I finally got round to remembering to buy some starch so gave my wee little crochet stars a good spray, pinned them out and let them dry. This seems more than adequate to achieve the desired star shape. I've strung them on some of my divine twine and am liking how it looks. Now to just crochet a few dozen more stars and I will be there.
Have you noticed something about the above photos? They were taken outside! Yes, really, we are having a rare moment of sunshine so not one to miss the opportunity I reacquainted myself with my favourite backdrop - the trampoline surface. It certainly cheers me up to no end to see a sky looking like this.
If the sky wasn't enough to cheer me up, then receiving my order from Pink Castle certainly did. I got lured in by their 24 hour sale just over a week ago. (25% off everything, including sale fabrics. Every fabric shown below was in the sale section.) I had a weak moment and clicked the buy button rather than just phantom shopping as I usually do, you know, filling a basket and then closing the tab before you actually purchase.
|From left to right: The Birds and The Bees by Tula Pink, Songbird by Carina Gardner,
Out to Sea by Sarah Jane, and Madrona Road by Violet Craft
|Willow by My Mind's Eye, and Front Row by Free Spirit
|All Denyse Schmidt - three Chicopee and one Hope Valley