Thursday, 27 June 2013

Low fat ice cream sundae

Needle felted strawberry ice cream sundae,this was an experiment after finding lots of sundae dishes in my local shop on offer and being unable to resist the lovely bright colours!Also have a bit of an ice cream image obsession so fits in nicely with that. I did think it used much more fibre than I expected so not really an affordable option,was wanting to have a few in my kitchen as decoration but not sure i want to use up so much fibre! 

Thursday, 13 June 2013

crocheted bag

This is the video for the cluster stitch bag from Clare at bobwilson123 on you tube. She has a whole amazing channel there which teaches the basics of crochet right through to crocheted flowers,hats,ruffled bags,afghans and much more! she also has a blog at
I was very inspired by this bag to make my own version,using granny stitch instead of cluster stitch and starting with an oval (Clare's bag has a circular base) I made this by crocheting trebles(UK) around a base chain of 12 stitches and increasing at the sides to make the base lay flat

This resulted in an oval shape of 6 rows of trebles,I then started granny stitching to make the sides.

Was a bit worried here that the bag was just going to keep getting wider!  I am using the same number of granny stitches in every row so in theory the crochet should rise up to form the sides of the bag.

Have done more rows and am happier with it,I think its just a case of persevering. The wool I am using is 100% wool called wash+filz it fine (about DK I think) from Schachenmayr . I intend to felt the bag when it is finished to make it sturdy,am hoping the stitches will close up and look a liittle like weaving.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Hi this is my first post,welcome to my blog which will be mainly about my many crafting hobbies with a bit of life thrown in for extra flavour! The latest thing i have made is a hat for Stamford tea party's Mad Hatter tea party. This was made from kitchen sponges and felt with a little help from my trusty glue gun, these were then glue gunned onto badge pins and attached to a furry hat.

This is the first five battenburgs done only ten to go!

I did want to mess with it more but everyone said it would detract from the battenburgs , so i resisted.

I have also been making little birds from needle felting, takes me ages as i have arthritis in my hands but as long as I don't go too mad I think it helps to keep my fingers active. I have also started making budgies, hopefully to be earrings but haven't a picture yet.

Likkle ikkle ikkle birds!