No Maypole dancers this weekend, far too cold and rainy. So we snuggled inside and ate chocolate eclairs instead. As my crochet love is at full tilt at the moment I made sure I found a bit of time for hooking away some new ideas.
I've had these pillowcases for an age, but I've never got round to making them perfectly so. Then all of sudden on Sunday I felt the need to decorate them.
If you're interested in making your own up then this is what I did. I used Rowan cotton 4ply on a 3.5mm hook. First I blanket stitched all the way around the opening of the pillowcase. Then I worked 2 dc into each of the blanket stitches to give a foundation to work the pattern into.
I used a basic shell pattern for the teal one and picot for the peachy one. Once that was all done I felt very happy. Little Bun was concerned they were for selling and was very happy when I told her they're for keeping. Most definately for keeping as this one looks great on Eldest Bun's bed along with the cushion I've given to her.
We spent the best part of Sunday moving furniture around in her room and making it more grown-up. I've also swapped my kitchen table desk for her chest of drawers so she can sit and draw by her window at last. Decorating will have to wait for another day as we're trying to sort out the exact shade of white she wants - discussions ongoing.
Other hooky things I've been fiddling with this weekend are a large granny cushion and a few shapes to hang around here and there.
I have quite a few stitchy and patchy ideas floating around my head at the moment. They need to be made real soon so I can see and touch them.
In fact I'd better get a wiggle on as it's not long now before our second Pick 'n' Mix Makers Market and I want to have some of these ideas on my stall.
It hasn't been all cosy and snuggly this weekend, we did a spot of outside too. Little Bun went on a boat for a couple of hours today with six other kids for a birthday party. It rained off and on, so hoods up and off we went to walk around the lake to watch our small pirates.
Lets hope for a spot of sun for the next May bank holiday.