March went so quickly, don’t you think, or was it just me! I guess because I have been so busy, with work the family and of course crafting. I spent a lot of time preparing for a Crafting workshop I was invited to take part in. A new concept for our area ‘Speed Crafting’! The idea was that five crafters would put on mini workshops or taster sessions with a small project that could be completed in 20 mins. If the project could not be completed in that time, no worries, people could take the project home to finish later.
Isn’t this pretty, looks like a basket of little bows..
So 50 tickets were sold therefore lots of yarn winding and kits to be made for the little flower hanger ,I had decided to make. Just one little flower and a few leaves, keep it nice and simple I thought. A smaller and greatly scaled down version of the larger heart hanging I made a little while back.
The evening was a great success although really hard work! We had five sessions of 20-30 mins with 8-10 ladies at a time. The wine was flowing ( for the customers that is!) I really could have done with some myself !
Three flower version , then scaled down again to one flower – but still pretty.
A big lesson learnt for me, was that when wine and a pretty project is presented to a group of ladies, they are determined to complete the project whether they can crochet or not! Boy we had our work cut out! Haha. Those of you who have taught crochet understand that even holding a hook for the first time can be a challenge for some. I was so pleased I had coaxed my lovely daughter Jenny to come and help me on the night (although under the illusion she thought she would be manning the glueing station). She rose to the challenge nicely although the comments ..”Never Again” were heard to be muttered now and again. Another is being planned for the Christmas market (don’t tell Jenny) …. hmmm will have to think long and hard for that one.
International Diploma in Crochet Samples Update:
My samples were returned from my assessor with marks ranging from Excellent to Very Good Indeed. Yay! Although my re-submission of No. 8 -A square of raised double rib, failed again! Why is it the ones that seem to be simple give you the most trouble. Apparently I only had my rib on one side of the swatch instead of both sides, but at least I know I am on the right track eh! Time to get on with some more swatches, more hair pin lace and buttons!
One sided Rib! Still pretty though right?
I may be showing my age now, but when I was little my Nanna would make these beautiful doilies for the dressing table and any other surface that required something pretty. Its what a lot of people think of, when you mention crochet.. along with Granny Squares of course!
This is one I still have that Nanna made, she never read patterns just made it up as you go along, how cool is that!
Today’s doilies have had a little bit of a makeover and there are some lovely patterns out there. I made these with 100% cotton , I’d like to think Nanna would have liked them, I certainly enjoyed making them . Hubby did ask what they were for though.. doh!
So until next time Happy Crocheting… and remember there is more daylight now, so more time to Crochet 😉