Monday, 17 November 2014

Crochet ~ Sunburst Granny Square Scarf

Hello, hope you're all well!

I wanted to share pictures with you of the scarf I recently made my little girl .

 I made 11 sunburst granny squares using this tutorial from Nittybits and then added a border of granny clusters. I used Special DK yarn from Stylecraft.

The photos are from my phone so apologies for the quality. I need to find a pattern for a crochet hat to match now!

Hope you like the scarf xx

Thank you for reading x

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Crochet ~ Sunburst Granny Square Cushion

Hello, my crochet addiction continues. After finishing my Granny Stripe Blanket for my Friends baby, I have moved onto another project.

I have made myself a cushion cover using sunburst granny squares. I am following this tutorial from nittybits.

Here are a few progress shots:

Round One

Round Two
Round Three

And here is the reveal:

I have gone for white, grey, silver and graphite 'stylecraft special dk' yarn from Wool Warehouse.

I used the joining granny squares tutorial from Lucy at Attic24 to join all the granny squares.

Here is the back:

I didn't make a separate piece for the back. I just added rows of trebles to the top and bottom of the front piece until they met at the back and added some simple button loops.

I hope you like it, let me know if you have any questions regarding the pattern and I will try to help.

Thank you for reading xx

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Crochet ~ Granny Stripe Blanket Reveal

The Granny Stripe blanket is finally finished!! Hooray!! The blanket was for a friends baby boy and she is really pleased with it.

Here it is:


I'm afraid the photos don't really do the colours justice. See here and here for progress photos, info on the colours I used and the pattern I followed.

The blanket cost me less than £10 in yarn, but took me almost 2 months to make. I definitely think it was worth it though.

I will show you my next crochet project soon.

Thank you for reading xx


Friday, 25 July 2014

Etsy Kids Shopping guide

I am featured in this months EtsyKids Shopping Guide:

I am in the section 'Room Decor + Art' with these personalised stars from my Etsy Shop.

Pop over and take at look at EtsyKids for lots of Childrens clothes, toys, gifts, room d├ęcor and more.

Thank you for reading xx

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Mache Letters

I have been looking for ways to personalise the children's bedroom and after a trip to Hobbycraft found that the Mache letters are currently half price - bargain! So I bought the Children's initials to hang above their beds.

I gave them a base coat of white acrylic paint and then two coats of coloured acrylic paint. I then decorated them with spots and stripes and secured them to the wall with sticky fixers.

I'm pleased with how they turned out and think they look very cute above their beds.

We have now bought a set of their cardboard alphabet so we can paint them and stick them along one wall - pictures to follow shortly.

I'm happy with the direction the bedroom is going in, I'm glad we painted it white and love their knitted blankets on top of plain white bedding from Sainsburys. I need a trip to Ikea for some shelves and picture frames, and want to make a pompom garland with the pompom maker I got for Mothers day, and then I think its done.

How have you personalised your Child's bedroom?

Thank you for reading xx

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Crochet ~ Granny Stripe Blanket Progress

My granny stripe blanket is growing quite nicely, I find it quite relaxing in the evening once the kids are in bed to sit and get a few rows done. Its nice to see it grow before your eyes too, unlike the granny squares.

I am using Stylecraft special DK yarn from Wool Warehouse in white, silver and aster.

It still needs a lot more rows but I'm already thinking about what kind of border to add, I have bought a couple of crochet books with some lovely blankets in but have mainly been looking for inspiration on pinterest:

Follow Tracy @IHeartHome's board I Heart...Crochet on Pinterest.

What kind of border do you think I should go for? Something simple or wavy?

Thank you for reading xx

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Garden Tealight Holders

I recently won a set of gorgeous tealight holders from Red Lilly's store via a giveaway run on Karen Barlows blog. I never win anything so was very excited, when the parcel arrived it was so beautifully packed that I didn't want to open it! There are four tea light holders in the set, each one a different colour with a metal hanger which I love!

For more info on the set click here.
The tealight holders are currently on my garden table but seen as they have such cute metal hanging loops, I'm thinking of hanging them on the pergola - perfect for summer evenings!
Excuse the table - its in much need of some tlc this Summer!

The Red Lilly online store is full of gorgeous items for the home and garden - pop over and take a look!

Thank you for reading xx

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Shopping in France

I have shown the Streets in France from our recent holiday, so thought I would now show you some of the Shopping in France.

There was a night market really close to our campsite filled with handmade goodies:

This was night time I promise!
Lots of shops were selling these decorative drawer knobs so I bought quite a few for our bedroom:

I found a very cute second hand store with a blue mirror which I fell in love with but we couldn't have got it home (not in one piece anyway):

A lovely shop full of French homeware:
I was very excited when I saw this advert for a Brocante market - Dirty Weekenders here I come!!
The Brocante market was lovely, and on the sea front too!

I couldn't resist a couple of French linen tea towels.
If we weren't flying I could easily have bought a lot on this holiday so probably a good job we were!! I still keep thinking about the blue mirror.....
Thank you for reading xx

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

#CraftBlogClub June Challenge ~ You Complete Me

This months challenge set by Emma over at Frugally Peachy is 'You Complete Me'. Basically to complete a project that has been on your to-do list for a while!
I have decided to finish off my Son's patchwork blanket which I started over a year ago!

If you read my last post on crochet, you will know I am a little obsessed with Attic 24's blog. So, when I saw this post of her granny square blanket with a gorgeous border I decided to add a border to my sons blanket.
Lucy (Attic 24) showed a picture of the before and after blankets side by side to show the difference a border can make to a blanket:

Image from Attic 24

I can't believe how much better it looks with a border, it really finishes it off.

I don't have a before picture showing the whole blanket lay out, but here it is and you can see the edge with no border:

Here it is hanging on the washing line with its first row of white finished:

I was so nervous about putting it in the washing machine , convinced it would fall apart but it was fine and looks lovely and fresh now!
Here it is now with two rows of white and a row of baby blue:

I think it is finished, just trying to decide if it needs a row of royal blue too? What do you think?
Really happy to have finished this project and am now inspired to add a wider border to my Daughters blanket too! Remember to check out what other projects have been completed over on Emma's blog.
Thank you for reading xx

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Crochet ~ The start of the addiction

I am currently back into crochet, I lost my way with it a bit after making granny squares for the combined blanket with our 'Knit & Stitch' group - read full post here. I wanted to make a blanket for myself and although the Granny squares are great, its a lot of effort afterwards to sew them together and ALL those ends need weaving in! So, I looked to Pinterest for inspiration (of course) and came across Attic24's blog, I have heard of it before but never really looked at it, now I am slightly obsessed with it!

I love Lucy's home, I'm not usually one for lots of colour but love the relaxed cosy look she has achieved:

Image from Attic 24
Lucy's blog is full of tutorials for crochet cushions, blankets, bunting you name it! So, I'm thinking of having a go but maybe in more muted colours.
My first project is a Granny stripe blanket, see here for Lucy's tutorial. Here is her finished blanket with a lovely edging:
Attic 24
And here is mine so far:
I have ordered double knit yarn from wool warehouse in white, blues and greys so will see how it turns out. Wish me luck :)
I am starting to gather future project inspiration onto my pinterest board: 

Follow Tracy @IHeartHome's board I Heart...Crochet on Pinterest.

Thank you for reading xx


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