I’m (still) a stress buyer

So there are even more new goodies to show off!

Firstly, my love of Doctor Who had to be recognised so I ordered a box from Twisted Yarns Store on Etsy, which included candles:

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A sticker of the ninth Doctor, which I’ve misplaced (not too gutted – he’s not my Doctor).

Some stitch markers:

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And some pretty, pretty sock yarn minis:

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It was the blue that really sold me. It’s so deep and Tardis-y and gorgeous.

I treated myself to a couple of pin badges, then found a few more while sorting my extensive jewellery collection, so my crafty bag now looks like this:
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I don’t think I’ve shared a project bag I got from Clara Rose Crafts on Etsy so here it is:

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It came with stitch markers attached and a cool freebie!

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There were also some less exciting but useful items, like more T-pins and some fancy blocking combs. No idea if that’s what they’re actually called, but that’s what they remind me of.

That’s everything I’ve ordered during lockdown (at the moment) so that’ll be my last happy mail for a while. Better get back to using up some stash!

Hannah

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Leftovers

In my rush to get the Lego blanket finished on time I left out the ring of bricks around the edge that I had planned.

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But that decision was made after I’d finished making all the bricks, plus a few extras because apparently I can’t count, so I had 48 Lego bricks all stacked up on the sofa with nowhere to go. What to do with them?

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The stacks were actually slightly smaller than this

There was always frogging, but I couldn’t bear the thought of 1. undoing all my work and 2. adding 48 little scrap balls back into my stash. I had to use them for something. So of course I made a baby Lego blanket!

It was a bit on the small side with just a sc border so I went for an extension of the bobble stitches again, which had the added bonus of using up some of the extra Rose Red I ordered after my yarn mix-up.

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Now it’s just the right size, and I have to decide what to do with it. It’s far too pretty to go to the cat charity (and I don’t know if they’d accept the bobbles), but I can’t think of any friends having a baby any time soon. Any suggestions?

Hannah

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March Review 2019

Yes I’m a bit late with this, but hands up who’s surprised. Nobody? Okay, let’s get on with it!

The Lego blanket took over a lot of March, and I don’t just mean on my blog. I made those bricks at choir, during my lunch break, in bed, while walking, in a pub, in the bath, on a train, basically every moment I was awake and not using my hands for something else.

It was totally worth it to see my Dad’s reaction when he opened it.

Aside from that I didn’t get much finished; most of my WIP list is big projects that are going to take weeks, if not months, of work. There was progress on Roses for Grandma

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And Havana

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And Flax Light

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But the only other FO was my mothers day card.

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I did pick up a new hobby though when I tried and instantly fell in love with needle felting.

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So even though my WIP list didn’t change much at all, I had a really busy, productive month and ended up with a few makes that I’m super proud of. I’m not sure anything will ever top my Lego blanket!

In April I’m hoping to start joining Roses for Grandma together, and do some more needle felting to make sure my bunny wasn’t just beginner’s luck. It would be good to finish off my dragon amigurumi as well, but we’ll see.

How was your March? Any exciting plans for April? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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Happy Mothers Day

My Mum doesn’t like receiving big, fancy, or expensive presents, for any occasion. We’re actually not allowed to give her anything but a card for her birthdays. But I very much enjoy giving presents to people, especially when I just know they’re going to love it. So I have to get creative (literally) when it comes to Mum.

I always make her card myself so even without a gift, I’ve spent time and effort on something special. This year I went for a super cute catty card designed by Eleonora of Coastal Crochet.

I don’t know why my camera picked up those glue lines, they weren’t visible in real life…

The original design is in very bright hot colours, but blue is Mum’s favourite colour and forget-me-nots are a reminder of Grandma (her mum) so I went with that instead. I also had a much smaller card base, or maybe much thicker yarn, so I had to turn the card landscape and just use a few flowers.

I still like it though.

I hope all the mums out there had a happy Mothers Day!

Hannah

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