Sunday, December 25, 2011

I wish all of the visitors to my blog a
Holy and Special Christmas.

On the 17th December, my father passed away suddenly
so I will be taking a break from blogging for a while.

~ Gillian ♥

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Making Progress...

Just thought I'd share a progress photo of my calico crochet floor rug :)
it is coming on really well and very enjoyable to make
with the exception of a bit of a sore thumb from working with such a big and heavy project...
a small price to pay for what I am hoping will be a lovely piece in the end!

PS...the flooring you can see in this photo is our new flooring!  I took this photo on our kitchen floor, we now only have our lounge room to floor to lay and hopefully we will finish it off this weekend.

Have a creative and lovely week
~ Gillian ♥

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Three Granny Stockings..... I have gotten a little sidetracked from making my Calico rug!
But when I saw this gorgeous granny stocking pattern
I just had to make some for my children.
I still need to add some cute little pom poms,
I am waiting for a smaller pom pom maker to arrive - oh I know I can make pom poms the old fashioned way, but I much prefer using pom pom makers!
Michelle sells the pattern on Etsy here
and her Ravelry page for this project can be found here

Pattern is very well written and easy to follow,
it is written in UK/Australian terms with US terms in brackets
Lots of great step-by-step photos, well worth the small purchase price.
I used 8ply Moda Vera Marvel & Panda Magnum Acrylic
with a 4.5mm hook.

a little update on my Calico rug 
thank you all for your interest in it :)
I'm almost finished my second ball of calico!
It now measures approx 90cm in diameter.
So far its turning out great!
Trudi asked me how my arms and wrists were coping with the heavy hooking..
Thanks for asking Trudi, so far ok but my left hand thumb is feeling the pressure from working with such a heavy project so I need to work a row or two, then take a break...
its not as hard to hook as the denim was in my
But I think it will be all worth it in the end ;)

Have a great weekend everyone
~ Gillian ♥