I blame Channel 4, they have been showing the effervescent Kirstie delving whole heartedly into a home made Christmas, with bells on.
I have been caught up and
There is bunting going from front door, up the stairs and along the landing.
There is a garland along the spindles on the landing.
Oh and I have been playing with yarn and hook
This little baggie kick started it all.
First there was a looong chain.
Then there was a small bouquet of assorted flowers.
Pompoms were there in abundance.
A flock of multi hued birds fluttered in.
They settled down to become this, the start of something big
The pompoms are titchy, I made them using a dinner fork. I know that I have been Kirstied, I have not only been up the Amazon to buy a pompom maker, I have bought a whole set.
There has been a minimal amount of housework done, Ben has had his walks, albeit shorter as it is freezing hard here. I have even fallen behind with the tea drinking.
And I am not ashamed in the slightest, I plan on hooking my way through a garden of flowers and possibly a dozen or so birds. Once my purchase from A arrives I will be pompomming all over the place.
Dinner last night was bubble and squeak with some pork in a pepper sauce, tonight it is in the lap of the gods, fridge bottom something. I have to slip out to the local shop for some milk, I have plenty in the fridge and cupboards to eat, I just have no inclination to cook.
I am off now, otherwise I will be hooking away and the shop will be closed before I realise how fast the time is flying.
I love all the birds and flowers, so pretty! Housework pah! hooking's more fun :)ReplyDelete
My important jobs are done and the rest will be done as and when, I will have to blitz the sewing/dining room as the garland will be going in there, Goodness I am thinking of putting a small tree in there as well.Delete
Those birds are wonderful. You are very talented xReplyDelete
I got the "recipe" from Bunny Mummy, but as my garland will be very full have not made wings. They are so fast to make only 3 rounds of crochet, and I am using all the trimmings from my bag ( I throw nothing away) to stuff them.Delete
I love the bird garland and everything else. We'll done you. XReplyDelete
Thank you, I can not wait to get it finished and hung up.Delete
that's it, now I have to make some too.ReplyDelete
Will that be before the poncho then?Delete
knowing me, it will be both at the same time! I feel a crochet moment coming on later today!Delete
I love the little flowers, Pam. I can't crochet yet but I have bought a hook, now that's step one! The garland looks great up the spindles too.ReplyDelete
I had to chuckle, step one, buy a hook! Now find a ball of wool, look up "how to crochet" on the net and get cracking. There are some fantastic tutorials out there, and you can practice away to your hearts content.Delete
Such pretty makes. I have recorded Kirstie and intend to watch her while getting through my ironing mountain on Tuesday, a lovely little treat to go alongside a very boring chore !!ReplyDelete
I enjoy most craft programs, shame there are not more.Delete
I love your makes. And your home is so festive.ReplyDelete
Thank you, I like to splash the colour around.Delete
Hi Pam, I have to admit I haven't watched this series, was a bit put off by the previous one she did, but as long as it gets people doing stuff, it is doing its job! Love the bunting and the birdies - I know Lucy at Attic does something smiler too. Lovely, and will be a round for years to come.ReplyDelete
Now you just put your feet u0p and do exactly whatever pleases you, t'is the season, after all, and if you can't please yourself, who can you please?? Lxx
My pompom makers came today, but they have to wait as I am making eyes.Delete
Hi Pam, your Kirstie sounds like the Welsh version of Martha Stewart! Love all your new fun craft projects, especially the cheery birds and flowers!ReplyDelete
Pugs and kisses,
Kirstie is the epitome of an English countrywoman, although her home is London. She is very good at her job, which is being a tv presenter. But she is making crafting popular.Delete
I watched all the Kirstie programmes last week, gave me a lot of inspiration for next year.ReplyDelete
Yes, I have cherry picked some ideas as well. I hope to do some needle felting.Delete
I love those birds! I can crochet a chain...... How do I turn it into pretty things?!! Will delve into you tube methinks xReplyDelete
Look at Attic24 and Bunny Mummy, both blogs have lots of crochet and very thorough explanations and tutorials.Delete