Wednesday 16 April 2014

Yarn Along

I have had some fun this week with crochet, a really simple twist to a very simple cotton dishcloth.  I have had some cotton yarn in my stash for awhile but wasn't really keen on the colour.  Dish/wash cloths do sell well at Fairs so I thought I would use the yarn to make some.  I put a border on some and finished with either a simple shell or picot edge.

A rubber band, some raffia and google eyes and I had the perfect spring prop.  A dishcloth bunny.

A fun make but a very useful one too...I managed to make 2 out of each 100g ball.  The colour has grown on me and I do need to replace a couple of mine so welcome to my kitchen.
I have been browsing through a whole load of gardening books to try and get a feel for what is suitable to grow in pots/containers as I do not want to lose any of the grassed area.  We seem to now have a plan.
A plan that doesn't compromise defined areas for the dogs or the area for the grandchildren when they visit.  We also don't want to lose the vintage cottage garden feel of the patio.  So we are going to add pots to the side of the house alongside the two raised beds.  We shall see....
I am also reading the heart breaking memoir of Susan Lewis, Just One More Day.  A deeply moving, tragic story of her mothers battle with breast cancer and the secrets around it leading to so many misunderstandings.  I have to keep putting it down because I find it unsettling, but it is a very deep moving true account that should be read.
  I am linking with Ginny over at Small Things for the first time, so hopefully I do it right.  Have a wonderful creative day.


  1. Your dishcloths look fab - these are still on my crochet to-do list but I haven't got there yet so perhaps your pics will inspire me to try them too. And I love the wee bunny you've created!
    Happy Easter!

  2. How cute and very clever! I wonder - do I have time to make some before sunday?

  3. Oh that is far too cute to wash dishes!

  4. Nice pattern and I like how you made a little bunny head. Cute! I love that red color too. Very pretty! I love projects like, quick, and rewarding. :-)

  5. That bunny is too cute!! What a great idea. We did container gardening last year for the first time. It worked really well for us, as I hope it does for you. Have a great week.

  6. What a wonderful idea! Have a lovely craft fair!

  7. Love the little bunnies!! I hope that the fair goes well for you. xx

  8. Your bunny is so cute! The book sounds intriguing!

    Amy Jo

  9. Love the bunny and the red color. I just couldn't get through a book like that...

  10. Just found your lovely blog !!!! Your bunny is so cute !!!!!
    Thank you for recommending the book you are reading - I will certainly order it - it is the kind of books I like !!!!
    Have a nice Easter holiday !!!!

  11. Great bunny! And I am envious of your garden planning. We just got six inches of snow... I can't bare to pull out the gardening books just yet. Happy spring dreaming!

  12. Your dishcloth bunny is fab! What a great idea.
    Marianne x

  13. So cute bunny, i love it!!! Happy Easter!!!

  14. That little bunny, he sneaked his way into all your pics didn't he! Love him, fabulous idea, I'm afraid I may have to borrow that one :)
    Such a simple way to make something so sweet x