Sunday, 30 July 2017

A crafty week...















...hello...

have you had a good week? 

I'm enjoying a lovely, quiet afternoon here and so it seems the perfect time
for a little update of my making over the last few days

1. Knitting tiny bear and doll dresses (and cardigans) with more favourite sock yarns
(I love knitting these little dresses 'top down' with no sewing)

2. Indexing all my colourful new yarns (oh yes...I'm very strict with myself these days)...

3. Crocheting a new cushion using all those yarn oddments 
Rooster yarn is definitely too good to waste and it feels like I'm getting something lovely for free?..
(although I'll inevitably give it away once complete!)
Above is the front and the back will be a single Sunburst in a large granny square.
(currently half complete)

4. Also, I've been making a few more pastel granny squares for my blanket 
...which after a little break I'm now feeling inspired to finish...
(progress pic next time ;-) )

..and in between...doing my best to tidy my workroom 
(now that's the difficult one because there will always be something else I'd rather do..
....I think it will always remain a work in progress :D  )

...off to pick up my needles...

Wishing you happy crafty week


Back soon 

xx


P.S This week I'm also going to try to make friends with my super high tech and slightly scary new laptop... 
can't help feeling out of my comfort zone....but onwards and forwards and hopefully all will be well....xx




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41 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

You've been busy! Love love sweet little jackets.
I know what you mean about the craft-room being a work in progress, I have been sorting mine for the last six months

Julie xxxxxxxxxxx

Lori Saggs said...

Your little dresses are adorable, and I to love top down designs! The blanket is so lovely with all of those beautiful colors, I need to make something like that for myself too.

Elizabeth Sands said...

Lovely as always Susan. Your blogs always give me a lift. Look forward to the new patterns. Take care my friend and get ready for pest mode.lol😀x❤x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

A crafty and extremely colourful week Susan.....so lovely to see all your lovely crafty bits and pieces and those little dresses are just the cutest!!
Enjoy the week ahead.....I hope its just as crafty and colourful!
V x

my4lilgirls said...

Always love to see what you're doing in your craft room. Loving the beautiful crochet squares, nice to use up leftovers 😊
Have a great week
Karen x

Jane said...

You have been very busy Susan, loving all your work, especially your crochet blanket...beautiful. The sun has finally reappeared here this afternoon and we are going to enjoy eating in the garden. Have a creative new week ahead xxx

O meu pensamento viaja said...

Those little jackets are absolutely adorable!
Hugs
Nina

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

The way you showcase the tiniest of details....you are a master. HI, SUSAN!

Anonymous said...

As always so much adorable cuteness. Do you have a video you would recommend for learning to knit?

Thanks
Sophia

ezgi said...

What a lovely blog , photos and works. I love it. I fall in love with little jackets :)

Crafty Gifts & Crochet said...

I love the cushion cover, so bright & pretty! Looking forward to seeing the finished article...
Keep up the good work.

Amy at love made my home said...

What lovely craftiness! You have a beautiful work space!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Julie...whenever I tidy my space I promise to keep it that way forever...it just never seems to happen! :D xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Lori...yes, I find top down is so good for checking a fit as I work ...and this little dress will have no sewing (...apart from buttons!)...xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Oh thank you so much Elizabeth...hope you have a lovely new week! ♥ xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Vivienne...yes, I seem to have quite a few colourful projects on the go at the moment and I'm enjoying working on them all...hope you have a lovely new week (see you on Instagram ♥ ) xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you so much Karen...yes, it feels good not to leave those oddments sitting in a basket...hope you have a lovely week too ♥ xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you lovely Jane..hope you have a happy and creative week too...I'll be blog visiting this evening ♥ xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Nina!...Happy new week to you ♥ xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Dear Anita thank you so much (although I could only ever live in hope :D!) ...have a lovely week and I'll look forward to seeing more of your beautiful images on Instagram ♥ xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hi Sophia...I don't know of a particular video but I'm sure there must be lots on YouTube...when I taught myself to crochet a few years ago I looked randomly at lots of different ones which were really helpful to me ♥ ...Hope you enjoy your knitting...it really is easy once you know the basics! ♥ xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you so much ♥ xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you...I'm enjoying adding lots of colour to the back now...♥ xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you so much Amy...hope you have a lovely creative new week ♥ xx

Tracy Welham said...

The little dresses are adorable! The yarns look so pretty pegged to the line. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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It looks like that you had made things perfect in this week. I will try to see how things go for me.

Helen Philipps said...

Beautiful images here Susan....I love the sweet little sock yarn dresses and your gorgeous crochet....and those adorable little red scissors! Wishing you a happy new week and a wonderful August xox

Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff said...

Urgh! Bought my laptop in March 2010 - that's a long time ago and sometimes (sadly enough with increased regularity) it's letting me down. But I'm still way off buying a new one - so I perfectly understand how you feel leaving your comfort-zone. Just take one step at the time...
Marjan

Ursula Szymik said...

Hello Susan,
your Grannys are wonderful. The colors are so harmonious.
Have a nice week
Ursula

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Tracy...hope you've had a good start to the new week ♥ xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Helen!...Hope you've had a lovely start to the week and you have a happy and creative August too (this year is just flying by, isn't it? ;-) ) ♥ xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Such sensible advice Marjan...this time I'm still using my old laptop while I take my time getting to know my new one...much less stressful! ♥ xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you so much Ursula...happy new week to you! ♥ xx

Christie Hoagland said...

My heart sings when I see your pastels and gorgeous photos. Made a little bear for our new grandson and it was the HIT of the baby shower. Thank you. Fondly, Christie (in Rockport, Maine.)

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

So lovely to read this Christie...and thank you so much...hope your having a lovely week in beautiful Maine ♥ xx

Iya Churakova said...

Lovely works and pictures!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Iya...happy weekend to you!..xx

Edwina said...

What an absolute delight your blog is, found just now. Such pretty colours and projects, makes you want to dive right in and snuggle a doll, wrap a blanket round yourself. I shall have to see if you have that pattern for the dolls dresses anywhere as it would be ideal to use up oddments. I make lots of things for my local hospice charity shop, crocheted blankets, cushions, shawls, scarves etc., something different would be good.

butterfly said...

Just popped over to catch up and your blogs and you uplift me always with your beautiful work and pretty photos .
Love the little dresses .

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you so much Edwina...the pattern for the little dresses will be available soon and yes, they will be perfect for yarn oddments :-) ♥ xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you so much...hope you have a lovely new week ♥ xx