Thursday, 23 February 2017

AYLI...what else can you do??!!

Hello everyone!! A big oops from me and apologies to my team mates at


I forgot to schedule my own post for our new challenge which is

What do you make other than cards...and why?

I have dabbled in all kinds of crafts including sewing, knitting, embroidery, jewellery making and cross stitch and over the last few years I have taught myself to crochet. My current "work in progress" is my biggest piece to date...a blanket. I am just about half way through the blanket itself and then have a pretty border to add so I reckon it will be keeping us warm at night by next winter!! I have taken much inspiration from Lucy at Attic 24 so if crochet is something that you fancy having a go at then I highly recommend her easy to follow patterns and informative blog to get you started. 



The kit for my blanket can be found here.

Check out the main challenge blog for some  inspiration  from my team mates. Hope to see you there, if I'm not sacked that is!!

Hope this week is being kind to you and that you have stayed safe during storm Doris that visited the UK today.

Until next time xx


23 comments:

  1. Fabulous colours Sarah, very snug looking.x{aNNie}

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  2. Oh, wow! This looks gorgeous and so colourful. I can't wait to see it finished. Definitely something to treasure. I really wish I could learn to crochet but I can't feel the yarn or needle much. Ah well, on with the card making 🙂. Debra x

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  3. Looks as though it's going to be a beautiful blanket Sarah, i used to crochet a lot perhaps time to start again, it's relaxing.

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  4. Wow, you have a LOT of crafty talents, Sarah! Your colorful blanket is so bright and so gorgeous! It will keep you comfy AND make you smile!! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. Oh wow Sarah, I sure wish I did this!! Love your gorgeous colors...might need one of these tonight!! :) Have a lovely weekend friend! HUGS

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  6. Fabulous Sarah! Looks so warm and cosy!
    Laine
    xx

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  7. Hi Sarah,
    oh what a gorgeous and colourful blanket.
    Your work is excellent.
    You sure are a person of many talents too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  8. A beautiful blanket Sarah, lovely colours - I hope you will share a photo when it's finished.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  9. Gorgeous work Sarah l can see this being a family heirloom.
    i have been dabbling a bit too lately, at a little group l go to every other wednesday we take our own crafts or projects, have a natter and a cuppa but this week most of us had a go at wet felting so watch this space for a masterpiece - not - in the future. Also half way through a patchwork table runner - my first attempt at patchwork and loving it.
    Take care x Susan x

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  10. Very lovely Sarah - these colours are lovely -that is one thing I would like to do. I've currently started to get back into cross stitching! Have a lovely weekend. Michelle x

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  11. Wow Sarah such a beautiful blanket in progress I'm in awe as I love all crafts but this is something I have tried several times and cannot get the hang of it it always comes out a strange shape never mind we cannot be good at everything !! Looking forward to seeing it finished it will be magnificent Love and hugs Carole x

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  12. Ooh I was hoping you'd show some crochet! You're awesome at crochet and the blanket is looking fabulous!
    Lucy x

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  13. Oooo how talented are you, so gorgeous hun, hope you have a lovely weekend, Luv Sam x

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  14. Gorgeous blanket Sarah, it must have taken you hours to make that, but well worth it, and beautiful colours too. xx

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  15. Your talents are spread wide Sarah, and your blanket looks amazing. I'm sure it will end up being an heirloom piece!
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  16. Beautiful blanket Sarah, gorgeous colours, I love crocheting.

    Pat xx

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  17. Oooh your blanket looks fab Sarah! I haven't crocheted for years and years, but I quite fancy having a go at making a throw for the bed in the spare room . Off to check out Lucy's blog, thanks for the link... :)

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  18. So colorful, and I love your neat stitches too. Years ago, I tried to learn to crochet. Can manage a triple stitch, but I'm lousy at following pattern instructions. Had a Home Economics teacher for a neighbor, who worked diligently with me, as I wanted to learn to do some 'star shaped' doilies to starch and use for tree ornaments. She finally gave up in disgust and said "I'll make what you want. Just show me the pattern". End of story! LOL. This is beautiful, and what enjoyment you'll have being all cozy under it. the cheery colors will be bright on dreary winter days. TFS & Hugs

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  19. Hi Sarah, a stunning blanket looks great, I'm sure it will keep you warm this winter. Have a wonderful week... Megan

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  20. Great project....lovely colours...Joolsx

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  21. Sarah this is Gorgeous I LOVE crochet as you know and LOVE Attic 24's makes too! its great we can make things with stylecraft yarn too! and brilliant we can get that in the UK too.. I love your colour choices and love the colours blended too!
    well done! AWESOME! xx

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  22. Ooh I hope Doris didn't do you any damage?!! Love your crochet work, I'm a little in awe, as all I can really manage is the occasional rose! Fabulous creation and so useful. I loved the ones my baby's great gran made for them when they were newborns. Very special. Hugs, Wends xoxo

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  23. Hi Sarah, I'm a bit behind on my commenting, but couldn't pass up gushing over this beautiful blanket! I love all the colors and that gorgeous stitch. I will have to check out Attic 24!

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