Thursday, February 2, 2012
Mousehole Village crafting~
Right now, the crickets are starting up for the evening. Its the chorus of Summer~.... You know that time of year when it is really hot and the kids play out until late. You are figuring out what to cook for dinner and the heat in the kitchen is causing you to just cut open a watermelon and hand that out and pray that nobody wants anything else~! I have had three projects on the go keeping me busy. Thrilled to have them conquered before Winter this year. Two quilts and a crocheted knee blanket for those cold Winter days. I have not used patterns. I happened upon a see through square in the shops one day and was told to cut exactly that size....yes I know I am a quilters nightmare. Its been tough using such warm fibers in this heat. I used pure cotton for the quilts, backed with bamboo and cotton fleece. Its heavenly soft. The yellow bright quilt is mine and I made the bright reds, turquoises and yellow's etc for Olivia's room. All I did for her quilt was cut lengths of fabric strips and sewed them together. A bright bedroom for Winter just seems so much more inviting. I used merino for this blanket and it too is just so soft and heavy. It is my first crocheting project and its just bumpy, lumpy and perfect~! even my little white fluffy dog loves it..
I hope homemade projects are filling your home. Cozy, comforting and an experience that will be remembered by those making it and those little ones wearing them...
A beautiful perfumed rose from my garden ....capturing the beauty of Summer