Monday 20 June 2011

A little crochet and some funky junk ;)

Well here's my latest up-cycling project- crochet tin can covers!

Pencil pots crochet

Inspired here by the lovely Lucy at Attic 24.
Useful for keeping everything in. I never knew how much I needed them until I made them!
Also note my copy of Mollie Makes (can't wait to have a cuppa and a flick-through) and some cute paper in the background. Am planning a new crafty makeover, just need to find the time (Ha! When?!).

Here's some recent charity shop finds, or 'funky junk', as I'm going to call it from now on. (Can't repeat what the Mr calls it. Think he's just glad I'm not buying expensive stuff from the high street)

First, some kitsch:
Sound the Owl-alert .... Just couldn't resist these owlish tea light holders:

Tealight owls Fawn
A dear little deer, or should it be fawn? (photo not brilliant, sorry)

Vintage tea cup

And a cute little vintage tea cup and saucer (found 2 of these and 3 little side plates too)

Not to stop there, I've also bagged myself some great additions to my teeeeeny, tiiiiny wardrobe of clothes. Really, I have NOTHING to wear. Well, I do now:

A gorgeous Fat Face shawl and Topshop mohair shrug:

Shawl Mohair shrug

Also a sweet cotton cardi- I love the neckline at the back!

V back cardi
The skirt is also a thrifted one- Boden, no less!

Well, am off now to have a glass of the red and a catch up with all your news.



  1. I love your crocheted tin can covers - so pretty and colourful!

    Also, don't know how you manage to find such great clothes in the charity shops... I never find anything nice! They look lovely :o)

    Maria x

  2. The tin covers are great!!! I think I will have to make a few. Can I tell you how jealous I am for the Boden skirt. I love all things Boden but find them very pricey to order from. Love the shrug and sweater, you found some great items.
    Happy monday,

  3. Now that i've seen the tin covers i have got to make some of those, might even do it at our wed morn womens craft brekkie, they're gorgeous. I agree with Maria at Dinki Dots how did you find such great clothes, the charity shops i shop in don't have pretty clothes like that & they look amazing on you :) Have a sweet day
    Karen x

  4. Love love love the tin can covers! Great thrifts. I can never find anything to fit me :( x

  5. Thank you so much for visiting me! It's fantastic to have found your gorgeous blog this way. I have just sat down with a huge cuppa and have looked at every single post. I adore your tin can covers they are a fabulous idea which I can't wait to do too! I really, really love your tea light candle holders - that is such a brilliant idea!!! I will most definitely be back to visit soon. I couldn't find a follow option or am I just being blonde? Have a lovely week. See you again soon.

  6. Just sos you know.. I have been going tin mad today and have made 3 different sized cozies. More to come I reckon. Just out of interest.. how many starting chains did you use? x

  7. Like all your other commenters, I love the pot covers! So pretty and cheerful. And great thrifted clothes too, you clever thing! I'll be back to visit again :)

  8. thrifted boden? too green to say anything else!
    (apart from 'loving those can covers')

  9. oh i love them! am also a mollie makes lover ~ need to spend some time with a cup of tea and issue 2 myself :-)

  10. Hi! Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog. You have a very inspiring blog, loving your crochet projects, especially the can and jar jackets. Love Mollie Makes too, so many ideas, so little time!
    I rarely find anything lovely in our local charity shops, especially in the way of clothes, you clearly have an eye for these things! I am your newest follower now and look forward to sharing crafty ideas with you!
    Becky x

  11. Helloo, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and becoming a follower. I'm loving what I see on your blog too. Crochet, bright colours and an awesome background.
    Well I must say I love those owls you found 'cos I just love owls, You'll find posts about owls in my archives. When I get a moment, I'll be checking out your archives too.
    You have some lovely thrifted clothing finds too. I love thrift shops or op. shops as we tend to call them downunder.
    Catch you again soon,
    Anne xx

  12. your crochet covers are so cute....I can knit but never got hooked on th hook...very impressive!!

  13. Awesome tin can covers - you should totally sell those on Etsy!!

  14. Sweet! Those crocheted can covers are so irresistible to me. I'm thinking about doing some for the shampoo bottles and the gear shift lever in the car. What do you think? ;)

  15. I love your tin can covers and the shrug is lovely.

  16. I thought I'd show you a picture of my tea trolley. It looked awful before, but only cost me a £1 in the salvation army shop in Lancing (great shop!).

  17. Oooh, just read your comment over at mine (thanks for stopping by) and so popped over to visit you - your blog looks just my cup of tea!!

    Love the crochet!! Will have a proper look around tomorrow as hubby is moaning at me to go to bed!!

    S x

  18. I just love the looks of them! SO colorful! And I love your skirt, too!

  19. Wow look at all those great crocheted projects, I love them all. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, I'm just off to add myself to your list of followers!

  20. I love your jar covers and the button additions too. What a good idea, so cute! Great vintage/second hand finds. I love the deer!

    S x

  21. Sarah I LOVE the crotchet tin covers! WOW!!! xxxxx

  22. Love the crocheted tins! They'd look cute as a vase too :)

  23. Hang on a minute! You asked how I fit it all are a prolific crafter, How do you do it all?????!!!!



I'd love to hear from you, so leave a comment or ask a question and l'll reply to you right here.
Have a fab day.
Sarah Xx