Oh dear, it seems that crochet and consequently blogging have had to take a back seat in my life for the moment! But hey, no fear! The well known cliché “it’s quality and not quantity” is keeping me patient and instead of a string of not-so-good posts I would rather do one decent post every now and then, subjectively speaking of course.
I am hoping to turn around my lack of hooking/posting in the coming months as things begin to calm down and I have more time on my hands, so please bare with me! I have a myriad of ideas for projects – some of which I hope are quite unique – that I want to start and then share for your opinions.
So this is just a quick update on some of the little things that I have had a chance to hook up.
My Miniature Forest
I do not have green fingers and in my cold student house plants or life of any kind struggle to survive. So I decided that perhaps I could fashion my own bit of life. Something nice and green to look at occasionally during the times when I’m in the depths of my revision and also to brighten up my slightly grim room.
They are a little wonky and as you can see they are different sizes but that it the beauty of nature. No two things are alike! It also allows me the opportunity to not really concentrate whilst I am hooking, or in fact worry about how many stitches there are on this round, whether I need to increase or decrease or how many single crochets before a double. The beauty of this project is that in differences and imperfections of the trees there lies the nature (hopefully).
I didn’t follow any kind of pattern I just sort of made it up as I went along. I do not want any two trees to be the same… I want some short and some fat, some a little crooked and some straight! I hope to make this garden around the size of a shoebox lid then I will stitch the forest to the lid so it has a firm foundation and a kind of frame.
And wonderfully this project has sparked many more ideas…
So what else have I been hooking?
I have not forgotten about my wonderful apiary puff blanket. I am slowly puffing away when I get a minute to spare. Although 5 doesn’t seem a lot I am rather pleased considering how time consuming the little fellows are! I won’t be stuffing and stitching until I have around 20 so I have a better idea of the colour scheme.
I even purchased a small carry case to keep all my Apiary Puff essentials safe.
So thanks for reading! These are just two of the smaller projects I am working on in the moments I have spare (I think recently I have been making quite a few small things like my mug warmer). I have one or two more, larger projects that I would like to share but alas it shall have to wait a little while longer.