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A sneak peek at my latest project.

A sneak peak at my latest project.

You know how much I love colour and crochet, well this is a really fun project! I have been testing out lots of new stitches from a vintage crochet book I have. I have then played around with the stitches and come up with my own versions. My new favorite stitch is the bubble stitch. I have so many design ideas for these stitches that I actually can’t sleep!

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Colourday Gorgeous Calming Green.

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Green is a relaxing colour.

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I love how green is used in this textile art work by Jackie Cardy

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Green has the energies of nature and growth.

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Green stairs.

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I love the mix of greens in this interior, funky and bright.

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Cute green vintage caravan..a very happy place.

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Green and Teal.

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and of course there had to be a little bit of crochet.

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And a fab green knitted tie by Ralph lauren.

Soon all the trees and fields will once again be green as we come out of Winter.

Happy Colourday!

If you click on the pictures they will take you to the source of each photograph.

Present In the post.

On Monday I got a lovely little parcel from Georgina Giles.

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Wrapped up in an old sewing pattern (which I will be reusing).

I was a January winner for present in the post.

They are beautiful and perfect for crocheting in and typing on the computor.

 

Infact in my cold house it may be a while before they come off.

A huge thankyou to http://georginagiles.wordpress.com/ 🙂

Wow I’m a winner 🙂 lovely surprise this morning getting an e mail from Georgina to say I have won her hand knitted cable arm warners. Great start to the day.

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The present in the post for January was a pair of cable armwarmers that I knitted using a lovely chunky Sirdar wool. All the names of my subscribers have gone into my glass jar and the winner this month is…

Present in the Post January Knitted Armwarmers

…Tamsyn Gregory! Congratulations Tamsyn, if you email me with your address I will pop your present in the post. This month 37 new people have subscribed to my blog – thank you all very much! February is going to be another very busy month, with a couple of book reviews, an update on my heirloom quilt and something special happening in my online shops!

Present in the Post January

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Colourday Hot Pink

Because it was Valentines Day yesterday todays colour is Pink the colour of love. It is has the passion and power of red softened with the purity, openness and completeness of white. The stronger the pink, the more passion and energy it has. Pink is also the colour of hope. Image Also it looks fab when worn! If I wear hot pink it always puts me in a good mood. Image Image Can’t wait for the spring and the trees to go this colour 🙂 Image Image Image We even had a pink sky to start the day, and I am wearing a pink cardi and bright pink tights. Have a Happy Colourday xx

Vintage Knitting Patterns

I am having a bit of a clear out of my old knitting patterns on E bay. I really love them especially the styling in the pictures and the hairdo’s, but I need the space.  Mostly they are hidden away and it would be lovely if they went to new homes 🙂 (there will be lots I can’t part with and may have to frame up).

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Don’t you just love the pics?

Lucky Find At Table Top Sale

I had been thinking of a way to display my little crochet hair bobbles and hair slides at fairs.

One of my ideas was to get a makeup or styling head and just cover it in hair accessories for display.

On Saturday me and my son Arty were at his schools tabletop sale, Arty was shopping and wanted to show me something that he would like to buy (the idea was to get rid of toys but that did not go to plan). Then I spotted it underneath a hat the perfect head (Arty got what he wanted to).

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Well perfect except for the hair! I had been collecting Barbies to design and crochet clothes for, so had some experience in getting the hair back to normal.

I gently washed it and added conditioner then combed out the matted bits starting at the scalp and working outwards.

It is a lot better but still not perfect. It does make a good model though 🙂

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I’m looking forward to using her as my model and taking lots more photographs, possibly some retro style ones. I will also keep my out for another one as she is going to be great when I do fairs this year.