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.
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!
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!
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, hehehe...xxx