The above is what I pulled out of my studio, lay on the floor, counted up and took this photo of. I then found three more bags of yarn when I packed this lot away. It's now all sorted and I left a bag of scraps out determined to make stuff, so that I didn't have to find a new home for it.
Above I have 20 sets of crochet flower hairbands paired up to donate to the school fete, from the 'scraps' bag. This little flower is so cute, you can do a different colour in the middle if you like. Click here for this super simple tawashi flower pattern, and make sure you check out Marte's blog. Thanks Marte for sharing.
Girlfriend - don't even go there with the scrapbook papers I own. There will never, ever, be enough clicks on my camera to pull out the papercrafts stash and take a photo. I will just share with you the 105 bookmarks I have made for the school fete. Basically I glued two pieces of pretty cardstock together, punched a hole in the top and threaded with DMC cotton and beads. You can laminate them, round the corners of them, thread with buttons, the list goes on.
*sigh* ok, so here it is, I am so nervous showing this. Here above is progress of my very special project that brings a huge smile to my face every time I pick it up. All my rainbow circles now have their little border attached. I have begun my plain 'sky' squares. To have a single border of sky around the blanket, I need to make 144 grannies. To have a double border of sky around the blanket, I need to make 212 grannies. I have not yet decided what it will be, however, I do know that I want to do a single crochet border around that again in each of the six rainbow colours, finished with a picot sky edging.
I feel rather nervous sharing this rainbow photo, I was only going to put the first photo on. It's rather quite personal to me, and I am a little worried, that well, you know, it's 'daggy' or 'not right' or well, not liked at all by anyone, when really that shouldn't matter at all, because it doesn't represent anyone else, it's straight from the beautiful sky that I have taken my inspiration, it's a rainbow blanket after all, and so to me, should be in it's true form. It's my family, it's all the heart and soul of me, hooked into this blanket, what can I say - I had a picture in my little head, and I sort of can't believe it's real, I can touch it, I can see it - I so like what I see, I love hooking the sky that will grow around it.
So thank you for taking a look at my little project.
Thank you for not laughing too loudly.
Do you become nervous about sharing a project that is close to your heart, that you weave yourself into, that used to just be a whim or a dream?