I’ve been keeping myself busy with crochet and embroidery, I find both so relaxing and enjoyable. There is nothing quite like settling down with a cup of tea and embroidery.
I like to have a couple of different projects on the go at the same time as it stops me from getting bored. The downside of this is that I end up with an overwhelming sense of things that need to be completed! To help organise my thoughts and wish list, I’ve written a little list of things I’d like to start (or complete!)
1. Crochet a Granny Stripe blanket
Lucy from Attic 24 wrote this post waaaaaay back in 2010 but it is amazing so I am dusting it off to show to you all. It is the most beautiful, stripy blanket in the world.
Source: Attic 24
Oh the colours! They are so pretty! I think Lucy has the best eye for picking a selection of colours that just ooze into one another.
Anyway, I think this blanket is pretty awesome and it is definitely high up on my list of things to accomplish.
2. Baby embroidery
My eldest sister is having a baby this week (if he arrives on time!) As a present for the family I’m going to stitch up an embroidery hoop for them as a keepsake. I haven’t decided whether it’ll be a general family tree or one specifically about the baby’s arrival. Either way I better hurry up!
By the way, don’t you think that this embroidery piece is just so lovely?
Source: The Mother Lode
3. Embroider a sampler
Is embroider the proper term to use? I don’t know! I’m going to have a lovely sampler stitched up to hang in our ‘office’ that also is used for my craft workshop. I think this pretty sampler by Bari J.Ackerman will look perfect! I like that it showcases a range of stitches (it’ll also help me to remember what they are!)
Source: We Love French Knots
4. Crochet a family of gnomes
I’ve only done a couple of bits of crochet so far, mostly easy stuff so this will be my first real challenge! Aren’t they adorable?!
5. Felt lavender teabags
I really like working with felt. You can make some really lovely things using felt, and you can get a million and one different colours! I saw this how-to aaaaaaaaaages ago but am yet to get stitching. Putting it up on here is my motivation to do it! Once again Lupin from Bugs and Fishes has shared a lovely how-to for lavender tea bags:
Source: Bugs and Fishes
These tiny treats will make great handmade Christmas gifts and I can’t wait to get making!
What crafty projects have you got planned? Do you have a to do list that you want to share with me?