Sunday, 10 February 2013

Handmade Monday

It's very wet and gloomy outside, but we're as snug as bugs indoors, watching Harry Potter on TV and where I'm surrounded by colour.

I love working with the vibrant cotton colours I got from Lidl. It's 5 ply and the colours are scrummy.

The little circles will form one of a pair of handwarmers for my sister in law, and there will be another pair in more macho colours, for her husband.  They will have fabric inserts, filled with rice, and can be heated in the microwave or on a radiator. I got the idea from here - http://bunnymummy-jacquie.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/crochet-handwarmers.html

They should come in very useful when they go early morning dog-walking,

The large circles are the outside of a shoulder bag I'm trying out.  I'll make a fabric lining on the machine tomorrow, and start assembling it.    
I hope your weekend went well, and look forward to meeting you over at Handmade Monday http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/handmade-monday-102_10.html

Bye for now, Chris x

23 comments:

  1. Great idea to work with bright colors in a gloomy day! will be looking forward to see your finished projects...

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  2. It would be very interesting to see your finished projects, the handwarmers and the bag. See you soon. Have a good week!

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  3. I'm sure those handwarmers will be appreciated - the morning dog walks are pretty chilly at this time of year. And those colours would cheer anyone up!

    Have a great week,
    Alison x

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  4. Lidl sell wool. I am intrigued and will have to check it out.

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  5. They look great - lovely idea for dog-walking!

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  6. So colourful and pretty. I had no idea that Lidl stocked yarn sometimes - I'll have to go and have a look. Have a lovely week.

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  7. The yarn looks beautiful and the circles must be very versatile for so many projects. So lovely wool from Lidl? Who Knew? !!

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  8. I really like anything nice and brightly coloured like this - it can never fail to cheer you up whatever the weather. Looking forward to seeing them all made up. Hope you have a good week :)

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  9. I popped over to Bunny Mummy's blog to have a look at the finished handwarmers as I couldn't quite get my head around them. What a simple idea, but very useful. Love the colours you have chosen :)

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  10. Oooh those colours are gorgeous!!! What a great idea to make hand warmers, they'll make such a lovely gift :) x

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  11. Chrysalis, what lovely colors! I can hardly wait to start a new crochet project after I finish my knitted blanket!

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  12. Lovely colour combinations. I love making hand warmers so quick to make but really affective and warm :)

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  13. The colours are lovely, so vibrant and cheerful. We could all do with a bit of colourfulness at the moment as the days are so grey and miserable. Will the sun ever shine?

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  14. Ohhh lovely colours for the hand warmers - just don't do what I did and microwave them for too long (think I did a minute and a half) and set fire to the whole lot! Can't wait to see the finished bag - be interesting to see if it's how I'm picturing it in my head. Have a good week, Simmi x

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  15. Bright colours on a gloomy day - what could be better. The colours you have used are so pretty. Hope you have a good week.

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  16. What a brilliant idea. Look forward to seeing them finished.

    I never knew that Lidl sold wool. I'll have to have a look next time I'm passing the store.

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  17. Those colours really are lovely. Making handwarmers is on my list of things to do but I don't seem to get round to them!

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  18. What pretty colours. The handwarmers look lovely and I can't wait to see how the bag turns out.
    Ali x

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  19. Handwarmers sound very good in this chilly weather!

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  20. Handwarmers are a brilliant idea! Great colours, have a good week, Jo x

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  21. I love the colors! They make you feel warmer just looking at them. :)

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