This is the project I had started working on in my last post... as the title suggests it is a jam jar cover! I decided this qualifies as part of making a "pretty, crafty home" (hence "PCH" in the title - see the link in my sidebar).
Actually, it isn't a jam jar... it's a honey jar...
I started with this ancient jar, which has been lurking in the back of the cupboard for quite some time... seems it was out of date two years ago! (I'm a delight, aren't I?!)
Now look what I have...
This picture still shows glue residue on the two sides of the jar, where the label was. I guess it had been on so long, it did not want to relinquish its sticky hold on the jar, no matter how much soaking, scrubbing and nail-varnish remover-ing I did to it!!!
After the Lumberjack and some white spirit stepped in... finally the jar was clean and sparkling!! (Although a slightly dingy photo below...)
The pattern was from the book Cute and Easy Crochet. Although I ended up changing it a bit, as mine was coming up very small. I had to add extra rows etc...not sure what I was doing wrong... but I love how it's turned out!
If I get round to it, I may make more! It's fitting it in around the many projects buzzing in my mind. Not to mention the quest to find a job, and studying for a course I've just signed up for to help me with my future career prospects! (But I won't bore you with that stuff - it just doesn't match the craft fun!)
And... in the theme of a pretty, crafty home... I've bought this lovely new hand towel for the kitchen. It's not really crafty, but it's pretty. And I think it looks a bit like rows of crochet - so it's got a bit of a crafty theme, at a push!
|Sorry - dingy photo again!|
Ooooh, and I just won a giveaway!!!! So exciting! I'll blog about it properly when it arrives!