Friday, 7 May 2010

Crochet Crazy

Yes, I seem to be on a bit of a crochet rollercoaster at the moment. Inspired by the likes of Lalabibaby and Posy Gets Cosy recently, I attempted one of these:

and I can't tell you how blinking chuffed I am with it!! I'd always thought that these coat hangers were one step too far down the granny road - however - I take it back because it's just so pretty and really does make your clothes feel special. Imagine a whole wardrobe of different coloured ones, with your dresses draped over them.

Watchout friends, as I think I may be whipping up a few of these for pressies! My only problem is getting hold of the hangers. I know I chucked a whole load of these sort out last year (doh!), and a trip to the local charity shop only produced 2, so I guess I'll be trawling round some more to stock up. Failing that, I'll have to accost some old people in the street ;)
Meanwhile, the boy's patchwork quilt is coming together pretty quickly. I laid the squares out at my sewing class on Wednesday and then we all had a good play around with them to make sure they were 'random' enough - not too many darks together, not too many plains together, etc. It's quite hard to get random right sometimes, isn't it?

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

1 comment:

  1. You've definitely got the bug!! I got a load of old wooden hangers at a car boot for just a pound so suggest if you've got one locally at the weekend go and have a rummage. The quilt is coming on beautifully too, part of the fun is playing around to get the right mix, the tricky bit is remembering what goes where when you come to sew it together. I've been doing some embroidery today while watching the election aftermath on the TV. Have a lovely weekend x