These cheery fellows (chrysanthemums?) lasted a good three weeks (oooh - I spy some crochet!)
Even with my blurry photos I love 'em!
But, perhaps even more exciting - pssssst, you will NEVER believe it, but today I found a project I liked the look of and did it! Yes, finished it! In ONE sitting no less.
Cassie's blog and she has made them super easy to follow. Even better, she lists chocolate in the supplies - clever lady!
Cassie starts by showing how to make your own pillow case, fit for the purpose. I think I made life difficult for myself by using an existing case. I know, I know, this should have made it easier BUT - there was some stretch to the fabric in my pillow case and I didn't have the nice guide line that the hems would have given me (told you she was clever!). Still, I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, although the initial blanket stitching with a loooooong length of yarn was a pig. Really.
So pleased, that as you can see I took photos for you without first ironing it. I have to admit, I don't really do ironing....life's too short. But I would have. Honestly. Just for you.
There's also an "On The Edge" flickr group where you can see lots of more colourful versions. I'm looking around now, wondering what else would like a crochet edging.....