Thursday, 31 March 2011

Working on........

A little March calender to remind me of what I have achieved this month and how beautiful the garden has been. Sometimes the months pass in such a haze that it is nice to stop for a moment and realise that I have seen beauty and I have achieved something, even when I feel like I havn't!

This week, amongst other things I have been working on...........Mother's Day Gifts 






Using this pattern..............

From this book...........
Just have to block and starch them a bit to hold the shape well. I used a bigger hook and larger yarn so these pot holders are bigger than they should be, but I wanted more of a statement piece!

I hope they will like them! I think one for me now, I have just the spot for one in my kitchen!

I also wanted to say a  HUGE hello to all the new readers that have arrived here in my little bloggy space. It is so lovely to see you here and meet some of you! I hope to pop along to visit you all at some point and say hello. Forgive me though, it may take time, my head is a sieve at the minute but I am trying!!!!!!



Happy Thursday all!

xxx







43 comments:

  1. I loved your mosaic of the month - such a good idea to remind yourself of the good things you saw and did as time whizzes by! Your crochet pot holders are just beautiful - I love the colours you've used and the flowery design and texture. Have a lovely day!
    Helen x

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  2. oo i love the pot holder.. colours you have used are gorgeous.. lovely pressie for someone that is!
    love the mosaic you have done at the top really pretty..

    hows your ebay getting on..i know at least im going to have sold one jumper!!

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  3. A lovely posting. Lovely mosaic.
    June

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  4. wish i was as good at crochet, oh my you really do have such an artistic way with it- looks beautiful the flower crochet...i'm all fingers n thumbs and get my knickers in a twist everytime i do crochet, i just dont pick it up easily ;0(
    i love, adore the calender 'march' piccys- wouldnt that be a wonderful calender- your photography is always such a joy xxxx

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  5. p.s Happy Mothers day for you with the little bears xxxxxxxx for sunday x

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  6. That mosaic shows off your photography skills marvellously. I must remember to upgrade my picnik account as I can only do 4 squares, hardly a mosaic!

    Fantastic pot holder, you Mum'll love it. I haven't succumbed to those Japanese books yet but I'm seeing soooooo much gorgeousness in blog land that's come from them, well, it's surely only a matter of time. I can feel the craving taking hold.

    I'm going to give my mum that tea cozy flowery thing I made, better finish it first though, she saw it the other day and dropped some heavy hints so I hope she'll be happy with it. Must get my arse in gear and finish the crochet hook roll I've started for her too, but first there's cleaning to do, washing to sort, beds to make, a baby to cuddle, a blog post to finish, food to be made and eaten. Thankfully the biggun's are at school today so I do stand a slim chance of achieving a few of those things....I hope only got three hours till pick up. Yikes!
    Xxx

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  7. HEJ My lovely Vanessa

    Hello from the MADHOUSE more appropriate than SWEDISH HOUSE lol! Arrived back from London late on Monday...playing catch up big time...in the house etc...very indulgent of me to even look at my fav.blogs.
    What you have been doing is beautiful!
    Soo creative.
    I find and have bought many of these lovely crochet pot holders in the 'loppis' here in Sweden, some are soo intricate...they really are works of art...statement pieces as you say...
    I would love to buy them all...but can't...I'm a bit soppy, I think of who the person was that made it...and so I can't walk away without buying one or two... I have quite a collection now! lol!
    But I have a few plans for them
    Happy Mothers Day for Sunday
    LOVE PEACE enJOY
    Julie
    x

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  8. The mosaic is great idea for reminding you just how much you have achieved in a month.
    I love the potholder, so pretty.
    x

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  9. oo! oo! I have the same book too - and another for cushions - but the second is really hard to follow the patterns - so wish I was japanese - and so pleased that the lady in Japan who sells them is safe and well :)

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  10. This is SOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL! The colours are gorgeous and the finished product is very pretty! Cx

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  11. What a gorgeous montage of your work. Your photos inspire me to try crochet again. I havn't done it since I was a girl, not sure if I can anymore! Keep up the good work! Love Linda x.

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  12. Very pretty potholder. Love your mosaic too. x

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  13. Wow! Just love the desing on those pot holders. They would also make a great blanket or cushion too! Really gorgeous. You clever lady you! lol.

    Love your calender idea too. Really handy to keep a record of the things you do achieve all to often we forget and beat ourselves up about what we dont do........ Is it going to be a regular feature on your blog?

    Hope you are have a bright and breezy day.


    MBB x

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  14. Thank you for having such a beautiful blog I love your pictures,I love that you give us a bit of yourself .

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  15. That is such a stunning piece!!Will look lovely in the kitchen!!

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  16. Beautiful header and pot holders....so colorful just the way I like it!

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  17. Beautiful header and pot holders....so colorful just the way I like it!

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  18. You have a great thing going on there with your little picture montage thingy, I'm liking that a lot. The pot holders are FAB....your crochet hooks are on fire :) x x x x x x x

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  19. You have been busy! your pot holder is so cute, love it! And the March clander is a feast for the eyes :) xx

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  20. I think today is the day for mosaics in blogland.

    A beautiful calender and I love the pot holder - what a brilliant idea.

    Nina xxx

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  21. I wish I could make something so lovely for my Mum. She will treasure it...pretty,yet practical. :0)
    My word verification was 'caring'..how appropriate!

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  22. Your super talented lady with the crochet! I am very tempted by the book, to have ago myself. xx

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  23. They are truly beautiful and I can't believe you have achieved all that in a month!
    Nelly

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  24. Wow - you busy bee! The potholders are fabulous!

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  25. Just love your pictures!! X Siel

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  26. Oh yes, I do remember them all! And they are all gorgeous...
    The starlike- potholders are still amazing to my eyes. And the new ones are true beauties as well, so sweet!

    love, Maaike

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  27. Beautiful pot holder! And I have the book!

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  28. Can I adopt you...or you adopt me...whichever would work so I would get one of the potholders?!
    I love the colors you've chosen, so I know whatever other colors you choose will suit me just fine. :-) You do such beautiful work - it's a joy to look at.

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  29. these are so adorable ... just like your charming blog!

    xo
    elyse

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  30. O Wow that first flower square is adorable ooohhh its so very beautiful i so wish i was able to do that its stunning and so flat and neat. you are clever. Have a lovely weekend, dee x

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  31. Love your blog - I feel so inspired - I look to it every day for beautiful photographs and thoughts. Love it!
    Karindreams

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  32. I have been following your blog for sometime now, but never left a comment before. I love the potholder, I have been toying with the idea of doing this one. I bought a couple of the Japanese books about a year ago now, and have completed a few items.

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  33. a montage of things achieved? brilliant idea...may have to do my own.
    And lucky mum!
    Hope you have a smashing weekend
    fee x

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  34. Wow! Your calendar montage is so tantalising! I do love all your photos and could never get bored of your garden ones (previous posting). As always, a visit to your blog is like a colour shot in the arm and so inspiring! Thank you for sharing. (And as Judi A said, can you adopt me please? Not 'cos I'm after a potholder-tho' I wouldn't say 'no'(!), but just so some of your creativeness might rub off).
    Z xx

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  35. What a beautiful post! Gorgeous colours and oh so inspiring (as always!). Have a fabulous week.

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  36. Ahhhhh Vanessa! You have the most colourful beautiful life.
    I am desperate to learn crochet. Is it tricky?
    Have a great day.
    Jo xxx

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  37. very inspirational and pretty!

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  38. Stunning calendar mosaic - how did you make it? Liz x

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  39. I just found you last night and am now, officially, one of your readers. What beautiful crochet projects you have!!! I am in love with your granny scarf from last December. I started one today...you have inspired me! And these pot holders...just gorgeous! See you around! Annette

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  40. The potholders with fuchsia green and teal....I adore them! Love your work.

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  41. I love your work, your potholders are amazing. The colors are so pretty, some of my favorites. (Of course if your mum doens't need these I know a taker!)
    Could you please share the place where you bought the pattern?

    Thanks!!

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  42. I absolutely love the hexagon blanket (with the little yellow flowers in the middle), and would like to know if you would please,please please,post the pattern for the hexagon. I can't find it anywhere.

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