Thursday, 27 May 2010
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
I just need to try it out with some other colour combinations next....
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Take a look here to see what an Attack is...
I woke up on Friday morning to 4 sales and 6 items sold - what a great morning!
Yesterday morning the parcels were posted...
How fab! http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeloiseV now has 9 sales! Not bad for my first three weeks... let's hope it continues!
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
This is a mega easy one for little spring flowers. Each one is about 1.25" across with a 3mm crochet hook and has 5 petals.
Spring Flower Pattern
Chain 4 and join with a ss
1 - 10 sc (single crochet) into the ring and join with a ss
2 - *Chain 2, in the next stitch 1 dc (double crochet) and 1 hdc (half double crochet), ss (slip stitch) in the next stitch*
Repeat * to * 4 more times to make 5 petals.
ss to first chain by pulling stich through to the back and fasten off
See, easy! This is what they should look like... so pretty and perfect for scrapbooking, cardmaking, hairbobbles... all sorts!
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Anyway, in the end I've perfected my own, for three slightly different sized leaves, depending on the size of the flower. The patterns are in US (I find that easier)and for the two bigger leaves you work down one side of the chain then round and down the other side. The tiny one is just down one side.
Biggest Leaves pattern:
Miss 2 chains nearest hook
In each chain: 1 sc, 1 hdc, 3dc, 2hdc, 1 sc, 3sc in one st (takes you to the end and round to the other side)
1sc, 2hdc, 3dc, 1hdc, 1sc ss
Middle Leaf Pattern:
Miss 2 chains nearest hook
In each chain: 1sc, 1hdc, 2dc, 1hdc, 1sc, 3sc in one st (takes you to the end and round the other side)
1sc, 1hdc, 2dc, 1hdc, 1sc, ss
Miss chain nearest hook
In each chain: 1sc, 1hdc, 2dc, 1hdc, 1sc, ss
Hope that's ok... I usually use diagrams to remember patterns so I'm not used to writing it all down!
Here are some pictures with the leaves...
These are the biggest leaves above. The flowers are around 2". http://www.etsy.com/listing/45967275/crochet-bouquet-of-flower-applique-in
These are the tiny leaves. The flowers are 1.75" and 2.5".
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
The order arrived at gone 11pm last night and I had to stop myself jumping around with excitement! Everything was put together this afternoon while B&H were at school and we'll take a trip to the post office tomorrow.
Saturday, 1 May 2010
I was going to say it's a beautiful sunny day here in York, but it's just started raining, how typical!
So, a few months ago I decided to teach myself to crochet! I'm pregnant with my third baby and am supposed to be resting (difficult with a 6 year old and a 4 year old!) due to SPD, so crochet seemed like the perfect way to keep my fingers busy while resting my legs!
I started off, rather ambitiously, with a baby blanket! Granny squares are fab to make and I found a really good pattern with tutorial to follow. I've now finished all the squares I need, but am yet to find the patience to crochet them all together! Here's a few squares... our pram is red so hopefully it'll match... and I'd better get round to finishing soon... only 9 weeks to go!!
I've now found a love of crochet flowers! They are so quick and easy to make and look so cute! My daughter now has flower applique on her jeans and bags and has flower and heart hairclips and bobbles!
** Just editing to add a link to the granny square instructions I followed for my blanket. Thank you to Lucy at attic24!