I'm not very good at following patterns and I think half the fun is making it up as you go along.
In fact often when I try to do straight lines, follow patterns etc it ends up looking pretty er..well rubbish would be a good description. Here are some things that I am enjoying and have enjoyed doing....
This crochet I started about a week ago and I'm doing pretty good at keeping going with it. I think my plan is just to keep going and see how big I can make it...
I learnt to crochet when I was about 10 for a school project, but haven't done any since then, so I sort of had to reteach myself. I think I need to work out what the stiches I do are 'officially' called so then I can follow some of the free patterns online. The hook is a size 'n'. So it grows quite easily!
This is going to be a big cushion. I started it ages ago (well 4yrs ago) when i was visiting my parents in the UK. My mum let me use some of her many coloured embroidery threads so I just started sewing flowers. It's a bad photo (needs ironing etc), but hopefully you get the idea.
For a few years it stayed in England and then about 2 yrs ago it made the trip to the US and then a year ago to here! The fabric is fake suede stuff. And I will just keep on sewing flowers on until it's all filled up.
This I also did a few years ago. I once went to Liberty (in London) and ogled over their fabrics and bought 2 bits of Kaffe Fasset stripey fabric. I kind of like how it looks on the stripey sheet thing (kikoy) underneath.
The trees are 3D with thread and beads. I think it will be a cushion. But it would get destroyed very quickly here, so I'm not sure what to do with it. Anyone have any ideas?