Good morning. I realised recently that my blog has become somewhere to show my Stampin' Up creations and nothing else. That wasn't the reason that I started blogging in the first place. As I'm not using it as a shop window for SU products, I've decided to go back to the original idea. At the moment, I primarily use SU products, but as I am in the midst of a massive crafting tidy up, there is no knowing what I many unearth and be inspired by!
Having a crafting clear out is very daunting, particularly as I'm such a hoarder. But quite honestly, I've got stuff stashed in nearly every room in my house and I've forgotten about half of what I have accumulated over nearly 20 years of card making (not to mention scrap booking!).
Or crochet! There seems to be a fair amount of wool in my house too! I've always got a crochet project on the go. At the moment, it's a rainbow ripple blanket, but more of that another time. Today I'm showing you a blanket that I finished at Christmas for Emily. This is the second blanket that I have made in this style - the first one can be found here . Initially I was reluctant, because the blanket is made up of hundreds of hexagons that all need individually blocking out to get a crisp shape, as well as a lot of sewing. However, Emily is very persuasive! Also when I agreed to it, she had a single bed - which she doesn't now!
The blanket took me about a year and a half to complete, and quite frankly it was very boring to make - more of a chore than a pleasure. I think it's because there are only three colours. Emily's vision was a field of daisies - hence the colour scheme. Anyway, because I was fed up with making it, I decided to make a conscious effort over the Christmas holidays to get it finished, and I did. Not without some help though. My lovely mum sewed in all the ends of the countless hexagons, a nasty job. So here it is. And someone else made herself very comfortable on it too!
Thanks for dropping by. Have a good day.