Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Friday, March 20, 2015

Twit-Twoo

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.

6 comments:

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 :)

Hugs

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!!
Blessings
Maxine

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.