Good day! Thanks for the lovely comments on the crochet baby blankets in my last post!
I needed a quick crafting fix this weekend, something I actually stood a chance of finishing... so I had a go at a pretty idea I'd pinned ages ago (40 weeks ago according to Pinterest).
I found the idea and pattern here - thanks to Claire at Haken en Meer! I think I just about followed the instructions, using Google Translate - it seems to have worked. I created a loop with the button on, instead of sewing it straight to the band. Nothing to do with the fact I made the band too short... of course not... ahem...
I love it, and it's so comfortable to wear! Sometimes normal bracelets get on my nerves, clinking and clunking against everything - especially on the desk at work. This is all soft and you don't notice you're wearing it. The colours are so cheerful and spring-like too!
I used King Cole Bamboo Cotton for the pink and mint colours. The yellow is some left over King Cole Smooth from my Mum.
I'm very pleased I actually got round to making something I'd pinned, a rare occurrence!
I've been trying to get everything organised in the craft room, but it's slow going. I'm not trying very hard to be honest, I'm a lazy so-and-so. I look at all the mess and think "why have I got all this?!" I have decided that I will not buy any more crafting supplies unless they are for a specific project that I am just about to embark on (not one I might do one day). No more, "oooh that fabric is pretty, I must have it!"; no more "well, it's such a bargain, I'm sure it will come in use one day!" My first port of call will be my current supplies - if I can use what I've got, then I will. The exceptions will probably be when I finally embark on my clothes sewing activities, when I expect I'll have to go out and buy most of the bits I'll need for an item. If I haven't got the right fabric already, I don't want to make do, as I'll end up not wearing what I make. I want to ensure I make clothes that will actually be worn!
Before I go, I will show you the only bit of the craft room I've sorted... a ribbon and washi tape drawer!
I'm quite excited by it. I called the Lumberjack enthusiastically, "Come here! Come and see what I've done!!" His response from the doorway: "What? Put some stuff in a drawer?"