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I can almost see the end!Β 

Happy Wednesday crafters!

Like I said last week, my LOTR graphghan is a major WIP that I really hope to finish this year. I’ve been getting back into it but my major issue has been finishing the center square. Why on earth did I think that bobbles was a good idea? I love the look of it obviously but it is taking me forever and it’s been quite hard on my wrist. But I’m almost there and then I can start Saruman πŸ™‚ 


To get some extra motivation, yesterday I decided to join the lovely people from the “Stitch and bitch Brisbane” and it was super great! Everyone was so nice, the projects looked amazing and I got that extra push to get that square finished (hopefully next week). If you’re interested, they are meeting up every Tuesday around 5-6 pm at the Fox hotel  on Melbourne street. 

Now, back to the bobbles!

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WIPs of 2017

Happy Wednesday!

Today, instead of showing you my most recent work in progress, I have decided to share all the WIPs I hope to finish in 2017.

First up, my crochet projects.

 

 

The first of those I’m aiming to finish is the LOTR blanket, I would like to submit it to the Brookfield show (it’s a local craft and art show taking place next to where I live, I participated last year and I’m excited to participate again).

And then, there are my cross stitch projects, mainly one actually.

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Joyful world calendar from the Snowflower Diaries

I am also finishing the 2016 SALs (those of you who have been following me for a while might have noticed that I’m currently missing December). I should have this one finished by the end of the month.

And finally my knitting projects, I’ve actually been good and only have one knitting project on the go.

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Socks!

How about you guys? What projects are you aiming to finish this year?

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New WIP – baby blanket

Happy Wednesday!

One of my colleagues is having a baby in March and because we work in a lab she is going on maternity leave soon. I have decided to put my crocheting skills to good use, so I’m making a blanket for her little one. Because she doesn’t know the sex (it’s her first and she doesn’t want to know) I asked for colours she likes and she settled for green. 


The yarn is 100% acrylic and it’s super soft. I’ve chosen a ripple pattern and it’s growing pretty fast as I watch TV. Tomorrow is Australia Day so I’ll be doing more of that πŸ™‚ 

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Thumbelina, the return

Hi guys!

This is my first WIP Wednesday of the year and I have (finally) made progress on my Thumbelina pattern. There are 7 different costumes in total and I have completed the colours for 4 (almost 5) and made a start on the 6th one. 


When I’m finished with the colours I’ll still have a bit of back stitching to do before the design is completed (hopefully by the end of the month). 

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Pineapple doily WIP

I’m sure I don’t need to remind you but Christmas is fast coming! Which means I really need to get cranking on those presents! We got our secret santas last week and I know the person I got would enjoy a handcrafted gift, so I’ve started on a new project (I need excuses for those right? 😊). 

Recently I was gifted loads of crafty things from someone in my family in-law. There were so many cross stitch magazines and a few crochet books. 


I’ve decided to go with the iconic pineapple doily. 


That’s what it will hopefully look like when I’m finished πŸ™‚ 


And that’s where I’m at for now. I’ve calculated that if I do one round per day I should be done by Christmas!

Just a few other projects on the go but I should manage!

How is your Christmas craft coming along?

X


 

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WIP Wednesday – snowflake blanketΒ 

I know, I know, I should really finish this but I just wanted to show you the edging I was thinking of doing for this blanket. 

First off, I have finished all the hexagons and half hexagons I need. I really love the straight side edges and I’m so glad I went with it. 


Still in serious need of blocking but I’m getting there πŸ™‚ 

So I looked into my knitting and crochet bible (this book is just so great!) and I found an edging that I think will go great with the general feel of the blanket. 


What do you guys think? If you have other suggestions I’d be glad to hear them as well πŸ™‚

In the mean time, happy crocheting everyone!

X

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Prague table center WIP

Happy Wednesday crafters! 

I have made some good progress on my souvenir from Prague, a table center ready to stitch!

I have finished the roses and I have started on the darker green (stems and small leaves) 


My goal is to have it finished by next Monday (so by the end of the month), and then I can get on with other projects πŸ™‚ 

X

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Half hexagons pattern

Happy Wednesday readers!

I have finished all my full hexagons for my snowflake afghan so that’s a pretty big win! I also came up with a pattern for a half snowflake and thought I could share with you. 

Abbreviations:

Slip stitch – sl st

Chain – ch

Single stitch – sc 

Double stitch – dc

Popcorn stitch – 4 dc into the next ch space, remove hook from working loop and insert hook through top of first of the 4 dc, pick up working loop and draw loop through the top of first sc. 

Ch 6 – join with a sl st to the first chain to form a ring 

Ch 1 – sc 8 in the ring – turn 

Ch 5 – *dc in next sc, ch 2* repeat 6 more times – turn 

Sl st into the 2 ch gap – popcorn stitch in the next 2 ch gap (ch 3 as the first dc), ch3 – *popcorn stitch, ch 3* repeat 5 more times – turn

Ch 4 – *4 dc in the next 3ch gap, ch1* repeat 5 times – dc in the top of the last popcorn stitch – turn

Sl st into the 1 ch gap – ch 3, 2 dc into the same 1 ch gap – *ch 2, dc in the next 1 ch gap, ch 1, dc into the same 1 ch gap, ch 2, 3 dc in the next 1 ch gap, ch 3, 3dc in the same 1 ch gap* repeat once – ch 2, dc in the next 1 ch gap, ch 1, dc into the same 1 ch gap, ch 2, 3 dc in the next 1 ch gap

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The last round sounds a bit complicated but it’s what makes the shape of the hexagon and you do get the hang of it pretty fast πŸ™‚ 


Hopefully I have all my blocks joined next week πŸ™‚ 

X

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Wolf and crow – projects update

Hello lovely readers! 

This week is no different from last week, I’m just so busy it’s insane! I did a little progress on my January cross stitch from the snowflower diaries, I stitched the crow and it’s very cute πŸ™‚ 


I’ve also found what to make for my goddaughter, I’m making her a little wolf amigurumi from Moon Sweet Collection (free pattern). Here it is so far. 


I also have the legs and tail but haven’t attached them yet. 

I hope you’re all having a smashing week πŸ˜‰ 

X

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Let’s get cosy, shall we?Β 

Happy Wednesday!

This week is a short one due to Easter and I’m extra glad about it! I may have set unrealistic goals for March (or I may have been a bit lazy this month ^^) but the fact is that I really need to get several of my crafting projects finished. I have done lots on my poke-alphabet already this week and I can’t wait to show you all I’ve done on Friday. 

I have made really good progresses on my teapot cosie though, and I will enter it at the Brookfield show in May. I’m pretty excited and pretty nervous as well as this will be my first craft show πŸ™‚ 

Without further ado, here it is!

crocheted some leaves that I attached to the cosie

  

some embroidered roses make for a nice bouquet

  

view from above, I still have a lot to do to cover the whole pot!

  

closer view of the pansies. And some extra leaves to add some green

 
I hope you guys like it and if you have suggestions for more flowers or if you know of a pattern you love, let me know πŸ™‚

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Emma

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