Monday, 13 February 2012


Why is it that deciding on a Blog post title can be so difficult sometimes???
Anyway, I have made a bookmark using plastic canvas, Rhodes stitch and an idea from a craft show.
Rhodes stitch is very heavy on the thread, particularly on plastic canvas, as I needed to use 3 threads together to fill the holes. I stitched some fabric to the back, as it was a little untidy!!
I have also been trying a new craft, Tunisian crochet. The Tunisian hook is a cross between a knitting needle and a crochet hook. It has a hook on one end and a stopper, like a needle on the other end. And it (Tunisian crochet) can be done using a double ended long crochet hook too!

This liitle swatch is done with the Tunisian simple stitch and Tunisian Purl. It gives the piece a nice texture. No idea what I'll be making from using this new found craft yet, though the book that Jill (off the Popular Patchwork forum) let me have has a few patterns in it.
On Saturday, I went to a ButtonFest at Barrington Court and bought a few buttons,, just because,,,
They were very reasonably priced,,, the little packet of lilac buttons came from the quilt shop at the same place.
On the Popular Patchwork forum, I am in an ATC swap,, and have made
this for my swapee! The theme was freechoice,, and I normally have a hard time with that. But not with this one,, I just went to my 'stash' of bits,, pulled out a few buttons and the leaf, thought 'Yep, that looks good' and away I went. It is all hand stitched.


  1. Your bookmark looks great and what a good assortment of buttons you found.
    Your Swapee will love her swap.

  2. Love those buttons Caz, bits for the stash collection are irrisistable aren't they! I will be looking forward to seeing what you make with the new style of crochet. Your bookmark looks very neat from the front, and your ATC is lovely too.

  3. Love the ATC. Must have a go sometime when I get a minute!!!!!

  4. Love the bookmark Caz and the Tunisian crochet - glad you found some patterns too. Lovely ATC and the buttons are gorgeous.


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