It was my eldest niece’s birthday this week and she was thrilled with the cushion I made her using Attic 24‘s Blooming Flower pattern based on a vintage pot holder design. I’d already made a pot holder using this technique for my mum (you can see it here),
Here’s my cushion.
I was pretty pleased with it, even if I got halfway through and realised I should have used a slightly smaller hook! Nevermind, I made the cushion a plain polycotton cover in dark blue to go under the crochet cover and that seemed to help. I didn’t want any of the white of the cushion itself showing through, and the cushion pad itself wasn’t exactly of the sturdiest construction anyway. I think the dark blue peeping through really helps bring out the colours of the yarn, so maybe it all worked out for the best.
The yarn I used was Drops Muskat, a DK mercerised cotton that I seem to be using for everything at the moment!
I finally got round to making up my Granny triangle bunting over the weekend. I made the pieces weeks ago but they needed to be blocked so there they sat until I felt suitably motivated.
And last but not least…
I’ve had an order through my Folksy shop for two of my beaded doilies! I was surprised to see that it was an international order as I assumed that Etsy would be more popular that Folksy with overseas customers. Initially I set up both an Etsy shop and a Folksy shop, but it’s a bit of a pain to list everything twice. I’m thinking that maybe I should just focus on the Folksy site and let the listings on Etsy lapse.
Drop by Handmade Harbour to check out what other crafty peeps have been up to on Handmade Monday!