For many many weeks I’ve been a bit quiet and quite busy working on a secret project. The secret project was erected on Tuesday as part of Solihull BID Britain in Bloom entry.
Unfortunately I was on holiday so I couldn’t see the final results or take pictures. However a few people did.
Straight Stitching has done two blog posts to it and there are loads of pictures over on Facebook on the Solihull Crafters page.
So the project was to make loads and loads of flowers to string together to drop and wrap around trees. I decided one of the easiest things to do was to make loads of French Knitting or Corking as it also known as. This was easy to do on the bus as all I needed was the doll that is used in this craft and green wool. So for weeks this was my traveling project. If anyone asked I said I was working on an art installation.
For the flowers I found the book 100 flowers to knit and crochet by Lesley Stanfield valuable. I also did lots of crochet circles in two different colours to resemble flowers. This became a project to take to Knit Night and groups which caused much amusement as people tried to guess what I was making. Sorry that I had to keep quiet.
For those in Solihull I hope you enjoyed the hard work of all the ladies and their creative handicrafts. For the rest of you look at the links. :)
Here is a close up of what I made :)
As ever with my Gluten Free product reviews these are my own thoughts and I don’t get given the products to try or paid to comment on them. It’s just if I find something new I wish to share and I’ve brought these out of my own money.
There is a large Tescos not far from me. I had been in there the other day and had spotted some large play mats suitable for blocking. After a stressful week I decided I needed a treat. The weather wasn’t helping as it is chucking it down.
With treats/rewards I find it is always best not to have ones that are food related. So off I went in the rain to go and get them.
As always I have a look at the free from section and saw these!
These are on the small size but are so soft and perfect that you can do a total eclipse. They are very chocolatey, moist and very moreish. Nom! Scrummy! :)
These are the first cookies that I’ve come across that is balanced with taste as even though they are chocolate they are not overly sweet. I believe I may have tasted the best chocolate cookies ever! :)
This week has gone by so quickly. I’ve done some craft which I’ll try and share with you tomorrow but one of the jobs I did this week was blocking. So I thought a pin update was in order.
I’ve been knitting a lot of shawls lately. I’m currently working on Whippoorwill and as promised by Sarah it’s now getting that long that a row seems to take forever. I finished No fuss and Alva.
I also have finished a sock but yet it’s still waiting for it’s friend. I’ve been doing a lot of crochet recently working on a few techniques and I believe I’ve finally mastered the Granny Square :)
What’s on your pins?
As always I don’t get paid for these. It’s my own views of the products I find.
My latest find is these:
Georgia’s Gluten Free Chicken and Mushroom bakes. In the range they also do Fishcakes. I got these from Tescos.
I had mine with vegetables as you don’t really need any extra potatoes as there is potatoes in them. There was plenty of potatoes and mushrooms but sadly lacking on the chicken front. However they are pretty tasty and so I will consider buying them again. :)