I have been hibernating a little bit, since we had the bad weather and a couple of illnesses over Christmas and New Year, but have really enjoyed watching TV (which is not like me) and sitting and crocheting, yes I said crocheting. I like most of you readers have done some sort of craft all your life, learning a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Knitting and crocheting was never something I really mastered and although an Italian lady that I worked with taught me to crochet many moons ago when I was a teenager I couldn't remember how to until my Sister-In-Law showed me once again on New Year's weekend, well I had a cushion that my Mother-In-Law bought me last Christmas, which is lovely, but it is a cushion, tapestry style with a Christmas scene on it, so this is it's new cover for 11months of the year! I learned how to make the rose on youtube and worked out how to make some leaves, the buttons I found in the bottom of my sewing box (probably from some old garment) and the wool cost me £2.38, oh and I bought a selection of crochet needles from the charity shop, which I cleaned with some surgical spirit.......WHAT A BARGAIN EH! I am quite pleased with my efforts and already have a design for cushion number two. I haven't stopped paper crafting, just had a break really and really enjoyed doing something different and something that is a bit more sociable!
Again, the scalloped edging was a tuturial I found on youtube.
For those people who have already left a message saying how impressed they are I want to assure you that I am no expert and this was so easy and that the scalloped edge and the rose was so simple, so don't be afraid to give it a try because you WILL be able to do it. Inspiration can be sought out at Attic24 and recommend that you hop over and have a look at her blog.