Tuesday 31 August 2010

Keeping my hands busy

Well, after it taking three months to make Sophie's birthday present, I have rather enjoyed making a few quick things this last week. I have to have something to keep me busy, gone are the days of sitting around in the evening surfing channels!

So, first project was crocheting a dishcloth (what better way to practice crochet!) but there is no picture as it is already put to use! I love homemade dishcloths, they last so much longer, and have such a lovely feel to them. It's just awful though, that first time you use it. That pristine cloth, never to be the same again, wiping away all the mess from cooking.

I then turned my attention to a sleep pillow I wanted to make for a neighbour who lost her husband recently. I had been collecting herbs to go in it, and drying them out. Then made a little sachet to put the herbs in. Lavender, Rosemary, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, and Rose all making quite a heady aroma. I loved doing this, and I can see perhaps a few more being made, perhaps for Christmas. Next on my list, something for Luke for his birthday. Will have to wait til he's back at school to get started on it. ;)


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    Jo :-)

  2. Really going to have to crochet some dishcloths I think. After I have made some lavender pillows :)

    Thanks for the lovely inspiration.
    And loving the word verification for this comment - FECKATIE might use that word now and again lol Unless I'm emphasising the wrong syllable


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