Monday, 9 June 2014

Mixing It Up......some crochet coasters.

 

Hello my friends, how was your weekend? The weather in the Midlands was a mixed bag, one day it was glorious sunshine, next heavy rain and thunderstorms, then a mixture of both. It's been a while since I showed you some crochet projects, I thought I'd mix it up a little this week instead of just knitting,

On Friday, we had an unexpected day of sunshine so in the afternoon I took my latest Mollie Makes magazine, my knitting and a cold drink and sat in the garden.

After a while I was getting rather hot so I sat in my favourite spot, under a tree surrounded by the scent of lavender, stocks and mock orange. It was divine so relaxing with just the sound of the birds, the distant buzz of a lawn mower and a dog barking every now and then, the sounds of summer.

As I was sat there with my drink on a glass topped table beside me, the ice melting and making rings on the glass, I thought some Floral Coasters to use in the garden was what I needed. I had made my friend Kerry a set of crochet ones for her camper van so I looked up the pattern, sorted out some leftover cotton, a hook and got started.

I used a free pattern which is a vintage pattern taken from the Fancy Work Manual which was published in 1893, it has been reworked by Sandi Marshall and can be found here. I had some Drops Paris and Rowan Handknit cotton in my stash, I chose some bright, fun, summery colours. They are very quick to make, I finished a few on Friday then have just picked to up when I had a minute and have just finished my eighth one.

Before I go I just wanted to share these fun postcards, I got with this months issue of Mollie Makes. They are different pictures for each type of crafter, The Multi Crafter, The Hoarder and The Easily Distracted. What type of crafter are you? My girls said I'm the Easily Distracted!!!! I would actually say I'm all three!!!

Have a great week.

xxxxDebxxxx

 

13 comments:

Gem said...

He he I'm ABSOLUTELY all three!!! Sometimes more one than the other...

Gem

Jo said...

It will be no surprise to anyone who knows me that I would say I am a the 'multi' crafter!! I love those coasters. I am looking for a Christmas pressie idea to get cracking on. I like them tied up too. Jo x

Amy at love made my home said...

I'm all three sorts of crafter too!!! In fact easily distracted in lots of things. Your coasters are very pretty indeed. xx

Helen said...

the coasters are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing I've bookmarked the pattern :) I am definitely all three....

Helen said...

the coasters are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing I've bookmarked the pattern :) I am definitely all three....

Kepanie said...

You have a charming spot to craft outdoors. I'd say I'm all three types of crafter as well.

Sarah said...

Love your coasters, Deb. And definitely all three types of crafter here, too. X

Clare said...

Sounds like a lovely afternoon the coasters are so pretty love the colours you used
Clare x

Joy said...

I look out at the lashing rain and feel the winter chill here and it becomes such a pleasant relief to turn my back, wrap a blanket round my knees, and enjoy your lovely summery post Deb! Thank you!
I love your crochet flowers and their gorgeous colours and I think it's such a nice thing to tie them together like you've done - lovely gifts!
Crafting? I think I'm all three types rolled into one and I see I'm in good company! I hope your sunshine continues, and while I know we badly need the rain, I am also hoping for sunshine before I start to feel miserable! xoJoy

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! I loveeeeee the colors of the coasters!!!!!!!

Ladybird Diaries said...

Love those coasters...gorgeous! I am definitely all three of those crafters ;)
Marianne x

Chrissie Crafts said...

Those coasters are delightful, I think you've inspired us all to create a few gifts to stash away til December...Chrissie x

Lynnda said...

Gorgeous! Love them!!! Hugs...x