Sunday, February 19, 2017

Kind words can be easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
-Mother Teresa.

happy happy happy
Hello lovely ladies, I have truly had one of the best weeks on record. I seem to have met some really genuine and happy people, had nice things happen all week and managed to get stuck into some serious craft work. I have my health, wonderful friends and the people I am surrounded by are the nicest kinds. I send out a Birthday wish to my friend Chris. I know you will have a lovely day, you are surrounded by so many lovely family members. You are much loved xx.

We managed to avoid being flooded out last week end but then it was a game of catch up this week…..but that went smoothly, so I’m so happy! Why don't you come with me and see what I've been doing ........ My aim, as I am using my balls of yarn is to use it all up withough having to put away a tiny length of leftover bits. So I had some of this yarn leftover and it made a cute pair of booties.


As you all may know I am more of a knitter than a crocheter but I am learning and I have clicked on to crocheting very well. On the net there are many good simple patterns to help the learner along, and I have found this one. I have been able to make several baby jackets and they all have their own look just by using different colours of yarn.

They are so pretty
I have even become confident enough to change the stitch design and not adding sleeves. It is such a great pattern and if you would like to try it....click here.
Can you remember the 'Feathers' yarn that made a quick appearance several years ago and then lost its popularity almost immediately? Well I was given heaps of it, and you well know.....I can't just get rid of things. lol. I decided that perhaps you could add several different yarns with it and get a different look altogether. My first result.....a beautiful scarf and it has a nice looking finish to it. I was very pleased with it.
I LOVE MAKING THINGS

Now to a fun make and a pattern that I found somewhere on the net. This is a Fat bellied bag and I love it! It is crocheted, with fabric lining. For the underneath of the bag you crochet 9 squares, stitch them together and then crochet a few laps around all of those squares.


You attach a couple of rows of lace and then gather it all up. Adding flowers, straps and a fabric lining.... Oh Jane...you will recognise this fabric lol.

Again, another way to use up those small precious bits of yarn.
Beautiful
I am so glad for the internet, I think of all those wonderful people in blogland that I would never have happened upon if not for the internet. The ideas and inspiration that I may have missed out on. Today I will be sewing handbags....from ideas and patterns Ihave found on the internet.

I am off to help my husband with some outside work now. Have a beautiful week ahead and thank you for your friendship ladies. 
Ciao bella, Anita.




14 comments:

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Wow, you have got the hang of crochet, lol! I have a to post about my new crochet projects too.. keep forgetting! I think I am going to have to try that cute little jacket :) xx

creations.1 said...

Diudn't take you long to get the hang of crochet - and there are a multitude of ideas to use up those scraps. Feather yarn - I always put another yarn with it when I used it - that also uses up some excess yarns!! And how fun is that bag!! Enjoy your week.

webbsway said...

O My - the Magic you can pull off with hooks and needles???? You are Amazing! Must have been something in the air this past week because mine was beautiful too. We are so blessed and you are so right that our blog friends have been a big part of that. Thank you dear friend.

Karen S said...

You have been so productive. So many lovely goodies. The little jackets are so sweet. I am not surprised to see you get into crochet so easily.
Hope the flooding hasn't done too much damage around your town.

Andreina said...

brava quanti bei lavori hai realizzato....

Maria said...

See pleased you had a fabulous productive week... you sure had fun knitting and crocheting lots of lovely projects....

Verbena C. said...

Buona settimana. Un bacio

Mereknits said...

Anita, your positive outlook on life always inspires me.

JoJo said...

I love your blog Anita. You make me smile. Plus I love all your work! The crochet stuff is fabulous!!!!! If you opened an Etsy store, or a business FB page, your work would sell out in minutes.

Fiona said...

always great to hear you being so positive.... that bag is just great...
Hugz

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Beautiful knitting and crocheting. Lovely projects too. Happy Stitching/Hooking!

Jane Galley said...

What a fun bag! Have a great week

Country Laura said...

Tutto meraviglioso, bravissima!
Ciao
Laura

Angélica D said...

Hola Ana querida , todos esos trabajos a crochet son una maravilla , especialmente los para bebé m, me encanto ese colorido bolso

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