Tuesday, 26 April 2016


I've finally finished this piece entitled 

Just needs to be mounted on a circular block now.


Add a few green glitter twirls 


 few gold french knots

Saturday, 9 April 2016


I've attached the grapes and stalk onto the Pink Champagne wall hanging this morning.

And have decided to add a tiny bit of green, just to lift the whole picture.
this is worked in Yarn Art Green lutex thread using a tiny size 0.90mm hook.
Need my glasses and magnifier to make these, poor old eyes aren't all they were . lol

the gold cord that I was making has been curled around the outside edge and I have added a curl of gold.


 Not sure if I will add more of these curls yet, will have to wait and see.

In the meantime enjoy a picture of wilow perched on the sofa, she's my little doggy and follows me everywhere.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016





I thought I'd show you the very first piece of scrumble that I made, one of the pieces that got me started on the work that I  now make.
This piece is more traditional freeform and not stitched onto a backing.
Each little piece was joined as I went, either crochet or knitting. 

I tend to use childrens or very short knitting needles for all of my scrumble work as they are easier to handle.
I called this piece simply Autumn.

Monday, 4 April 2016


 The grapes are no sewn in place, I was going to put 4 bunches on but it looked a bit over the top and so have decided on 3 only.

Now I am making a long length of gold cord to make the vine, this will I hope look okay curled around the grapes, along the side and under the bottom.  But......as I have been known to change my mind it could all change. lol

Instructions for this cord can be found here

Monday, 28 March 2016


 Main part finished, time to put all of the pinks away with a little help from Willow.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016


I finally finished the basic background of the 'Pink Champagne' Scrumble picture.
I now have to do the embellishments.
Still more gold grapes to make and beads etc to add.
This is the best bit.

Then a decision wether to put into a frame or mount on a block, I'll have to ponder on that.

Monday, 21 March 2016


Another piece fitted and this time I have used cream dk yarn crocheted into a mesh.
I have then scrunched up some gold netting and pushed it under the mesh to show through the holes.

Simple but effective, would look quite nice worked in a larger piece, I shall remember this for later.

Still a little edge left to fill along side this piece.

Saturday, 19 March 2016


Here's a new thing to try, French knots worked in crochet cotton on top of some nice cream nobbly yarn,  Looks pretty don't you think ?

Wednesday, 16 March 2016


I'm still working on the pink champagne scrumble picture but my mojo left me for a while and things sort of came to a halt,  but I'm back in tune now and hope it won't be too long before it is finished.

 This is sort of what I want it to look like when its finished, bunches of gold grapes hanging from a vine, this is only a rough idea as I don't generally map anything out before hand.
Making the tiny gold balls is a little tedious but I know it will be worth it in the end, you can see the one bunch in the previous post.

Here is as far as I've got, if you look closely you can see the pencil mark of the outline of the circle, not a lot left to fill in, then the fun of the grapes.

I thought you might like to see the variety of yarns that I am using, I have a drawer and large box full of different textures and thicknesses of pink and creamy yarns.

some I'll use, some I won't.  But it is important to have a good variety as this is what makes or breaks the picture in my opinion.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Bunches of Grapes

Here's is what the gold crochet balls are going to be, bunches of grapes, thus the title 'Pink champagne'  
Grapes make champagne, voila !

Tuesday, 9 February 2016


Little by little the 'Pink Champagne' Scrumble picture is taking shape.
After starting this as a free form working without a canvas I have transferred it to a hoop, this I find much easier.

You can see the pencil outline of the size it will be when finished, I am overlapping the edges just a bit as I think I may put this in a frame with a mount and the edges will hide the cut edge of the mount.

Little bit of knitting and a little bit of crochet added bit at a time, this is beginning to take shape.
The more textured yarn you can find the better as this alone will make it look good.

Here is the box of gold balls that I am making when I have a spare minute, I need about 50 of these.
They will be going onto the scrumble when the background is completed.
Any guesses as to what I am going to use them for ?

Thursday, 28 January 2016


Here I am showing the stages of making the first piece of my new scrumble.
I am calling this one 'Pink Champagne' and it will become clearer later why I am calling it this.

Some of it is knitting and some crochet, just picking the stitches up from where ever you want to go next and choosing a colour that looks  right to you.

 This piece measures approx 6" x 3" and so this is not for the impatient person.
I've got my box of pinks and creams down at the side of me and I'm having fun.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016


The Fire Scrumble picture is nearly finished with just the finishing touches to go.
I've decided to frame it in an embroidery hoop, and it looks really nice.
I'll show more on this later.

I must admit that I love a bit of gold or silver and of course pearls, they liven things up and just add that bit of sparkle.
Here I've got some metallic 4 ply yarn that is fairly easy to crochet with.
I've made a few balls and a short  braid.  The flower was in my box of bits ( pieces that I've made and not used for other projects ) 
Never throw away any pieces, they all come in handy.
Balls are always good for covering tiny holes that will inevitably show sometimes when a piece does not quite fit and braid is always useful.
Find out how to make the braid here
She has all sorts of tutorials for making lovely pieces.

Here I've made a sliver to fit in the edge, once sewn in place this will be fine with maybe a couple of the balls strategically placed. 

A couple of bows made from some gold ribbon, frayed on the edges help cover a larger area that just looked to bare.

And a few gold beads for interest.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016


I have blogged about this picture before but thought I would add it to this new blog for anyone who has not seen it.

This scrumble measures 14" x 10" and is not as big as the wall hanging on the header or the 'Fire Scrumble ' that I am working on at the moment.
I printed out a cup of coffee onto fabric  to make the centre piece, then added my scrumble pieces around this.
Again this is worked on a backing of calico and the pieces are pinned on and sewn in place when I was happy with the placement.

The pale pink is a mohair knitted piece with the added pink pearls, I am a pearl addict and add them to most of my scrumbles.
Knubble cream wool is always a favourite to give a good thick texture.

Here I have added a small piece of tatting and just a plain old piece of garter stitch knitting.


I hope this goes a little way to giving you some ideas for making your own picture.
Good luck