Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Friday, March 20, 2015


This is just a quickie before I go over to my other blog for my usual Friday post, to show a couple more things that I made to sell at my coffee morning.
Firstly here are a few coasters/candle plates. When I went on an outing to Lorca recently, we stopped at the shopping mall before the journey home, and in a little kitchen shop I spotted some mirror tiles. It was during Sale week and they were nearly giving them away, so I bought one set each of the round and the square ones. I could see them being used as coasters but they needed something to raise them up a little so I bought small self-adhesive pads at the todo shop to make them some feet. Then I  decorated them with designs cut from vinyl. Each one is only 10cm across, so it was a good way to use up some of my small pieces of vinyl, and I found enough bits to do each round one in a different colour. Just to make it more interesting, I also used a different design for each one, all taken from the files I have stored in my Silhouette cameo library. For the square ones I bought a set of three frame files from my vinyl designer, and cut two of each in the same colour.
I nearly didn´t show these as it is nigh on impossible to get a good photo, but this was one just about acceptable.

The other thing I made this week was this gorgeous basket. I love owls, and as soon as I saw this pattern on the internet I knew I had to make one. I got the pattern from a site called Crochet Ever After, and you can find it here. It was quite quick to make but a bit hard on my hands as it is crocheted with three strands of chunky wool. That makes him sturdy enough to be self-supporting and I think he is lovely. I am thinking of having another go in a different colour combination.

So I will pop over to Pixie´s Snippets Playground with my coasters, and then fly over to my other blog to do some positive thinking. Do come and join me in an hour or so.


Jean said...

Your coasters look lovely Kate, great idea. The owl basket is gorgeous too, what on earth size of hook did you need to make it? I love the look of the very chunky crochet, I have seen some lovely things made like it in the magazines.
Jean x

Di said...

Gorgeous coasters Kate, clever idea too! LOVE the owl basket - such fun :)


Di xx

SARN said...

Hi Kate

What a fabulous owl basket. Great idea.

Like how you used up your smaller vinyl snippets too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

veronica said...

really love your owl!

Maxine D said...

Fabulous coasters Kate, and your owl is a masterpiece!!

MaryH said...

How clever of you to realize your bargain purchase could make into something so unique & pretty. And use up some snippets in the process. Each one is so very pretty & even better, useful! Your darling owl basket is just so adorable...and again, utilitarian. I LIKE the way you think! TFS & Hugs.