A very good afternoon to you all, hope you're all enjoying yourselves. I'm a little late posting for Handmade Monday this week but I am very excited. I popped over there before writing this post and WOW!!! Wendy has featured my cushion on her blog, I was thrilled to bits when I saw it and she's so right about blogging, it lets you in all sorts of doors and allows you to support businesses you otherwise might not have found out about - although I'm not really sure I can call myself one of those yet.
So thank you Wendy, it was a lovely surprise. Wendy herself paints beautiful wooden plaques and I especially like her VW ones, in fact I might even have to buy an actual VW just to have an excuse to buy one. Why not pop over and peruse her website and have a look at the talented ladies she is showcasing this week as part of Handmade Monday or better still take part yourself.
Anyway I'm being a bit wordy today, so time for a picture.
My entry to Handmade monday this week is like a few of my makes, born out of necessity. Regular followers will know that I have recently learnt how to crochet - I think I may have mentioned it once or twice. Well I'm taking a project away on holiday with me and I was in need of a suitable something in which to transport all of those little bits that keep getting lost at the bottom of by bag, hence 'My Hooky Book' was born (apologies to Russell Brand).
It's quite obvious to see I have adapted my needlecase design to suit my needs. Adding inside pockets to hold hooks and snips and a little pouch for a paper pattern or scribbled notes (in my case). I've also added a little inlay to hold tapestry needles and safety pins for that all important finishing off or stitch holder. Unfortunately what you are witnessing is the full extent of my crochet collection, a hook and a needle - shame.
The flap at the top was a last minute thought, as I soon discovered I needed something to stop my implements from falling out. At one point I was going to stitch crocheted flowers on to the cover, which I still might do if I decide to make more, but for the purposes of this one, the jury decided it was not essential.
I don't mind crochet rolls but I'm more of a wallet kind of a gal and feel there's nothing more satisfying than the 'snap' of a press stud when you want something to hold firm. As you can see I still need to add those bits.
So now I can happily 'crochet on the go' and know that all I need to remember when leaving the house is wallet and wool.
The Summer holidays are going too fast!