I have added quite a lot to my present cupboard. Some things I've made plus some bargains. I have got to the point where I am getting excited to get it all out and be wrapping! But I need to hold off for a few months yet!
Over winter I did a lot of crochet and many rugs. I hope to give some of these to charity at the beginning of next winter plus several are baby presents for babies on the way. During the challenge I had a couple of people say that they have no one to give their handmade work to. So give to charity and the needy is my answer to that.
Now I am changing to working edges on towels, bathmats, hand towels and face washers. We are working towards a new bathroom so some are my new bathroom glory box items! Lots will be gifts.
Tomorrow I am having a friend come over for the afternoon as she is wanting to learn edgings and can already crochet. This is so easy to do and transforms things.
I would like to do across the fold down of a sheet. Lots of times I have worked around the edge of pillowcases. So much to do... not enough days!
This is just a good way to take regular things and make them over. Like the old tablecloth Rosanne cut up into kitchen towels and worked a crochet edge on. So inexpensive and such an amazing result. Other possibilities are hankies, serviettes, tablecloths, scarves, blankets, baby socks ... curtains!
Here I have added embroidery in one corner. I did a muslim face cloth (could also be a baby wash cloth), a hand towel and a face washer. As I have soap in my present cupboard I will match soap up to these. I also made powered puffs so these all kind of go together which is good!
I did whole sets so there is a bathmat as well...
I have a few white sets to go then I have a pale blue set with blue cotton. Watching the Olympic Games has meant I have got quite a bit of crochet done!
I might try and do a tutorial but it would be the blind leading the blind since I don't read patterns or speak crochet language! To get a frill I work three double crochet into each chain space... if that is any help!
Grub roses are the handiest skill to know and very easy to learn. That is fiddly to show but if you like them please promise to learn. Try you tube. Once you have done one you can churn them out as they only take a few minutes each! Plus once you know you can use the same stitches to make little bees, bunnies and various other things. It is so much fun to learn and so handy! I had to brush up my skills again to start embroidering for the baby. But it didn't take long to get back into it.
Which leads me too...
Lucy is expecting another baby! Our whole family is so excited! My fingers will be worn to the bone from embroidery now!
If anyone would pray for her as she is suffering terrible migraines to the extent that finally the Doctor sent her to a neurologist. He thinks he can help her but not while she is pregnant as none of the drugs are safe for pregnancy. She is having two migraines a week and only one or two days a week without a headache. I used to be like it and so was my Mum. We both have improved with age and get less. When the girls were little the local Doctor would come to my house after the surgery closed to give me an injection. It was terrible! So it makes me feel sick as I know what it is like. She had a couple of good weeks and this week has migraines again.
I hope your week is going well! I want to soak up some of this sunshine. Each day I am doing a few things in the garden.
What are you working on for your gift cupboard and current presents? Do you change crafts as the season changes?
As the year goes on all this work is really adding up! xxx