Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Watering can...

My watering can was made from Robin DK acrylic yarn, with two strands held together.
I started with creating an oval base in double crochet (UK terminology), once it was the size I wanted I did one row of triple crochet, this helped the bend to be flexible.  Then plenty of mindless double crochet until it was the size I required.  I added a handle, a spout and water (or blue yarn) inside.
Originally I wanted there to be teardrops hanging down from the spout, however once in place they just kept tangling.
So I got scissor happy and gave them the chop, so only water threads remain.  It is not perfect, but I think it looks pretty good!

Sunday, 12 May 2013


If you go down to Glasgow Botanic gardens today you might just have a surprise!
This week is voluntary arts week, and to celebrate this there has been a craft explosion at the botanics.  The Arctic terns have flown in specially.
I even got reunited with my tern briefly!
There are crafted birds, carp, kites, pompoms, flowers, bugs, stars, to mention a few.  And there is my watering can, pouring over everyone who walks in to the Kibble palace!
You can see more pictures of the craftbomb over at Voluntary Arts Week.  And I'll share how I made the watering can soon.