Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hook holders.

A few nights ago I made up the Petite Fleur Vase out of uncommon crochet by Julie Armstrong Holetz.

As soon as I finished it I undid it and started again. It was a great shape but at about eight centimetres tall it was a bit too petite for me.

The next night I made it again following the same sort of shape but changing the pattern to make mine bigger and a bit more useful.

I am really happy with it now. It stands up by itself and can easily hold a handful of pens or crochet hooks.

Last night at a bushfire forum I crocheted this Lace Vase.

Before the forum began a lovely middle aged woman sat down next to me and asked me what I was making. I went into a bit of detail showing her the picture and talking about the pattern. Little did I know at that time that she was to be the key note speaker for the night Joan Webster.

I am pleased with the shape and size of this vase but I will need to have another go in a sturdier yarn as it falls over with anything heavier than a crochet hook in it. Alternatively I might investigate some type of fabric stiffener.

I hope you are having a lovely creative weekend where ever you are.

13 comments:

  1. Ooo! They are gorgeous! I have been thinking about investigating fabric stiffeners. There's a couple out there and one that sells on ebay but I haven't taken the plunge yet. If you get some let me know how you go. I'd love know

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  2. They're so sweet!
    I can recommend Craft Smart Fabric Stiffener although it smells a lot like watered down pva glue to me.

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  3. great vases! hope you had a good day. a wonderful customer I know from the market came up and said that she found my blog via a link on your blog. it's sooo funny because I've known her as a customer for a few years. small, small world, LOVE it ♥

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  4. I love them both Kate, very functional. It seems you are on a crochet roll these days! I tried to crochet a bag kit the other night, but after 3 attempts of it not looking right I ripped it out. I may have to try again tonight with my crochet stitch book in front of me so I can see what I am supposed to do properly.

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  5. They look excellant! Maybe you could make another to store your crochet hooks in?

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  6. Kate you are just super cleverly talented at these things I love the vase, might have to check out this book I think.

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  7. ooooh these are soooo gorgeous and adorable!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cupcake invites too very special

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  8. I've never had a go at crochet.
    I love the look and texture of the pink one.

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  9. oooh, you'll have to bring them to cavog... Annie will die to see them !!!

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  10. I just adore the way, some crocheted/knitted goodness warms up a room - like in that last shot (which I'm taking as signoff to cloth the house in knitwear).

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  11. These kinda remind me of dilly bags.
    I'm diggin' your kids screen print work. Like totally rad

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  12. The crochet inspiration is overwhelming here... I am all fired up and motivated to extend my skills beyond the basic chain stitch :)
    I'll be coming back for more inspiration tomorrow ...

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