Sunday, 17 February 2013

Week In Pictures - Feb 17th 2013

1. Pug cushion! 2. Chococat jumper in Forever21 3. Sleepy cat
4. Retro gardening book! 5. Breakfast, yum 6. My new earrings, I heart!!
7. Tulip 8. Oh, hi! 9. LOVE teabags

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you have had a luuuurverly day! William and I didn't get each other pressies this year, but I couldn't resist popping this into our shopping basket. Morrisons 'Love In A Cup' teabags, with cute little love messages on the tags! It is their regular red label tea, but for just £1 I didn't mind spending more for just the packaging.  It was the illustration on the front of the box that drew me to them really - and I'd love to know who created them.

Mmmm tea

5 labels - 'you stir me up,' 'you're sweet,' 'squeeze me,' 'hot stuff,' and 'hey sugar!'

Nothing DOES say 'I love you' like a cup of tea in bed!

Now, lets hope my tea hasn't gone cold whilst I've been writing this :)

Carol xx

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Crochet Weekend!

Hello to you. Well, what a weekend full of crochet I've had! Firstly, I have finished my crochet cushion - yippee!

 William wasn't at home on Friday night, so I had some time to focus on getting the cushion cover completed. I am so chuffed with the result! I'm really pleased with the peach edging I added as I was tempted to stick with the white I'd used around the individual granny squares. I used 7 vintage buttons to close the cover (although I think one new one snuck in there) and I think the mis-matched colours and shapes really suit it. I'm writing up the pattern and shall let you know when it's ready.

I told myself that I had to get the cushion finished before I could start on my next project... a giant crochet blanket! I've been a fan of Lucy over at Attic 24 for a long time, and always admired the blankets she creates. I have set myself a new year's resolution to actually make one this year, and so, last weekend I ordered 19 balls of Stylecraft Special DK wool - each one in a different colour!


Look at the pyramid of wool! That makes me happy :)

Here is the start of my blanket. Lucy has written out the pattern she used over on her blog (see it here) and with the window of opportunity now that my cushion is finished, I started on the blanket. 240 chains to start off with, that was one I definitely turned the TV off so I could concentrate - I wasn't going to re-do that!

Even though it messes up the colours I want to show to you, I couldn't resist a little Instagram snap!

And this rather lovely relaxed weekend was spent sipping this! Delish!

Carol xx

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Week In Pictures - 27th Jan 2013

1. 4.30pm and still a little bit of sunshine left! 2. New crochet pattern coming soon  3. My little treat
4. New cardigan (not knitted by me!) 5. Strawberry shortcake hearts 6. Breakfast - cinnamon and raisin bagel
7. Tulips from mumma 8. Mr Owl 9....

...My new crochet pattern, available to purchase now!

Click on the image to take you to the listing!

Here is my first crochet pattern for 2013! A cutey little birdie hanging decoration, perfect to brighten up your day.
Both beginners and more experienced crafters will enjoy making this little bird, and they are a great way to use up leftover wool! Don't worry if you are new to creating amigurumis as this is a great pattern to learn with.

I have spent my afternoon perfecting the pattern and taking advantage of the glorious sunshine to take some photographs. A thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a Sunday! 

I hope you like him!

Carol xx

Monday, 21 January 2013

A Thought For Monday

It always seems impossible until it's done - Designed By Wilma