Sunday, 9 September 2012

Richmond Park & little christmas trees...

I've not managed much crafting this week, as on my weekday off I actually had a day out :)
I met up with a friend (who I've not seen since my wedding nearly 2 years ago!), at Clapham and we had a lovely day round Richmond park. We sat in Old Deer park and had a catch up with news.

 It was a lovely spot, not a sole around, and the sun was blazing, though a little noisy as we were sat in the Gatwick flight path.

We moved on to find Richmond park, which was ait of a trek especially in the blistering heat! We had to stop for lunch as we were sweltering and in need of refreshments.
We spent a lovely couple of hours around the park, and were surprised at the sheer size of the place.

Unfortunately we didn't see any deer except for a fleeting glimpse of one when we were leaving.

One thing that I have made a start with is a small christmas tree decoration.
I start by drawing a basic shape.

I then start to to follow the basic shape as crochet, increasing and decreasing where needed.

I then assess the finished shape and decide what alterations are needed. For this tree I needed to extend the original chain for a longer base, and to change when I did my first increase, for a longer bottom half and shorter top half.

This is still a Work in progress, so will see how it turns out when I've sewn two together, stuffed it and of course decorated it!


  1. Look forward to seeing the decorated tree, it's looking very promising already!

  2. I can see it's starting to take shape. Can't wait to see the finished thing

  3. The tree is looking good - looking forward to seeing it finished!

  4. Looks like you had a great day out....sunshine, friend and a picnic in beautiful surroundings.

  5. From design to finished product! I really like your birds on the right side - very pretty.

  6. Yes more Christmas. Loving the Christmas makes.

    I have lived in London for near 15 yrs and I am still yet to go to Richmond park. Looks so stunning.

  7. I wonder what you'll decorate it with?

  8. Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

  9. Gosh I wouldn't know where to start with crocheting never mind making a pattern.
    It's great to take some time out and spend time with a friend, it looks like you had a great day.

    Jan :)