Wednesday, 2 April 2014
Vintage Finds & March Remembered
I was pleased to find this box of crochet coasters in a charity shop recently. Now crochet coaster patterns seem quite popular in blogland and on Pinterest but they always seem rather impractical to me as they are bound to get stained in use and frequent laundering would spoil them. So I've turned these into my favourite craft fair/gift item, scented sachets or pincushions. I cut out hessian squares just a bit bigger than the coasters and attached them with invisible stitches. I put some scented drawer sachets from M&S inside which were made from thick perfumed paper, then added in polyester stuffing and a button to make a pillow shape. This has made a very practical pincushion I think as the paper stops pins and needles disappearing inside the cushion. And for some reason the coconut scent of the paper mixed with the smell of the hessian is very pleasant.
I put together my March review scrapbook page this morning - it does seem that I've done a lot of crocheting in the last 4 weeks. And if anyone who bought my Daffodil brooches is reading this (yes, I mean you Baukje!) and hasn't seen my Facebook page, I crocheted 77 daffodils and made £105 for my two cancer charities. I'm happy with that but it doesn't seem much when compared to the no make-up selfie that managed to raise £8 million for cancer research in just a couple of days!!!!! But as the saying goes (though I hate to say it myself) "every little counts"!