This week I’ve been teaching my mum how to crochet roses to decorate little knitted bags for the Christmas Shoe Box appeal.
After pulling everything out from my understairs cupboard, I not only came across a vintage sewing machine complete with embroidery connects (photo later), but a Build-A-Bear voucher which my daughter was delighted about and my stash of crochet hooks – the metal variety not the plastic kind that snap easily!
These are great for decorating bags, but also hair clip fastenings or brooches.
On an earlier post, I mentioned a yarn bombing event where a local artist was calling for knitters and crochet enthusiasts to contribute a rose or two for a display taking place in Bath. I created a knitted rose pattern for those crafters who preferred to knit rather than crochet:
I went into Bath today (for my daughter to spend her Build-A-Bear voucher as it’s been in the cupboard for two years!) and saw the roses out on display, which coincides with Bath Fashion Week.
the roses added a bit of colour to an otherwise wet and dreary day …
The bunting was also knitted.