18 January 2010

Lazy Sunday Crafternoon

I hope you all had a good weekend! First off, I'd like to congratulate the wonderful Kate on her 100th blog post and the lovely Lucy on the safe arrival of Bump24 (now Teeny Man!). If you like colourful hooky goodness, please visit their delicious blogs: Kate (The Garden Bell) hooks up scrumptious blankets like no-one's business and also dyes her own yarn while Lucy at Attic 24 has inspired many a hooker (behave!) with her fab and colourful projects and easy peasy to follow tutorials.

Yesterday I had a lovely crafternoon with my friend Sarah. She visited to borrow my sewing machine and to have a crochet lesson. She brought over some yummy weight watchers chocolate brownie squares to share (good girl!) and I plied her with coffee and herbal tea while she worked on an applique cushion.

After experimenting on some scrap fabric with different stitches - Sarah decided to stick with a straight stitch.

The pictures are a bit fuzzy because I felt a bit silly taking photos of her while she was sewing "Ohh, hang on, stop there, let me get a pic of you sewing....no, no we'll have to switch the machine off so the light isn't on it" etc. I think it must be very annoying to try to sew something (especially fiddly sewing) with someone doing that, but she didn't seem to mind at all. This is the result:

Again, the pic doesn't do it justice. It's a cushion cover with the name "Maya" appliqued on in a gorgeous gingham crepey cotton. This material was also made into a curtain for the kitchen. Much chatting and drinking and eating of chocolatey things went on and time quite ran away with us, so no crochet this time round. It was fun though, definitely something to do again!


  1. Cushion looks great - sounds like you had the perfect afternoon, crafting, friendship and chocolate!

  2. Very cute. Isn't it fun to just play a little. Love the Red/White checked...

  3. Thanks so much for the shout out. I feel very honored to be mentioned in the same paragraph, as the "Queen" of the blog... our friend Lucy. I just read her today and just don't know how she is doing this at 40ish...

    Thanks again
    Sending you a big stickie Lollipop hugs,

  4. Thought I'd say hi.
    I am new to crochet and have just started my first granny blanket.

    Your stitches are perfect, please tell me they get neater with practice.


  5. Sounds like a perfect sunday to me! :)