ages ago... and even though I used a thicker wool and it rippled up a little I think it came out OK...


All in all I really enjoyed doing this swap.... in fact I wanted to do many more bits but ran out of time... ;D

Here's wishing you a fab weekend, I am off on a course at our village hall tomorrow to learn how to make a mohair teddy bear.... if it works out OK I will show you a picture... I suppose that will have to be 99d.... :)

I will make a concerted effort to get the giveaway goodies finished this week

take care
Alex
x

13 comments:

bekimarie said...

What lovely things you sent, clever you.
Love the hat, might have to commission you in the winter.
Have a great weekend
((hugs))
Beki xxx

smilernpb said...

99c - you are SO funny!!

Lovely things, that was one lucky lady who recieved all of those goodies.

xx

Jackie said...

It's all lovely, but my very favourite is the little thistle pin cushion for very obvious Scottish reasons. Hope you have a lovely weekend :O)

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Wow Alex, you've been busy, no wonder you disappeared on us. I love love love it all, you're amazing!!!!!!! I have to say.....my favorite is the beaded bag though!!! Wow, you're totally amazing girl!!! Thanks for the sweet comments yesterday, sorry I've not been myself this week, and have not visited my blog friends much.
♥ Teresa

Melanie said...

Wow, those are fabulous! I'm sure your swap partner will just adore those, I know I would, love them! xxxx

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello again Alex!
I've got a photo especially for you on my latest post.... hunt the pink thing!
Denise x

Angie said...

Well I learned something new from your post - I had no idea that hats like that were called cloche hates. I like that name. Thanks.

Snippety Gibbet said...

I love the notebook cover. You are a crafting machine!!!

Dea said...

those are real goodies! Can they be any cuter? :) xxx p.s. really loving your blog

Elenka said...

What a treasure!!! Wow! Every little thing is fantastic.
You are so talented.
Thanks for your sweet comment for Mr. Downeast's birthday......he's still having his beauty sleep, but he'll read it soon enough.
Have a great day.

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Alex
Thanks for the comment about the advertising signs. I'm totally with you on the introversion of the mobile phone - i love to leave mine at home from time to time: uncontactable!
We like visiting Yeovil, in fact we bought our wedding rings in the independent jewellers there!
Happy Wednesday!
D x

Melanie said...

Hi Alex, thanks for your comment, I really hope your kids dont get the swine flu! xxxxx

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Hello Dear Alex!!! Hope all is well with you and yours, just popping in to say hi!! I'm back!!!
♥ Teresa