A couple of weeks ago, I reserved
this zany book at the library
Ah, I so fell in love with this
so out came my wool &
my knitting needles
& some more wool was bought,
especially since Spotlight
had all yarn at 1/2
price for a day or two.
Then what should I see,
at Magpie Chic
Her dear Magpie Chic mum had just made her this : )
however..I find I am still positively crap
at knitting! So in the blink of an eye
the knitting needles
were sent away in disgrace
and my dear trusty crochet
hooks retrieved for service.
Phew... the book also has
patterns for crocheted flowers.
Here was a completed rose
flaunting itself shamelessly
atop a teapot.
Bit of a trick all this wool!
But that looks better!
I (we! Matt gave me a hand) lined this
old suitcase with this lovely old
so that now the suitcase is upcycled
& the yarn has a new home
Yes! I thought with relief, we can do this after all : )
I made up the body part & lined it with a wee
piece of lovely old green vintage blanket,
blanket stitched the two together
& attached the roses to the top..
now here's the trick..the instructions were odd
so I made a little blanket platform for the flowers
to sit on & blanket stitched around that edge too
so that eventually I ended up with this!
Vintage button to secure the front
as we don't want to be revealing
too much cleavage now do we!
I have also been making crocheted
flower brooches but I will have to save
that for another post!
I did however, find this lovely old
basket at the Sallies recently
It's in very good condition.
Plastic lined but no tears.
I have a feeling it has quite a bit of age on it.
What do you reckon?