Saturday, 14 March 2009

Loving to crochet

I am just loving crochet at the moment, and inspired by similar cushions made by Julia and Jane I decided to make one of my own, and I am just loving it! - It is so nice to start a project and see it through to completion, especially since I have recently taught myself to crochet and six months ago, didn't even know how to hold a hook!
In the background is the granny blanket I started in the summer, and I am hoping this photo will guilt trip me into sorting it out - typical of me, I thought I could take short cuts and didn't bother to block the pieces, but now I have decided I must take apart the pieces I have stitched together so far, block them and then crochet them together.
Here is proof that I blocked my circular cushion

It really does give a better finished result and I am now planning on making some more of these cushions to display (and hopefully sell) in my next shop window display which will be in shades of dusky pink and mink.
Almost forgot there about my one year giveaway - I put the names in a hat (well, actually a bowl) and the name the little hand pulled out was English Teacup, so congratulations and hopefully I will get a little parcel of goodies off to you in the next couple of weeks.
Next on the 'to do' list is working on the heart swap, I have been paired with Gemma and I can't wait to see what heart shaped lovlies she sends me - I love receiving things in the post! - Anyway hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and enjoying the mild spring weather
Natalie x


Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

its gorgeous Natalie well done you!!!
ive still not finished mine its been trying to catch my attention for the last couple of weeks but its been left half done !!! im inspired to finish it now though :-)

sumea said...

I really LOVE that cushion :o)
Sumea (newcomer to your blog)

julia said...

It looks fab Natalie, isn't it the most satisfying thing to make? I Have to say I'm too impatient to block mine and I know I should. The granny squares are waiting to be joined when I can be bothered but I feel another round cushion coming on!
Julia xx

Shabby Chick said...

I have absolutely no idea what blocking means but your blanket is looking great anyway! And the cushion is very pretty :)

Mel xxx

Rosesposes said...

Hi Natalie
I love the cushion and cant beleive you only learnt 6 months ago! I cant hold a hook even!
x Dom

Attic24 said...

Hi Nat
LOVE the round cushion, I feel I may have to join in this circle love and make one too, yours looks beautiful.
And PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE do finish your granny blanket, the colours look so beautiful, soft and springlike, now would be a great time of year to bring it together...and yeah, blocking is so worth the bother.

Love to you hun

Surfer Rosa said...

That's really lovely - I so want to make one - just need to finish some other projects off first. The lacy edging is ever so pretty.

thriftymrs said...

It looks terrific! I am in granny square mania at the moment.

bibbitybob said...

That cushion is just beautiful! I adore the colour :) x