Friday 6 January 2012

Sewing and Crochet

This year so far has been about a new job for me, juggling a toddler and working from home is a challenge but I like the work. As a family we have been for bike rides and to the beach already and I hope for many more trips.

I wanted to share with you my beautiful antique sewing box that my mum bought me for Christmas. I love it. We saw it together when we went to Vintage Forty Six which featured as one of my Little Gem's.

I couldn't wait for a free moment after Christmas to fill it with all my sewing bits and pieces and get rid of my homebase tool box!! Such elegant legs and curved edges.

A lovely piece of furniture for my craft room that keeps all my things organised. It also makes me more determined to give a little TLC to my antiques sewing machine box. It needs a new lining and new wheels, definitely nearer the top of my 2012 project list!

I also wanted to share a photo of the yarn I got in the post today, especially for my granny square a day in 2012 challenge. Brought to my attention by nomoredisco and started by Mollie Makes I decided it was a good way to keep focused and make the blanket I had been hoping to make this year. I am 6 days behind today, some crochet catch up needed this afternoon.

I am going to do 4 rounds per square and experiment with colours. I want a brighter blue and a green in there too but these white, yellow, blue, orange and navy yarns are to get started with. I bought these from  Cucumber Patch for £1.75 a 50g ball, a great choice of colours on there. I will keep you updated on my progress. Let me know if you fancy joining in too!

Love Lemon x


  1. £1.75 a ball?! Bargain.
    Love the sewing box.

  2. I thought so too! I wanted cotton and lovely bright colours but didn't want to pay a fortune so I'm very pleased!

    Thanks for the comment, the sewing box is a bit special I must say xx

  3. LOVE your new sewing box, it's so beautiful! I have all my notions spread over THREE different craft boxes [shameface] :)

  4. blimey katy, you were awake even earlier than us this morning! love the new sewing box, can't wait to see it in the flesh. love the rowes x

  5. I don't know why it says 4am!!! I posted yesterday lunch time!

    Anyway, thanks and see you next weekend x

  6. Such a beautiful sewing box! It looks so happy somehow filled with all your supplies. So nice to see furniture like this coming to life again and being re-used! I just found your blog today and am now following and wandering through your archives. Great stuff!

  7. Thanks Jules!

    I love old individual pieces like this with some character. I try to buy old second hand furniture where I can.


  8. I LOVE that sewing box! How gorgeous!

  9. I'm also doing the granny a day's very satisfying so far (although that feeling could wear off!). Love the colours you've chosen and look forward to seeing your squares.

  10. Yes Soozie, I am a bit worried that the enthusiasm will fade! Thanks. I need to have a think about some more colours or combinations to do. Good luck with your blanket x

  11. wow that really is something to treasure