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Good evening all.

Well tomorrow morning I’m giving the first of my ‘Learn to crochet Granny Squares’ class at Shop Handmade.

I’m quite excited as the class is booked out. Granny squares are so versatile, you can make just about anything with them – blanket, hats, scarf, leg warmers, bike warmers, mouse mats, table mats, skirts, curtains, carpets, tree warmers…like I said, just about anything with Granny squares.

The other thing about Granny Squares is that there are a variety of ways to crochet them, and none is the ‘absolute correct’ one. No, infact ALL of them are ‘correct’ in their own special way.:)

So here are a few samples of the ones I have made.

Looking forward to tomorrows class. Check out the photos on my facebook page.

Crochet Granny Squares

Granny Squares by Soft and Lush – AKA Adelina

Soft and Lush baby blanket made with crochet Granny Squares as border.
Soft and Lush baby blanket made with crochet Granny Squares as border.

Soft and Lush baby blanket made with crochet Granny Squares as border.
Soft and Lush baby blanket made with crochet Granny Squares as border.

Hello everyone, I’m giving more crochet classes tomorrow. I love seeing how happy all the ladies are when they finish their piece.

It gives everyone a real sense of satisfaction. Although I have to say, I really struggled one day when I had 2 left-handed ladies in the class. They say it’s easy if you bring a mirror and they can watch themselves in the mirror. I might try this next time.

Looking forward to tomorrow….scarves and brooches. Soon it’ll be granny squares and baby dresses. Oh…now the dresses might take a while to get through.:)

Cheers and bring on the sunshine tomorrow.

Love Soft and Lush (aka Adelina) xx

Another gorgeous Saturday morning has greeted me as I look out the window. Although I must say that the beautiful sunshine and light are not a true reflection of the chill that has started to permeate the air.

Yes it’s true, Autumnal hues are all around and showing their colours on our lovely trees, and we add an extra blanket to the bed. Brrr.

But, people are still smiling in Canberra, despite Guy Pearce and that other Scottish git in the US.

I’m preparing the woollen goodies to bring into shop today and teach another lovely 10 ladies how to crochet.

It gives me great joy to see them creating a crochet flower from scratch and walk out the door with the fruit of their labour pinned to their jacket or top.:) Big smiles.

Looking forward to seeing all you ladies today at Shop Handmade.

Soft and Lush basket full of wool, crochet hooks, scissors and crochet knick-knackery.

Soft and Lush basket full of wool, crochet hooks, scissors and crochet knick-knackery.

Soft and Lush brooch backings for today's crochet workshop.

Soft and Lush brooch backings for today's crochet workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adelina aka Soft and Lush. xx

Hello everyone, and welcome to 2012 with crochet goodies and making magic with fabric.

To kick this year off I’m going to be teaching anyone who is interested how to crochet and make some marvellous little brooches for your warm winter coats.

Also I’ll be showing ladies, and men, how to make a fabric brooch from Japanese fabric.

All this is happening at Shop Handmade in Canberra. Check out the diary dates.

Hope to see you there. Here  are the finished items below.

Ciao for now. Adelina aka Soft n Lush. xx

Japanese fabric flower brooches - open and rosette, by Soft and Lush.

Japanese fabric flower brooches - open and rosette, by Soft and Lush.

Crochet flower brooch, by Soft and Lush

Crochet flower brooch, by Soft and Lush

Japanese fabric flower brooches – open and rosette, by Soft and Lush.

Recently I had a request from a lady to crochet a little pink baby girl dress.
So I set about tracking down the best pattern to fit the brief. Alas, there was not 1 which suited my needs, so I took bits and pieces from different ladies.

I crocheted the top of the dress using this pattern found on YouTube . The pattern mainly consists of half double-crochet, and a double-crochet (dc).

Soft and Lush - Pink baby dress, the top down.

Soft and Lush - Pink baby dress, the top down.

The photo above shows the beginnings of the dress, and the start of the lace, which i took from another pattern, and adapted for this number.
Below you can see the dress finished, with the lace skirt. Again, the stitches consisted mainly of chain stitch, double crochet and many treble crochets.

Soft and Lush finished pink baby crochet dress

Soft and Lush finished pink baby crochet dress

Well the grey clouds in the sky mean that today is a rather cold day, drizzly and bleak, but the good news is that we are all able to rug up in our winter woolies, or fleece, or wrap ourselves in our favourite blanket whilst we watch old re-runs of the original star trek…or is that just me?:)

Speaking of blankets..here’s another Soft and Lush creation. You can see the treble crochet stitch in action here for this baby blanket.
And I’ve decided to show you my work area, a portion of the lounge room, and also some other little projects which have been started.
I usually have about 3 on the go at any one time, incase i get tired of the same stitch.
Blanket should be finished by the weekend and headed to Shop Handmade for some lucky little poppet.

Soft and Lush baby blanket, treble crochet

Soft and Lush baby blanket, treble crochet

Soft and Lush workspace

Soft and Lush workspace

Crochet projects on the go.

Crochet projects on the go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy winter.:)
There is heaps to do this winter incase you’re wondering….check out Wrapt in Winter.
Bye now…Adelina aka Soft and Lush xx

Oh winter is approaching, and that means more crocheting and indoor activities where warmth abounds.

I’ve been holidaying and away from my crafty duties, but no fear, Soft and Lush is back.

Here before you I present my baby booties, of course with a bit of bling for the gals. Makes a great christening or new born present. I’ll package them up so that there is a little beanie accompanying some of the booties.

After a small experiment with a baby blanket, pictured, i decided that it needed some boots. So I found a neat little slipper pattern in one of them Paton crochet books, and settled in with a cup of tea and a 3.00mm crochet hook and yarn, and before my very eyes, something resembling a booty appeared on the end of the crochet hook. I was astounded. So I created a few and stuffed them full of tissues to resemble a solid mass to shape the booty.

Hope you like them, they’ll be making an appearance in Shop Handmade soon, if I can get my booty down there! lol.

Ciao Adelina for Soft and Lush xx

Boys baby hightop booties - hand crocheted

Boys baby hightop booties - hand crocheted

Baby booties hand crocheted with diamontee and pearl buttons

Baby booties hand crocheted with diamontee and pearl buttons

Baby booties and blanket - hand crocheted

Baby booties and blanket - hand crocheted

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