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The Making of a Mushroom - WIP

Hello Lovelies!
I do hope your week is off to a good start?

After revealing the yarn I've been using for my current "work In Progress" in my last blog post, I thought it was about time I shared a little more about what exactly I'm working on.
This was actually a project that I started having a play around with at the end of last Summer, but as often happens with ideas, it some how got away from me.

Last month I was sorting out my craftroom and putting my crochet hooks away into the Toadstool caddy that I had made, but not finished. There it was again, the motivation and inspiration to finish this project and turn it into the pattern that I had originally intended it to be. Best get Cracking!

Now I couldn't for the life of me remember what I had originally done, so the best thing was to just start over again.
I gathered up my yummy Scheepjes Cahlista and got to work! Hooking up a storm.

As this is a project to house bits 'n bobs like crochet hooks and darning needles, it was important to have a structure to work around. I used an old coffee tin (look at me up-cycling!) and a polystyrene half sphere that I had left over from when I made this wedding bouquet way back when.
I prepped the structure of the tin caddy...

Working the luscious red cahlista to form a neat and perfect fitting dome for the top of my toadstool. Sewing it neatly together and then getting to work on a few extra little details...

crocheting little white splurges for the top of the toadstool, adding to its cute fairytale feel.

....a door, button door handle.....

plus a few little extras that aren't quite finished yet!

OOOOOH almost there! Hopefully it'll be all finished by the weekend and I can share a big TAH-DAh with you all and maybe a little pattern :-)

Here are the useful yarn links if you missed them last post:

I settled on these 5 colors for the main bulk of my project and ordered them in full size balls.
That's a full 50g ball of:

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The Making Of A Mushroom - The Yarn

Hello Lovelies How are you all doing?
I'm locked away in my craftroom today having a play with some yarn, working on a pattern and putting pen to paper as I make sure all of the details are correct.

My absolute favourite part of crocheting is choosing yarn! LOVE IT! That moment when you see a yarn and it brings a project or idea to mind is pure magic! Then you go through all of the options...How much? What shades?...Sooooo exciting!

For this project I'm having a fiddle with some yummy Scheepjes! I've chosen Scheepjes Cahlista. I can just imagine it being perfect for the project I'm working on, it's an aran weight cotton that comes in a ton of colours.

Now I'm lucky enough to have the Scheepjes Cahlista Colour Pack. Which means I have a set of 15g mini balls of 109 Cahlista colours.
It's a perfect collection for small projects, but I find makes a great collection for playing around with color combinations and design ideas.

I used my collection to decide which colours were going to work best for this project, having a play around with a few different options.
One of the great things about having the Cahlista colour pack is the range of different shades for one particular color.
I needed a red for this project, but what shade of red? OPTIONS!!!

I settled on these 5 colors for the main bulk of my project and ordered them in full size balls.
That's a full 50g ball of:

Look at the difference in size between the regular 50g ball and the teeny tiny 15g colour pack balls.

As well as the 5 main colours that I chose, I'm going to need a few others colours to accent my project. I'm not going to need so much of these colours though, so I'm going to use a little from my 15g balls of the following colours:

I'm so excited about this project! To get stuck into it and share the pattern with you guys next week!

If your interested in getting your hands on some of the scrummy Cahlista that I mentioned, here are some links that'll be more than useful!

Some Useful Cahlista links:

I'll be back on Monday with a little work in progress post and reveal a little more about this project, as well as show you how it's plodding along!

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In Bed With A Boy & Bunting: Episode 2

Hello Lovelies!
I'm back today with a new episode of "In Bed With A Boy & Bunting", episode 2. For some reason I'm feeling positively giddy and think it shows in the video!

I'm jabbering on today about my projects and book inspirations, as well as announcing the winner to both books: "animal friends of Pica Pau" and "Animal Heads". So be sure to check out the video to see if you've won!

As usual, I'll pop some links below the video post so you can have a wonder around and explore some of the things I featured in todays video!
Go pop the kettle on and join me in bed as I talk your ear off!

Some Links and Info from the Episode

She's almost done!

My 5th pattern from the Animal Heads book and quite possibly rivalling the zebra as my favourite head so far. I just need to get those front feathers finished, then she's ready to hang on the wall!
Check out my book review of Animal Heads by Vanessa Mooncie, it's a lovely collection of projects.

Toadstool Tin Caddy pattern and JUTE coaster pattern both coming really soon!

Just a little moment needed to edit the patterns and video tutorial, then the patterns are all yours!

I'm so very proud of this bad boy!

Just a 15 year wait and I'll be inviting you all round for some homegrown, homemade guacamole! I've been taking pictures of the progress of my avocado plants (that's right, not just one!) I'm thinking an avocado themed post is definitely on the horizon!

Scheepjes yarn 5 is here! If you do not know the Yarn series I really urge you to check out these bookazines, they are really something special!

You can purchase your copy of yarn 5 here! Its truly a collection of patterns not to be missed!

Finally some of the books that popped up on the episode:

Well....thats about it from me!
I hope you enjoyed my ramblings once again. If you enjoyed the video, please share with your friends and tell Everybody in your crochet circle! I'm going for crochet world domination! :-)

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