Hmm…. Long time no see…

Well what a tardy blog keeper i am! Not going to make excuses, just say that now is my time and watch this space for what i’m going to do with it 🙂

First off – new home, Enge, Zurich, Switzerland!

National Swiss Day 01.08.2015

National Swiss Day 01.08.2015

Now i feel my blog name may not be approrpiate, but i its where things began, so i’m keeping it!

Even if i haven’t been blogging i have been crafting. So i thought i’d continue my blog for a little while with bits and bob about Zurich and updating you on my ‘lovely’ projects!

So i think back in a post about Brazil i showed some flowers i started crocheting for my bridesmades coat hangers…

Now i don’t seem to have the creation process photos on this device, but i will upload them later. For ro cover the handle i made a length of uk double crochet, just measurig as i went along against the hanger (found on ebay). For these ones i used a Sidar Super Chunky yarn, basically as that’s what i had…

Simple uk double crochet all the way along

Simple uk double crochet all the way along

(I know this photo isn’t of a super chuncky yarn – its of another coat hanger i did in a cotton, much nicer finish by the way)

Pre flowers…

Covered hanger

The finished atricles and what they held!

Bridesmaids kimonos

I then improved and made one for my sister-in-law to hold her wedding dress 👰

Diba's wedding dress hanger

Diba 2015

Here are a varitey of links to the different flowers i made.

https://crochethealingandraymond.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/pointy-petal-flower

http://littlemonkeyscrochet.com/pansy-flower-crochet-pattern-free-pattern

The orginal coat hangers were part of my present to my beauitful bridesmaids. The kimonos were made from the pattern in The Liberty Book of Home Sewing.

http://www.molliemakes.com/craft-2/craft-book-review-liberty-book-simple-sewing/

The liberty book of home sewing

Of course i’m not a good enough sewer to have made them all by myself, the fabulous Linda Corcoran did pretty much all of it, although i did cut out all the patterns and do the little bit of hand sewing!

Linda Corcoran

https://phoebewillow.wordpress.com

The fabric was a brill find, Liberty Tana Lawn is so gorgeous, but has a price tag to go with it, this store is a gem, i get excited thinking about it!!!

https://www.shaukat.co.uk

They are so grogeous to wear, so soft, mine makes me feel really special. Finished with french seems, luxury!

So i’m wondering, and would really appreciate honest feedback, could i sell them? Maybe as hangers for special occations? Are they too twee? I could do sets of 3 of plainer ones in tonal colours?

Ta-ta x

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