Crochet Bits and Pieces

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Just a few of my projects from the past!!

 Just a few of my earlier projects. Some of these are on my other blog Crochet & Orchids 
Hard drive cosy

Coasters galore

Bendigo cotton washers

Pretty kitty coin purse

Lace flowers

Crochet headband

Crochet neck warmer

Crochet Zygopetalum orchid

Headband & Mitts

Another headband & more mitts

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Owl This Do?

I made this last night while watching television. No Pattern, just doing what I quite enjoy, making it up as I go along.

I am in the process of making another in different colours..  

John say's this one looks like a penguin... Just no pleasing some people Lol..
Owl this do??

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Some of our Beautiful Orchids

Just wanted to show a few of our orchids that are in flower at present.. Too beautiful not to share..:)

First flowering for this one.

This beauty has been in flower for at least three months

Just gorgeous..

Also first flowering


The bottom of our garden.. Maybe there are fairies living there?? Who knows??

Wall Hanging!

I made this wall hanging some time ago and have never taken a photo of it before so I thought that maybe it was time to share it. 

Orchid flower wall hanging

I designed it my self including drawing the orchid for the centerpiece. I am still something of a novice in this area but loving orchids as I do, I wanted to make something a little different and I really like how it turned out in the end.
All the quilting is done by hand ..  :)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Owling Mad!!

8 inch owl square
 Well... At least it seems some of us are Lol..
Another owl, this time in a square. 

This owl I thought should have some wings just in case he wants to fly away :) It is an 8 inch square so could be used in a lap ghan or whatever.. I have also made a washer/dishcloth  but it doesn't have wings and I crocheted eyes instead of using buttons so it wouldn't scratch anything. 

The pattern for the square is on my Free Patterns Page so please feel free to make use of it if you would like to..  Hope you enjoy making it!  Blessings!

Washer or dishcloth

They look cute together

Monday, January 21, 2013

Owl Purse!

Finally finished the pattern of the owl purse bought from Carlinda Lewis on Etsy. Once I had made the hat, the bag pattern was much easier to follow. I enjoyed making it and my friend Pat, at Hooks & Books has also made this purse, mine looks looser to me but I haven't seen them together so I can't be sure. I used a Marvel brand acrylic in 12 ply. This is not as thick as it sounds as I  found it to be of equal ply as Magnum 8 ply. It is nice to work with though. The pattern can be found HERE! :))

Just starting on the baby owls
Finished bag and a couple of little friends.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

It's a Hoot Hat!

Bought the pattern for this hat a couple of days ago from Carlinda Lewis on Etsy. Had quite a bit of trouble getting my head round the pattern as it is a little confusing in places but I did finally manage it.. Cute!

A close up!
 The pattern can also be found Here..

This is the 6 hour baby quilt that needs edging to finish it off. I used my over locker (serger) to make it. Why is it that I always think I could have done better when it is nearly finished??  On the you tube video it is finished with an over locking stitch but I think it needs something a little bit better than that. Any suggestions??  :) You can also find the video Here!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Hootin, Tootin Bag!

Well here is the owl on the bag but I made a mistake in thinking that the owl would look better if I made it in the matching colours.. It doesn't.. Oh well.. Live and learn..  And at my age too.. Lol..  :)

Hootin Tootin Bag!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Xmas Table Topper!

Xmas Table Topper
Made this Xmas table topper before Xmas just to dress up the table when not in use. Sorry about the quality of the picture, just couldn't seem to get it clear, not sure why.. Anyway, more that pleased with it seeing as I made it up as I went along and I am still learning how to quilt.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Crochet Owl!

I searched a lot of sites to find a pattern for a Owl and eventually decided to make my own and here it is. May need a little bit of fine tuning but not too bad for a first effort..   Maybe  different colours would make it look better. What does everyone think?? I thought I might make one to fit on the front of my string bag in matching colours.  :)

Hoots Mon!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tablet Bag!

Bought this little tablet yesterday and made the cover last night. Just to protect it until I can get a proper cover for it. Should do the job. Haven't put the loop and button on yet but it was so easy and quick to make.

Crochet bags!

A cute little cat coin purse.

String Shopping Bag.

A very handy string shopping bag made from 8 ply pure cotton and a little coin purse which any little girl would just love. You can find the pattern for the purse HERE at ideal Delusions blog.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Rainbow Dishcloth or Potholder

I made this little dishcloth  in just over an hour. Very easy to make and nice and bright to hang in the kitchen. If you are interested you can find the pattern Here. 
I have also been busy this morning freezing beans fresh from the garden. Nice for winter use...  :)

Ready for chopping to size
 Drying before freezing

      Ready for the freezer in meal size portions                                 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Recycled Pillows!!

Much too hot yesterday so spent most of the day indoors sewing. I bought all new pillows last week , washed the old ones and used them to make outdoor cushions. Came out quite well and have brightened up the swinging seat outside nicely..Aren't they bright? Good bit of recycling.. :)

Friday, January 4, 2013


For my first post I would like to offer my sincere sympathy to all those who have been hurt, lost someone they love or lost their homes and property to the bushfires.. We spent a few days on the Tasman Peninsula in November and it is such a beautiful place to  visit. This pic was taken from the ridge above  Pirates Bay which fronts onto the hotel we stayed at.

It is so sad to think of the destruction to all this beauty.
This is a pic I found on facebook taken from someones verandah. Scary to say the least...

My New Blog!

I have started a new blog because of difficulties with my blog Crochet & Orchids. I am hopefull that I can avoid the same problems on this blog, I guess I will have to wait and see...  :)