I like to think I am a little bit green. Well, not personally, although I do occasionally have hulk-like tantrums, but green as in environmentally friendly. I also think my house is much prettier with lots of handmade things in every room, such as the bed throw I finished recently. In the aim of creating less waste and making life prettier, I have been crafting a few things for the house. It has also been a great way to use up some scraps of cotton that have been sitting in my craft room for far too long.
First I crocheted this scrubby:
This was a great little pattern by Judith Prindle called Spiral Scrubbie and it is free to download. I used some Debbie Bliss eco aran cotton which is probably a little bit expensive for this type of project, but it looks lovely and works well.
Next I crocheted some make-up remover pads in the shapes of flowers:
There is no pattern page for this one so I shall give my instructions here. The instructions are in British crochet terms with the US equivalents given in brackets:
Row 1 - Magic loop, chain 2, tbl (US dc) x 12 into loop, sl st to close & pull tight. (12 st) Row 2 - chain 3, tbl (US dc) in first stitch, 2 tbl (US dc) in all st, sl st to close (24 st) Row 3 - *dc, 2 tbl (US sc, 2dc) in next st, 2tbl, dc (US 2dc, sc) in next st, sl st into next st, repeat from * to end, sl st to close
Very quick and easy, I made all 10 in less than an hour. I used Twilleys of Stamford Freedom Sincere Organic Cotton DK which I really love. The pattern idea came from friends on Ravelry which I then modified to make the petals more pleasing.
So there we go, some pretty and useful new handmade home things in my bathroom.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this apple though..... a decoration for my underused fruit bowl?