Saturday, 5 March 2011

I'm back with some happy colours...

Sorry!
I've been missing in action this week, I usually don't go this long between blog posts. Once again work has been insane busy, 12 hour days and two of them spent driving up and down to Nottingham and Manchester; 5 am starts and getting home and sliding straight into bed :(

Luckily I am a big ipod fan and have loads of podcasts and paudio books to listen to while away the hours (and a big bag of werthers originals).

But I'm back and have squeezed a little sewing and knitting in mainly this morning and last night.

I started this a while back using only yarn I already had and following the guidance from the brilliant Lucy - Attic24 I made these little summer garden granny squares and they morphed into a cushion last night.


It's even nice on the reverse with all the little single crochet (UK) lines joining it all together.

Making these little squares was a pleasure, the colours have had a real positive influence on me and cheered me up no end.

They take no time to make and before you know it you have enough for a whole cushion.
I found a wool jumper in the charity shop a couple of weeks ago and bought it with this in mind.

Snipped and hand stitched to the front with a dainty crochet edging and little button holes.


And it's another to add to the pile of growing cushions in my home; if you ever come to visit me you may have to sit on the floor, the couches are filling up fast :)

I think I will hedge my bets and enter this as my March Monthly Make.
I have the Stanley Pattern from the wonderful Annie and will be making him too.

I have been watching season 2 of Big Love a series I love from the US; and whilst engrossed and crocheting one of these squares, I got a little carried away and kept on adding to it and it is more than likey going to turn into another cushion.

Besides crochet I have been knitting recently and have taken a shine to this pattern for sweet facecloths. I only really started knitting again recently and this pattern was a real challenge for me and took me a few attempts to crack it but I got there in the end and have made a few for the birthday swaps.
I recieved a beautiful knitted face cloth from the lovely Clobelle last year and I was really blown away when I opened it, so I thought I would make some myself, they are easy to pick up and put down and knit up quite fast.

I promise not to leave you for quite as long next time.

~ ♥ TTFN ♥ ~

32 comments:

Rachael @ CleverCheshireCats said...

Lovely cushion! I'm very fond of the ones where each square is a totally different colour. I must get mine finished as seeing yours makes me want to see mine finally completed. Rachael Xx

Jacey said...

Love your granny square cushion, the colours are so bright and cheery. xx

cherisong said...

that reminds me of something my Mum did when we were litte. Lovely. Now who is stanley?

Dazie said...

Gosh you must have such patience I cant for the life of me knit properly and if I go wrong I just give up, I just get so frustrated!

These are such gorgeous makes!
Dazie
x

Vintage Vixen said...

What beautiful cushions! So bright and springlike and fabulously made.
Wishing you a wonderfully relaxing weekend after your hectic week. xxx

dosierosie said...

That cushion is great, i especially like the green jumper back.
gillx

LaaLaa said...

Gorgeous cushions! I really love them. The face cloth is fab too. I love the one you made for me. Have a great weekend honey and get some R & R in. xxx

ChloƩ said...

Thankyou very much for the mention Kandi - I had a lovely time looking for the right pattern and it got me a little addicted so I made a fair few more - what do you do with all the shop bought ones afterwards??
Cushion is beautiful - what a great use for a jumper too!

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Love the cushion, think I might have to have a go at makng one for the sofa too. Great colour combinations and the buttons on the back are soo cute. Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Luv Sophie xxx

crafting uk mum said...

the cushion is beautiful! fancy a commision?
I love Big love too but have to watch it when Mr is out as he thinks its crazy!

Butterfly Bush Diaries said...

I know just what you mean about having more cushions than sofa space - my husband is always moaning that there is no room to sit because of them all! I don't care cos I love my cushions!

daisychain said...

that crochet cushion is utterly, utterly amazing x

Em said...

Oooh that cushion is beautiful!!!
Hope you get to relax a bit this weekend.
Em xxxxxxxxxx

Pink Poppy said...

Beautiful cushion Kandi, its so cheerful.
Dx

Alexandra Mason said...

Your cushion is gorgeous! Love the colours xxx

Pene said...

Oh Kandi another amazing cushion, well done I am so jealous..
Big Hugs
Pene xx

Lucy said...

Kandi I can never get over how prolific you are with your crafting whilst also being a working mother!! I feel I have no excuses next to you and yet still I never manage to get my bum in gear! Lovely makes as always xx

VintageVicki said...

Those cushions are all gorgeous - if I ever come to visit I'm happy to give my seat up to them :)

Kerry said...

Beautiful selection of makes, the colours are so sedate- there is a whole palette thing going on in the posts pictures. Anne at filmandthread.wordpress.com has an adorable knitted washcloth, same colour as yours, different design x

Jacquie said...

Love your cushion Kandi , such pretty colours , and the back is great too.
Jacquie x

Ali said...

Gorgeous makes there mrs. I asked my mum to ask one of her friends to teach me to crochet. Told her I would love to do a lovely colourful blanket and she said why are you getting a dog?? Is it for the basket!! - WHAT!! she just doesnt get it lol xx

Nana Go-Go said...

Everything=Beautiful! x

Alex said...

Ouch, work sounds awful for you at the moment! Hope you've had a chance to chill out lots this weekend.

The cushion is fab. I'm very impressed with how neat and tidy it is on the reverse too.

Bethany said...

This makes me want to make granny squares! I love them but don't do them because of all those ends...But I could handle a pillow.

Country Girl said...

Both lovely cushions - I love that shade of green, it really says 'Spring' to me!

WoodbankCrafts said...

Lovely makes as always :) x

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Your cushions are gorgeous, love the idea with the jumper. I hope your managing to get some rest this weekend xx

Sophie said...

that cushion is awesome, how cute.
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Wendy said...

First of all, love the cushion! I have plans to make one with some of the granny squares I have. Big Love series 2?? I'm only on series 1... don't tell me I'm missing the second series? I've seen the one I'm watching before, I remember it being on telly in England years ago, but they never showed another series, then I found it on Sky Never Miss and signed up to be reminded about all 5 series - 5 series!! Brilliant, it's the best thing on telly at the moment.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

What fabulous cushions! You are very clever,but a little insane with your growing cushion fetish! lol! I bet your sofa looks wonderful!

dinoprincesschar said...

i so love that crochet cushion, you're so very talented! :)

giddynici said...

Great cushions. The crochet one is just beautiful, lovely colours! x