Thursday, 23 February 2017

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

My grandson has this week discovered the Joys of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. A little cabin in the woods that I made for my granddaughters about fifteen years ago.
I really enjoyed designing and constructing The Three Bears Log Cabin.

 The Three Little Quilts were a bit of a challenge.
I enjoyed choosing the fabrics for the curtains, night sky and wallpaper.
I made the mattress on Daddy Bear's Bed Too Hard
Manny Bear's Too Soft
Baby Bear's Just Right.
It really was a lot of fun working out how to make The Three Bears, Goldielocks, the fire, carpet, picture, table and chairs and of course three bowls of porridge.
I'm very proud of my efforts in this project.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

And So the Crochet Begins

2017 The Year of the  Hook. And no, I haven't given up Patchwork and Quilting. In fact there is plenty coming up on that front this year.
I have decided that now is the time to share my Joy of Crochet. And so in January I opened the doors on my Once a Month Crochet Group, open to all levels from beginner up.
We kicked off last month with a Basic Granny Square.
And this month having made five Granny Squares we have progressed to a bag/box.

To view my Beginner Crochet Videos (UK Treble Stitch and making a Basic Granny Square Left and Right Handed) Click on the link below.;postID=395548713142365413;onPublishedMenu=publishedposts;onClosedMenu=publishedposts;postNum=1;src=postname

I used a cotton yarn called Paint Box
For the small bag and a Chunky acrylic yarn for the large one.

I've made two little videos.
One showing the UK Double Crochet I used to edge each square and also join the squares together.
A second one showing how I made the lining insert.

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