Sunday, 12 September 2010

Crochet Buttons

I haven't managed to get much crafting done this week, I have been trying to catch up on little jobs that I have neglected to do during the summer holidays as well as two mother and toddler groups and a wiggle and giggle baby singing class.
With today being National crochet day I was determined to get the hook out, I waited until Isla-Rose had her nap, I knew I didn't have long and would only get something small done so I decided to freshen up last years winter coat with some funky chunky crochet buttons.                                                           
I'm really pleased with them, the coat is off to the dry cleaners on Monday and then I shall sew them on and post some piccies of the finished coat.
I am definitely going to need a matching hat and scarf .

I have managed to do a little Christmas project this week,  I have made my jars of chutney all pretty.

     I have discovered a wonderful yarn shop very close to where I live. The shop has been there years and was very old and tatty, but has now been taken over by a new owner and it's wonderful,  I was like a child in a sweet shop,  I could have spent hours in there but the hubby was outside waiting in the car with three bored children on what was quite a hot day. I managed to grab a leaflet from the counter about a meet up on Thursday mornings at the shop, I just need to take whatever I am working on and I will be supplied with coffee and cake and yarn loving people to natter with, sounds good I will let you know how I get on.
The shop's called "Knitworking" it's in Nottingham it doesn't have a website yet but can be found on Ravelry as knitworking.
Speak soon x


**Anne** said...

I love the way you have decorated your chutney jars and the crochet buttons are gorgeous.

mother of purl said...

lovely buttons- hope you enjoy your group xx

~Niki~ said...

I have a new linky blog if you'd like to participate :) feel free!
Niki :)

Clara said...

All so pretty. Thanks for the ideas!

Just-Do said...

Funky chunky they are!!
Love this idea, are you going to make the hat and scarf with the same yarn?

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Jacey! Don't remember how I got here, but glad I did! I love to crochet too. I just finished a shawl and hope to post it as soon as I can. (My camera is NOT an agreeable sort!.. hoping to get a new one, someday soon!)... Love all your crochet work. Your birdie mobiles are very sweet, and I'd love to try making some birds myself "one of these days"! Can't wait to see your coat when your done with the buttons!.. Nice to meet you, I'm now a follower, and I look forward to visiting again soon! ~tina

'Joyce' said...

Jacey, your buttons are fabulous. What a great idea and your 'new' coat is just going to be the envy of all. Oh I cannot wait to see the photos. I love your little chutney gifts, such beautiful little jars they are in. The receivers are going to feel rather spoilt when they get them. oh have fun on Thursday at Knitworking.

Jacquie said...

Hi Jacey
Love your buttons ,such a great idea.
That shop sound interesting,would love to attend a knit and natter.
Jacquie x

Pearly Queen said...

Love the buttons! The yarn looks like the one I made some little crochet bunting with earlier in the year - Robin, I think.