Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Word of mouth....

I ~♥LOVE♥ ~finding new tutorials to inspire. My manic colour burst at the weekend was because of one. I gave a teaser in the last post.

It was this lovely lady's blog post and link to this lovely lady's blog tutorial which has probably inspired quite a lot of people now! 

Completely addictive and very quick and easy to do. A gorgeous burst of colour  that really brightens up my week!

All you need are some spare bangles (which I seemed to have in abundance. And, if you live near a primark you can get bunches of 10 bangles for £1 which are a perfect size!) and some odds and ends of yarn. 

I think I might need to start streamlining my accessories.

One was made.....

then two......

then three.....

then four......

then I got completely carrried away!

Complete yumminess.....

Ahhhhh, gorgeous colour  to get the ♥ pumping

Like a rainbow

Ahhhhh big smiles on my face right now!

So, just need to back them with some coloured felt and make a little hanging thingy, and voila!

The pics given on both blogs are so so pretty and inspirational. I think I may end up having a few hanging in every room!!!!!!!

Are you inspired? Go on....give it a go!



  1. Yummy! Yummy! Yummy! and not a cake in sight!
    Z xx

  2. Totally inspired! They are stunning ..... thank you for sharing x

  3. OMG, love it to bits! Thanks so much for the link ... off there right now stopping only to grab a hook and bangle! Hx

    PS. Hello, hope you're well!! :-)

  4. Yes, I'd seen those and thought they looked great! Yours are so wonderfully colourful - just lovely. I haven't had a go yet as I don't have any spare bangles....BUT, bad mother that I am, I'm planning to spirit away a few of my daughters plastic bangles so that I can make a few...I think they look fantastic as little picture frames.

  5. How beautiful, I saw these the other day and now have been ever so much more inspired by your beauties you have made xox Ta for sharing all those glorious photos!

  6. Wow! They really are amazingly gorgeous! Really wish I could crochet!

  7. Hej Vanessa

    Very inspiring...
    Beautiful absolutely beautiful loooove the colours too! You always choose such fab colours.
    I need to find some crochet time...I reckon I need to make a 'one thing I will do today' note to myself lol!

  8. WOW they are lovely, so clever xx

  9. Totally inspired! I've never seen anything like that.... thank you for sharing.
    I knew those naff plastic bangles just had to have true purpose in life.

  10. amazing..they look fantastic.. i love the colours you have chosen.. i wish i could crochet.. it opens up the opportunity to make such fabby things
    well done !!!

  11. They look wonderful gorgeous colours. What type of yarn did you use?

  12. They are totally scrumptious! :o)

  13. Dang girl those are fabulosa can you wear them?
    They would look so good paired with one of Little Ted Canvas necklaces!

  14. Vanessa your stitches are so neat and your images so beautiful!
    Tell me do I spy with my little eye Rico Cotton?

  15. Hee hee, your post just made me smile because I have spent the past few days doing exactly the same thing. They are great aren't they? Totally addictive. Yours look great.
    I haven't been able to do as many as you because of a lack of bangles. I tried pound shops and charity shops but only got a few. Thanks for the Primark tip, 10 for a £1 is a bargain.

  16. Oooh my! The most inspiring post I have read in a long time. Wonderful pics. I love it! And I will try it too.

  17. Wow, wow, wow - they are beautiful.

    Do you know I am so dense I didn't even clock your little hint - doh!!

    Nina xxx

  18. Oh so lovely, beautiful pics. :)

  19. AAAAAAHHHH. Sorry. Can't get enough of these. Had to publish some of your pics on my blog and let the world know about these lovelies with links. Hope you don't mind. Like like like!!!!

  20. Lovely, thanks for sharing :0)
    Jacquie x

  21. Oh my goodness! Absolutely gorgeous and stunning!
    Your photos are amazing, the yarn and colors are indeed yummy and happy. Thank you so much for posting these. It has been so much fun to see people making them (they are rather addictive aren't they). And, what a wonderful blog you have here!
    I would love it if you would consider adding some of your photos to my flickr group here http://www.flickr.com/groups/lolabyyou/
    Thank you again for giving them a whirl!

  22. oh my word, what gorgeous things lay before my wide eyes - complete colourful eye candy!

    If only I could crochet, I really NEED to learn to do that!

  23. They are gorgeous! I wish i could crochet. Have a lovely week xxxxx

  24. wow - inspired me to dig out my crochet hook again! have been awol from blogland but do try and catch up on your blog and decided to jump back in to mine and see where it takes me :-)
    your photography is fab and very inspiring!
    Lesley x

  25. Oh YOU!!!!!

    Hee hee!

    I will NOT be able to do it. I just know I will get into a horrid tangle, and do you know what? I shall feel better if I blame you ;o)

    They are GORGEOUS! xxx

  26. wow Vanessa, they are beautiful. Imagine them hung on the christmas tree- fab !!!

  27. Hi there! You have a beautiful beautiful blog! the photos are so inspiring and lovely; I'm going to add you to my sidebar under places I visit :) I was first attracted to visit because your profile photo (the vintage rose) is exactly the same image I unknowingly used for my blog header! I hope that's ok with you ;)


  28. Beautiful work, photos, blog...I lake it!!!
    Nice and happy weekend.

    Big kisses from Croatia.
    Zondra Art

  29. Oh wow what fab upcycling, turning 10 a panny old bangles into beautiful yummy frames ... off to raid my daughters room! Thanks for sharing
    Heather x

  30. This is such a lovely post. It would make a lovely powerpoint for your children's sewing classes, they'd be mesmerised by the colours and shapes - beautiful!
    Liz x

  31. This is such a gorgeous post and blog. And I feel happy to become your 500th follower :)

  32. These are so pretty! I just love them. Linking up at Tangled Happy next week. I know many readers there would love Coco Rose and I just have to share it with them. Wishing you a happy colorful week. :)

  33. So lovely! Such a creative idea!!!


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