Welcome to The Gingerbread Bunny! I'm Sarah, a textile artist specialising in crochet and felt based in Wigan in the North-West of England.
On my blog, you can find my day-to-day craft adventures and tutorials.
You can find details of my work for sale and workshops on my website - www.thegingerbreadbunny.co.uk
Saturday, 16 July 2011
Today's blog is going to be a project update. So, here goes!
I have been making quite a few gifts recently. For Amanda's birthday I crocheted her a purse out of some gorgeous turquoise wool, lined with some fabulous spotty fabric! The pattern was free from the Lionbrand website! I have the free iPhone App and it is amazing! The pattern was easy and quick to make and I am planning on making it again!
I have also been working on some baby blankets! This blanket was for Jill's baby and she has very kindly said that I can post this gorgeous picture of her snuggled up in her blanket! The pattern was another free one from Lion Brand and I crocheted it in Sirdar DK Bonus, an acrylic yarn which is really soft and very practical on the washing front for babies! Rather than using 1 colour, I used a main colour, lilac, then trimmed it in pink as well as making the hood in pink. The stitch is popcorn stitch and is really pretty. I love it so much I am making a giant stripey one for me, and yes, there is a hood!
I have also been making for me! I am currently working on an altered book journal (Work has gotten in the way of progress but I hope to do more in the holidays and will be posting a tutorial on how I did it!) A new journal means a new journal pouch! I have made this one out of an old woolen/felt dress I no longer wear and have made a feature out of the pockets and the buckles.
Last week, I bought a pair of purple jeans from a charity shop for £3! The legs where a bit on the narrow side so I decided to turn them into a skirt! I used some bright pink cord fabric to fill in the triangles and I love it now! I haven't hemmed it as I'm not sure whether I want to - I quite like the roughness of the fraying edge!!!
I love the embroidery on the back pockets!
And finally, my first big crochet project - a gorgeous granny square shrug! This is the Indian Summer Shrug from Issue 19 of Inside Crochet. It is made in Rico Cotton and, I have to admit, not my favourite yarn! I perservered with the cotton because I loved the pattern but, I will not be making it in cotton ever again!!!! I wore it to work last week and had so many compliments about it. Some people thought it must have been shop bought and couldn't beleive that I had made it. It is really comfortable and so bright and unusual - I love it!