While most of my new work has been - surprise! - baby related, not all of it is. One of the new additions to the Bohemian Pearl collection is the crocheted coaster. They're made from 100% fine merino wool and backed with felt which has been attached with hand-stitching. My followers will know how much I love to incorporate recycled materials into my work...the button and ribbon are examples of that. The buttons were a great score from my local charity shop (a bargain at 3p each!) and I have no idea where the ribbon came from, but I just love it!
The crocheted coaster was inspired by the vintage bunting you see here. I came up with the idea for the bunting when wanting to create something special for my daughter's nursery. I just couldn't shake the idea of yarn pom-poms - remember those? Anyway, I abhorred the idea of spending so much time (and wool!) wrapping and wrapping and wrapping just to have it go wrong when I had a lightbulb moment - why not crochet yarn circles instead! I love how it's a unique take on bunting, which is so popular right now. I just love it! And the best part - the bunting looks great in adult bedrooms, too!
I'm a bit late in getting this one up with winter is behind us. But then today when the temperature plummeted and I was shocked in having to turn the heat on, I thought to myself, 'you can never put your wooly hats away in England!' This is a my daughter wearing the beanie I made for her out of merino wool, which I think is just stinkin' cute! I make them in adult-sizes too and while they are cool, I don't know if they're quite as cute as this!
Erin Singleton is an artist currently living in the bucolic seaside town of Marblehead, Mass. She loves to explore her creativity in her studio and in the kitchen. She also loves to read, watch movies, spend time with friends and enjoy the great outdoors with her husband, Dave, and their daughter, Maisie.
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