As soon as the Clocks go forward I find myself emerging from my winter slump and begin crafting with gusto. So far I have a couple of quilt projects on the go, a new crochet blanket and a knitted blanket. In between the larger projects I have been whipping up a few smaller, quick fix, projects that just take a couple of hours to complete and I thought I’d share them here!
Homebird & Belle pouch
I had been meaning to make one of the cute pouches that Nicki from Homebird & Belle guest blogged for us back in January for a while now, the arrival of the cute and ditsy Sunny Days fabrics from Benartex seemed like the perfect fabrics for this project.
Since their were six fabrics in the collection I adapted the pattern slightly and used Essex Linen in Putty as a replacement for the bottom three patchwork squares
I embellished my pouch using some Tea Time Zakka tape and a strip of our new mini-crochet lace trim (I love crochet trim on everything!). If you haven’t used Zakka tape before its really easy to use you just iron bondaweb to the back, cut it out using some scissors, I used scalloped scissors, iron your patch onto your project and if you want to secure it just sew around the patch, simple!
Poodle Zip pouch
I’m obsessed with this kitsch Poodle fabric and I really wanted to use it for a bag or a pouch. Starting a new crochet blanket I decided this was the perfect opportunity to make a little purse to hold my hook, scissors and knitters needles.
I used this Aunt Grace Poodle fabric, a co-ordinating aqua spot from Sevenberry and a Grey 30cm zip. To give the pouch a little more structure so it wasn’t quite so floppy I used some iron on low loft fusible fleece.
One of my friends has just had a little girl called Arya so I whipped her up her very own Basil Softie using some beige linen and sunny days fabric. I’m not normally one for pre-washing but given its for a baby I made an exception on this occasion.
Making Basil took no time at all, shame the same cant be said for the patch on the back which took me forever by comparison, my freehand stitching isn’t great and I definitely need a lot more practice!
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Granola Bites
When this picture for Peanut Butter Oatmeal Granola Bites popped up on my Pinterest feed I was intrigued, no bake, healthy(ish) energy bites?? I had all the ingredients on hand and whipped up a batch that night and was pretty impressed! One of these little balls sees me through that late afternoon craving and keeps me going until dinner.
I had planned to take my own photo but after making two batches they just didn’t stick around long enough for their photo shoot! These definitely tickled my tastebuds and I love that they are made from healthy ingredients and they take just 10 minutes to make. I can definitely recommend and there are lots of other flavours to try over on her blog
As alway happy making!