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The past two years have been all about adjusting to motherhood and finding my way through it via craft. The out pouring of this came in the form of my blog Aunty Mum. Now I'm finally finding my feet, the children are growing, I'm getting some independence and my interests are morphing . . . into cooking. Join me in exploring creativity in many forms, food, fabric, frowns and laughter.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

And when I’m not crocheting squares?

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I’m working on this. I have a friend who is the epitome of a “lady” and loves all things girlie and lady–like so I’ve been wondering what I could make her for her birthday that would appeal to this side of her but that wouldn’t be such an overwhelming undertaking that I never got it finished.

I decided on a doily yesterday. I made this particular doily for my mum three years ago and was one of the last fine work crochet projects I did until making the angel before Christmas. Even now, when I’m in my mother’s bedroom I have to have a close look at the work. I am still amazed it was made by my hands. I know this friend will truly appreciate the work that goes into making something like this. And it’s modern enough to not be an old-fashioned and horrible gift.

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I forgot to photograph the front cover of the book I’m making this from, and will try to post it tomorrow. It’s a book I got from a second hand bookshop a few years ago and it specialises in crocheting from graphs rather than the written word, which is something I find much easier to follow. I highly recommend it if you’re interested in crochet lacework.

Now it’s dinner time and I have manic children flying about the house (sounds rather like a quidditch match, but not quite so entertaining) so I must off and feed the hordes. Early nights all round as it’s been a rather harrowing couple of days and I think an early night may make tomorrow a little more bearable.

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