Thursday, 24 February 2011

Ta-dah-ish

So...it gets to Thursday before any amount of sunshine appears to say hello my way!

Oh, and how I am grateful for it!

Today I feel bright and springy. I have on one of my flower brooches which is making me smile...all proud and in your face!




My mess is sort of nearing an end.

This was making me happy


As much as I HATEsewing in ends....I LOVE the little piles you create. Very satisfying!!!!!!

So.....what was making me laugh? Well...as you know I was doing a few of those rather lovely Japanese flowers we have all taken a shine to,  ever since the lovely Lucy over at attic24 delighted us with a scrummy post.

Now, I thought about a scarf, but decided that I wanted a shawl. So I began. Now, I have a shawl already. One that I simply love to bits. It serves me well. I have a soft spot for shawls. 

This is my shawl...


I got it from H&M about 18 months ago. The weirdest place to find it I thought...but it grabbed me immediately and the love affair started. Big knit, soft....perfect for wrapping around me and sitting in the garden at first light of a summers morning and last light of a summers evening. 

So, another shawl was in the making. The greeny one was a triangular shape so I thought carry on on the same theme. Just, little old me, didn't really register how big the flowers were, therefore calculating just how big the finished triangle would be! Merrily sitting each night adding a few more flowers. Lets just say it was not shawl size. It was blanket size!

What do you think? Not really shawl size is it!!!!!!!! But......I am TOTALLY AND UTTERLY in LOVE LOVE LOVE with it!

So...ta-dah-ish....because I need to even up the sides now to make it a bed throw. But what a super duper bed throw i'm thinking it will be! All bright and jolly and I don't think I will be able to take my eyes off it for quite a while! Gosh, this has got me thinking all spring and summer and it has lifted me out of the grey/blue days no end!




Definitely being spoon fed from the happiness jar today!!!!!!

Happy days to you all and sending bright sun bursts your way!

Much love

Vanessa 
xxx





56 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that's beautiful.......I want one of those too! x

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  2. Oh Vanessa... that thing, bedthrow, huge scarf you have created, is Soooo Amazingly Beautiful! I also cannot take my eyes of it! Thank you for sharing and Enjoy!
    Love, Maaike

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  3. So pretty, love it! can see why you cant take your eyes off it x

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  4. Wow!!Your shawl(future throw) looks absolutely stunning!!

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  5. beautiful shawl and fabulous colours - well done vanessa! :) makes me smile

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  6. It looks fantastic! Lovely and summery.
    It has been lovely here today me and Fee didn't need coats on for our walk this morning :) xxxxxxxx

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  7. It's beautiful, what gorgeous flowers and the colours, I can see why you are bright and cheery. Great job, it's beautiful.

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  8. Wow! That is an amazing piece of work, absolutely beautiful. Please please join us making these flowers into bed throws on our new CAL as we'd love to have you there. Rachael Xx

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  9. Oh Vanessa that is so fabulous, Spring has Sprung in your home miss Creative Momma!!

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  10. what a beautifull flower brooches.
    Your japanse flowers are so beautifull... It's a bit big but so beautifull for on a couch or bed!!

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  11. Hi Vanessa,

    I can feel your exitement through the page! Both your sjawls look so lovely. All those flowers and bright colours. I wish I was as creative as you are.

    Enjoy your sjawls and your evening!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

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  12. OMG..that is GORGEOUS!!!!!!

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  13. it is amazing.. i love it.. so gorgeous..i want it!!

    well done though you must feel sooo proud of yourself actually making somthing so stunning!!

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  14. thats beautiful...well done, just starting on one but will leave it as a shawl i think...just for me!!

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  15. So gorgeous!! Makes me want to make one, too!

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  16. I almost hyperventilated looking at your pics, how I would love to make one of those, don't think I have the patience though...or the know how so I'll just have to get my fix looking at yours :) well done you x x x x x x x x x x

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  17. I LOVE it!!! I had managed to avoid wanting to make those flowers, but you have just given me my next project! Lucy has a lot to answer for, and you are no better lol :-)
    The colours are gorgeous x

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  18. Abso-bloody-lutely beautiful!!! :-D

    Clever girl.

    Hx

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  19. It's amazing, well done it must have taken some perseverence to get through all those little flowers, not to mention a sore wrist! I love it
    Kandi x

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  20. That is sooooooo gorgeous! I want one! :0)

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  21. That is the most beautiful thing I have seen in a long time here in Blogland. I adore the colors and even though I told myself to not get hooked by this Japanese Flower thingy, I might just have to tag along after seeing this. I think it will be gorgeous as a bed throw. Thank you for sharing and giving me an inspiration boost that I so much needed. :D

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  22. What type of yarn do you use for this project? Once again, I really dig your color choices.

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  23. Wow, very impressed. I'm loving that (other) shawl and brooch as well!

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  24. That's one of the prettist things I've seen in a long time!

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  25. Hi Vanessa , It's so lovely !!!!!!
    Your colours are perfect and it will make a beautiful throw :0)
    Jacquie x

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  26. Just come back to have another drool over your crochet shawl/blanket!! :0)

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  27. Pure loveliness - - so colourful and springlike. I was actually wondering - I love the round crochet cushions in your side bar, they are amazing!!! Do you sell them - or the patterns?

    Best

    Fleur

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  28. Lovely Vanessa ~ a perfect end to a rather perfect spring like day was seeing your shawl/bed throw which is completely just the most beautiful thing!! I was sitting on the sofa gasping out loud when I saw it - (wanties alert) - and then I thought, oh goodness me, why didn't I attempt something bigger and faster for my own shawl (my sea pennies one is a slllooooooowwww process to be sure!) then I could be wearing it already! But hey ho, it's nice to have an on the go project as Im about to start another one - a waistcoat haha!!
    Thank you for the burst of flowery colour, sending love, Julia x x x

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  29. You are so super talented to have created something so amazing :-)

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  30. wow,wow,WOW! Vanessa, you have surpassed yourself with this one! Who cares if its not shawl sized, you created it and wherever it may lie you'll feel a little swell of joy everytime you catch a glimpe of it..like when a room has been recently been tidied or redecorated and you keep sneaking past that open doorway for a peek.
    The colours compliment each other wonderfully, and it looks as intricate as a spiders web...stunning...
    Love Kirsty...

    P.S do, make the coffee cake, its beautiful, hope i didnt make the recipe seem complicated, its totally not! xoxo

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  31. What more can one say - FABULOUS!!!

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  32. Good Lord Vanessa! That's the most gorgeous thing I've seen in a long time! Well done you! Lots of love, Amanda xxxx

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  33. Your blanket is Beautiful and I love the flower brooch very clever. I am making the same shawl after buying the japanese book, don't buy it or you won't be able to put it down the projects are soooo tempting I have three on the go ooopps.

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  34. Wow, you really are very clever! I have seriously shawl envy! It looks very bright and happy :) x

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  35. Oh my! You have put my 10 flower scarf to shame lol. It is wonderful. Love it. x

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  36. I think you might have started a new trend

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  37. Gorgeous splash of colour!!!

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  38. What a lovely colourful post! I love the shawl so much, the flower colours are just gorgeous. Reading your description of using a shawl made me realise I really need one too! Helen x

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  39. Wowser!! Totally stunning!! xx

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  40. The colors of the shawl from H&M are so pretty. I can see why you had to bring it home with you. But the shawl that is being transformed into a bed throw is cheerful, happy, smile producing - I loooove the colors! Can I have it for my bed, pleeeeease! :-)

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  41. How could you not feel uttterly hppy wrapped in that shawl/throw full of colour?? Love it!

    Lx

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  42. It is beautiful. I am most envious. Love the vibrant colours. I am loving that corsage/brooch thingy too!

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  43. I am in LOVE! granny squares and flowers are something i've never been able to crochet!! This makes me determined to try harder to learn!! x

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  44. Well what can I say but wonderful flowers. I had ago at making one flower.
    This is a super project. I am going to make a big throw over the coming months. Thanks for the inspiration. Love the photo on the turquoise chair.

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  45. Hi Vanessa, turning your shawl into a bed throw is a stunning idea. It is truly, truly gorgeous! And what a lovely sight to wake up to every morning.

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  46. Hi Vanessa! Me again! I'm trying to find this pattern in word form rather than diagrams as I'm rubbish at following them. Do you know where I might find one? I'm desperate to have a go! Loads of love, Amanda xxx

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  47. Cor blimey - that looks gorgeous.

    Nina x

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  48. It´s gorgeous, absolutely beautiful. Love it a lot. Oh, how I wish I could much more fast finish my dark grey cardigan and start such a bunch of happy bright and lovely flowers, too. I just found your blog and what a great entrance post I saw, so pretty!
    With best wishes,
    Suzi

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  49. what beautiful things you made, brooch is amazing and the shawl is gorgeous,

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  50. ALways love it when I stop by here Vanessa and today was an extra treat. All colour, crochet and big flower brooches - the way to the happiness in my heart. I can't believe how quickly you've put your bedshawlthrow together - amazing.

    X

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  51. Put your little bits of yarn outside for the birds to use in their nests. Let them have some colour, too. I put them in a net bag I get onions in and hang them on a tree. I also include dryer lint with my yarn bits.
    Brenda in Canada

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  52. I love the colourful Japanese flower stole. I have sent away for the pattern book in Japanese. I hope I can understand the diagrams because I won't be able to read the Japanese!
    Would you agree to send me the English version of the written pattern to help me decipher the lovely flower?
    I would be very grateful if you would do this!

    I love your blog and your colour choice!

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  53. In the meantime, I've received my Japanese flower book and am able to understand the pattern diagram very easily. I see though, how many people could go wrong in the last two rows!

    Your flowers are done in the way that I read the pattern!

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  54. Thank you for sharing your delicious recipes. I'm going to try out two of the cupcake recipes that sound so good.

    Would you be kind enough to let me know your crochet pattern sources like the granny square tutorial and the roses. Do you find your patterns on blogs? Some clever people make up their own! Maybe you are one of them.

    I love your colourful blog. Well done!

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