I seem to enjoy starting projects more than finishing them. I'm also easily distracted and it's even easier when there's wonderful inspiration out there on Flickr and in Blogland.
Am I unique in this way? It's not really very efficient, is it? :-) And it's certainly not economical. Unless you're using up left-over "stash" (which, for this project, I am, except for that one ball I've used up half-way through, so I'll have to replace that, but otherwise it was all in the house already...).
Anyway, this weekend just gone I decided to take a quick break from some of my bigger projects and amuse myself with something smaller:
I wanted to try all-white African flowers:
I was thinking of doing a 7-flower cushion. A couple of weeks ago I found a second-hand jumper that I could use for the backing.
I wanted the colours to be simple, but bold. And... Ta-DAH!
all joined up on Sunday night! From start to (sort of) finished in one weekend! I am getting faster at crochet! Yay! Hooray for me. :-)
So, now to finish the edging and make that cushion...
Now I'm getting side-tracked again...
I have another idea...
I love, love, love this bag. It's on the African Flowers pool on Flickr:
It's creator said she invented the pattern herself. Last night I stared and stared and stared at this picture. The longer I looked at it the more I understood how it all came together. I started to figure it out.
But could I really replicate this design? Would I dare to try?
The cushion idea wasn't so interesting anymore. That jumper could sit in the cupboard, waiting for another time.
I really want to figure this out!
So, by my thinking, I'm going to need another 6 flowers...
Should I give it a go? What do you all think?
I think I'm going to. Give it a go, that is.
Stay tuned for updates. :-)
And in other news, another item distracted me this weekend:
I am so, so happy that I found these!
Footstools! Also known in Australia as Poufs! (Really!)
I have been admiring these ideas on Flicker. Aren't they great? What a great idea - to brighten up a dull old poof with some colourful crochet!
Hmmm... but I didn't have any dull old poufs to decorate.
That's why I was so happy to find these in Dollars and Cents (a discount warehouse/$2 shop) on the weekend. They were only $10 each. The lid comes off so they are also storage boxes, and they collapse so they can also be folded away if/when you don't need them. Cool, hey?
Can't wait to cover their lids! It's going to be fun! :-)
But for now, back to this bag idea... oh, yeah, and those blankets...
Til next time, have a bright and colourful day,