Hello everyone, how has your week been?, I have been so busy crafting all week and have made some wonderful projects, I have been so excited to share them with you, so lets get started:
After seeing a lovely fish hat on Libbys blog I decided to design and crochet one also - here it is below
Made for a newborn
Below I made a hat and matching pram blanket for my cousin who is due a little girl any day now
I also tried my hand at some filet crochet, by making this heart! it was very easy and quick to do - the video can be found here LINK
I have also been shopping, and as everyone knows I love all things floral so in Primark I got myself two lovely tops
I have also been very busy on my sewing machine and have sewn the following:
My Summer Floral Skirt
I got the material from the lovely shop PippaBlue, I love this shop so much, and was very proud of my skirt, I wore it on Saturday and got many compliments!
My "for her" Patchwork Blanket
Patchwork sewing machine mat with pockets
Talking about sewing machines I want to share with you a longing I have had for so long, I have always wanted to own a old singer machine - the black metal one! so many people own them and have them on display, and I always thought - If I had one I would have it on show in my future craft room,anyway my mother in law Elizabeth heard about this and this morning gave me a lovely gift of this:
A Singer Featherweight 221
When my husbands grandparents got married they moved to America, My husbands grandmother, Angela who was only 22 at the time received this machine from her aunt Mary over there it was 1960, it turns out her aunt had had the machine for years but had never used it as she was "keeping it", Angela worked hard with this machine, making clothing for her children, when they returned to Ireland the machine was sent with their belongings by boat as the family took the plane home to Ireland, Years later Angela gave the machine to her daughter Elizabeth who then knowing my love for them - gave it to me today... and guess what? It still works, I have decided to get it serviced though to make sure it stays in good condition, after looking into it we found out the machine itself was made in 1951, isnt it beautiful!
I am currently crocheting a project from the book Crochet that fits by Mary Jane Hall and was delighted when I saw she had featured me here LINK
Oh yes and my PIF package will be going out to Andrea from lushstuff! I will contact you, Andrea for your address and will send it to you ASAP, so far I have 5 packages to send this week!! and I have been delayed so much in sending out three for months, two to England and the other to New York but I promise those packages WILL be sent!!
now I will finish with this video that my husband took of me while I was sleeping, how cute is my pretty kitty Hope?