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.
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.
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.
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


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

  2. Love your ideas. Brilliant. x

  3. 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 ^_^

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

  5. 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!.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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.


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