Sunday, 1 March 2015

February Round Up

February has flown by! This month saw me finish my crochet blanket and subsequently spend large amounts of time hiding under it watching films and eating popcorn and squares of chocolate. I've given up caffeine for Lent and managed to run 5k in 32 minutes. I spent almost all half term sitting and my sewing machine and wearing my new teal jeans.

a rose from my favourite local Indian // Steve colour-coded our books // daffodils // successful waffle making // charity shopping for beady necklaces in half term // my jewellery hanger // my parents and sister's new puppy (yet to meet him in person but we've met over skype // Steve's cake decorated by me // I finished my cross stitch project!

February Projects


As well as finishing my granny stripe blanket, mostly due to a week off work in the middle of the month, I've also made a Francoise dress and finished my 'Dictionary of Tea' cross stitch. More on these coming soon but just for now here's a snap shot of February's projects. 

crochet granny stripe blanket // jewellery hanger // Dictionary of Tea cross stitch // Francoise dress

February Favourites 


I loved this round up of all things inspired by snowdrops by Floral and Feather.

My three month granny stripe blanket pales in comparison to Leanne's year long sky blanket.

Another blanket that I loved was this 52 square mood blanket by threads 'n' shreads.

I managed to inspire Lynn to write this post about colour, texture and patterns.

Anna's tutorial for a crochet flower garland also caught my eye.

Next month... 


I will sip wine in the garden. I will crochet a jumper. I will run faster

How has February been for you?

Linking up to Handmade Monday

25 comments:

  1. So many lovely projects Emma, you've clearly been busy.

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  2. Great makes and a cute puppy, what a perfect post!

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  3. You've got loads down in February. What a brilliant month you've had. I loved all your project but you Francoise dress really catch my eye, it's gorgeous. Have a lovely week.
    Ali xx

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  4. You've been very busy in February. I will look forward to what March brings.

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  5. What a cute little dress, and I think the teapots are brilliant.

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  6. You've done loads! I admire your crosstitch about tea - fab! Sadly my February has been far less interesting

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  7. What a busy month you have had! I love your tea crosstitch and your waffles look fantastic! :)

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  8. I am looking forward to seeing your post about that lovely dress.

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  9. I am looking forward to seeing your post about that lovely dress.

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  10. What a good idea for an end of month post to collate all you have done in a month. Love the cross stitch as know these can take months or in my case years to finish or even start

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  11. Colour coded books ???? Oh no, what are you doing to me Emma haha
    I've arranged them in size before now

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    1. My mum is a librarian so I'm sure she'd have anything to say about less than alphabetical!

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  12. Making a T shirt, I use an overlocker for the whole of the t shirt and only use a twin needle to stitch the neckline, sleeve hem and body hem. With an overlocker you do not need bias binding and using for a t shirt could cause problems as would not stretch sufficiently. You can turn over the hems twice but this would make the bottom look a bit heavy.

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    1. Excellent advice thank you! I'll keep you updated! x

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  13. Hey! Thanks so much for the mention. :D Your crochet blanket looks fantastic! Leanne x

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    1. No problem Leanne - I'm so impressed you've stuck with it for so long - a three month crochet blanket was enough for me! x

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  15. Cool work! I really like the jewelry display! Check out my homemade jewelery at www.etsy.com/shop/jojobeansShop if you want.

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  16. Thanks for the link Emma:) Could you send Steve round to colour code my books:)

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  17. Thanks for the link Emma:) Could you send Steve round to colour code my books:)

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  18. What a great month:) It is lovely to pause and realize what you have accomplished in the month:)

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  19. A busy February with lots of lovely things. Popping by from Handmade Monday

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  20. Wow how much youve managed to achieve in a short month. Its great to be able to do a round up atvthe end of the month. I do get amazed at the quantities that crafters manage to make, alongside my mood blanket im lucky if I finish one item in foyr weeks, so whether im a slow maker or have bad time management skills or maybe work purely takes up so many hours! Thank you so much for including me in your February round up, I am honoured xx

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  21. Wow how much youve managed to achieve in a short month. Its great to be able to do a round up atvthe end of the month. I do get amazed at the quantities that crafters manage to make, alongside my mood blanket im lucky if I finish one item in foyr weeks, so whether im a slow maker or have bad time management skills or maybe work purely takes up so many hours! Thank you so much for including me in your February round up, I am honoured xx

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  22. Wow you did so much! I love the tea cross stitch :)

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