Few crafty projects to share :) Fancied doing something with a needle and thread for a change, so I revisited my old love of cross stitching to make a rabbity lavender sachet. Was rather difficult to get a decent photo of it as the thread colour matches the aida, but here it is!
For my crochet fix, I chose a flower to hook from Bonita patterns. It's her Croco Flower available for free. It looks like a big yarny mess when you've finished hooking it, but once the petals have been smoothed down, it's sooo pretty! I edged each stitch with 2 single crochet stitches in embroidery thread to make the rainbow effect. I think it would look gorgeous with a charcoal yarn as the main colour, so a future project in store!
Lastly, I've been working a rather daft knitting project for a few days, which helps satisfy my need to cover everything with yarn! Lucy over at Attic24 handily published a free heart pattern this week which was just what I needed to complete this project!
I used the pattern to make leaves - don't they make perfect plump ones? And this is what I attached them to.....
A clock! It's a modern reproduction of a 1940s kitchen clock, but it had enamelled sides in a really odd cream colour - it was a cold cream, rather than warm and just didn't look right against the magnolia walls.
I covered the clock with a k3, p1 ribbed sleeve, with an eyelet edge, hooked some strawberry flowers and knitted lots of strawberries to decorate it with. It's been up on the wall for a couple of days, leafless and without the strawberry "seeds" until I finally worked out what was missing! Seeds are embroidery thread french knots - lots of them.
I'm really pleased with how this has turned out and a good way to mark 200 projects on Ravelry!
How are you celebrating the change of Seasons?