Sunday, 15 January 2017

Handmade Monday #8

Hi and welcome to Handmade Monday. The place to share your craft, make or bake ideas.
I'm so pleased you have joined us at Handmade Monday. We've had a wintery feel to the weather here this last week with a sprinkle of snow so I was very pleased to have finished my 'for me' crochet project. I fell in love with this hat from Whistle and Ivy when I saw the free pattern.
It was made entirely from yarn I already had (yay, a stashbuster!) The black I used was a bit thinner than the red and wine but it didn't seem to make too much difference. I learnt a new skill too as I've never done colour change crochet like this before. It was pretty straightforward but the colour changing does slow things down a bit so it took me a couple of evenings to finish. I also added an extra row my mistake so my hat is just a teeny bit more slouchy than it's supposed to be! 

Here are the features from the last weeks Handmade Monday.

Carolee Crafts shared a whole load of great ideas for getting your craft area and supplies organised and under control, plus a sneak peak at some of the things she's been making including these pretty flowers made from linen ribbon.

CJ Made shared a project from her archives (we like old stuff here too, it doesn't always have to be brand new!) a Jackson Pollock inspired DIY T-shirt. 
It looks like a really fun, but messy idea. I think I'll wait for warmer weather before I consider giving this a try, then I can make all the mess outside!

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Hello, I'm Julie. I love making things and this is where I share my enthusiasm.


  1. Julie, thanks for featuring my tee shirt tutorial. There were lots of fun crafty links last week!

    1. No problem Caroline, I fancy giving it a try once I can craft outside again! I'm so pleased that people are coming back to Handmade Monday each week and that newbies are joining us too.

  2. Oh, I'd love some of your snow right now. 42ºC here tomorrow - (108ºF). Thanks for hosting.

    1. Blimey, I don't think it's ever got that hot here. Plenty of cool drinks and sitting in the shade whenever possible I imagine.


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