Sunday, July 27, 2014

Crafty Freaks #2

For my second project in the Crafty Freaks challenge I picked something that I've had in my mind to do for over a year. I saw these gorgeous jelly mould planters from Angus & Celeste and then kept seeing the white metal originals at the op shop. I've collected quite a few now with the view to making them into planters and I've finally done it! The first one I attached a metal chain to but for the next one I used black blind cord for a more modern look. Now all I have to do is find somewhere to hang them...

Friday, July 11, 2014

Crafty Freaks #1

Phew! I finished my first project for the Crafty Freaks challenge over at Little Minx.

I knew I wanted to do something with the rope I had left over from the macrame hangers I made last year.

Being a hoarder it felt like such a waste to throw it all away!

I played around with a few different ways of joining the rope together with crochet to make a bowl but for some reason I was getting shooting pains up my arms! I then decided to see if I could sew them together with a large needle and some heavy thread. This is what I came up with....a mat

It measures 85cm across and is made of  9mm heavy duty rope.

(The underside)

My daughter loves it and has requested it for her room where it will get lost under a pile of clothes etc....

It would look great made in a solid colour or done in patterns. You could also make it in different shapes by not starting with a circular coil. I'm thinking of making a black elliptical shaped one for my front door!

Now I have 2 weeks to come up with my next project....

It's not too late to join, so if you'd like to pop over to Little Minx and sign up!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

A Challenge.......

Yes, I know I haven't been here for a couple of months! But I'm back with something that should see me coming back every 2 weeks!

My lovely friend Joanna over at Little Minx is running a challenge on her blog called Crafty Freaks.
The idea is to get the creative juices flowing by making a new crafty project every 2 weeks for a whole year. Quite a challenge but one that has the potential to re-energize! The projects are due every two weeks (uploaded to the Pinterest page) with the first one being due Friday July 12th. (You can see I'm behind already as I was going to post this last week!)

If you're keen to participate, head over to the Crafty Freaks page and sign up!