Handmade Monday No 6

10/07/2011 § 11 Comments

I posted my Projects in the Pipeline, earlier last week and finally got ‘stuck in’!

Projects - where to start?Charity shop candlestick

From yards of fabric, bundles of yarn and a charity shop candlestick …

Patchwork Candelabra

To a patchwork, country-style table centre piece!

Patchwork in detail

That was fun!

Lots of glue – I’d forgotten how satisfying it is to pick off your fingers when you finish!  A favourite piece of patchwork printed cotton and there you have it – a transformation – hope you’ll agree?

Remember this?

Remember this from last week?  Well now look, see what’s happened to it …

Crochet cushion

cushion back with ties

Pretty crochet cushion

Perfect to pretty-up a favourite chair or bedroom.  The pom poms add texture and height and the back is crisp pink and white heavyweight gingham all reef knotted up!

And then some purses and a glasses case …


With pretty insides …

Purses - pretty inside

They look like little birds in the nest with their beaks wide open – just waiting for the pennies to drop in!

Glasses case

This ivory fabric is fabulous – a heavily textured, quilted cotton.  I’ll be using it again soon and have so many ideas about how to put it to the best use.  I wanted to try it on a smaller project first and teamed it with this scarlet poppy cotton print to make a jolly case for specs!

And, although not completed yet, I wanted to show you my progress with a different crochet hexagon – with a flower in the centre …

Flower hexagons - work in progress

These are very simple to crochet but covering a whole cushion still takes a while.  I’ve kept to a palette of 5 colours and it never ceases to amaze me how the pattern appears to be so different with the changes in colour combinations.

And finally …

Support for home industries

I spotted this on a wall in Monmouth last weekend and reckon that this is what we could all do with …

Wall sign

a bit of support for our home industries!  Isn’t that lovely?

Check out the others on Wendy’s 1st Unique Gifts blog.  Have a good week everyone …




§ 11 Responses to Handmade Monday No 6

  • Really like the cushion 🙂 The purses and glasses cases are fantastic!


  • karen tait says:

    wow you have had a busy week I love that candlestick idea very different looking forward to reading your blog again soon xx


  • Terry says:

    You have been very busy! Love how those hexagons look so different with each colour! Very pretty.


  • Caroline says:

    You have been busy and even busier this week, love your makes the cushion is so pretty. I like the vintage signs and says it all.


  • Wendy says:

    Wow – you’ve got some really lovely and different finished pieces there! I also love that milliner’s advertising poster! x


  • redneedle says:

    This is one of the best things about blogs …..seeing original ideas. Well done on the candlestick and I love your crochet hexagons


  • Jenny Andrew says:

    Lovely crochet! The cushion looks gorgeous – actually everything does! I wish I could sew like you 🙂 Look forward to seeing more soon x


  • Dreamstar says:

    Whata brilliant, gorgeous and original idea for a candlestick. Looks absolutely fab. Great cushions and purses too, you have been busy.


  • Sam says:

    Wow lots of great projects! I love your cushions


  • fatmonica says:

    It’s all fabulous!Love what you’ve done with the crochet from last week,the candlestick is lovely and the purses are fab too!


  • Anna says:

    How busy are you?! Love the candle stick, really lovely colours. Anna x


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