Friday, April 27, 2012

Pretty rainbow

Rainbows make me happy. I crocheted this quick little cushion and it puts a smile on my face every time I look at it.
Embrace all the pretty colours on offer I say!
Have a bright and colourful weekend. xxx

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sunburst blanket progress

Here's a peek at my granny blanket so far. I made so many squares, or so I thought, and once I joined them all together it really isn't all that big! I'd say it is about a third of the size I'd like it to be. This blanket is a real labour of love, soooo time consuming but very rewarding. Looking at all my favourite colours and how they pop out against the white makes me so happy. But I have taken a tiny break from this project just to do a few small things that can be completed quickly. I'm sure I'll be back in the swing of it very soon though as the weather is getting a little cooler and it would be a shame not to finish it for winter. Why does crocheting take so long!!

 I adore looking at granny blankets on Pinterest, especially seeing the different colour combinations. Practical and beautiful....and something to hand down.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Crochet cushion covers

Last week I completed, yes that's right completed, one of my many works in progress. I made these crochet cushion covers as a present for my partner's 30th birthday. They are nice and snuggly and not so precious that they can't be used. I can't wait to finish off a few more....they weren't that hard, I just machine stitched the crochet front panel onto some fabric backing!

 Here is the birthday boy's cake....I decorated a bought sponge with chocolate buttercream, chocolate shards and grated choc on top, YUM!

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. xxx

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Strawberry hat

Now don't laugh....but I have wanted a strawberry hat ever since I worked in a childrens boutique store in London (2006/7) where we sold them, but sadly they didn't fit my adult size head. Yes I did try on a baby's hat!
So since I can now crochet, I trawled the internet for an easy pattern and yippee I found one that included womens sizes here. I think I might do a blueberry one too, why not a whole range of berry hats ready for winter!

Does it look like a GIANT strawberry has grown in my garden?
If anyone has crocheted something similar, send me links!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter

Here are the last few shots of easter at my place...bunnies everywhere :)
 The yellow scrappy bunny I made for my mum.

 Homemade chocolates.

My darling Cookie 2 years ago when he was just a wee baby. Too cute.
Wishing you a very happy Easter.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter display

I just loooove Easter. Mainly because I adore cute bunnies, chocolate and hot cross buns, but also my favourite colours are associated with Easter.....pastel and spring-like (despite it being Autumn here). I get so excited when I see easter stock arriving in stores and Bed Bath and Table have the best decorations in my opinion, I had to really control myself this year.
 Here is my little Easter display. It kept me busy this morning and I am pretty pleased with it, although I didn't fit all my bunnies in so they are just popped around the house for now.
 The little glass rabbits are from BB&T and could not be more up my alley. I love the vintage look of them and of course the colours!
After looking at a most beautiful blog, nana company  and feeling inspired, I sorted through my stash of fabric scraps and made this sweet rabbit. Then I made another one which I will post later. The frame ( originally garish gold) was an op shop find which I painted white and 'shabbied' up.
 Lovely pastel speckled eggs.

A thrifted bunny.

Now I think it might be time to sit back with a cup of coffee and a sneaky easter egg or two,