Colourday Owls Owls and more Owls.

I am seeing so many Owls around and about I thought I would share some.

Apparently ancient cultures believed the owl offered protection against evil spirits and ill health.

Here’s a few colourful happy owls. If you click on the photographs it will take you to the source of each one. There are some very talented artists and makers out there!!

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I love these boots!!

Owl dress by Orla keily for people tree.

 

 

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Retro folk art owls.

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colourful crochet owls.

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Owl by Ashley Percival

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There are soooo many more around all cute and colourful.

 

Have a great weekend T . x

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Colourday: A visit to Butterfly Bright full of my favorite colours!

Today I went to Butterfly Bright in Sherborne for a Yarn Bee (knit and natter), a morning of crochet chatting and eating cake in a very colourful shop owned by Ali Nurts (@AliNurts on twitter)Image

I met some lovely ladies who were being taught to crochet by Caroline Bradshaw (@carolinemakesit).

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Now to the colour! Beautiful buttons.

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Yummy fabrics (these are 30% off at the moment)

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Gorgeous bundles of felt.

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Colourful displays.

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Cute little containers by Rice which I could not resist..

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because they are all my favorite colours 🙂 They will soon be full of beads and buttons, great to take with me when I’m running workshops.

Ali also now stocks my cards,brooches and jewellery. 

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What a fab day.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend T x

Time for a happy cup of tea :)

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Wouldn’t you smile if you covered your teapot with this Tea cosy? I would. I have made it for my kitchen and I think it ummm goes quite well with all the colours. This is the happiest place in our house and where I spend most of my time on the computor as well as  cooking ,making, chatting and drinking lots of tea 🙂

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I have made this crocheted flower garland to go in a  shop window along with lots of crocheted flowers to give a lovely Spring/Easter feel, but I actually like them over the fire place…I may have to make a few more! (don’t look to closely at the paint job it was going to be temporary, I am not very good at painting walls )

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The runner under the teapot was designed by Arthur and we painted and printed it together at a local art class last Saturday, I am going to add some crochet around the edge to finish it off.

Happy tea drinking 🙂 x

Colourful Handmade Crochet Cushion.

I have been having fun this week testing out lots of different crochet stitches from a vintage How To Crochet Book, then adapting them to suit my style.

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As you can see from the picture I started with a basic crochet background which is great for weaving in various materials to give a more solid material. I chose to weave vintage fabric into the centre with a couple of rows woven with 4 strands of wool, I also added the mesh style stitch to the edge of the cushion and wove in contrasting wool.

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I really enjoyed doing the bobble stitch with lots of different colours and will be using this in quite a few designs.

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The raised stitch is also fun to do and I love the squiggly effect. There is also puff stitch and cable (which I did with 2 colours).

It goes very well in my new crochet corner..a perfect place to sit with crochet hook in hand and a basket of wool by my side. 

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I am now working on some wrist warmers for my 6 year old son, he has told me which stitches to do and which colours, and keeps asking me when they will be finished..so I think I better go and finish them.

Colourday : Patterns Floral

Todays colour theme is Floral patterns.

To brighten the grey day and remind us that brighter more colourful days are on the way 🙂

Lets start with Floral in Fashion.

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By Dolce & Gabbana

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Vintage Floral.

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Floral taken to the max by the amazing Kaffe Fasset.

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Flowers in crochet.

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Floral print everyday 🙂

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Flower pattern cake to nice to eat!

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Beautiful spring flower prints.

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Some fun and funky floral pattern shoes to end. I’ve had my colour fix for the day. Hope you’ve enjoyed it to.

Happy Colourday 🙂

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.