As for me, I don't really seem to have achieved an awful lot of crafting this week. It seems to have been quite busy in other ways. I'm blaming the nesting. From a crafty point of view I have finally got round to emptying and sorting my two yarn boxes, and several yarn bags. The boxes are now empty and waiting to be turned into toy boxes, and the yarn has been organised into several (more) bags and is waiting to find a home in the blanket box upstairs.I fear that at least one of the bags of yarn will not make it, however, as I have seen a couple of things I want to make in my Art of Crochet folders (also reorganised this week, and now in order and not in piles waited to be filed!) There is still quite a pile of things in the living room, including several books, folders etc, and I'm sure they will find a new home somewhere accesible pretty soon.
One of those crafty books is a gorgeous book called The Crafty Minx by Kelly Doust. I have spent quite a lot of time recently looking through the projects and deciding which I am brave enough to try out. If you are handy with a sewing machine, or interested in upcycling/recycling etc then this is definitely worth a look. I have taken some inspiration from the book for my next project, which is (hopefully) going to be a cot mobile for Tilly.
It's very much a work in progress. I have bagged a few wire coat hangers from my mum and hope to do something with them, covering them in bright coloured fabric of some description (she suggests bias in her version) and as for the hangings, I have made a start on a few things:
A stuffed cat. The front.
The back (I used fabric from an old top, how's that for upcycling!)
Star, so far unembellished and I may leave it as it is, who knows!
I used spotty fabric for the front of this heart, and glued on some flowery sequins
I also covered some wooden curtain hoops in ribbon, although I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with them yet! Any ideas gratefully received!
So nothing completed last week but with any luck I will be able to finish off this week and post up the results of my labour soon. As long as it is the only labour we have this week that is! (Stay put Tilly, not quite ready for you to put in an appearance just yet!)
Til next time!