30 September, 2011

Resting on laurels...

.....is a bad idea.

I've not crocheted for 2 days and not only have I been getting withdrawal symptoms from it but I'm starting to get anxicous and on edge about the fact that Christmas is gonna be here before I can even think...or blink.

So tonight its a go go on making Christmas decorations and things I can sell at a Christmas craft fair. I've never done everything like it before so am nervous that I'm not going to have either enough stuff to sell or people are'nt gonna want to buy anything.

Before I get cracker lacking with crocheting some goodies, I thought I would post a guide to something that I made my friend a couple of years ago.... a record bowl!

Record Bowl

You will need
1) A 7-inch or 12-inch record depending on how big you want your record bowl to be
2) An oven
3) An oven-safe bowl
4) A full sealed tin can

What to dooooo....
First, preheat the oven to 225 degrees centigrade - this should take about 10 minutes. Then put the bowl in the middle of the oven upside-down, and put your record on top of that. Bake for 5 minutes and no more.
After 5 minutes the record will be quite soft and melty so you can start shaping your record how you want it. The record will only be warm, and totally safe to touch, even with bare fingers. Put the tin can into the centre of the record and it will sink down.
If your record starts to cool before you have got it into the shape you want, don't worry. You can melt it again and again!

And thats it! Simples


  1. wow...what a great idea....i am going to make one too....

    And,best of luck for your Christmas preparations....if i am allowed,i would like to advise you try to do crochet in a particular time of day and fix how much time you must give it,no matter how bored or tired you felt.This always work for me,cause when i reached near finishing,i suddenly lost interest in that particular crochet and want to start a new one.So this resulted in a lot of unfinished projects.. :( Hence,one day i promised to end all of them and didn't start any new one till then.From now on i only work on maximum 2 projects..when i finish either one only then i allowed myself to take any new project..works like a charm.. :D

  2. Thank you for the lovely comment! I don't work set shifts so I have to either fit in crochet before work or after. I have so many uninished things though that I really should and will take your advise and get some things finished :)