Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Just a quickie to say Happy Mother's Day to all us lovely mums. I hope you have all had breakfast in bed, lots of lovely gifts and going to be pampered for the rest of the day.

I have been spoilt today with a very nice Cath Kidston bag and a lovely bunch of flowers. Sorry no pics but I will take some when the sun comes out to play. Now for a lazy day with my new project which I will share on my next post.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Bargains up for grabs

Busy busy week this week. I have decided to close down my Sugarplum Cards business so that I can concentrate on my crochet life. so I have been photographing and organising items for sale.

I am having a sale night on Friday 13th March at 8pm. All items are priced and all are plus postage. I shall combine postage on Saturday morning and sent out Paypal invoices.

There is so much to add so why not pop over to my Facebook page and join the sale night link.


Monday, 2 March 2015

Spring is in the air

I started to make this lovely baby blanket about 4 months ago but it ended up in my wip (works in progress) box to which I have been adding to on a regular basis. Naughty I know but I can't help myself, I see so many nice patterns and have a rather lovely huge stash of various yarns that I have to play.  Well over the weekend I gave myself a good talking too because I can not move in my office/studio for boxes and bags. So lecture over I decided to concentrate on my wip box and complete one project at a time and get a little more organisation in my crochet life.

When I first started this blanket there were lots of comments on social media talking about Cath Kidston colours for inspiration. I thought that would be my next colour theme, so a cup of tea and hour on Pinterest, then a rummage through my stash and I came up with my Stylecraft Special DK in:

White, Sherbet, Spring Green, Lemon, Candyfloss and Pomegranate 

I used the trust V stitch for the pattern and completed the blanket with a simple two rounds of half trebles and one round of simple chains for a frilly effect.  The colours reminded me of spring so that's what I called it my springtime baby blanket, although it doesn't feel like spring is in the air today since its snowing again and hasn't stopped all morning. 











Gift Bag Pattern

I've been playing with some scraps of yarn and following on from my cutie pie purse, I designed this little gift bag in 3 sizes, ...