Friday, July 1, 2011

True Blue

Hello!! How nice of you to stop by. I don’t know if you do the same, but every morning after waking up, I’m stupid enough to look in the mirror. Usually not a very pretty sight. But this morning; I really looked like a very scary scarecrow.

Yesterday, I wanted to say goodnight to my son, and while he moved towards me, I came his way, and guess what: bang! So now I have a cut eyebrow, and a blue eye.

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Just to be safe, we went to the doctor yesterday evening. He glued my eyebrow, so now I have to wear a little tape for 5 days. Most difficult was to leave two very upset teenage boys at home. They were already in bed and had to go to sleep. And at a moment like that, they really are small and don’t want to be left alone. Hard for a mom!

Now some nice stuff. Remember the Blue Hexagons I showed a couple of weeks ago? They finally reached their destination, so now I can show you what I did with them.

I added a round with white and crocheted them together.

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Found some matching fabric, and sewed it all together into:

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Inside the bag I made two pockets, and it closes with a button. The hardest part was figuring out how to make half hexagons.

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Now on my table: another pair of skirt guards. This time in a completely different colour scheme. The lady asked for brown and turquoise. I think brown is a very difficult colour to work with. It’s easy to make something boring with it, and I find it very hard to come up with an exciting colour combination.

First I made this swatch.

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Brown and turquoise, but very massive. So this week I got the definite order and I started to crochet, but somehow I picked different colours and this is what happened.

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Still brown and turquoise, but with the light pink shades it became a very light, happy skirt guard. I love this one and I can only hope the customer does too.

Groetjes, Dorien

8 comments:

Hazel said...

Oh my! Your poor eye! Hope it heals quickly and doesn't cause you too much pain. Love your bag. The lining looks fantastic. You are very clever. Great skirt guard too. Wonderful colours. A very colourful post! x

Karen said...

OMG, sorry to hear about your accident. I hope your eye heals real soon.

I do believe the hexagon bag is the cutest thing ever, love the colors and the lining fabric is perfect. I hope you have a restful weekend.

Poppy Cottage said...

Ouch!! I think we forget how hard our boys heads are!! Having been there and done that, although no where near as impressive as yours!!

Bage looked lovely xx

Wendy said...

Oh no, the black eye looks painful, I hope you recover soon.

The bag is beautiful, I love the colours you've used and the bike skirt makes me want to dust my old bike off, just so I can make one!

Teje said...

Oh Dorien, that must have been painfull accident! I hope it doesn't hurt much and you'll be fine soon!
Your new bag is wonderful! So great colours and hexagons are beautiful!
I'm always admiring your bycicle crochets!
xxx Teje

Monique said...

Ojee, dat ziet er behoorlijk heftig uit. Gelukkig schijnt de zon zodat je er niet raar uit ziet als je een zonnebril op hebt (magere troost haha).

Wat is die tas leuk geworden. Heel mooi die blauwe kleuren en knap die halve hexagons.

Die fiets beschermers (ik weet niet hoe ze heten) blijf ik geweldig vinden. Mooie kleurencombinatie. Als die klant hier niet tevreden mee is dan weet ik het niet meer.

Groetjes en beterschap met je oog.
Monique

Jantine said...

Wat een leuke tas!
Wat vond je klant van de nieuwe kleurencombi?

Simone de Klerk said...

Is je blauw oog weer gewoon?
Die tas is echt geweldig! Nog niet eerder zoiets gezien. Gefeliciteerd!
Je ander werkstuk vind ik qua kleur en haakmotief ook erg mooi!