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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Harmony Crochet Bag

October 22, 2015 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | Annabel Lee, CRAFT, Crochet |

As All Annabels know, I am a fan of Lucy from Attic 24.  And I am not alone.  The colour-wise people at Crafternoon Treats who designed this beauty :-   Have now made a fat-bottomed bag using the Lucy’s harmony squares.  Isn’t it pretty!- I’m making my own and doing my best to use their muted colour palette.  Here is progress so far with some floral experimentation.   Now I need to block the square, gather it all up, crochet the top, add the lace and flowers and make the handle.  That’s all!!

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Crochet Crotchets

September 25, 2015 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | Annabel Lee, CRAFT, Crochet |

I admire that craftiste who, upon finding the pattern of something which she desires to make – (say, for argument’s sake, the crocheted jacket on page 10 of Margaret Hubert’s “Runway Crochet)” – opens the cupboard containing her yarn stash, frowns a bit, then says “yes, that’ll do nicely” to some skeins of something and, just like that, starts to make the (again, just as an example), close-fitting long-sleeved  Juliet Jacket.   I admire her because she has made up her mind about the pattern , she has the right amount of the right yarn, she knows the right size, her tension is good,  and she just…

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