Thanks so much for all the lovely comments on the start of my flower crochet blanket, and on the bunting! We all love bunting!! :o)
Oh... and I should have mentioned in my last post that the bunting is my March Make No1. It is also part of my mission to have a pretty, crafty home. (See 'A Monthly Make' and 'Pretty Crafty Home' in my sidebar).
I have been busy trying to get things decluttered, tidied, organised... and trying to do projects that have been on my list for months on end!
One project involved using this lovely (bit creased!) material:
I started with these two sorry looking fake leather brown footcubes:
I've had these for years, and they are all squished and squashed, and needed their filling topping up. I've been lightening and brightening my living room over the last 6 months or so, and this dark colour just isn't right anymore! Not to mention that they barely ever get used and are just taking up space that I don't really have. I didn't want to get rid of them completely, so I decided to replace these two with...
...this one!! I made the cube (complete with zip on the bottom for filling) and filled it up using the beans from the horrible brown ones!
Much better!! This is my March Make No2, and again, part of making a pretty, crafty home!
But... I didn't stop there! Another job I've been meaning to do is to prettify this cube storage thingy...
Looking dull and dreary... (the fact that it was dark, and I didn't use a flash, didn't help!)
I emptied it ready to get to work:
Then I made backings by cutting out squares of card from cereal boxes, and covering them in lovely wallpaper. I had a bit of rearrange of my bits and bobs, and here is the result...
I love it!
I've been meaning to do this for so long, and I'm so glad I finally got round to it!
Oh, and if you spotted the little owl and penguin in the top left cube... here they are in more detail:
I made these nearly a year ago. The owl was inspired by a knitted one made by cupcakejojo, and the penguin then followed!
Right - now I'm off for a girlie afternoon tea with my sister-in-law, at her mum's house. (Her mum does the BEST afternoon teas, yum yum yum!!!!!) And I've just realised that my sister-in-law is in every one of the photos in my cube storage thingy! I do love that girl!!
Bye for now!