Hello my friends, how was your weekend? The weather in the Midlands was a mixed bag, one day it was glorious sunshine, next heavy rain and thunderstorms, then a mixture of both. It's been a while since I showed you some crochet projects, I thought I'd mix it up a little this week instead of just knitting,
On Friday, we had an unexpected day of sunshine so in the afternoon I took my latest Mollie Makes magazine, my knitting and a cold drink and sat in the garden.
After a while I was getting rather hot so I sat in my favourite spot, under a tree surrounded by the scent of lavender, stocks and mock orange. It was divine so relaxing with just the sound of the birds, the distant buzz of a lawn mower and a dog barking every now and then, the sounds of summer.
As I was sat there with my drink on a glass topped table beside me, the ice melting and making rings on the glass, I thought some Floral Coasters to use in the garden was what I needed. I had made my friend Kerry a set of crochet ones for her camper van so I looked up the pattern, sorted out some leftover cotton, a hook and got started.
I used a free pattern which is a vintage pattern taken from the Fancy Work Manual which was published in 1893, it has been reworked by Sandi Marshall and can be found here. I had some Drops Paris and Rowan Handknit cotton in my stash, I chose some bright, fun, summery colours. They are very quick to make, I finished a few on Friday then have just picked to up when I had a minute and have just finished my eighth one.
Before I go I just wanted to share these fun postcards, I got with this months issue of Mollie Makes. They are different pictures for each type of crafter, The Multi Crafter, The Hoarder and The Easily Distracted. What type of crafter are you? My girls said I'm the Easily Distracted!!!! I would actually say I'm all three!!!
Have a great week.