24 June 2021

New Crochet Pattern called Daisy and Shop news.

I'm so excited to tell you that I have finally opened a shop on my website and on Ravelry to sell my knitting and crochet patterns. It's been something i've wanted to do for a long time but my priority since last year has been to set up a website and transfer all my patterns, projects and charts over from my blog - it was a big job but well worth it. So without further ado, here is my very first item in the shop. It is called 'Daisy' and you will find it to buy over on my website at https://www.weediflowercreations.com/shop

26 April 2021

A beginner's journey into 'American Hand Piecing' part 2


Crafting is one of the ways I maintain care of my mental and emotional well-being. The past few days I've been learning something new called 'American Hand Piecing'. It's a process of quilting where you join the pieces by hand. It's a gentle, unhurried, methodical process which is perfect for relaxing the mind and body. 
 Learning something new is also good for keeping the mind stimulated, and by focusing on the learning process I can't help but put any anxiety or stress to one side. What do you do to care for your mental well-being? I'd love to hear.
I was inspired to try 'American Hand Piecing' by Emma Bradford of
The Swift Quilting Company in one of her appearances on the craft shopping channel Sewing Street.


23 April 2021

A beginner's adventure into 'American Hand Piecing' part 1


I'm about to take my first steps into sewing a quilted project in the 'American Hand Piecing' technique. I love having something new to learn and to relax with.  I've dabbled with quilting before but it didn't really suit me because I couldn't relax out in the garden or in front of the television with a sewing machine.  Hand piecing will remedy that because it's hand-sewn and portable.  Looking forward to showing you how I get on.  I'll be using a pattern designed by Emma Bradford of The Swift Quilting Company

I purchased this little pack of fabrics from Hobbycraft to practice with and will make a cushion cover front with it before using more expensive fabrics or making larger projects.



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14 April 2021

Free Pattern: Mitred Granny Square (Optical Illusion Blanket) Updated Pattern

Here is the promised update of my popular crochet pattern for the Mitred Granny Square (or Optical Illusion Square as some of my subscribers have described it). It's the latest of my older patterns to make it's move from my blog over to my new website — which leaves just three of my older patterns to make the move and then the pattern transission is complete.

I first published this pattern here on my blog in February 2013 after coming up with the design while planning a blanket for my teenage son. I wanted the blanket to have the feel of a granny square blanket but the look needed to have a more modern take on the traditional look to suit him. The square pattern I envisaged using also needed to be easy for crocheting while watching television. With a bit of fiddling about and some experimenting my Mitred Granny Square evolved. I'm really pleased with the shading or optical illusion this square gives to the completed blanket. So if you have an empty hook and some yarn looking for a project, then this could be the one for you. 
You'll find the updated pattern FREE to download on my website. Here is the link you need 😀 https://www.weediflowercreations.com/free-patterns
Wishing you lots of enjoyment making this blanket.

K x

1 April 2021

Worlds of Wonder Colouring Book by Johanna Basford

Worlds of Wonder Colouring Book by Johanna Basford
It's here! I've been waiting all day for the delivery driver in anticipation of this new book, released today. I have some colouring time set aside tomorrow and the next day and the next day ...💜✨
Book: Worlds of Wonder by Johanna Basford and published by
Ebury Publishing
Penguin Random House