Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Dilemma...........

This was started with the intention of being a cushion cover.  One side completed.

Something simple..................something small I thought.........I like it though.......and think will look nicer as a blanket..............oooooohhhhhhh nooooooooo.............not another blanket..........





So, I have stopped for a bit to have a little think............it looks like it should be a little vintage blanket for Baby Bears bed. Just a small one. It's snuggly and deserves a pretty little border........oh why do I do this?

xxx

49 comments:

  1. Do it, do it, do it! You can never have enough blankets......well, you can ......but that is what I tell myself......a blanket is sooooo much better than a cushion.....come on you know you want to.......take it from me, also a mum of three boys who has a thing for blankets......actually now I come to think of it, maybe I am not the right person to ask! Faithx

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  2. Faith.........I am laughing!!!!! x

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  3. I'm in love with those colours, they work so well together I think I'd like to see more of them so I'd go for a blanket :-)

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  4. It would look nice as a bag and it's almost finished!! x

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  5. I so love your blog and would like to tell you more often. Unfortunately google just ate my comment plus I stopped using my google account (my only online ID) as every time I left a comment I couldn't see blogger comments on any blog for at least a day. I know people who use blogger for their blogs have been having problems with them - well so have us commenters!

    I wanted to tell you how much I really loved your last blanket - it was just wonderful, the colours are so vibrant and lovely. I was reminded of a Japanese kimono. Now should you make a cushion with these squares? Well yes. Should you make a blanket? Absolutely you should. These colours are amazing together and I love the pattern - is it your own design? I'm hoping it is not posh yarn that I can't afford because I am strongly tempted. Blankets are always good. I want you to make it for selfish reasons - so that I get to see it! It's very inspiring to see all your gorgeous things and I think this is different again from your others. I think it will be a very lush and cuddle-some blanket. I definitely vote for a blanket. A cushion might keep it company too (yes I am saying make both!).

    Thank you for your gorgeus blog; I always visit and am stopped commenting only by the horrible blogger. I think that this time might be ok as I was taken through a slighly different process than before. Fingers crossed!

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  6. it looks fine, nice colors

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  7. Uh oh, will you hate me if i say... 'it will look fantastic as a blanket'... 'cause it will. I mean, look at those gorgious colours :-)
    Have fun, Esther.

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  8. I think it would look lovely as a blanket too! xxx

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  9. I am now convinced that you have little crochet elves....where did you get them from? do they have any brothers or sisters who want to come live with me? some sewing skills required and they need to drink lots of tea :)
    Seriously I love your new project, very vintage looking...it has to be a blanket!
    Jane x x x x

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  10. LoVE it! Make a blanket, the colours are amazing. And ur little Bear will be lucky to have it. By the way, I have the same white shirt, pity I cant fit into it anymore :)

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  11. Oooh, for a minute there Vanessa I thought you were going to make it into a skirt!!

    Looks lovely, whatever it ends up as!!

    S x

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  12. (chants) BLANKET BLANKET

    LOVE those colours - very vintage looking.
    If you DO happen to have elves please send them to me, not Jane - she can crochet for herself and I need help.
    Fee x

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  13. It's soooo lovely..I like the colours very much ;)
    Keep on thinking...
    paola

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  14. It's so sweet, could it be a rug right next to a bed. warm for little feet!

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  15. Make it into a bathing suit!
    hahahha
    becca xxx

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  16. It looks a little like the one I am doing - the autumn one. Ha I started it last year. Going to weave in all the ends before I carry on though. x

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  17. Tis gorgeous whatever you choose to do with it, but I bet your little one would love a cuddly blanket!
    If you have got crochet elves, don't send them to Mrs Teawagon or Fee, I need them more, in fact I'm sure of it!Hee Hee!
    Rachel x

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  18. Whatever you do with it will be wonderful!

    I'm so with you on the housework front. I spent all day Saturday dusting and organizing and barely made a dent. Haven't done anything since. I keep things tidy and am glad when night time is here and I can light candles and pretend everything is clean and perfect. :/

    Have a terrific Tuesday. Tammy

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  19. Hi there

    I am so happy to see some crocheting. I brought the exact japanese crochet book with an absolutely desire to make the blanket on the front cover...Japanese ? and my first crocheting project? Very well done to you. I think I should give it a go too now. I love the sight of crocheted pieces in a home. Your covers do look lovely and i too would be tempted to turn it into a blanket...

    A happy day to you
    Suzanne

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  20. love the vintage look of it has a real 60's /70's look, bet it will be lovely as a blanket- lucky bears hehe ;0)xxxx

    p.s blankets are a must have!!!!!
    just wish i had your talent id be making them all the time too! so dreamy your crochet designs! ;0)x

    loving!!!! i mean L*o*v*i*n*g!!!!! YOUR COLOURED GLASS!!! WOWZA WHAT BEAUTIES- Vanessa pleasey can i just have a day in your house!!!!!

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  21. Yes yes yes, lovely cushion, lovely blanket, blah blah blahhhhhh......;oD

    Now, about those cullotte-y things peeping out, with the frilly bits. Tell me more about those! You probably know I have a sleeve obsession, never occured to me I could do the frilly sleeve thing on shorts!!!

    Other stuff I need to ask you, you who "says" you have zero techy knowledge, how'd you get those pinterest/ravelry button thingymabobs with the CK icons?? And how'd you get your favicon? I can't even get blogger to behave with my banner!!

    xxx

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  22. BLANKET!!
    If you don't want it when it's finished....

    Very vintage colours, lovely blanket...

    Sandie xx

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  23. Hi Vanessa,

    Because you are addicted to crocheting granny squares. I only started two weeks ago, but I simply cannot stop!

    The colours look very pretty. It think it will look very lovely on your sons bed :-)

    Happy evening!

    Madelief x

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  24. I love the colors. I have the problem of "thinking in blankets" too! LOL. Everything looks awesome as a blanket to me. Every time I start a project, I always think of how cute a little one would look snuggled up into it.....so I guess you know where my vote is -- BLANKET WITH A CUTE BORDER :) Happy crocheting!

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  25. I love the colours you're using in this. It looks like if you stop now it'll be a very big cushion! Xx

    P.s. Was thinking the other day that if you were ever needing a new career you should be a stylist!

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  26. lol you are a blanket addict, do you think there is a treatment for that? If your older blankets need a refuge home as you create more and more then my home would make a great refuge centre for them :-) xxx

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  27. I do believe that there will never be enough blankets. I love my own blankets and are always planning more. Love yours. That hexagon under here...I am in love..
    Hug to you

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  28. You've such a great eye for colour Vanessa. Adore the soft colours in this will it won't it be blankie. Absolutely love your canal boat blanket too -reminds me of gypsy caravans too and all those gorgeous colours ooohhh. Must go off and get tempted by a wee bit of book shopping and then take the plunge to actually start and finish a blanket.

    X

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  29. ;-)) Bless you i love a crochet blanket i don't think you can ever have to many ;-) Why don't you make this one into a blanket and then start another cushion cover ;-) Either way have fun ;-) dee x

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  30. Got to love a crochet blanket! Beautiful colours, and you knoooow it'd be a lovely one... I have recently been caught up in the delight of blanket-making - I'm currently planning my next while I hook the current one :D
    Jane x

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  31. Love it!! It needs to be a blanket, a blanket of vintagey goodness!! Can I ask a few questions? What wool are you using? & how do you join your squares? Cant wait to see the finished blanket/cushion.x

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  32. Oh I just love your bracelets. Totally lusting over them. Love a bit of jingle jangle, I do.

    Gorgeous outfit, you look so summery. I have been sweltering in a meeting room full of 25 people with broken aircon all day. I needed a photo like this to remind me of cool summer days.

    (I think you should make it into a massive floor cushion cover by the way. It just screams 'retro picnic' to me, luvvey.)

    Nicki xx

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  33. I am going against the masses and saying CUSHION! Only because its not really "Blanket Weather" so you'll need a cushion much more. Also, the sooner you finish this project, the sooner you can start a new one, and I know you are just bursting with ideas for things to make.
    :)
    I am confident I have swayed your choice ;)
    XGem

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  34. Oh dear looking at all the other comments there are so many ideas! I think a gorgeous monster has been created!

    Have to say though those colours are amazing! love the brown which is not something I say very often! lol.

    Although I do like the handbag suggestion. What fun you could have there! With colourful loopy handles and a vintage style flower attached!......

    Then again a blanket might be fun. Hope you decide because i dont think I could! Too many choices! lol

    Just love it Vannessa in any colourful configuration you decide!


    MBB x

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  35. I just love the idea of a vintage baby bear blanket!!!

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  36. I don't think you can ever have too many crochet blankets! It looks fabulous - great cosy colours. Wow I just spotted that you are up to 999 followers - how crazy exciting! I bet by the time I pop back later today you will have got to 1000. Congrats hon!

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  37. Go for the blanket !

    Marjo

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  38. Ooooo definatly blanket! Those colours deserve to be wrapped lots of times around a little bear (or bears)in the winter!! :)x

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  39. Love the vintage vibe Vanessa :0)
    You are so good at blankets that on a selfish level I would love to see how this turned out as a blanket ....but it will be great whatever you decide .
    Jacquie x

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  40. The colours are just gorgeous in this....yes i think it deserves to be a blanket!

    x

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  41. You my dear do this because you have a passion...and what a lovely passion it is. These colours are stunning.....whatever you decide it will be lovely. xoxoxo HUGS

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  42. It's so lush! (Trying to stop saying 'lovely' all the time.) I love it!

    I'd recommend you go for a blanket AND a couple of matching cushions - at the rate you crochet, you'll be done by tomorrow!!! ;-)

    Also coveting your cropped trousers!!!

    Hx

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  43. Ooohhh I think most definitely keep going - a cushion would look fab, but a blanket would be absolutely marvelous.

    Nina xxxxxxxxxx

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  44. Just do it, it would look so sweet the colours are great. Soft and mellow.

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  45. Such gorgeous colors! Go for it :)
    xxx

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  46. This is fantastic - I do lots of crafts but I'm really into crochet and knitting at the moment. Love the colours! Now following ... xx

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  47. The colours are really beautiful - it should be a blanket to really appreciate the effect! You can never have too many blankets or in my case quilts! and I do love the sweet outfit you are wearing behind the delightful blanket to be...Have a happy weekend and thanks for more crochet inspiration!
    Helen x

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