Thursday 27 October 2022

Remembrance Day Display

We always try to do a display at the Flower Shop and I loved making all of the pieces for Remembrance Day to put this one together.

So I started with Poppies making loads but unsure what they were for.
I thought maybe a wreath. It is also pretty lucky that my husband is a dab had at carpentry so I request a free standing cross and of course he obliged.
I needed rocks for around the base of the cross and mine started life as brown packaging paper which I painted then dry brushed to get the effect.
I had them drying all over my kitchen benches.

Once dry they were scrunched up and dry brushed with white paint which worked beautifully

I painted the wooded cross white and added the Lest We Forget and soldiers with black vinyl cut using my electronic cutter.

As you can see it all came together quite nicely.
I just needed to set the scene.
So here it all is in place in the Flower Shop

I added a camouflage net the wreath, some boots and army trousers.

I used up the extra paper poppies on our work bench.

All in all I’m really please how this has turned out.

Saturday 8 October 2022

Janie Wisht Crochet Doll

I wanted to crochet a doll, she had to be Ragdoll like and I have to say that although very fiddly to make I quite like her.
I don’t think that I would make another as my poor fingers ached like crazy whilst making her.

She is made with cotton yarn which may have contributed to the sore fingers as it doesn’t glide so much and involves lots of pulling and tugging.

I cant say it is inexpensive to make because cotton yarn in colours is very costly in comparison to other yarn but you do get a more rigid torso.

I decided all clothing would be in a softer DK baby yarn and her hair is made with a boucle mohair yarn.
I’ve named her after my Grandmother whose name was actually Jenny but my Dad always called her Janie Wisht which always made her giggle.

Monday 30 May 2022

A dress for Tilly

Every now and again I like to stretch myself and make something out of the normal, I have been doing crochet for a number of years, mainly blankets, hats and the likes but was desperate to try something different.
That’s where Tilly comes in, she is a friends Granddaughter and is the sweetest little thing ever.
This is her.

I started a dress and I knew she would be the perfect model for it and she didn’t disappoint me, isn’t she just precious.
It is made in DK yarn and has an underfrill attached in white
She is so content, such a good baby.
And utterly scrumptious 
I have another project for her as she needs a Christening shawl, her gown is incredible and sh has a big day ahead of her,
but for the time being I’ll leave her here to melt your heart.