Wednesday, 31 July 2013

My bee hive blanket so far.

For the last few months I have been working on my beehive blanket. It is made up of 60 unique hexagons each 3 times 2 rounds of double crochet done with a 4mm hook. I would share the pattern but I can't seem to find it.

The other day I finally finished the last round on the last piece, so many hours have gone into this already. I got all the ends tucked in and then laid them all out to decide on where each should go. I have started to sew them together now and have 9 done. There is still a lot of work to go but its already looking good, can't wait to have it all done.

It was meant to be my summer blanket and if I'm lucky it still may see the end of summer. Hope you like too, soon I will share with you the bee to match and the finished blanket.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The end of challenges

Let me talk about my challenges and why I am stopping them. I started the challenges to help me get out and do more, to end the boredom of my every day life. But since January this year I have found my self a perfect little group of friends called the afternoon tea society. Lately I have felt that my challenges have become lame like I'm scraping the barrel for ideas, but its not that I'm not making new things or doing kool stuff, just that my challenges don't reflect that. 

So I'm ending the challenges and will just be sharing what I have made and done. Like my crocheted crochet kit, my new strawberry dress, my home made cream tea day and my new blanket set. I have a lot I'm making and doing and I want too share what I love.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Week 28

I want a new bag, I bought a couple of fat quarters the other day while picking up yarn and elastic and have decided I want a new cute bad, not sure what I want to use it for but I will work that out during the week and make it this weekend. 

Animal crossing dress

I have been wanting a mint green and chocolate brown dress for ages now. I just love the combination, so it was an easy choice for what dress to make. A yoked dress with long sleeves. And here it is:

I'm looking forward to getting the qr code machine so I can get some of the kool clothes I have seen posted here:

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Week 27

Week 27, another challenge. I am totally addicted to animal crossing at the moment, the new one came out and me and my partner fell so in love with it that we bought me a 3ds xl just so we could both play. My town is looking nice and my house is coming along nicely. 

So I think I want a animal crossing based challenge, but challenging me to pay off something or build something is not going to work. So I think I should challenge me to design a outfit. I have seen some lovely clothes designed and posted all over the place and I'd like to have a go. 

I'm not sure yet what theme too go with or what kinds of clothes to do but I will have a think. All I know is that it must be cute, like me :-) 

Frozen yoghurt pops, wk 26

So this weeks challenge was to make a frozen healthy snack. I have a bit of a sweet tooth and I know its not good for me. So I have a non sugar based treat in the flat I decided to make some yoghurt pops. 

I don't think I did very well, they look good but I'm not sure I like the taste. 

It was a busy weekend with me and my partner celebrating being together for 8 years, time really fly's. We went out for the day Monday and it wasn't till I was on my way home that I had a chance to buy some yoghurt. 

I got fat free yoghurt and it tastes a little sharp to me. I put in some pineapple chunks and they where kinda nice, they where a little chewy which I liked. 

If I try this again I want to use a better yoghurt, maybe put the pineapple in the blender for a bit and mix in the yoghurt. Maybe some smaller chunks too. 

Not my best project but at least I did it in time. Will try other ideas and share in time.