Saturday, May 30, 2009

I've been busy, honest!

I haven't posted for a while now - life has a way of kicking you in the backside just when you think things are improving. I may not have made any soap for a while but I've been on a crochet binge to keep me busy.

For some reason I got it into my head to make a bag from recycled carrier/plastic bags. This will be a beach/shopping bag if I ever get round to working out how to do the handles.

Then I decided to unpick an ancient jumper and recycle it into a cushion for the house in Portugal. It took me 4 days to unpick the wretched thing and a couple of days to make the squares. I've done the back but haven't sewn it up yet - it's going with me tomorrow when I disappear off there again, so I'll finish it while I'm away.

I didn't think it'd take me 4 days to unpick the thing, but it did......

And it ended up like this (as well as a whole load of bits floating around the carpet)

And this is how it ended up. I'm secretly chuffed (shhhhh don't tell anybody)

What did I do after that? Oh yes, inspired by Lucy's blog, I had a go at making a bag to cart all my crochet bits around with me.

Then I worked on something else for a friend of mine who has just moved house, but I can't post pics in case she gets her internet connection before she gets the present!

At the moment, I'm doing another stripy bag, which I started in desperation while sitting with my Mum in hospital waiting for her to go down for surgery.

Other than that, I took a couple of pictures of some gorgeous early summer flowers yesterday morning - it was a beautiful day down here in the south of England.

And finally, I HATE snails - this was a healthy petunia. I've now repotted it with anti-snail stuff on top of the soil. We'll see...


charlie said...

That jumper turned cushion is the best thing I've seen today...and its been a really long day. Absolutely fantastic..Lucy has too see this!

Croap Queen said...

Aw thanks Charlie. You've made my day too.

Lomond Soap said...

Such a lot to look at and all of them gorgeous!
Clever old bean :)Have a great time in Portugal, think of me when your kicking back under the tree. xx

Lululiz said...

Pfft to you, Croapie, you never even told me that you were working on yet another bag! What sort of friend are you, eh? and don't think I can't shout at you just because you have fled to Portugal, I got your number!!!

PS - Grumble, grumble, that Lucy crochet bag is flipping gorgeous.

Croap Queen said...

Thank you ladies :-) It´s a bit wet under my plum tree at the moment Corrie - keeps raining. Grrrrr.

SoapyChica said...

good grief- I thought you meant make a few little doilies!!! Those are absolutely adorable !!


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