Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Show & Tell - I am sailing...

Hi all you lovely people!

Show & Tell Thursday's

A few months ago a lovely lady had a precious little boy... I took forever to finally get stuck in and create a wee pressie for him, but got there in the end!

I first saw this on Pinterest and followed the crochet tutorial over here. Well written, clear and concise. And she even made the distinction and explained the US and UK terms! Very helpful!

I've never used spray starch before and was a little nervous about it - but it worked well.  The only thing I did differently was use one piece of string rather than yarn to join all the pieces together - I'm hoping it will be stronger/last longer/stretch less over time... It was a very enjoyable project to work on and I was really happy with the result :)

And now.... I have some very exciting news! Scrap the giveaway mentioned last week... We have a brand new awesome company sponsoring this months' giveaway! If you haven't heard about Skeinz yet, you should head over right this minute and go check them out! Then come back here and link up : ) Because this month they are giving the winner a prize-pack consisting of 10 balls of their Moody Hues yarn range. This is a delicious Merino, Alpaca & Possum blend that is soft and warm and comes in random colours and soon 8 solid colours too. Sounds great doesn't it?!?!

Looking forward to seeing your inspiring creations!
L x

*a winner is drawn from all the links submitted during the month using Random.org*

Show & Tell Thursday's



17 comments:

  1. OMG OMG OMG another fantastic prize which you know I just need to be in to win!
    These lil crochet boats are so utterly gorgeous as is the baba
    And to have a tutorial differentiating between UK & US terms - fantastic!

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  2. That is so so so sweet - I love the little hearts on each boat and the beads in between - all the details make it really special.

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  3. Oh PS - just off to check the yarn - might be just the stuff I've been searching for for a cardi pattern I have in mind for me

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  4. This is stunning. I love how much thought and effort you put into everything you make x

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  5. Wow, you're clever Mrs!!! Love these and I bet Max does too!

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  6. I've had that pinned for a while now. Yours turned out super cute!

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  7. No wonder you are happy with it! It's stunning! Super cute

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  8. I actually really liked the giveaway you were offering and do plan to join in this month at some stage, but I'm not complaining about the new prize either. I said "Wow" aloud as I opened your blog post just now, that crochet gift is really cool, maybe I should get a Pinterest account...then again, maybe I shouldn't as I spend enough time reading about all the loveliness on everyone's blogs that I follow.

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  9. Love love love this... you clever gal xoxox

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  10. What a beautiful gift! Lovely details and colours - I love the little hearts on the sails. Too sweet! Lisa x

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  11. Oh MY GOODNESS, so cute I would buy that!

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  12. That is so gorgeous Leonie....I love the little boats :) So so so cute!
    Oh and that giveaway is awesome....I love Skeinz, and have knitted a jumper out of the moody hues range before....the wool is soooo soft and warm, my favourite wool shop ever!

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  13. Beautiful! Well done!
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  14. O I love this- so cute and I'm sure he'll love it- again wishing I had the patience to have my nana teach me to crochet!

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