Neighbourly … 

Anyone been on the neighbourly app? My husband offered my crochet services to a lovely lady, I was pleased to help! 

Here’s the original blanket, it just needed some finishing touches.

I decided to use up the yarn she had given me and did 7 rows of double crochet around the edge after I had done a single crochet row around the blanket.

I finished it with crab stitch which I haven’t used before but I loved the rolled edge and I’m sure I will use it again.  A lovely project completed and Ann is thrilled with it.

Have a lovely evening! 

Jamie 

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Wow again ages since a post…. Oak Dresser Makeover

Hello there!

So again ages since i’ve posted… i thought life was going to slow down but no… it’s gained more speed and momentum!

So our No 1 daughter is moving out in 10 or so days (same town, different suburb which makes it slightly easier)…. it’s going to be so unusual and strange having both girls left home within weeks of each other! So again the major pack and sort, clean and paint her place is about to get under way… She has a great eye for design and I am enjoying watching it all come together for her! Easter will be here soon enough and yeah everyone will be here together, so will be cherishing those moments!

So a makeover! Here’s the before…

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And the after… I wanted to go all white with this but it just didn’t work so ended up with Chalk Furniture Finish Antique then a dark wax finish.

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The seat is covered in Pear furnishing fabric.  The set is up for sale!

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I will also be at the Beacon Hill Country Shabbychic Market this Saturday with paint and a small amount of furniture and some crochet goodies!

March 28th Shabby Chic Flier

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Oh and if you haven’t checked out the competition i’m running on my Facebook Page Rusticwhites go check it out if your in New Zealand! Have a fantastic week and I will share some market day photos with you next week!
Jamie x

Kate’s Crochet Blanket

So pleased to have Kate’s blanket finished for her!  I’m sure she and her Mum will love it!

Inspired by Peony’s, the blanket has come together beautifully!  The first two rounds of stitches belong to the Sunburst Square then the fine green yarn is chain and single crochet, the square is then finished off and joined together with double and triple crochet.  The edging is a combination of chain, single crochet and double crochet stitches.

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Here’s Max’s finished gingham style blanket I blogged on earlier this year. You can see more pictures here.

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Max and Kate’s blankets ready to go!

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I’m looking forward to seeing pictures of the kids wrapped up in their blankets!

Take care

x Jamie

Bright and Cheerful Crochet Throw

Hope everyone’s had a great weekend and a productive and carefree Monday.

We are about to have a family vacation in Hawaii and have been frantically preparing to get away, now one of our loved cats has decided she’s having a ‘stake out’ somewhere so goodness knows where she is, one of our lovely neighbours is on the lookout to spot her and drop her at the cattery.

Anyhow here’s a bright cheerful crochet throw to brighten up any room! I made this for my youngest daughter and she loves it!

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Commissioned Crochet pieces are welcome PBN. Email address is on my contact page.

Enjoy and have a great week!
Jamie

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