Monday, November 23, 2009

Shopping and Crochet

These are the three pieces of fabric I ordered from Earthgirl fabrics last Wednesday and they were in my mailbox on Friday. I have just looked at them and patted them so far but I will be washing and cutting soon. There is about to be a flurry of activity in the sewing room. Saturday Jindi's mum joined me on a trip to the Geelong Mad Quilters Hat Party - the exhibition for this year - there were lots of inspiring pieces there but sadly lots of signs telling visitors not to share on the internet. Sad that it has come to that - hope they have some of them displayed on their site as there were a lot of different styles and some amazing pieces displayed. What did I get - well there was a stall selling fabric and I just had to have a couple of pieces as a souvenier - right? This shop was Threadneedle from Daylesford - seems we may just need to go for a drive in the country sometime soon and check out all of her wares. I got the birdie fabric above in another colourway and the matching spots - should find a use for them sometime, either that or I can continue to just look at them they are so pretty. While I have been busy at the sewing machine, I can't show you yet as Nicola knows where to find me, I need to keep it as a surprise. So I played with some different threads last week and made a few crocheted ornaments, I'm too excitable and they have not been blocked yet but I made a lot of the stars which get displayed as a garland and then just one snowflake. Both designs are quick and easy.
The pattern for the stars is over at Royal Sisters and the snowflake I found on Fave Crafts website. There are two more snowflake designs on the pattern sheet that I need to try out.
The snowflake pattern calls for Crochet stiffener - yes it is an American pattern does anyone know of anything similar here?
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend.
Happy Crafting


Michelle (Shell) May said...

Love those crochet snowflakes. I think you can just starch them to make them stiffin.
bunny hugs,

clare's craftroom said...

They are all gorgeous ! Good shopping , lucky you .

Leahdis said...

Very sweet, love the snow flake, I may have to give it a try. I was just on Moonstars studio blog and she stiffend her stars with water and glue mix. Im gonna give it ago.

marina said...

gorgeous crochet stars!
lovely fabrics too.

Serenata said...

I've been making those stars as well! There is also a Christmas tree tutorial as well. Thanks for the link for the snowflakes. Will try that tomorrow.

teresa said...

Thanks for the link for the snowflakes.. they're lovely.. Don't do much crochet, but they're too nice not to give them a try.

Cybele's patch said...

The fabrics are gorgeous. Oh and I think I am falling in love with your snowflakes.

smilernpb said...

Hints are good, you know!


Cubby House Crafts said...

Love your crochet! Its nice to do a bit a crochet and have a break from other craftwork! Lisa