Thursday, 17 March 2011

Ist makes

Hello everyone i hope you have all had a good week so far, nearly the weekend.

It seems like ages since i last did a post, bust going here and there.

Well this week i have been a busy little bee, ive been doing some more granny squares for my blanket. i find it really relaxing just sitting there in my spare time crocheting away.
I have made some bigger granny squares, then i have some that are a  little smaller because i had ran out of the yarn i was using. So anyway last night i had a little lightbulb pop up in my head and this is what it was..............

What do you think, this is my crocheted lavender cushion it is about 10cms x10cms and im so pleased with it and i really enjoyed making it. Prehaps if i made some more i could sell them. 
   One question though how much do you think i should sell them for if i did?..

And today i made this

My floor cushion.....
   I didnt think that i would be able to finish it as my sewing machine just decided to stop on me. After having a good fiddle with it i thought that prehaps it might be a fuse, so i popped down to Pattersons, which is a small shop in the village that sells almost everything. Mind you this little shop is like a little treasure trove because some of the stuff in it is years old, but you know i guess thats what makes it kind of special.
When i got back home YIPEE! it worked but then there was no light. Not too  worry as i had a spare bulb in a drawer, so  i then changed that and hey presto the finished cushion.
And like my other little make im so pleased with myself.
I have to admit though i have to say thankyou to my sister, as she sent me a package in the post with the material and instructions on how to do it. It was a envelope design so no buttons or zips (great)  and she showed me exactly how to do it, and you know shes right it was such a simple thing to make that i make well just make some more.
Its funny isnt it, i never really thought that a year ago i would be doing all the crafts but im loving it.
  It just prove how addictive this bloggy world is, fab isnt it...
Oh my trees that i ordered have turned up today too.

One Prunus Kanzan
One Bramley Apple
One Granny Smith

Now i just have to get them into the ground, which would normally be my hubbys job, so i guess this maybe another blog at a later date as it good take a while.
I cant wait though to have my first friuts yum yum.... not sure what the neighbours will think though but they have nothing to worry about as we will keep them well maintained.
This year is definatley going to be a year of growing your own.

Anyway i think i have rambled on for longer enough now, so hope you have enjoyed reading my blog now im off to read yours x x x


  1. I get loads of inspiration from reading blogs, it's wonderful. I love your makes. I can't sew at all but my daughter has a sewing machine, I should really get that out and teach myself.

  2. Hi, just popped over for a peek at your blog, thanks for visiting mine. Your makes are lovely, love the little crochet pillow - a craft I still haven't mastered yet but I don't spend enough time trying.
    Your fruit trees sound fab, look forward to seeing your growing year too - we're hoping to do a lot more this year.

    Dawn x

  3. oooohhhhh that is one fab little lavender cushion well done you ;-)) its beautiful i am so jealous you can crochet i am going to crack this this year even if it kills me ;-))) I know just what you mean about thinking you wouldn't be doing and making so many crafts things its a great feeling im the same as you as i only started sewing last year and my blog to. But it really is a great community and really inspires you to try and have a go. Have a lovely weekend and happy crochet, dee x

  4. I am so proud to be the owner of your first lovely smelly little mini crochet cushion! I think £4 - £5 and you should start a little facebook page and bloggy shop!! That cushion looks great, well done. OOhh and fruit trees, can't wait to see how they grow on your little blog. x

  5. Really great makes...Well done you!! xx

  6. I just spent the last minute feeding the fish on your sidebar, hee hee! I love the little lavender crochet cushion, you should definitely try selling them, they would do great at a craft fair! The cushion looks great and I'm jealous of your fruit trees, we can't plant long-term things in the ground as we're renting. So no apples for the moment! :) x

  7. love that little crochet cushion, its so cute! I reckon these would sell really well.

    Im hoping to plant some fruit trees this year - I have a lovely big olive tree but the harsh winter hasnt done it much good, it has lost a lot of its leaves. Im just hoping it recovers...


  8. Thanks for your comment on my blog you're right my little spike does look like your cat, I have another one too dexter they are brothers and he looks even more like yours. Loving your lavender cushions, how clever I would sell them for about £4.50 unfortunately crochet work just doesn't pay. I sell cushions the wool alone cost about £15 and they take me an age to make and I sell them for about £35. Like most handmade things if you charged what it cost you in time and materials you would never sell them. Oh well it's fun isn't it and they are only so many cushions that will fit in my house.

  9. Oh it is so hard to decide whether you should sell your items or not, and for how much... I am in the same situation with the blankets I made. I am sorry, I cannot help you out!
    Anyway I love the crochetwork here and like to thank you for your lovely comment on creJJtion.
    Have a great week!
    love, Maaike