Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Crochet, cushions and chickens

Hello there, I thought it was time I posted some new photos.
The light still isn't good indoors so forgive the quality
(not that I'm that good anyway LOL)

But at least you get to see my new blanket.
I love it.
It is so snuggly and warm on a chilly night.
I'm not to keen on the edging, a bit of a quick bodge job,
but the nice thing with crochet is that at least
it's easy to undo when I have the time
(and inclination *blush*) to redo it.

I got around to doing some new cushion covers too,
and now I'm on the lookout for more fabric for some larger ones.

The green check fabric was a real bargain,
75p for 4 napkins from a charity shop,
and I've made 3 covers from them
by adding some stash fabric (that was free!)

I made 2 small cushions from teatowels,
they were a snip from home bargains,
part of a pack working out at 75p each.

The other fabrics were a little bit more,
bought by the metre, but still came out
very cost effective, so I'm well pleased.


Over the last few days I've been making other goodies too,
like these lovelies from the Springtime crafting book.
More to come too. They are lovely to make,
though I did change a few things
here and there to make them "mine".
Hopefully, within the next few weeks I'll be putting
some of my new makes
in my blogshop.

I'll post a link when I have.
I've been thorough spoilt this week, receiving 2 swap parcels.
The first is from Debbie, for the January swap at the
Shabby Chic Cafe.
Lots of loveliness and yumminess,
especially her famous bunting.
It's wonderfully well made.
And, I believe, it's available for sale.
If you pop along to her blog
I'm sure there's a link where you can buy some.


The next parcel I got was from Elliweb,
for the February swap.

Again such generosity.
Lots of lovely goodies,
including a beautifully handmade fabric bowl.

I love receiving and sending swaps,
it's such a "feel good" moment in life.


So there we have it. My photos. Enjoy.

With love and blessings in Christ,
Elaine
xxxxxxxxxxxxx

12 comments:

Country Bliss said...

Beautiful blanket and cushions.
I'm working my way through crafting Springtime at the moment. I started a hen last year but got annoyed with the fiddly legs and put it to one side must try and find it.
Lovely swaps you've received.
Yvonne x

Raspberry Grace said...

It's all gorgeous, much like yourself, I am , as ever, deeply jellious (I daren't drool over the blanket too much!)

love and a hug, Rasp xx

Trish said...

love the blanket BM, gorgeous, cushions are fab too and bargains xxx

fiftiesgirl said...

Elaine, the crochet blanket is gorgeous. I still cant crochet despite my best efforts!! Love the cushions too and your swaps are lovely x x x

claire said...

Lovely lovely makes and swaps.
thank you for your lovely words on my wedding post xxxx
(paripp)

Pixiedust said...

Hi BM, Your chickens are fab. I'm just about to start the large goose from that book, when I ca find some suitable material for the legs and beak. Thanks for having a look in your stash. I'll find some somewhere. xxx PS you can now pre-order the new Tilda book from Amazon, but its not out until July.

angel said...

BM......WOW...... stunning ...... WOW ....
Blankie is wonderful....... *DROOL* ..... Cushions .... *slather*
Chickens *eyes on sticks* WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM.... :-)

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Wow!
So many lovely things in this post!
Love the crochet blanket and your lovely cushions!
And your wonderful swaps gifts to!
Debbie Moss

Lace hearts said...

What a stunning selection of pictures. I was going to post about my chickens today, but now I think I'm too embarrassed - yours are so wonderful. And lots of work in them.
I love the crochet.
Aren't the swap packages so lovingly prepared - well deserved by you.
Big hugs. xxxxxxxxxxx

thriftymrs said...

You talented, talented thing.

Lajoni said...

oooooooooooh what gorgeous lovelies...the cushions are fab but my fave are the chucks, I luv luv luv 'em..in fact everything is ad fab ....going a tad green here xxxx

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

I love your crochet is gorgeous - im new to crocheting and am just on flowers at the moment but my ultimate aim is a blanket like yours :-)
the SCC swaps look fab - ive just joined (as Mammamia) so finding my way around at the moment and a few are trying to guess who I am but probably wouldnt know my blog anyway but its quite funny seeing them try ;-)
Lesley x