Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Worlds Slowest Crafter

I really cannot believe how slow I craft now. I currently have  projects I want to finish:

  • Latch hook rug for Baby
  • Crochet play mat for Son's cars
  • embroidered throw from Sew pretty Homestyle book for Baby
  • Cath Kidston Bag kit I got at Christmas..2 YEARS AGO! I haven't even started it. Its in the drawer mocking me...

This is without the MAHOOOSSIVEEE queue I am creating in Ravelry of things to knit for the baby! I at least need to buy some wool and print the patterns out to stick in my hospital bag...

I think I will prioritise my son's play mat. He really loves his toy cars so from now on that is No. 1 on my list!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

My favourite sewing project...so far!

I thought I'd take a break from crochet, knitting and attempting to grow vegetables to show everyone the most useful thing I have ever made, my needle book.

It was one of the first 'proper' things I made. Its hand sewn, wonky and to be honest has seen better days but I just cannot bring myself to make a new one and replace it. The original pattern was from my trusty Sew Pretty Homestyle book by Tilda (one of my favourite pattern books to browse through, dreaming that my house actually looks like the pictures...) but there are many free patterns online if you search for them.

So if you are looking for a quick, useful project that uses hardly any material at all, make a needle book! Trust me it will get used.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Grow your own

Every year I have big plans on how I'm going to grow my own vegetables and come Summer/Autumn have an abundance of free veg to eat. Then every year my plants fail to grow and wither away and die having given off one pathetic shrivelled up tomato if I'm lucky!

Well this year I have a plan.. its not really money saving but I bought some grow your own kits...surely I cant do them wrong!! saying that this is what happened to a shop bought pot plant...

 Anyway, I'm being optimistic and this year have bought these

Courgettes, bell peppers, chilli peppers and the classic tomato. From reading the instructions they don't look too hard to start off...put the seeds in the dirt and leave on a windowsill. So this weekend I will be planting the ones that get sown in February and hoping for the best! I'm imagining in Summer being able to pop out to the garden with my new born baby to harvest some vegetables to make a lovely salad...

Monday, 4 February 2013

Granny Square Crochet Headband

Ok if you have seen my posts before you might guess I like a crochet granny square (here, and here) so when deciding what to make to start my crafting going again I of course had to turn to my trusty old friend, the granny square!

I wanted to make something useful and as this pregnancy seems to have made my hair CRAZY I decided on a hairband to mainly use when washing my face to keep my hair from getting wet and even more frizzy than it already is!


Friday, 1 February 2013

Mauv is NOT crafty!

I really think I should be renaming this blog Mauv is NOT Crafty! I have done nothing remotely craft related for months, I even BOUGHT a cake for my sons first birthday. Eugh whats happened to me!?!
I'm 17 weeks pregnant with a little girl and the tiredness kicked in at  4 weeks (as well as the horrendous morning sickness which thankfully has eased off now) that's what happened!! Being pregnant and looking after a toddler is very tiring!

Anyway, a very belated new years resolution - complete one small craft project per week OR one large project per month. That seems doable! I just need to decide on what to make now...