Sunday, 24 February 2013

A Creative Feast....

This week I have decided to share a  feast of photos with you  : all the little projects I have been working on lately- hope they inspire you- Enjoy!

Little valentines parcels I made for each member of my household. Caramel-centred chocolate hearts. I put them into little purple baggies tied with a crochet heart. And then put them  into recycled envelopes with a sparkly text heart and jute bow and added a printed  message that says: "you are loved".

I made these bright cushions to cheer up the bench on the veranda (porch).

I painted these tiny mixed media canvasses (10x10cm) .  Wish you could see all the lovely layers and the great texture which doesn't show up on the photos. (These are for sale)

I love this little crocheted owl and decided he looked very nice in this wire cage- so thats his new home. He seems very happy there :o)  You can find the tutorial to make these owls HERE

More recycled food cans - now fun pencil tins

Some quick crocheted cross bookmarks.

My latest scrapbook page - done with artist's gesso. (photo still to be added to the page).

A small crochet cushion cover made with 100% hand-spun cotton yarn. I added some flowers made with 100% bamboo yarn.

A crochet throw that I am working on, using a yarn called Bambi (blend of 70% cotton and 30% bamboo). It has a beautiful hand-spun texture and is hand-dyed in SA. (Available from WOOLHOGS)

My friend, Helen, showed me how to do the crochet ripple pattern which I have been wanting to try out for ages. This was the sample piece I did to learn the stitch. I will be making it into a cushion cover sometime soon - WATCH THIS SPACE :o)

And this is the winter blanket that I have started on using the ripple pattern. WHAT WAS I THINKING when I chose those colours you ask?  I really just dont know!!!  But I am hoping they will grow on me!  (The red is actually more of a wine red although it looks very fire-engine red on this photo and the colour that looks grey is actually taupe.)

And THAT is what I have been up to in the last few weeks in case you were  wondering :o)
I hope that you have been creative and productive too.  Please leave a comment and let me know what creative "mischief" you've been up to.....

much love

"MAKE all you can, SAVE all you can, GIVE all you can."
-John Wesley-


Teresa Jaye said...

WOW! so much fun crafty goodness to share! I love your little canvases and the owl in the bird cage is adorable! I am still smitten by your crocheted hearts, and LOVE the bright colors of the blanket made of crocheted squares.


You are SO creative sweetie - and so inspiring that I have already bought a book for my journal, and have got out my tunisian knitting hook to get started on my throws for the two new sofas we bought.

It looks like I need to make that trip to Dundee for some more inspiration ... how far are you from Durban?

Thanks for sharing!

Jen Leeflang

Dianna said...

Oh my have been a busy little bee! Love love love your owl especially. Thanks so much for all that you share!