Author(s): Kate Bruning
Go glamping without the threat of unpredictable weather and nasty creepy crawlies, and instead crochet your own adorable camping scene that will keep any child entertained for hours and celebrate all that is great about camping. Reminiscent of vintage camping memorabilia,you can create a nostalgic collection of crochet projects encompassing all aspects of outdoor life. With mix and match projects ranging from vintage caravans and ice cream trucks, to tents and teepees with all the camping paraphernalia of sleeping bags, backpacks and a log fire, as well as mountain and forest scenery you can create your own outdoor world. Or why not craft an alternative camping scene with a classic narrow boat, or a wooden lakeside cabin which can open up to reveal immaculately decorated insides. Instructions for playmats will give children a fantastic base for playing, allowing them to create games and stimulate their own imagination.
Kate Bruning is from Australia but now lives on a harbour side dairy farm in New Zealand with her husband, two sons, and a menagerie of creatures; some real, some imaginary, and some handmade. She learnt to embroider when she was eight and has been obsessed with fabric and thread ever since, a passion that has been documented, along with other craft projects, on her popular blog Greedy for Colour since 2008. Kate also designs projects for Simply Crochet UK and was recently featured on the front cover.