And so it continues.
The days are racing.
I have so much to do.
Far too much to spend ANY time on crafting.....
....yet I still decide, on a whim to make a crafty make and start another blanket.
I know! Am I crazy or what?
...my crafty little make?....oh....a little teacup...
I'm not sure why I suddenly decided that I needed a teacup pin cushion in my life......I just did.
It's not as if I don't have enough little pin cushions to keep me going. It just popped into my head and called my name.....very loudly.
I wish I was the kind of person that had these thoughts, and then just filed them away in their brain under 'must make someday'. It seems I am not that kind of person, and once said thought enters my head, the only way I can get it from being my only thought is to make it and get it out of my system.
I had seen one somewhere, in a magazine perhaps.....or maybe Pinterest. I remember it wasn't actually the centrepiece of the image I was actually looking at and I cannot even remember paying much attention to it, but my mind must have registered it. I decided (once again on a whim one day) that I think I should like to make myself one.
No pattern, but it was straightforward enough to put together.
I did try and do a google search to see if I could find the picture that gave me inspiration for it, but, as I thought, it was a bit fruitless as the teacup wasn't the main attraction. I cannot even remember what the main attraction was in the image. I did come across some pretty crocheted teacup pin cushions though. Quite a bit of inspiration on that search alone.
I'm rather pleased with my whim of a make. Made from a very vague, not quite there memory, it turned out well and will serve a good purpose. I like the little handle, I like the saucer, and I like the froth on the top. Maybe it will make me thirsty. I do love a super drink.
From teacups I went onto motifs.
Again, spur of the moment.
I do have my wavy blanket (which I have yet to name) to be getting on with.....although I seem to have marked that a long WIP.
I just had the urge for hexagon motifs in subtle colours.
My colour range is coming along nicely and I am really rather happy with it. I have a passion for greys, pinks, blues and neutrals at the moment. I am feeling satisfied. I like it when that happens. I always dread that feeling when you put some colour combinations together that look so lovely in your head...but when push comes to shove...they leave you feeling flat.
I simply have no space for another blanket. I am thinking I need to be ruthless and get rid of some of my earlier blanket makes to accommodate the newer stuff. I shall think on it more.
Until then, teacups and motifs put a smile on my face.....