Thursday, 16 June 2011

Hearts...and...Hearts

I was going to write Hearts and Flowers, but actually there are no flowers.

I found this pattern on Skip to my Lou and have modified it slightly (as always!) to produce these pretty hearts...

ribbon hearts

..made in a Colinette yarn called Giotto.  I bought it years ago and even then it was pretty pricey, so it's good to use it for something that only requires a little bit!  I thought the hearts would make pretty brooches, or a rather luxurious garland.

I also made a few garlands with less pricey yarns.  These are in Phildar cotton called Philcrochet...

Philcrochet garland

This one is made from a Spanish multi-coloured yarn (yes, all those colours are in one ball!) by lanasstop called Orleans...

Orleans cotton garland

...and this little one is made with an acrylic yarn I bought from a French market...

multi acrylic garland

It's been great fun making these while waiting for paint to dry in various places and, while we're talking about paint and DIY, I have put the final layer on the plaster in the middle room...

plastering final

...and done a fair bit of window and shutter painting today!

4 comments:

Fiona said...

Hi Penny
Lovely hearts.

It's Fiona (from Teacups and Tiskets), just letting you know that Ive changed my blog and profile to fionahayward.blogspot.

gosh, how did you find time to crochet all those hearts, in between paint coats?/

Cheers
Fi

Killiecrankie Farm said...

they are all just wonderful colours, amazing the different textures that can be achieved with each type of yarn.
Your windows are looking great - oh for deep sills that you can put knicj nacks on !

Evelyn said...

These hearts are so wonderful -- they would bring a smile to anyone's face and whimsy to any window or bedpost!

crafts@home said...

Love tour wooly hearts :)
Sue Xxx