Harmony Bag For?

November 16, 2015 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | Annabel Lee, Bags, CRAFT, Crochet |

The Harmony Bag is almost, kinda finished.   Here it is —- TA DA!  But my question is, what is it for?  It is far too delicate for me to throw my usual houseload of things into and drop onto nasty floors. I will glue in some gems in to replace the ones which are missing from the leafy green vintage brooch, when I have some glue, but I am still not sure about the brooch there.  What do you think? Now, you may ask, why doesn’t this woman have any glue.  Is it just because she can’t find anything in…

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Harmony Crochet Bag and Juliet Blues Too

November 8, 2015 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | Annabel Lee, Bags, CRAFT, Crochet |

Dear Annabels, you will remember part one of my progress with the Harmony crochet bag here.  Guess what!  Kathryn herself, the designer from Crafternoon Treats has commented on my post!  It’s marvellous to have  my version of her beautiful creation noted by the lady herself.  Well, having been heartened by this, I got back to work on the bag, which, I must confess, had been  put on the backburner due to my fear of the horrific job of finding and selecting lace for the next stage. I am afraid of trying to find lace in my craft room (known as “Wuthering Heights” because (cue…

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Hairy Cushions

October 28, 2015 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | Annabel Lee, CRAFT, Crochet |

I think of these two newbies as “The Hairy Ones’, although they are not really so hairy.  The Bouvardia rug is hairier. The granny square one was made with Stylecraft Special DK and other bits and pieces. It was inspired by these divine chairs from this pretty blog.  I just love the pink and green with the white and the one pink square in the green one and vice versa.  (I ran out of puff after one cushion front).   For more lovely chairs decorated with crochet and every other technique you can think of, visit my Pinterest page which…

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Juliet Blues

October 27, 2015 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | Annabel Lee, CRAFT, Crochet |

So, the battle to get going with the Juliet jacket. I decided on the blue Moda Vera Portsea Cotton  and made one sleeve and some of the flowery bits. I ordered the rest of the yarn which I needed from Spotlight online.  Well, their online service is as bad as their in-store service and it didn’t happen.  So….I decided on the colour which they call “green”, but which I call “aqua” because I wouldn’t make it in green.  I found one of the very few people In Adelaide Spotlight who is helpful and knows where stuff is and managed to get…

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Galaxy of Change Crochet Rug

October 26, 2015 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | Annabel Lee, CRAFT, Crochet |

Here are pictures of the finished  Galaxy of Change rug which I started here.  I did about 50  of the 103 rows in the pattern, plus 3 of a border which I made up.  I wanted to have points around the edge. Sadly, I am not a good enough photographer to capture the vibrancy of the colours of Bouvardia yarn in Lollypop.  I’s really weird and lovely. As I mentioned here, I was inspired to use Bouvardia by the beautiful work of Julie Salter of this Facebook group.  Look at her unfinished Galaxy of Change in Bouvardia Tokyo. But somehow mine…

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