Thursday, 19 January 2012

Plates for inspiration

Some from the cupboard, the others from the second hand store and a gift from a lovely friend thrown in.  I've been wanting a cake stand for ages but I have always found them a little pricey and, of course, there's always one in there that you would want to change.

I put my little collection together with some strong glue and voilĂ ...

now all I need are cupcakes and other such delights.

The inspiration came from a beautiful book entitled Homemade Gifts Vintage Style by Sarah Moore.  An absolute gem of a book.

I hope you will be inspired too.

Liz xx

Thursday, 12 January 2012

I started this blanket quite a while ago at the request of my Princess.  She chose the pattern and the colours and I must say I do like it very much.  Progress is slow, a little every day and sometimes every other day.  I can't wait to finish it, it's my biggest piece of crochet since I started down that happy road.

Six colours only, to keep it simple.  The pattern comes from here.  I love the little holes that appear at the top.

In between, a little embroidery, just for the fun of it.

Stitching houses, and of course they need flowers.

Nowhere near finished but I'm not in a hurry.  It's a welcome diversion from rows of crochet.

Sometimes plain and simple is all I need.

Liz xx