I'm really having fun making this bunting, it's exactly the sort of project I love. Brightly coloured cottons and speedy results, it's an absolute joy to work on. I am so excited by the whole idea of it and am really looking forward to it coming together with the brightly coloured felt letters and all! I think I've got the wording sorted now too, although need to do some measuring to make sure it'll fit.
Ooooooooooooooo the little red glass beads that I bought are working out beautifully as berries, I'm so happy with them!
The thread I'm using to make the jolly holly is fabulous. I bought it from a local craft shop, it's called Anchor Soft Embroidery thread. It comes in a gazillion different colours (well 255 to be precise), and I am having secret fantasies about spending a small fortune and buying up one of each colour to crochet something in a gazillion different hues. Madness, yes I know.
I've got Little Man home from school (wibbly legs and high temperature time again) and his presence on the sofa has helped to keep Little B happy and in check. Kind of. I've been taking advantage and spent this morning working on the jolly holly tutorial for you. I've finished writing it but just need to check it through to make sure there's no mistakes. For a small crochet item, it took a huge ammount of brain power to write up the pattern. It's not complicated I promise you, but I wanted to make it completely fool-proof. Plus I did have a humungous number of interruptions.
Can you see in the above picture, the Little Hand, bottom right? That's Little B sneaking up to steal my crochet hook.
He then proceeded to climb up onto the table and do a spot of his own crochet with the light bulb. Heeehheeee, cheeky lickle Monkey!!! His presence certainly makes Thinking/Writing/Photographing a challenge!
Anyhow, he's taking his nap now, so I am sitting peacefully once again. I've just read through the holly pattern a couple times and I think it's good to go....please do let me know if you discover any dodgy bits or if you hit any probs. I hope it works out!
You can find the pattern in my lefthand sidebar, usual place down at the bottom or click HERE to find it.
Happy jolly-holly making my lovelies!