Monday, 1 August 2011

Crochet and colours

Hello lovely bloggers, I hope that you enjoyed this lovely weekend and Monday of sunny of weather it's so nice to have a bit of a U turn from that cold rainy spell.

It has been a few weeks since my last post but among other things I have been indulging in my new found crochet fixation...

I have finally finished my 'amigurumi' chick -  think I am getting used to the keeping count of stitches when following the patterns now (found it a bit tricky at first). And above is a pic of the amigurumi mouse that I made - it's a very good beginners project and quick to make once you have learnt the basic stitches. It's a good job I have a new baby niece to make things for - brilliant excuse! ;)

My first granny square! So chuffed about this as I always used to look at granny squares in awe as they look very difficult to make (not when you know how! :) mind you, I think I would need to check the 'how to' book again when I do my next one, heheh.

Next on my project list is a phone holder for my new phone which I received a couple of weeks ago. Found this pattern in a old crochet magazine with tea stains on it...

Think I might use these colours...

Spotted a red strawberry in the pot this morning... wish I had a few more though.

Had a look through one of my fave websites - BBC Good Food, for some Strawberry recipes, and thought these Strawberry and Vanilla Shortcakes looks yummy (although don't think I could solely rely on my tiny supply of strawberries to make them). Might try them next weekend!

Also in the garden...after two years of waiting I actually have flowers on my passion flower tree! I love the way they have so much detail on them...

Can't wait until my chillis are fully grown. These ones look like they will be quite small but hopefully that means they will be hotter.

Must remember to keep watering them though the poor little blighters dry up quite quickly...

Enjoy the rest of your weeks!



  1. Great post Sarah, I love the mouse, chick and the granny square.
    The passion flower is so pretty I love these too!

  2. Yay, if you can crochet a granny square you can crochet anything!!

    The colours for your phone cover are lovely!!

    I keep meaning to get a passionflower, they do have the most amazing flowers....

    S x

  3. hepside çok güzel ve sevimli tebrikler..

  4. I love all your new stuff -wish I could crochet

  5. How cute is the chick?! Well done, you have definitely cracked crochet, I shall be coming to you for tips.

    All my strawberry plants died this winter, and even when I had them last year each strawberry which ripened was promptly eaten by the kids. Zac would eat the green ones too x

  6. clever,, neat, cute and wonderful work. x

  7. Love the crochet!I'm in the middle of my first granny blanket , and it really is addictive- you won't be making just one.... Laura x

  8. What a sweet little mouse! Good luck with your summer garden.

  9. i love the little chick very cute xx

  10. est trop mignon le canard!!!!!!!!!!!!! :O)
    Have a nice day !!
    xxx Maria xxx


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