Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Happy Hexagons

Hello my lovies, how are you today? I hope you are well.

It is very dark and dreary today in my neck of the woods. Not good picture taking weather at all. Luckily the sun came out yesterday and I used the time to take some pics of my recently finished project. I have been longing for colour and brightness to counteract the greyness of winter here in the UK and decided to make a colourful throw. I found a pattern in the same Japanese book that the pattern for the flowers came from.

When I posted about the flowers a couple of you lovely readers asked which book they were from. Now, I am usually very careful about letting you know where I get my ideas and patterns from but for some reason I forgot to say in that post. The book is called PRETTY COLOR CROCHET and KNIT GOODS 2...

And it is available from a lovely seller here.

There are many lovely, colourful patterns in the book and I fell in love with this image...

...and decided that I had to make my own. How could I resist?
I added a white border as I like to have a little bit of white to make the colours pop and here is how it came out...

It's not a very big throw, just a nice size to put over your legs whilst watching tv and doing a bit of crochet. The hexagons are quite easy after you have done the 1st one so it's quite a quick project and a good way to use lots of yummy colours.

If you are having a grey day today I hope that the colours have cheered things up a bit. 

Take care, much love.

Thursday, 3 February 2011


Hello Flowers, I hope that this day finds you well? 

A wee while ago I received not one but two Stylish Blogger awards from two oh so lovely ladies, Teje from Nero's Post And Patch and Clara from Clara's Crochet Room. Thank you so much my dears, I feel honoured that you have thought of me. 

Now I have to tell you 7 things about me that you don't already know, hmmmm.....

My favourite colour is pink. When I was a child I refused to wear anything other than pink. Now, i rarely wear pink but have lots of it around the house.

My husband is the only male in the house. There's me, my 2 girls, 2 female cats and 2 female dogs. Thats how I get away with so much pink.

I cannot sew. My sewing machine either goes too fast or too slow and refuses to sew where I want it too.

I am terrified of snakes. I can't even look at them in books.

My dream is to drive across America in a VW camper even though I never use motorways in the UK.

My favourite artist is David Hockney. I love his attitude to life and art and that he is never afraid to try new things.

Ok, ok I admit it! I'm a chocoholic.


Now I have to pass the award onto 15 bloggers. This is where I began to struggle because this award seems to have been passed on to many of the bloggers that I know. I'm hoping that the bloggers that I am going to pass this onto haven't already received it. So, I would like to pass the award on to the following lovely bloggers....

At Home With MelMel
The Blueberry Patch
Chipper Nelly (and her gorgeous chickens)
Vintage at the Corner House
Green Rabbit Designs
Helen Phillips
Marmalade Rose
Amanda Makes
Made and Found

That's only ten so I would like to offer it to anybody that reads my blog who fancies taking part.

In other news I am still considering making the rug from the previous post. I need to work out which yarn to use, how big etc.
I hope you have a lovely week, it's almost the weekend so I'm hoping that the weather will behave.

Ps. MelMel, blogger won't let me comment your blog. I know not why. x