I would consider myself to be a practical person. I sew and knit items for myself (and others, if feeling generous) to wear or use. I don't make things which are largely decorative because I don't like a lot of unnecessary clutter, so why would I spend time knitting a cake (a favourite example) or making biscuits out of felt?
This is my most recent crochet project:
A cafetiere cosy. It was a great, easy project for a crochet newbie like me plus it used up scraps of stash yarn. I'm really chuffed with the finished article but I really like that it serves a function, in keeping the cafetiere warm. This is why I love tea cosies as a similar project perfect for stash busting and with a practical use. Tea cosies are often maligned as the epitome of amateur crafting and I can understand how my cafetiere cosy might seem naff, but surely it is a great example of a practical item?
What do you think? Are there some items you consider just too naff, or even types of crafting you think are too twee for you?
Project 52: 17/52
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