Monday, 26 January 2009

Thank goodness ........................

Thank goodness my friend likes bright colours

because here is the blanket I made for her brand new baby


and if that's not bright enough for you here's a

CLOSE UP!!!!


It's actually rather lovely even if it's not the usual pastel baby shades!

I've really enjoyed playing at crocheting these hexagons and seem to be in a bit of a crochet phase at the moment - there is just something so lovely about the different textures and patterns of crochet and the fact that it just grows and changes with each round - so much fun!


I thought I'd show you the blue versions of the red fabrics that I am sending to Monkee Maker for my giveaway.


I've seen this idea of framing fabrics in an embroidery hoop on a few blogs and it works really nicely


I just need to find a hammer to put some nails in the wall because my experiment of hammering/pushing them in with a plastic wine bottle cork just didn't work................ why is that????? (it's ok, I sometimes wonder about my sanity too......!)

And finally, for today that is, I thought I'd show you the new dinner plates I bought at Matalano-Daaaahling for the princely sum of £2 each


Not my usual chunky pottery style but rather fun and "Springy" which we all need in the dark-post-Christmas-months.

I also bought these tea-towels for £4 for the pack because I'm sure I'll be able to make something lovely with the apple and gingham prints and the waffles, well, they might actually be good for drying up!!!


Hope you are all having a good week so far. Lucy x

30 comments:

Jane said...

Monkey Maker is very a very lucky lady. Lovely idea of the fabric in the hoops. I love the plates they are gorgeous. Jane x

Attic24 said...

Oh that little blanket is absolutely lovely :: who would not love a little brightly coloured baby blankie??
Gorgeous!
btw I've been loving seeing the hex's spread through Blogland, on Ginas blog and Moogsmum too, sooo cool!
xx

Daisie said...

Down with dreary baby tones, yay for yummy brights!!

Yay for yummy cheap plates also, will be off to that particular shopping place tomorrow as it's someone's birthday on friday and she'd love those!!

And hammering in nails with plastic cork? I am now wearing my cup of tea and my cheeks hurt from smiling! Thank you, that image will cheer me up during these long winter months!!

xxx

Farmyard Crafts said...

Why use tea towels for what they are meant for?!?! They'd be great cut up and used for something else!! I've seen that idea of using embroidery hoops for framing fabric too!! Very effective!! I'm still laughing at you and your cork hammer!!!! I'm thinking it probably won't work!! GORGEOUS baby blanket!!! I WISH I WISH I could crotchet. Cute plates too!! So much happening in the world of the Lockets this week!! Hope you have a good one!

Thimbleanna said...

Now that's going to be one lucky, happy baby -- LOVE those colors. Love your hoops too -- and the great fabric inside of them!

Gina said...

The blanket is fabulous Lucy - I've never understood why babies need to have pastels. I love your fabrics too!

Charlie P said...

Ooooh, I must go to Matalano (...daaaaaaaahling)! That apple cloth is fab!
...and talking of fab, the baby blanket is very groovy indeed. I can't believe how quickly you've progressed with crochet. Isn't it so much more exciting than knitting?

Rhiannon said...

Hurrah for matalano says I

Also, that blanket is lovely, and the warning was definately not needed!

Have fun playing with all the pretty fabrics
x

Kitty said...

The owner of that blanket is going to be the funkiest baby in the neighbourhood. It's GORGEOUS!

Hammering ... I always use a steak mallet if I can't find a hammer. *blush*

x

Lina said...

Beautiful blanket Lucy, what a lucky friend you have! Seriously loving those tea towels (I've a bit of an apple obsession). Wondering if I can convince you to do a little swapsie in exchange for some like that?!!

Deanna said...

Oh you did a marvelous job! I love the colors. Pastels are so tiresome. I made a blanket for my niece years ago and instead of the usual pastels, I used a midnight blue and a nice lime-ish peridot with some white mixed in. It was unusual for 1990 but my niece still has it and it's her favorite blanket.

I love the hoops! I might have to try my hand at that. Good inspiration.

Deanna :)

marit said...

Love the blanket! Babies look much better in colours!
Great idea with the hoops!
I bought a few towels beforeXmas, and appliqued a little heart on them- but gave them away to use as towels...;-)

joanie said...

Fantastic! This is why I need to visit more UK blogs - I need these local tips. We actually have a Matalano! Thanks!!!

Jenny said...

Oh Lucy-that baby blanket is just gorgeous and so bright and cheerful-what a lovely friend you are.Love the fabrics too

Jacqui said...

The blanket turned out really pretty, lovely to see it finished and bright colours help stimulate babies vision - so I'm told LOL

Can you come to an extra SnB meeting at Silverlink on Thursday 5th 7pm? Would be lovely to see you again :)

Moogsmum said...

Your baby blanket is gorgeous Locket! I love the colours you've used - what a lucky baby!!

What yummy finds at Matalano!! Why do I never see things like that when I go in there?

As for the new framed pictures - they look gorgeous but I think you may need to visit the £1 Shop to invest in a hammer!!

xxx

JuliaB said...

What a lucky baby to receive that lovely blanket! Babies like bright colours , so much more stimulating! x

Di said...

The baby blanket is just perfect - I don't understand why we always have pastel colours for babies. I also love the fabric framed - it's a great idea and so simple!

LiEr said...

Hello Lucy! Thank you for stopping by and saying nice things again! I love your baby blanket. I love that it is bright and not pastel. I love that it doesn't have pacifier-motifs on it (like many of mine have). Oh you are so funny. Those embroidery hoops are on my to-try list too, because, you're right, they are such a pretty way to frame fabric. I daren't put them on my official to-do list until I actually have fabric that I want to frame, of course. Also love that scrolling list of tutorials you put in your sidebar - am glad you found the hobby horse one. Am going to make a unicorn soon for a school auction) so I will post pictures (unless I botch it up, in which case I might still post but rename it Ride a Rhino In the Safari"). Have a great day!

monkee maker said...

Ooh, what a lovely colourful post. The blanket it just gorgeous .... how can you bear to give it away? It's the perfect size for covering your knees while you crochet another one!

;)

Angela said...

Thats a lovely baby blanket you've made. The crockery is nice too.

Sue Wild said...

Love the crochet blanket, what gorgeous colours! A very lucky baby!

dottycookie said...

Those apples are really from Matalan? Really? I feel a trip coming on ...

Yummy blanket. I am loving the hexagons too!

twiggypeasticks said...

Gorgeous blanket, I love the colours. Nice fabric too, you can't beat Matalano for bargainous kitchen lovelinesss. I regret not buying some lovely pink cake tins when I saw them.
Twiggy x

Alison Boon said...

I am liking the fabic in hoops idea, what a great way to update an area. Also love the plates. Great to see something differnet and unique for a baby.

Leanne said...

Love the hexagon blanket and I love brights for babies. I can not croquet and don't think I should learn.

silverpebble said...

Oof, lots of loveliness. I's love to learn how to make those hexagons - they've been cropping up a lot round blogland and they're delicious. So much other magic too - yummy teatowels!

Jodie said...

Beautiful post miss lucy - bursting with colour and springyness.....
Love that apple tea-towel - too cute!

Helen said...

Oh my goodness Lucy!! Thankyou sooooooo much I have just noticed that you have put me on your List!!
Not quite there yet am I? I feel a small thankyou suprise coming your way!! Your gorgeous!!

Fakharuddin40 said...

Lovely blanket. It's very suitable for a brand new baby.

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