When it comes to my usual crochet I like bright colours and tend to keep to circles and squares. But with my friend’s birthday I enjoyed doing something out of my “crochet comfort zone” and reached for calmer natural colours (which she prefers) and I used this pattern to make a heart shaped decoration. At least I intended to make a heart shape decoration, which turned out to NOT be a very defined “heart” I also managed to struggle along the way and improvised a lot and got quite stressed as my time was running out… But overall the colour and shape change was quite refreshing and since then I’ve been itching to use calmer colours again.
Recently I found myself between first week of school nursery (with my older son) and terrible two’s kicking in with my younger son, which made for a crazy, busy and extremely tiring week. If I could only wave a white flag and surrender… I would have done it daily. But starting the second full week of nursery and terrible two’s- with a beautiful, full of sunshine Monday morning felt a lot more manageable and I am very grateful for that. It’s funny that I could deal a lot better with stressful days and weeks at work, but my own little tiny children have super powers to break me in minutes!
Last week required a lot of my focused attention and I didn’t get up to much crafting, but here are a couple of little things I made:
I really like african flower motif, and it was nice to take quick 15 minutes, while boys watched “Thomas” to learn it. I want to use it in a tiny house decorating project.
And here are photos I took on two of our trips to National trust places. I love those natural beautiful vibrant colours!
It kind of looks like a mandala…
It’s been over three years since I made this baby blanket for new born Jonah and then to be used by Noah.
Granny square blankets are brilliant as every square is like a separate little project and it’s so exciting to put them all together to make a woolly cosiness for a little baby. Now it’s time for a new granny square blanket or rather a throw to cover a bare Ikea armchair… I started this morning and this is my first square…. many squares to come and I’m hoping that finding a little bit of time to make one little square will be easier then getting on with a big project.