Sunday, 28 April 2013

Red Paisley

Swoon. . . . . I just adore this Cath Kidston fabric.  Sadly, it seems it is not that easy to get hold of.  I managed to get hold of a small piece from Ebay a few weeks ago.  I'm deliberating what to make with it. . . . . I'm picturing a cushion with a red crocheted back and a lacey trim. . . . . . hmmmm.

Look at this gorgeous bag too!  Sadly Cath Kidston and ASOS no longer stock it :(

However, this beautiful piece of fabric is the inspiration for a new yarn colourway, which I dyed up yesterday (5 stripes in pink, red, light blue, white and pale green). This should be in the shop in the next few weeks.  Watch this space


Wednesday, 24 April 2013


Lovely cheerful Spring yellow!  Yellow tulips always adorn my mantlepiece every Spring, I just can't resist.  My little mustard yellow duck, a set of 3 from Next and good ol' spring daffs.  These little lovelies found their way into my shopping trolley at Tesco last week, complete with a cute little hessian flowerpot.
Beautiful Forsythia in full bloom in my garden at the moment. 

Dandelions.......which reminds me I really should weed my garden!
Not strictly yellow, but this little critter ran past me when I was photographing my yellow things.  According to Google it's a Common Newt.  
Karen ~

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Work in Progress

I've just started another crochet project. I've decided to crochet a granny square blanket for my bedroom and because it is rather large this one could be a long term project! Inspired by this Beach Huts canvas print from Next, which currently takes pride of place in my bedroom. 
Beach Huts canvas -

  At the moment I've only done 6 squares, I've got a long way to go!
The pattern is from the Happy Flower Block Tutorial from Annie's Place blog.  Whilst I absolutely adore the bright and beautiful colours in her version, my blanket calls for more muted tones for match my seaside/beach hut inspired bedroom.   This tutorial is wonderful; it's really well explained and there are nice clear photographs, this is essential for a newbie crocheter like myself.

Saturday, 6 April 2013


What a wonderful Easter break!  Unfortunately I was back at work last Thursday after 5 days off. . . . . . . tragic!  However, 5 days off and lots of crafting was done.

My lovely crochet cushion is now finished and I am so pleased with it!  It blends in wonderfully with the colour scheme in my lounge.

Pictured with Scruff

The cushion was made up using Half Treble Crochet stitch (UK), stitch blogged about here, a 4 mm crochet hook and the very robust Stylecraft Special DK yarn (this is needed in my house with 2 dogs!).  I'm not usually a fan of acrylic yarn, but the colours in this range are to die for AND this yarn is really quite nice to work with.  For further info see my Ravelry project page.