Friday, March 21, 2014

Simply Crochet Issue 16 Boho, Gypsy Wonderland!

Yes I know I am getting behind!  I am in the process of buying and selling a house, I don't think anyone prepares you for that!  

I have however cleared two sheds and a loft which I think is pretty amazing and have vowed never to hoard again.  I found a black and white TV that I bought off my friend when I was 16, my son asked if it was an antique......he has his fathers sense of humour!!!!!!

Anyway enough of the moving 'malarkey', lets get back to Simply Crochet Issue 16 packed to the rafters with great little makes, I was involved with the Modern Gypsy feature in particular the Lamp, Headdress and Hand Jewellery.  
Boho Headdress Simply Crochet Issue 16

Hand Jewellery Simply Crochet Issue 16

Fancy Lampshade Simply Crochet Issue 16

Check out the other makes though, the fantastic cushions by Sara Huntington, the gorgeous filet shawl by Lucy Croft and the amazing blanket by Hannah Cross, there is something for everyone in this feature!

Until next time.......Nicky xx

Friday, March 7, 2014

Inside Crochet Issue 50 Anja Wrap

Bit late I know................ but really excited about the Anja Scarf I designed  for Inside Crochet Issue 50, I keep wearing it, and as you can see with the beautiful styling in the magazine, (see pics below), I feel I need a gorgeous red coat too!  
Claire Montgomerie (Editor) also wrote a lovely review about the scarf, along with some of her other favourite projects from past issues.

Inside Crochet Issue 50

Inside Crochet Issue 50
Also featured in this issue is the fabulous Camper Van project by Emma Varnam. I am moving home soon so this is one to make for my new place!

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Check out the 'Bohemia' influenced issue of Simply Crochet Issue 16. On page 54 is a really interesting 'Notebook' feature from Jane Crowfoot all about Folkloric/Gypsy influences, and she was kind enough to include a little trim I whipped up!
Simply Crochet Issue 16
I will include a little more in my next blog about Simply Crochet Issue16.

Until next time.................Nxxxxx

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Inside Crochet Issue 49 McCloud Wrap

Those wonderful guys at Inside Crochet Magazine have come up trumps with the styling for my latest featured design.
Issue 49
Imagine my excitement when the magazine dropped on my doorstep and I was greeted with this lovely image.

McCloud Wrap
I love everything about image above, its just so beautifully taken, with the hint of yellow foliage in the background and what looks like a little green bird box above just so simple yet eye-catching.

About the piece itself, this again inspired by my love of tartan.  It is worked using 2 sets of colour, repeated 3 times to form 2 squares, 1 being worked down the left hand side to form an oblong block, each block is then alternated when being pieced together, another make that can be increased in size if you so wish.  Finished with a surface crochet stitch in a gorgeous rust red and a crab stitch edging. The yarn used is the wonderful Jamieson's of Shetland Spindrift 4ply which has so many colours to choose from and has the added bonus of being very reasonably priced too, definitely a yarn I will be using again.
Do check out the latest issue of Inside Crochet it is a great little magazine with lots of delicious crochet designs and features.

Oh and a Happy New Year to everyone, mine will be a very exciting one as we are planning a move to pastures new!

Until next time.....Nickyxx