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The Craft Room

OK, this one isn so new as I made one before, right back when I learnt to crochet at the start of the year (see here), but I just finished another one, and it is a bag, so I figure I can add it to my bag list : )

This one is for my niece birthday in a few weeks time. She saw the one I made my sister and requested one of her own for her birthday.

It actually a little bit smaller than the original. I misread the pattern at the very beginning so there were fewer stitches in each round, but since it for a little person anyway we just pretend that I did that on purpose!

One finished owl bag ready to wrap and post : )

It been a long time coming, but finally, I finished my blanket : )

I started this one for a charity project Hook Up With The Crafty Bums. can read more about it on the Crafty Bums blog, or join in the chat and see photos of other blankets so far on the Hook Up Facebook page.

It was a good excuse to try out the crochet diagonal pattern I been given a link to. It on a French blog but translated into English here. It actually pretty easy once you get started as you doing the same thing over and over til you get to the middle and then decreasing the same over and over until you get to the end. The worst bit is towards the centre. The rows get really long and it gets really tedious, and it feels like it will never end. It a bit like a steam train chugging up a really steep hill and towards the top it goes so slowly it hilfiger uk almost stops, but then when you reach the top it starts to go f hilfiger uk aster and faster until you get to the end!

Changing colour every row also leads to a lot of ends. A lot! So to save me sewing in millions of ends I was left with I chose to add a border instead t hilfiger uk hat did the job for me.

I glad it finally finished and I looking forward to seeing it alongside all the other pretty blankets donated : )

This is my creation of Hoot from ABC4Kids Giggle and Hoot!

Whilst we found most children TV in Australia to be the same as the UK, Giggle and Hoot were new to us and W has become a big Hoot fan!

I so pleased with how he turned out he great : )

I found the pattern for him on another blog here. It was actually finding this pattern online at the end of last year that made me say I have to have another go at crochet as I need to make it!

I got another owl half made I can wait to hilfiger uk see the two of them together!!

Having to post Easter gifts my nieces and nephew from overseas this year means they got to be non edible, so after much thinking and internet browsing I came across these to make little baskets just big enough to fit a few little Easter eggs, and something they can play with with their dolls/dinosaurs after.

Aren they pretty!

I made them one each and one for W, all in their favourite colours.

Of course it wouldn be right to photograph them without the eggs in (I send some money for eggs to refill them once they arrive), so I might have just had a mini Easter egg feast, maybe .

Today I had my first bash at blocking, which I told is the art of turning your wibbly wobbly crooked stuff into the shape it meant to be a kind of “you will be this shape whether you like it or not” technique.

The project I blocking is going to be a present for Mother Day, so I keen to get it finished and in the post asap. It going to be a Happy Flower Decoration, and I used this tutorial from Attic24 to make it. So I set about with a towel and some pins straightening the once curly and cactus looking thing into a nice straight flower and stem with leaves.

Next came the fun part PVA glue! In true Art Attack/Mister Maker stylee, no homemade project is complete without PVA glue and it abilitly to stiffen/coat/ dry clear. I went out to the shops this morning especially to get some. I should perhaps have continued reading the instructions a bit further and noted I was also meant to have a paintbrush but oh well, I wasn putting it off any longer so the nozzle on the glue bottle and my fingers would just have to do!