Sunday, 1 June 2014

A quick catch up


I hope everyone has had a good weekend.  The sun has been out here, which has been lovely.  Although I don't think it's set to last.  At least we have been able to enjoy it though.  A bit of cricket, shopping in the sun, and a lovely walk with friends this afternoon.  I share the photos later.

But I thought I should catch up with my crochet makes.

A few months ago, I thought I would try and make myself a jacket / shrug.  I had seen the pattern on the Drops website , and although had never made anything so complicated was keen to have a go.  I bought this gorgeous yarn .  To be honest I was a little nervous making something that had to "fit", but actually it was more simple than I had anticipated.  I'm not sure I enjoyed making it though!  Not sure why.  I wasn't convinced I was going to like the finished item either.  But now it's done, I actually rather like it and have worn it several times already.  I can see it being worn a lot as it's a useful piece of clothing for this time of year.

I need to improve my "selfie" photography!

My other recent make has been a sunglasses case.  I saw the pattern in the latest Inside Crochet magazine.

I really like it.  Much better for me than anther boring solid case that I always lose.  Hopefully this one will always be visible, and uniquely mine!

I was so proud of myself.  Anyone who knows me, will know that I am terrified of a sewing machine. I think it goes back to my school days and a rather stern needlework teacher.  I can turn my hand to most crafts, but sewing is a challenge!  I have a very small, basic machine, and decided I had to line the case for it to be useable.  I know the top edge isn't straight, the one on the inside which is hidden is perfect!  But even so, I am quite pleased with how it turned out!

Fingers crossed for a sunny week.

A good luck to all those households with children sitting exams.

Sara x


  1. Both of these projects came out beautifully, Sara! The shrug looks so nice on you. I've never crocheted anything to size for myself either but I'd like to try eventually. Hope you're having a good day.

  2. Beautiful projects, I particularly loved the shrug. I am fortunate not to have young people studying for exams but I do remember it well. My advice would be a good breakfast before sitting the exam. Have a good week.

  3. That shrug is so pretty! Well done you :) I also like the idea of the glasses case, with the flap, mine just slip out of the case I made!

  4. Well done! Everything is so pretty, the shrug is perfect for English summers, and the case is so bright and cheery - my first sewing project as an adult (I don't count the school days, we all forget those!) was to line a bag, so you're on your way... ;-) Chrissie x

  5. Well done these are gorgeous, I especially love that little purse! :) x

  6. I think that both of your makes are so lovely Sara!! Love the sunglasses case and how cheery it is, really great to be able to find in your handbag too! I am so glad that you like your shrug as you weren't sure about it, it looks really great on you! xx

  7. Hi Sara - what a nifty glasses case.

    I just wanted to let you know I've changed my blog name to ninanixonuk - I forgot to announce it on the blog before I made the change over...sorry.

    Nina x

  8. Oh my goodness, how clever are you! I just love your shrug, can't ever imagine myself being able to make something that I'd actually be able to wear, I have got a very similar purse made, all ready to add the lining, it's been on my "to do" list for almost a year lol! Hope that Matt's not getting too stressed! Have a lovely weekend, Julie.x

  9. Both projects are really lovely. I especially love the shrug, it suits you so well. Sometimes I don't decide I like a project until the moment I put the hook/needle down at the end. Some projects are just like that I guess. x