Saturday, April 13, 2013

A new crochet basket...

A while I go I came across some cool yarn at Spotlight called Gypsy. I'd never seen it before and it was like one big long strip of t-shirt fabric all rolled into a ball.
I thought it'd be fun to play with so I bought a couple of balls, brought it home and stuck it my craft room where it stayed until this week when I got the sudden urge to dig it out.  Since it needed an 8mm hook I figured it'd be chunky enough to make a crochet basket to hold my latest projects and yarns. :)
I didn't have a pattern so just started off with a magic circle and crocheted some circular increasing rows until I had the width of the basket I wanted.
Then I simply stopped increasing and kept crocheting until I reached the height I was after...easy!
I just love the texture it creates and it grows so quickly!  It feels nice and strong and stretchy too.  I found it really easy to work with!
Once I'd reached the height I wanted I added a handle on either side...and then it was done!
Cute huh?  It's the perfect size to sit next to me holding my yarn while I work on my latest projects.  I'm on the hunt for more colours now and have also ordered a thicker t-shirty yarn called Zpagetti which I can't wait to use!  I can see lots more crochet baskets and other fun things being made very soon. :)

Sheree xx

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Exclusive Poppy Tree Lane & Fashion Smitten Collaboration Sets

I'm so excited to tell you about these super cute new Rainbow After The Rain Sets for Blythe!  These exclusive sets include a gorgeous Rainbow After The Rain dress made by my very talented friend Aveline of Fashion Smitten, and one of my grey crocheted Rainbow Heart Helmets...a match made in heaven!

If you'd like to get your hands on one of these sets they'll be available at the following times:

Friday 12 April 2013 at 9pm (Brisbane Time AEST) at my etsy store Poppy Tree Lane


Saturday 13 April 2013 at 9am (Melbourne Time AEST) at Aveline's etsy store Fashion Smitten.

Sheree xx