Sunday, 5 May 2013


So last week I purchased some yarn on a whim, after reading another instalment of Attic24's blog. I love the whole mix of colours, so I thought I want me some of that.

It wasn't totally just a frivolous decision, as I had the idea in my head that i'd like to attempt some cushions and I needed some nicer yarn than just acrylic.
I've had this idea for ages that I wanted to combine the pocket of a pair of old jeans with crochet.

Only problem with this idea is it means I would have to sew round the pocket to adjoin the crochet, and I have a fear of sewing. But I won't let this hinder me, so its back to youtube to see how to blanket stitch!!
So I found an easy to follow tutorial, and found the stitch to be quite simple,  just need to keep the stitches at even lengths.

I had intended to work around the main back pocket, but after cutting it out, I ran into issues.

Firstly jeans pockets aren't square, they have a V at the base, plus even the straight edges aren't even straight! So after folding, pinning and pressing, re-folding and re-pressing, I decided that I was being a bit ambitious for a first attempt, so I switched to the tiny, square-ish, pocket that is tucked within the front pocket.
I stitched all round the denim square.

And then crocheted all round the square.

That is all I have done so far, as it takes longer, as i'm learning as I go.

I have the week off work now, and we're going down to Portsmouth area, to spend the week with my Mum. We are hoping the nice weather will continue so we can enjoy some days out :)

The Switch
Jennifer Aniston stars in this romantic comedy based on a short story by Jeffrey Eugenides. Desperate to have a baby before it is too late, 40-year-old singleton Kassie (Aniston) chooses the artificial insemination route and employs the services of suave sperm donor Roland (Patrick Wilson) despite the protestations of her best friend Wally (Jason Bateman). Wally, who has long been secretly in love with Kassie, gets drunk at Kassie's 'insemination party' and ends up accidentally spilling Roland's sample. In a panic, he replaces it with his own. Seven years later, when Kassie returns to New York with her son Sebastian (Thomas Robinson), Wally must finally face up to the consequences of his actions.
*** typical rom-com
The Fourth Kind
In 1972, a scale of measurement was established for alien encounters. When a UFO is sighted, it is called an encounter of the first kind. When evidence is collected, it is known as an encounter of the second kind. When contact is made with extraterrestrials, it is the third kind. The next level, abduction, is the fourth kind. This encounter has been the most difficult to document...until now. Structured unlike any film before it, "The Fourth Kind" is a provocative thriller set in modern-day Nome, Alaska, where-mysteriously since the 1960s-a disproportionate number of the population has been reported missing every year.
*** wierd


  1. Wow. I LOVE the idea of combining denim with crochet. Can't wait to see how this pans out!

  2. This is brilliant! And I'm sure you could use it for/on all manner of other projects. Well done you x

  3. Great idea, look forward to seeing the finished item :)

    Hope you have a good time in Portsmouth

  4. i look forward to seeing how this turns out. It is a great idea :)

  5. Curious to see what this is going to become. And how odd that pockets aren't square or straight! You don't expect that! xx

  6. What a great idea - can't wait to see it :o)

  7. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished project. Because you've used the little pocket that's half-covered by the big pocket the colour of the pocket gets darker towards the bottom, which adds more character.
    I hope you're enjoying your week in Portsmouth and the sunny weather.

  8. What a fabulous idea, look forward to seeing the end result.

  9. I love the denim pockets. I haven't crocheted with denim before.

    Thanks for commenting on my fabric and crochet scarf. :-)