Friday, 26 April 2013

Vintage Bows

I have finally put together a new 'Make Your Own' - crochet Vintage Bows free pattern. I first made them on this post here where I made a pretty picture using them. They're really quite versatile, you can make your own hair bows, bows to sew on to clothing or accessories.


You can also download this pattern here.

Materials;
Small amount of yarn, I used 4 ply 50/50 cotton/acrylic yarn, 3mm hook, vintage lace to decorate.

Stitches;
ch = chain
dc = double crochet (sc in US terms)

To start;
20ch plus 1 for turning.


Row 1; 1dc in each stitch along, turn.
Row 2; 1ch, 1dc in each st along, turn.
Repeat row 2 until you have 7 rows, fasten off.


To make up;
Fold in half and sew round the edge using the same yarn, fasten off.


Fold in half length ways and wrap round a length of the same yarn and knot tightly, fasten off.


Straighten out the corners of your bow and decorate how you fancy!


I have used vintage lace round the centre. You could use ribbon or a lovely button.


Have a great weekend!


xxx

Monday, 22 April 2013

Spring has Sprung!

The weather this weekend was really great! Well Saturday was lovely, hot and sunny anyway. We really wanted to take Tiny D out on a family excursion, so off we went to a place very near to us on the edge of the countryside, Elvaston Castle! Just about every child in the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire area has some sort of childhood memory about coming to this lovely place on school trips and family days out. I feel privileged to live so close.





Tiny D certainly enjoyed herself, and I can't wait to take  her out on more adventures over the summer :)

I have been busy creating a tutorial this morning for those Vintage Bows from this post here. I promise I'll be putting it on here real soon, I just need a bit of a shuffle round on my 'Make Your Own' page and make things more organised. Have a great week :)

Byeeee!

xxx

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Treasuries

I've been looking through my collection (so far) of Etsy Treasuries that I have created in my time being an Etsy seller. I thought I'd share a few of my favourites simply to give some inspiration and well - it's nice to look at nice things :)

Ta ta for now,
xxx

'Vintage Inspirations...'

Modern vintage, my favourite things :)


Olive Green Crochet Flower P...
$24

Crochet pattern (PDF) for ba...
$5

Kaleidoscope crochet Baby bl...
$110

Embroidered brooch Brown mus...
$21

CROCHET CUSHION COVER combo....
$250

Vintage 1960s Purse Little P...
$18

Vintage Pot Holders. Crochet...
$4.95

Vintage Handmade Blue Scallo...
$14

Crochet Pattern for BABY CAR...
$4.5

Baby crochet booties with st...
$15

Sweet Easter Bunny -MADE TO ...
$15.5

PATTERN: Sadie Slippers- Eas...
$4.99

Light dusty pink crochet cel...
$13

Original antique Steiff bunn...
$75

The Fox and the Grapes - ...
$4.9



 

'Little Boxes'

Inspired by the song 'Little Boxes' because I love it :) Youtube link to the song, if you fancy a listen - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONEYGU_7EqU


Wall hanging Wooden house wi...
$73.5

Repurposed Vintage Wooden Ho...
$5.5

Fabric house brooch, red pol...
$6

Little Houses Wall Art Decor...
$25

Vintage 1980s Wooden School ...
$4.95

VINTAGE Handmade Thatched En...
$12

Little Clay House Figurine T...
$19

Iron on Fabric Patch - Warm ...
$3.6

LITTLE HOUSE, Textile Ornam...
$35

Felted Houses with Heart in ...
$9

Neighborhood Houses in White...
$8.5

Wooden Houses Buttons (Set o...
$2.5

miniature wooden house that ...
$24

Custom house portrait - pers...
$155

3 Wooden Bird House Ornament...
$19

Dwarf House, dwarf village, ...
$45

 

'Mmmmm, Cosy Sunday Afternoon....' 


4-6 Cup Crochet Tea Cosy/ Te...
$19

Mine Yours Coffee Mug Cozy S...
$30

Hand-knit Socks 7-9 Razzle-...
$39

Super chunky PLUSH crocheted...
$30

Chunky Knitted Infinity Scar...
$40

SPRING SALE Chunky Crochet S...
$36

PDF Crochet Pattern for Dian...
$5

Arm Warmers with Tree Design...
$40

Women's Hat Earflap Bean...
$45

Wool Slippers, Leather Soles...
$39