Monday, March 26, 2012

Dining Chair Covers

Hello Friends...before we moved, I found some great flower print fabric on clearance.  At the time, I wasn't too sure what I'd use it for, but at about $22 CDN for 4 or 5 yards, I couldn't pass it up.  I have these white seated chairs, that we are now using as our every day dining chairs...not very practical with two kids. 

So, I decided to use the fabric to make seat covers for them.  Now, I am by no means a sewer, however, I am fortunate enough to own a machine.  After measuring, I simply folded a long rectangle in half, seamed the remaining 3 sides and now they are reversable:

I even was able to fasten them to the chair with some velcro strips I covered in the fabric:

I've completed two so far and plan to do two more eventually...they are a much nicer replacement for the tea towels that used to cover the chairs for the kids.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Cotton Crochet

Hello I recently ordered this great crochet book online called The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, by Margaret Hubert.  It's amazing, over 200 stitch pattens with great photos.  I tried a couple simple patterns out with some left over cotton yarn, and made these cute dishcloths:

I also recently saw this cute bath scrubbie pattern on Ravelry.  I used some extra organic cotton yarn I'd previously used for a scarf.  I think this little scrubbie is just so adorable, and bright and cheery:

Friday, March 16, 2012

Early Spring?

Hello we've been having amazing weather all week, I mean like record breaking temps.  Great since the kids are off school this week for March Break, not so great for my early allergies.  Things are popping up, however all over the garden.  There's a whole slew of crocus' in my backyard and what looks like are going to be tulips too...

Isn't the colour just stunning?

More to come..

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Large Shell Doily

Hello friends...I came across this really pretty shell doily on Ravelry called the Gemstone Doily, by Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.  I liked that it uses worsted weight yarn, giving it that not so dainty appeal...

I used some leftover bamboo yarn from another project and made mine larger by adding a few extra rounds and the blue trim.  I had to modify the pattern slightly for the extra rounds to make it lie flat...

I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out...I plan to use on a round pedestal table that we use in the basement beside the sofa...the table top is a pretty painted blue colour, which peaks through oh so prettily.

And, here we are again on my dining room table...