Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Single, double, treble, hooking time again!

Good morning all and how are you this bright and sunny morning?  It is cold up here in the north of Scotland but we have blue skies and sunshine, happy days.
The Christmas cake had to be hidden last night after comments from my eldest and hubby.
They both wanted to cut it straight away and it hasn't even been laced with more brandy or decorated yet.  I do hope it tastes as good as it smells because the house yesterday did smell all Christmassie.
Back to today and I have some more of the same with my crocheting, Christmas stocking fillers in full flow.
Remember I promised no more poppy's, whoops, just once more.  I think I mentioned that the wee poppy's would possibly make good hair slides.  I've had a little play with intentions of sending them to my friend for her little girl Poppy at Christmas.  My only concern with them is will they be robust enough for small finger?  I have used super glue to attach the flower and brad to the slide but if anyone has any better suggestions having made similar I'm open to your advice.

I have also made a couple of dishcloths, not a very exciting Christmas present but they are only extras and very useful.  I do like useful!
This first one is made with cotton yarn I bought whilst in the states earlier this year I thought it had Christmas all over it.

Ho, ho, ho.....how festive is that!
The second is more traditional.  I was asked for this style of stitch rather than a fancy one as my chief tester says they make better cloths without all the fancy holes.

These have both be pressed and folded ready to be wrapped in tissue.  The top one is treble stitch all the way the bottom one is rotating a line of treble then a line of double, just for variety.

I'm no further on looking at my Christmas cards this week.  I have a list of bespoke cards to finish first and more housework too.  On the up side I am planning on going out for lunch today which will be nice.  Time to crack on, more from me again tomorrow.  Happy crafting.  x


marion said...

Lovely crochet work, hugs, Marion

Hazel said...

Erika love the hair slides, I know what you mean about how robust they are? When you see the hair slides that have flowers on them ( shop bought ) they only have superglue. I think we do take health and safety to far these days. Great dish clothes love the Christmas one.
Hazel x

Patricia said...

Brilliant makes Erika,
Really useful for Christmas Gifts

Patricia x

Lau W said...

WOnderful, all is wonderful my dear friend !

Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
beautiful hair clips, and wonderful crocheting as usual.
I bet they will be treasured.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cuilliesocks said...

Fab crochet work Erika, the dish cloths are too lovely to use, hugs Kate x