Le Challenge – Blossom

*Waves* anyone still around? It’s been while I know I’m sorry! Today I’m popping in to share something new…

Crochet Daisy Bookmark ReadingYes I’ve actually finished something! Using crochet if you can believe it…. A Daisy Bookmark which took me an entire AFTERNOON to do but worth it as I’m always losing bookmarks and I needed to brush up on my skills for some commissions I need to get my ass into gear to work on!

Crochet Daisy Flower Reading BookIt is almost too pretty to use! The book props are a bit random… but they are 2 I’ve just finished reading and 2 that are being started imminently and do you want to know a funny thing? For my birthday this week… I now have a Kindle which almost negates the need for a bookmark…

Linking up this baby to Le Challenge as the theme is Blossom and linkingĀ  inwith the daisy blossom and my blossoming skills (ha ha). Le Challenge if you are not aware of it is run by the lovely Lucy and Nat where on a monthly basis there is chance for any crafter to link up to a theme, show off your makes and possibly win a gift certificate.

I’m going to try and be around a bit more often as I keep meaning to catch up on the books I’m reading and look another piece of shocking news for you………….. I’m SEWING!!! It has been awhile since I’ve had some enthusiasm and energy but I think it’s coming back…

Woodland Owl Hedgehog FabricCan a clever monkey guess what this might be?? I just need to find a cute owl button to finish it off…

 

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Inspiring or taking up space?

Books that is. How many do you currently have on your shelf and how many do you actually use?

Tidying up the flat this week I attempted to put all my craft related books in one place.

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Well.. almost! There are some good books in there which I’ve been recommended or gone oooh over. Some that was given to me and some that were complete impulse buys… knitted cats and kittens for example. I can only knit a basic ruffle scarf so why did I feel the need to have it?!

The patchwork ones are probably what I’ve used the most. Absolutely love the fresh take on designs from Katy Jones. This block for example I made as part of a birthday present a couple weeks ago. Don’t you just love it?

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Apologies for the rubbish photo my camera was hiding at the time. I think my aim over the summer is to use these books more and do some more projects for me! Oh and finish my nephew’s quilted playmat (start even).

There’s a couple of projects on the go already from these books and some ones I randomly made my own design up. If you follow me on instagram you might even see sneaky peeks!

Hannah.x