Sunday, 17 March 2013

Rainbow Scrappy Saturday

The colour for this month’s Rainbow Scrappy Challenge is Orange.   I don’t have many orange fabrics that I currently like but I did manage to find just enough to make my orange Boxed In block.   Here it is:RSC13 March orange And here is how it looks with the first two blocks RSC13 months Jan to MarchI haven’t managed a lot of sewing this past few weeks since I’ve been playing hooky…… as in crocheting.   I did complete a cylinder cushion cover, which I started last year for my son.  It is in mix crochet stitches. Here are some photos of it. 
 Multi crochet stitch cilindar cushion cover March13 Multi crochet stitch cilindar cushion cover March13_2 
 Multi crochet stitch cilindar cushion cover March13_4Multi crochet stitch cilindar cushion cover March13_3Multi crochet stitch cilindar cushion cover March13_5
I had planned to make the stripes going the other way, however, some of the patterns pulled in the sides and it ended up looking hour glass shape :)  So I turned them so they ran across the length of the pillow.  If I ever make another of these type of covers I’ll do it in the round….. famous last words.
It was Mother’s Day here in the UK last Sunday and I got some lovely flowers and chocolates from DD and DS, however, DD also made me a little needle felted wall hanging and also bought my ball jointed doll a new wig.  (She bought me the doll as a surprise for my birthday last year)  I’m not a collector but my DD is and she thought I’d like one :))  I think I’ll need to get around to making her a quilt some day.Needle felted wallhanging from Kirsty March13 This was my DD’s first attempt at needle felting and it is her own design.
and a Kiera with new hair and outfit March13Here is ‘Kiera’ my very own Ball Jointed Doll with her new hair in my favourite colour red.  It suits her skin colouring better than the ash blonde of her first wig.
And lastly, for now, I wanted to show you some little African Flowers and a daffodil  which I crocheted.Crochet African Flower motifsI made these African flowers using Heidi’s (of Heidi Bears) instructions here .Attic 24 crochet daffodilAnd the Daffy is made using Lucy’s (of Attic 24 )  pattern here.   I’ve yet to make the leaves.
Okay, that’s all for me for now.  I do have a plan to post something else sometime this week though :))
Meanwhile, pop on over to Angela’s blog Soscrappy  and see what everyone else has done with their orange scraps this week.
Happy Stitching!



  1. So many cute projects. Love those boxed in blocks!

  2. Love the boxed blocks. Thank you for posting pictures of your crochet projects.
    Cute baby doll :D

  3. Looks like you have been busy. I particularly like your crochet hex iguana. They are really nice. It's something I've never been able to do and would love to master the skill. Thanks for sharing.

  4. So glad I stopped in! Tons of creativity going on here. Enjoying it all.

  5. Love your box blocks! I have to remember that for next year!
    Such pretty flowers... love the daffodil.

  6. Nice pattern for those coloured scrappy block. They are looking great.
    That is some cushion with interesting crochet stitches. i've tried various knitting stitches, but only one or two with crochet. yours look great together.

  7. Wow you've been busy! Love the Boxed In blocks. Really looks great with your scraps. Your dolly is super in her new 'do'. Lot's of pretty projects to look at. Especially love L's cusion cover. Turned out grrrrrrrrrreat! HOpe you are feeling better!

  8. I love your boxed in blocks and can't wait to see what you make with those gorgeous African flowers!

  9. Your crochet is as neat and gorgeous as your sewing. You are one talented lady.

  10. Ooh, all of your projects are wonderful.
    You know I like the orange block..this is going to be a wonderful quilt. Your crochet looks great too and your little doll is too sweet.

  11. I really like your rainbow of scrappy blocks--very nice! Julierose