Time To Get My Crochet On!

I started making this crochet blanket for one of my grand daughters last winter and with only about 6 weeks to go until the weather starts to cool here I better get it finished. Besides that, I have 3 other blankets to make as well!

I use this sort of wool because the colours change and I don’t have to join anything lol! Lazy? Why yes it is!
See how cool the colours are!

This pattern is just the classic granny, well I think it is 🤔 put it this way, it’s how I was taught when I was a child. 3 double crochets into each space, no chain between and 3 dble crochet 3 chain and another 3 double crochet into the corner space, does that sound about right? I would be keen to hear how others do it!

Scrunchies!

I never thought I would see that day that I would be making scrunchies! I mean even though I use them to keep my bun in place I just think they are so uncool. That is until my daughter asked me to make some for my granddaughters. I agreed of course, after telling her how lame I thought it was to make them, but I soon changed my mind when she told me how popular they are at the moment!

So the first scrunchie kind of went down ok, super easy to make and as I kept making them I really started to enjoy it. I always thought scrunchies were pretty lame but I am fast becoming obsessed with them. The other awesome thing is I have some pretty nice fabric especially my line of aboroginal print fabrics, they are absolutely beautiful and will be mainly used for oil bags I am making, but I am doing a few sneaky hair scrunchies with that fabric as well. Here’s to the humble hair scrunchie may her comeback be colorful!

 

Crochet Button Flower Pattern Ideas.

We’re head over heels for these Crochet Button Flowers and you will be too! We’ve included a Crochet Button Flowers Video Tutorial for you to try too. Watch the video tutorial too.

The Hat & I is the talented Creator behind the above example and we have shared many of their patterns on our site. In fact, their Linked Heart Blanket is one of the most popular.

Crochet Button Flower Pattern

via the hat and I

As you can see these Crochet Button Flowers are similar but different. Some have single layers while others have multiple. You can make all sorts of gorgeous creations using this pattern. The Creator has made a beautiful Canvas which you can see on her site.

Get The Pattern Here 

Current Project

I have about a hundred current projects but this is the one I am working on at present. She was birthed from my intense desire to stop working and just relax and get focused on something creative. Going through menopause brings a tonne of challenges on a daily basis and yesterday was one of those days where I just take some time to draw or completely lose my shit! I chose to draw!

I am still very much the amateur, I dont have a personal style as such, but I really enjoy it. This one is far from finished and my ladies usually have elf ears and lots of piercings. They are not fairies because I am not particularly fond of the whole fairy movement in adults, I would class them more as humans with elf ears and lots of piercings LOL! You will see what I mean in future posts. But for now this is Lady Cate because she kind of reminds me of Cate Blanchett.

The Craft

I don’t remember a time that I haven’t loved craft.  I have done so much of it over the years, never really mastered any of it but it’s what I love to do when I am stressed, other than eat LOL! Let’s break this down…

Crochet – I remember crocheting at a very young age, I remember it clearly, I was home from school sick, and my mum taught me, she was a big crocheter and to this day still loves it, but what I remember was how frustrated I got because I couldn’t do a double crochet LOL! Now, it’s one of my favorite things to do at night, sit down and crochet blankets for the kids. My favorite thing to crochet is granny squares but I have made upteen stuffed toys along the way.  

Drawing – I also started drawing at a young age but I always sucked at it, I don’t have a natural talent there.  About 2 years ago I started to watch youtube and learn the techniques that I lacked.  I still have so much to learn but I have definitely improved, so much so, I was invited to put some work in an art show and sold all my pieces.  This is the one thing I could probably do all day if I had time. I feel really creative when I am drawing because I never really know what the end piece looks like compared to what is in my head.

Sewing – I have been trying to perfect sewing for a very long time, first I started with patchwork kids quilts and then progressed into making little girls dresses, dolls and now tote bags. I am still not perfect at it but I have a side hustle selling what I make so I must be not too bad. I enjoy sewing and I feel really accomplished when I see the finished product and think “Wow, I made that!” I use all recycled vintage sheets and pillow cases so I am proud to be upcycling and doing my part for a sustainable future.

Painting is next and my painted art is pretty out there, but its colorful and fun. I haven’t sold any of my painted art because I just don’t think its good enough, but whenever I have the chance I do it anyway.  I have a blank canvas waiting to be transformed into something weird and colorful!

Writing – I love to write, poetry mainly, but sometimes when there is an issue I am passionate about I write really good articles. You wouldn’t tell though by my blog posts, they lack creativity but this is how it rolls out of my brain today!  My poetry is good, it is usually addressing some issue I am having or someone close to me is having and I can express those things through poetry, well I think they are good.

I think that pretty much covers it all. There is a lot there and most of it these days I don’t get to because I work and have 13 dogs to help look after, so I am time poor.  I think regardless of age craft is a big part of life, whether you are good at it or not. Women will always try their hands at some form of craft. I can’t imagine a life or world without craft in it, without creativity in, without color in it, could you?