Tag Archives: handmade

Finished: Cat’s Blanket

My cat is a little thief. Every blanket I make she thinks is hers. I had a bag of mill ends from Spotlight and thought I’d make a corner to corner baby blanket to add to my Etsy store (which i desperately need to re open) So as i’m crocheting away cat comes over to investigate. I tell her to go away and she does. But next morning I find her sleeping on the blanket. She dragged it from the lounge to her sleeping space! It’s no good to sell now so I let her use it. However, it’s not finished! She won’t let me finish it! Finally I manage to distract her and finish it off for her. She loves it. It’s really thick so maybe it’s the texture, anyway it’s very well used. Over the weekend I managed to steal it back so I could wash it cause it stunk! It took two days of soaking and drying for it to be useable now. This cat better not steal another blanket.

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Finished: Carnival Blanket

I found this yarn at Lincraft and immediately loved the colours, it’s so hard to get a nice rainbow mix. I decided to use my pattern i came up with which is a row of grannies followed by a row of solids. Super simple to do and super effective. I got bored with the same repeat pattern so mixed it up with a few more rows of solids. The yarn worked so well with this sort of pattern. Actually I think this yarn would suit  a lot of patterns. It was really nice to work with an no joins! My cat stole this blanket half way through so I had to steal it back. I get really bored when rounds take forever so I finished this blanket when it was just over a metre wide.

Yarn Bowls

 

I recently found this amazing ceramic designer who makes these yarn bowls! I’ve been searching for a ceramic bowl like this for quite some time, but all I could find was international sellers and it was too risky to post. Luckily there was a stall at the local Australia Day celebrations which featured the local pottery club (http://www.goldcoastpotters.com/)

I couldn’t decide between the blue one and the sheep one, so i got both! It’s always nice to support local businesses, especially those who hand made items. Details for the amazing lady that made the bowl are below, she is located on the Gold Coast, Australia.

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