It’s been 2 years!

Good morning!

So as the title says it’s been 2 years…. Since I last crocheted. And I have to say I have missed it now that I have picked up the hook again!

Me and the boys were in the local £1 store the other day, we picked up a few bits and bobs. And I noticed they had wool, 3 50g balls of double knit for £2. I figured why not…. It’s been a while since I done any sofa crafting. 

So I picked up these 3 colours, I’ve been admiring the African Flower pattern for quite some time there are so many things can be done with each hexagon. 

I had to pick up a new hook…. It’s been some time so I picked up a 3.5mm hook instead of the suggested 4mm hook. And I still have to decide if I’m a fan of the silicone handle to be honest! The shape and feel seems odd!

And off I went…. I have to say I’m happy with my first attempt. My counting is off on one side but I am bitten by the bug again! I forgot how addictive and relaxing crochet really is. The tutorial I used is very user friendly. And I can’t wait to make more. 

Question for you peeps…. are you a fab of the colour combination I have used? I’m unsure neon pink and peach work together! 

Traci 

Working away offline.

Hi there everyone,

I’m using my app at the minute, sorry if the placement ain’t quite right! I personally prefer centered text..

So I’ve been sewing away offline as ever. To be honest it’s mostly alterations, which I love so I certainly can’t complain…

There have been cuffs in need of some TLC and a little lengthening required. This was an easy mend to be honest. I went in through the lining for a lovely finish. Good old ladder stitch made for a good finish.

These cuffs were in need of the same job, just not as much lengthening. There will be a time left in these jackets now.

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With summer upon us there is lycra being thrown about! Can I ask…. Is anyone a fan of sewing with this fabric?

That being said, this alteration only required the crotch taken up. And the snap fasteners to be removed. No pain there really!

This bikini was a cross over catastrophe to be honest! Who wants the tan lines or the strain… I then shotrend the strap to make a simple halter neck.

There were a few seams that needed restitching. This bikini cost more than I would like to mention! I feel the construction left so much to be desired! I feel it’s awful big companies can get away with so much, the name doesn’t carry quality workmanship.

So I have heaps more alterations to post about. But I’ll break my posts down!

Have you guys been upto much alterations or mends? I do love to see what everyone else it up too!

Traci