Craft round up

This is just a quick round up of the crafts I’ve been doing this week.

Firstly, I’m getting through the yarn I ordered from Love Knitting, but I’ve taken a break to rest my hands. This blanket is starting to wrinkle, so I’m going to wash it and see if it gets flat when it dries.

Today I had planned to do some more prints with my Gel Press, but the morning didn’t quite go to plan (for reasons I don’t need to go into). I didn’t get started until the afternoon and the first few prints weren’t a great success, probably due to my frame of mind going in to the task.

I began with a stencil and it wasn’t giving the results I wanted. I really didn’t want to give up though.

I stopped using the stencil and tried to get some ombré backgrounds, but they weren’t brilliant either.

Next I thought I would try printing using different household items and got some interesting results with an old coffee jar. I think it was Kenco. I don’t have photos of that at the moment though.

Finally I was very pleased with how my crochet dishcloth print came out. You can see the stitches clearly, and also the texture of the yarn.

I will write a new post about how I use these backgrounds in due course … But here’s one I made earlier 😆

The card above used strips of different prints to give the idea of land and sky. The lollipop tree was die cut from an upcycled brown envelope.

Thanks for reading

Marie-Céline

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8 Responses

  1. You made some great things! My mum crocheted lots of blankets for us when we were younger. We still have them somewhere I think. Loved them. Thank you for sharing xxx

  2. Your creations are absolutely gorgeous.
    I’ve never been very good with art really, but you really have an aptitude for it.
    Particularly your crochet dishcloths!
    Do you have an Etsy or do you just create for fun?

    https://www.racheldowning.co.uk

    • Marie-Celine says:

      Hi Rachel. Thanks for your lovely comment. I just create for fun at the moment really. Most things I make I give away 😃 xx

  3. Michelle says:

    All of your crafts are beautiful! You do a great job!

  4. Chloe Chats says:

    The blanket is super pretty, I love the colours. Also love that card, that’s so cool that you made it! I want to start making my own cards.

    Chloe xx

  5. You are a gifted person. Fine work here.

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