Sunday, 14 February 2016

All pastels really...

I'm really into pastels at the moment...especially soft mint green, pale pinks, lilacs and soft peach.  Such pretty, calming colours.

I made a little hoop picture this weekend using fabrics, buttons and trimmings I had at home already and some mint green paint we had in the shed. I loved making this and I'm so happy with how it turned out. It looks sweet hanging up in the living room too. I so want to make more of these and actually, when I was browsing Amazon earlier I did see a book all about decorating little embroidery hoops! I can't remember the name of it now but I think it will definitely be going on my birthday list! 

A blanket I had been working on for a while finally got finished this weekend too. It's a little baby blanket made up of 3 round solid granny squares. The pattern for these cute little squares can be found on Lucy's blog Attic24 (link in sidebar). I used Stylecraft Special DK in duck egg, soft peach, pale rose, cream, parchment, Parma violet, silver and clematis. I joined the squares with a dc seam and then did a border of two rounds of double crochet and then one round of trebles. I'm pleased with this little blanket and hopefully it's new owner will like it too!

Miss M and I had fun making some pom poms yesterday too. I popped a few in a little vase and I think they look quite cute there...G is not convinced though! Oh well, you can't please everyone!

Wishing you all a lovely week.