Thursday, October 20, 2011

my creative space



I have been spying lovely garlands and necklaces around blogland and have been learning some different hooky ways late at night.  Consistency with tension and finishing off are my stumbling blocks.  Little bit like life really.  Wouldn't it be great to have a little crochet buddy to sit down and learn properly.



   Little bunting pieces that I think I will gift to my sister.  She has had a rough time of late.  We will stay a few days in Leura on the way home to be with her.  Think I might cry  when I see her.

Off to explore other creative peeps here.

p.s sorry I was meaning to include the star pattern was adapted from Panda "Summer Crochet" pattern book.  They had it made into a thong  (Aussie version that is). Mmm maybe  not for me.  Made with Panda 4ply cotton.  The bunting is simply made using double crochet (UK) and decreasing the stitch after each row.  Easy peasy.  The flower pattern were found at amazing Lucy's blog, Attic 24.

20 comments:

Felicity said...

I recognise Jill's lovely garland and am sure your gorgeous sister would love anything that you made for her.

Biggest of happy hugs,
xx

trudi@maudeandme said...

Both are so pretty.I love that motif you have used.
And I'm sure the bunting will bring a smile too along with the tears.

Catherine said...

I think you're doing a beautiful job with your crochet:) The star scarf around your neck looks lovely and such a pretty colour yarn. The bunting is sure to make your sister smile:) I hope she will be ok. xo

Maxabella said...

Both such lovely pieces, Jill. The scarf is really jewellery and you know what a fan I would be of that sweet bunting. I hope it cheers your sister up. x

Vic said...

Love, love, love the bunting, the colours are so sweet!

Miriam said...

These are both beautiful. I hope things improve for your sister. I'm sure your visit will be special

Sam-O said...

Gorgeee! I just cant crochet, one of my fingers hates it with a passion. I do do a little teeny mini crochet flowers on my embroidery needle at times, but thats as much as Mr finger can cope with!

Rie said...

Love the bunting, it's so cute & I'm sure your sister will adore it.

Have you tried to join a crochet group near you?? I joined a knitting group when I moved interstate & I love it!

Limar said...

Your star scarf/necklace is beautiful! And the bunting is so nice, hope it will cheer your sister up. Thanks for your visit and sweet comment :)

Lea said...

your scarf is lovely. beautiful job on the bunting too. your sister will love it, I'm sure.

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Jill they are both very cute items, the dottie angel colouring of the bunting is very pretty and the patterns of the scarf very clever. I am sure your sister will appreciate your TLC.

Vicki said...

Hi Jill,

Your creativity is becoming so unique. The bunting is really pretty and feminine, you have a good sense of colour and what goes with what. It's going to be lovely to watch your craft journey. Does your pulse quicken when you see a haberdashery store in a little country town?
I'm sorry about your sister, in tough times having a shoulder to lean on is the best thing. Your visit is probably coming at the right time plus a toddler running around always lifts a household, it'll be good.
Have a lovely day,
Vickixx

Kylie said...

Your crochet pieces are so fabulous! Love the delicate scarf and the bunting is super cool. Hope things get better for your sister :) Kx

p.s. so good to discover your blog! Sorry I missed it when you first started following mine ;)

Susana said...

Precioso¡¡¡

Blue and the Girl said...

I love the necklace - the colour you have chosen is very beautiful!! I enjoyed looking at your profile too (first time for me here) and found some common interests - Bach, Gillian Welch and The God of Small Things.... Love it!

Martta said...

Gorgeous bunting and so cheerful too! I'm sure your sister will love it.

Maria Rose said...

The bunting is great!!!

amylynne said...

Love the pretty garland necklace! Lol....you want a crochet buddy to crochet better....I would love a knitting buddy to knit properly!

Sandrine said...

Beautiful crochet pieces Jill, I love the softness of the colours.I hope your sister is ok. xx

m.e (Cathie) said...

absolutely beautiful Jill!! loving all your hooking creations, especially your necklace ♥