Monday, 26 November 2012

Hearts and hot drinks

The weather has been on the cold and wet side this week, which is why I have spent several hours in the shed complete with hat and coat on!  I fancied making a few small things, hence these button hearts...


hang these up anywhere

I also made a paper lantern ...  
complete with fringe

Instructions for this is a tutorial over at the wonderful
  http://lolanovablog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/pretty-patchy-paper-lanterns.html

I also made a  crochet cushion cover in cheery bright colours...
 
bit of crochet

And for a bit of Winter cheer these two mug warmers, one knitted, the other   using crochet, 
tea for two

should have made the knitted one on right a bit longer!


The instructions for these can be found over at the magnificent Mollie Makes http://www.molliemakes.com/magazine/

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30 comments:

  1. What a busy week. I love the paper lantern, really pretty.
    Ali x

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    1. Thank you. It was easy to make, and great way to use up leftover fabrics.
      Wendy x

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  2. The hearts are so beautiful, what a great use for buttons. Gorgeous. Chel x

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    1. Thanks. I am thinking of of some button necklaces next!
      Wendy x

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  3. So glad that you love your shed so much you are willing to go in it in all weathers. You have been very busy. My favourite would have to be the cushion it looks really comfy and cheery. Hope you have another good week.

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    1. Thank you. I seem to have a thing about crochet right now!
      Wendy x

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  4. I love those button hearts, they are so pretty. And the cushion too, looks all snuggly and cosy. x

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    1. Thanks, I feel another cushion coming on!
      Wendy x

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  5. Wow you are one hardy crafter, have to admit I like sitting by the fire with my busy fingers! I do like those little hearts so pretty and the paper shade is an excellent way to use up scraps of paper. A nice crochet cushion to get comfy on while you sup a cuppa!

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    1. When my feet start to go numb that's it, time to dash back into the house to warm up by the fire, flinging off coat and hat, grabbing blanket, and coffee to defrost! Mad, but happy with it!
      Wendy x

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  6. I remember making paper lanterns when I was a child, I'm off to check out your link and wallow in a bit of nostalgia. :)

    Jan x

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    1. You will enjoy making one, or two, or more, I promise!
      Wendy x

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  7. I love the paper lantern, I imagine it can be personalised in so many ways! I also really like your mug hugs,very cute! Have a good week.

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    1. The mug hugs are another way of using up bits of leftover yarn, recycling yarn etc.
      Wendy x

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  8. I like the hearts with all the buttons. I am always snipping buttons off clothes, to try and keep my tin full.

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    1. That's a good idea. I always seem to run out of pink and greens, I wonder why!
      Wendy x

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  9. Well done on your new makes, I love the button hearts

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    1. Thankyou, It's a make that can be done watching tv all snuggled up quite easily. I think they would look nice in Spring colours too.
      Wendy x

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  10. Gorgeous makes, but especially the button hearts - I love them x

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    1. Thank you, Nearly your 100 handmade monday!

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  11. Great projects! They all look like they were fun to make too. I have to say that my favourites are the little hrearts - it's the buttons that did it!!!
    Carly
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    1. You can't have too many buttons!
      Wendy x

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  12. You have been busy! Love them all, but especially the button hearts. Jo x

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  13. Thank you! I find the more I create, the easier it is to think of other ideas.
    Wendy x

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  14. You have been a very busy bunny in your shed - all lovely stuff - the cosy mug warmers are just the thing for a hot frothy cocoa and a night in.

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  15. I think there might be lots of those!
    Wendy

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  16. Oh my goodness ..you are brave , I hate being cold, you could take a hot water bottle in with you! what a clever lady you are your quilts are beautiful, I'm just starting out quilting and more often than not they are slightly squiffy...but I love it so, never mind. thank you for stopping by my blog, look forward to reading more :-) x
    Sophie x

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  17. Thanks. The hot water bottle is a good idea. An excuse to make a cover for it! Keep warm.
    Wendy x

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