Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring pretties

Hello everyone!
 
Spring is officially here. This is probably the prettiest time of the year where I live. Everywhere is green and there are flowers and pretty things are appearing all over...including here on my blog:
 
 
 
 
My latest project, a paperweight.
 
I've seen many beautiful crochet-covered stones on pinterest and have been quite inspired by them.
 
I bought a new magazine for this doily pattern:
 
 
 
 
I started to make it and a few rounds in, I thought the motif would be perfect to cover a stone with, so I made two:
 
 
 
 
...checked that they covered the stone...
 
 
 
 
And started joining them with single crochet
 
 
 
 
Everything was fun up until this point and then it seemed like all of a sudden the stone grew a whole lot bigger!
 

 
 
But with the help of a bunch of safety pins and a lot of pulling at the thread and hook, I got there in the end.
 
 
 
 
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I got some new cotton thread last week:
 
 
 
 
I'm planning on making some colourful spring earrings and maybe another doily :)
 
What is spring inspiring you to make?
 
Have a wonderful weekend!

25 comments:

  1. What a great idea Elisabeth, it looks so lovely but I can imagine it being a bit of a struggle getting it gathered together neatly. You did a great job!
    Lovely new colours you have there and I'll look forward to seeing your pretty earrings sometime soon. Enjoy the making!
    I'm busy with a mandala tonight - same principle as the doily - and am really enjoying it in lovely springlike colours although of course we are into Autumn now! Do pop over soon and get your name in for the giveaway. Hugs, Joy xo

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    1. PS Even as I typed those last few words my mind was saying "Oh I think Elisabeth has already popped over and joined in" - I guess it's my bedtime!!! xo

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  2. The crocheted paperweight is truly inspired. I love it! I've been inspired to make a skirt! Yes, I did say "skirt". My colleague assured me that even a fool could make this particular skirt so I thought I'd give it a go! Wish me luck. xx

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  3. Very nice and romantic paperweight! I'm looking forward to seing your new earrings, too, the new yarns are so wonderful :-)

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  4. Love your pretty things. I am starting a new chevron blanket in pastel colours. Gentle and calm x

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  5. Lovely doilies !!! And new yarns...
    Have a sunny weekend !
    Anna

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  6. Ohhhhhhhhh - I love the crochet covered stones - you did a beautiful job. Happy, wonderful weekend - Tanya

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  7. Great new threads and a very pretty stone. Jo x

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  8. I love crochet covered stones and your's is lovely. Pretty new threads I'm looking forward to seeing your earrings. I'm making a shawl at the moment, but I'm thinking pretty little girls dresses once that's finished. Have a great weekend. :)

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  9. I love your crochet covered stone, great idea. And your new thread is gorgeous. Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  10. Such a great idea!! It looks very pretty and will make a lovely paperweight. Love your new thread colours, very springy!! xx

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  12. Beautiful - surely the best dressed stone around! Jane x

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  13. Your paperweights are just gourgeous and love the bright colours of your new yarns x

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  14. Wondered how they got the stone inside, now I know. I've no crochet project on the go at the moment so making baby booties as they always come in useful. Looking forward to seeing the earrings.
    S xx

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  15. Still waiting for spring here. I've admired those crochet covered stones too, and would love to try one (if I only could crochet). Love the end result of your stone paperweight ... very feminine :) Wendy x

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  16. This is so pretty. I love crochet and my husband loves rocks...I should try something like this. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Wow! I am so impressed what a wonderful creation, it would be great for a desk.

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  18. that is so sweet! I've always fancied having a go at one of these. Lucky you to find the coloured crochet thread, I can't get it locally

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  19. Happy Easter, dear Elisabeth!!
    Nata xxxx

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  20. Great idea for a paperweight! Everything looks lovely with a little bit of crochet right :)

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  21. So pretty! Where could I find the pattern? :)

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