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


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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
Angella

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






3 comments:

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.

THE BLUEBERRY BEAR said...

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!

Love
Jen Leeflang

Dianna said...

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