Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Old and new - WOYWW

Well, we have had another busy week with lots of crafty activity and fun.

On my desk you can see the gorgeous table linens and vintage mats which I bought at the local car boot. The fine, hand embroidered one at the top left is lovely - I just might keep that one as a little treasure. The rest of the white bits are just oddments and some are looking tatty so they will be used for crafting. I have already shared some with T. on our fun day Monday. I just love all the old hand made lace and crochet.

Now the crochet on the right is something else!!!!!
Wipso found a fab pattern on a friend's blogsite for African flowers and of course being the clever thing she is, she has made loads of scrumptious ones for a little blanket.

Now -I can crochet - nothing too fancy of course - so I thought I would give it a go - ha!!!
It took me four attempts to get one flower more or less right.
Then I was on a roll...lol.

I made four (there they are, above, all creamy pink and lilac). I thought I could give them to Wipso to add to her stash for the blanket.

Wrong!!!!!
When I took them to show her, I realised the error of my ways!! I used a size larger needle and mine turned out HUGE!! Well, at least it meant that I could see what I was doing and make sure the pattern was right. Unfortunately, there is no way they will fit with Wipso's so.......

Has anyone a good idea for using LARGE African flowers!!!

Apart from knitting and crochet, I have helped Wipso (she with the poorly eye). We have made hats and waistcoats - designing and making the patterns and then running them up together. We make a flippin' good team!!!
I have also added my latest "dumflings" to the blog shop and I am rather pleased with them. Pop over to Sisters Crafty Creations if you want to browse our shelves for cards, gifts, pictures etc.
So thats about it.......

Short and sweet today as I am going walking. Thanks for dropping in - lovely to hear from you - please leave a comment and hopefully, I will whiz round and visit all 120 WOYWWers over the next day or two.

If you want to join in with Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday then hop over to Julia's blog and have fun!

33 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's always fun to drop by your blog, Twiglet. I had to laugh about the flowers. You can use them as a demo because the stitching is so large (grin). I'll be laughing about that all morning. Not AT you, but WiTH you! I'm sure Wipso was still pleased. Have a happy and downsized WOYWW.

Wipso said...

Hehehe we do make a good team....your eyes and my expertise eh? I'm sat here chuckling about your blog with tears streaming down my face from this b**** eye of mine!
A x

Mummylade said...

wow, that fabric looks gorgeous. I want that too!

Candace said...

Loving the colours of your crochet flowers, so pretty

hugs Can x

Helen said...

Have a great day walking then. Love the african flowers, I saw some on another blog too, somewhere deep in cyberspace!! I am sure you'll find something to do with them.

Hels Sheridan said...

Loving the crocheting.. wish I could do that .. actually, my knitting looks more holey than crocheting LOL

Gez said...

Only 4 attempts to get it right I'm impressed!! Hexagonals always get the better of me. Have a lovely walk.xx

silverpebble said...

I am intrigued by your acronyms - what is WOYWW? Do tell.

Bigger than anticipated or not, your African violets are divine.

mckinkle said...

Your african flowers are beautiful, clearly they were the parents of the bunch being bigger than Wipso's!

Hope you enjoy your walk and that it's not too hot!

Keryn x

joey said...

Hiya

oooh lots of gorgeous things you have found, I must say I love those african flowers! beautiful work lol I think I would have got something wrong whilst making them, maybe you could start your own blanket off?

Joey.xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

You do make a good team. The flowers made me laugh - it wouldn't occur to me about needle sizes and to be honest, from where I sit, they look pretty similar to Wipso sizes - how would you know!!

Paula Gale said...

oh no - shame about the flowers - thats it then - make a load more the same and make your own blanket!!! yours will probably end up being finished first being bigger pieces and all that - or is it that they take longer cos they are bigger that Wipso can get through more... i think we need a mathematician of the job!!!

Paula x x x

happy walking - no falling!!!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The flowers look great Jo :) You could make them into a bag. Love the lace stuff
Anne xx

Darcy said...

gorgeous finds, I do love bit or antique linen. I would sew those flowers onto the side of a knitted or felt hat.

Spyder said...

The weather's fabulous and so, with any luck, I'll leave my messy-ness just as it is and go out!! Love every thing you do, even your lovely little flowers. Thanks for the snoop! have a crafty day!!
(Lyn)

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Hope you enjoyed your walk - love the crochet. It's not just for grannys, you know.... :)

Mary Anne

Pam said...

Crochet Flowers mmmm, a few months ago a friend and I went shopping and she bought some red shoes so decided she wanted a flower broach bt couldn't find one. So I thought I can crochet not done any for years but its just like riding a bike you never forget; crochet hook and wool are now hidden well out of site in a cardboard box!!!!!

Hugs Pam

Linda Elbourne said...

I hope you enjoyed your walking ... the farthest I get at the moment is the car at the bottom of the drive :0)

Foil Play said...

Your flowers are lovely - hope you find a use for them :-)

Chrissie said...

Makes me think that I should try the old crochet again! I wonder if I'd manage it?????
These look great.
Chrissie

Nancy said...

Love your vintage finds, got to love a carboot.

Thanks for sharing

KS

Handmade with Love said...

Your crocheted flowers look gorgeous!Its hard to tell how big they are but could you sew them onto a scarf or add to some ribbon and make a handbag accessory with it? Good Luck! Tracey x

Paper and Ribbons said...

You are good at finding little bits and pieces! Could you sew the flower petal edges together to make a mat?

LadyBug said...

your africa flowers look great. make a few more of them and turn them into a cushion cover :) loving those old lace table mats!!! they remind me of my nans house when I was little she had them everywhere and something simlilar on the back of each chair :)

Ikki said...

You make me wish I had a sister - you seem to have such fun together. Hope you enjoyed your walk. ikki

Jensters said...

How i wish i had a sister like your.....anyhow your not aloud to use that word CROCHET i still havnt managed it yet.

Thistleblue said...

lovely looking bargains there, thanks for sharing.

hugs
Michelle
xx

Tracey said...

Oh No, but a least your an expert now! Hope you enjoyed your walk.
xx

Kayla coo said...

Hello,
Thank you so much for your kind comment,I have not seen mag yet!
I love your bird below in needlefelt it's so beautifully made.
M x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW i love the flowers. Crochet Hmmmmm not my forte! We made a blanket for Jake when he was a baby making wee flowers too but Mum ended up doing almost all of it cause I was rubbish!!! Hope you have a lovely weekend, Sorry its taken till Fri to get round but life is getting in the way this week, HAzelxox

韋于倫成 said...

在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」.........................

Shropshire Suz said...

Flowers look small to me hehehe using doubled DK yarn and a size 6 mm hook right now..l like things that grow quickly hehe
Enjoy the walk
Hugs Suz x

Chrissie said...

Those flowers looks fab, how about putting them in a bunch on the side of a hat? I have a vision of a cloche type creation!
Chrissie