Monday, 16 January 2012

Having crafty fun

There is no better way to relax than having a trawl through Pinterest or Google.  I like looking for interesting craft ideas and to see what is inspiring others in the crafting world.

I was inspired to make one of these.
http://www.mygirlthursday.com/2011/09/do-this-yourself-wire-hanger-makeover.html
Wire coat hangers are a necessary evil, the only redeeming feature being they hold your clothes.
Boring and ugly!
An improvement but I can do better.
Better
I decided to add a little crochet flower to hide more of that ugly wire.  I have no idea what I crocheted, I just made it up as I went a long.  I have made a few of these hanger covers now with this one being my favourite so far.  It's a quick sewing project and a great way to use up scraps of fabric.  I might even make some up using two different fabrics.  Now wouldn't that liven up my wardrobe!!

I also saw this and wanted to make one immediately.
http://handmade-by-just-in.blogspot.com/2010/09/cat-bookmark-free-pattern.html
My little fella is a bit wonky but he serves his purpose.

He was very quick and easy to make even for a beginner like me.

Doesn't he make a great bookmark with that tail sticking out of a crochet book of all things?!  :)  I think I might be making some of these to put away in the gift box ready for when you need to give an unexpected pressie to some little or big person.  I might try embellishing my cats with spots or stripes or perhaps I could give one a sequined collar.  Oh the ideas are endless.

I'm going to be more trawing for more ideas.  I wonder what I'll be making next?

Thank you for visiting and taking an interest.  Your comments are always very much appreciated.

Anne  xx

8 comments:

willywagtail said...

Hehe... Love that puss. And love that Pinterest. Cherrie

Victoria said...

Love your ideas. Brilliant. x

Hearthandmade said...

oh fabulous!! anne, I hate to be an idiot but I'm just checking here... Did you send me your address previously? I shall go searching in my email if you did ^_^

Gillian said...

Gorgeous work Anne :)
both pieces are the sort of craft/crochet that makes you smile each time you use them x

Little Blue Mouse said...

I daren't even go near Pinterest for fear of being sucked in. I spend far too long on the computer as it is!

Your cat bookmark is the sweetest thing!.

Dotty Peach said...

Ann I love the bookmark, I have given up on crochet for the moment. What a pretty fabric on your hanger, you are so clever!

Cheryl said...

I love the idea of adding pretty fabric to the wire hanger. I bet it stops clothes slipping off. I know I can fit more in the wardrobe with wire hangers, but I've had problems with marks from the wire on clothes. Your solution would solve that problem!

Annaboo said...

What a great idea! I have a stack of those bloomin' awful wire hangers and now they shall be pretty!!
Am loving the cat bookmark VERY much- another marvellous idea.
Xx