It's Melbourne Cup next week so . . . what an excuse to have some yummy food, dress up and help get through another working week. We are expected to bring a plate of food and wear a hat or fascinator. FUN! Which means . . . I can MAKE myself a cute little hat.
I'm thinking a crochet top hat, very much like the mad hatters. Thanks to Renske's blog Fun and Fang for just that . . .
Crochet Pattern - Mad Hatters Hat
. . . with some sort of crochet flower and beautiful ribbon that is long enough to drape down with my hair. The only other decision to make is if it will have netting, maybe lace - hhhhmmm. Time to get designing.
I know that black & white are usually used as the neutral colour, but I'm drawn to tan, brown, beige. I find it more subtle, I just love it! I use these colours as a background in some of my scrapbooking as well. It's the colour I tend to reach for first.
I'm so happy with how the blanket is coming along, it's an enjoyment to make. With such a great & easy pattern the blanket is building up rather quickly & at times I find it hard to put down!
Some of my layouts using tan/brown/beige background.
I picked up Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventure in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass for $8.99. What a great bargin & I can't wait to read it. Just after I finish Stieg Larsson - The Girl Who Played with Fire.
My Dad has been asking me to make a blanket for him for quite a while now. Part of the reason it has taken me so long to start is because I hadn't found a pattern I liked. This is a test run using the colours I have chosen for the blanket. I'm glad I picked the pattern up easily. Now time to start the real thing.