How is it October already?? Can time please slow down?
I feel this year ( I say this most years) has flown by so fast. Seeing as its October and nearly Halloween I have been taking suggestions from my twitch community on what to make. I also got chance to try out some new crafts and pick up some old ones I haven’t tried in years.
One project that arrived is the 5D diamond painting (or at-least that’s what those in the Facebook crochet group called it and I found it on Ebay using that search term). I chose a giraffe I saw and I am super excited to try it out. Basically, the image is sticky and you attach little gem type things to it using the key.
WHAT I’VE BEEN WORKING ON
Perler Bead kit
I did perler beads (we had Hama beads) a lot when I was younger. I loved making little coasters and pictures for my family. We eventually got rid of the beads and I never picked up anymore until I saw lots of people making them on twitch, live streaming their creations. I hadn’t thought about those tiny beads for ages and it motivated me to want to try them again, especially as I am now older and feel I could make something more elaborate than a coaster. I didn’t want to jump right in and buy loads of boards and beads in case I didn’t enjoy it so after a quick ebay search I found a little kit to make a dream catcher that included boards and even bells! I live streamed making it and it was just as much fun as i remember. I will be buying more beads soon hopefully (it is my birthday next month so possibly treating myself) but I can’t wait and already have lots of ideas of what I want to make.
As I mentioned above I also spent some time trying out crafts I haven’t done in a long while. My Mommar taught me how to knit when I was about 8 yrs old so its been a long time. In uni I knitted my new friends a phone case each with their name and some designs on it (I wish I could find some pictures to show you). At the same time I learnt to crochet and make amigurumi and that took over. I ended up given my needles to a friends that wanted to learn ow to knit and that was that. I always check the local show for crochet and craft magazines and they have a new knitting one in. Being new the first edition was only 99p and came with patterns, how to basics, needles and some yarn, so after grabbing that I sat down and had a go! After the first few rows it all came flooding back to me and I am proud of the little doll blanket I made. I’m looking forward to making some other things and learning new stitches and skills such as cabling.
I then wanted to try some ribbing and used some black sparkly yarn! I love it so far and think it’s going to make a pretty good first attempt at a scarf.
LITTLE PUMPKIN CROCHET PATTERN BY PETALS TO PICOTS
I made some more pumpkins on stream and viewers decided they would like to see a face on one of them. We ended up with a little smirking pumpkin using felt and a glue gun. I think he looks super cute! We then started working on a rainbow pumpkin using chunky yarn. I may have to make two because so far the first one is looking very blue and green. The yarn colour changes are quite long, so I may make a second to showcase the red, pink and purple colours. These were made using the Petals To Picots pattern (the same ones I used to make the pumpkins in Crafty corner #21 ) You can find this pattern here!