According To Matt Archives- Summery Seaside RainBOW Jars!
Originally posted on: Tuesday, 26th June 2012
Hello GORGEOUS people!
I do hope you're having the most spendid week?
My weeks of to a good start, as I managed to fit a lovely couple of crafty and creative hours into my Monday afternoon. I had such a lovely time with my music playing, singing along to my favourite songs.
Not only was my creativness flowing, the wine was also!! Nothing better than a glass of RED when your playing happy hooking! :-)
I've been working on a mini project. Using some scraps of 'Creative Cotton', I've been making lots of tiny but bright crocheted rectangles.
Any ideas what these rectangle swatches are going to be???
A few weeks ago a friend asked if I could make her a crocheted bow for her hair. I've been having a little play around with the idea and came up with this very simple design.
I made two different sizes of bow. Small and large, to match the different sized hair clips I bought from the supermarket.
I glued the bows to the hairclips and (of course) added cheery buttons to finish them off.
I think they're cute! They remind me of pasta bows :-)
They are also fun to decorate other little projects with, I think I'll be making a few more of these in the future!
Once I had finished my friends bows, I continued to play around with the 'Bow Theme',I had some left over jam jars, so I though I'd give them a makeover.
I wrapped some string around the jars and secured it with a little blob of glue. A very simple look! I added some cute flowers and rustic wooden buttons. OH MY!!!!!! What a transformation!!
I'm so very very happy with how they turned out!!!
Very simple, quick to make and totally inexpensive!
I wanted to add some 'Bow' decorations to the jars. Something similar to the felted hearts or crocheted pegs I had made before.
I had some cute little fan things (not sure what these are called?) that I wanted to incorporate.
It turns out I made little jam jars full of Summer Holidays!! These little jars of joy remind me of vacations at the seaside! Probably something to do with the sand I used to prop the sticks up.
I think these jam jars are going to be with me for a long while! I'm totally in love with them! I love the thought of changing the theme of the sticks or simply using the jars for my crochet hooks or even just for flowers! So simple, but totally satisfying!!!
I hope you're all having a very crafty and creative week!!!