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Is this of any interest? There is 20% off and free shipping in the Society6 shops until Sunday.

Here is an example of a tote bag from my shop

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I photograph my work: crochet, crazy patchwork and paintings and they are made to order in the USA as high quality Tote Bags, Cushions (Throw Pillows) and other items, all in various sizes.

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I get 14% of the sale price for each item.

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If anyone knows of a similar company in the UK, please let me know.

I am very pleased with what I have bought from Society6 and never had to pay any duty on them here in the UK.

Have a browse there are lots more things to see here.

 

Crochet cushion for Big Bro, part 1

The Big Bro cushion journey started back in March 2014 with my huge order of yarn for my Summer Flight throw.DSC_0109

I played around with colour combos and the zingy colours I love: Jaffa, Turquoise, Bright Pink, Magenta, Sunshine. All in Stylecraft Special DK acrylic.zing

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One evening whilst babysitting with Big Bro (then just 3, nearly 4) and Little Bro and rattling along with the zingy colours, Big Bro said ‘Granny, what are you making?’                    ‘A cushion’, I said

‘For my bed?’ he said in such a sweet enquiring voice, I just had to say ‘YES!’

But then of course I had to make 2 cushions – one for Little Bro as well, so I made them in tandem.

I take my crochet with me everywhere – here is Big Bro’s WIP (work in progress) acting as a tea cosy whilst I work on Little Bros cover, over a tea time snack in a cafe garden. Sitting in a cafe or a pub with a friend chatting and knitting or crocheting is one of my very favourite things to do! (anyone else with me on this???)

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I finished both covers together

 

DSC_0025and the boys were delighted with them

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Little Bro decided it made a good table when enjoying a snack

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Mission accomplished!

 

Or so you would think ………. there is more to this tale of two cushions, which I will tell you another day.

One day I also hope to do a round up of all the crocheted cushions I’ve made with tutorials, but wow that takes so much time to do – I SO admire and appreciate everyone who does brilliant tutorials – they are a lot of work! Fun to do, but a lot of work!

Happy hooking! And Happy Easter!

GARDEN DIARY

First cut of the lawn today. I’ve been itching to cut it for a couple of weeks, but just could not rouse the mower from hibernation. Luckily a kind neighbour stepped in with a magic touch and Brrrrm! I was Off! Keeping it plain for now, but you can click on the links to see the designs from other years. This was last year.  And here are the waves of 2013. And the grass spirals of years past. Grass Art I like to call it! The picture below is from 2009.grass spiralDo you play around with patterns in the garden?

 

Wild Daffodil at Society6

I have tried to hold back until a few things are sorted out before sharing a new online shop with you all – but it’s no good, I just can’t wait any more!

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Society6 is an online shop based in America. Alisa Burke shared her Society6 items on her fabulous blog, so I had a go at uploading photos of some of my work (above is some of my machine embroidery printed onto a shoulder bag), and I LOVE it!!!

The look of the Tote Bags and the Cushions (Throw Pillows) make me squeeeeeak with joy!

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I have ordered a Tote Bag for myself, to check out the quality and to see how much I will have to pay on top of the postage once it gets to this country. I was going to wait for the bag to arrive before blogging about it but it’s hopeless, I just can not wait!

The fabric is printed with a high definition photograph and I am really interested to see if they look as great in reality as they do online.

I have searched in vain for a UK or European site which does the same thing – the prices and postage are reasonable on the US site I think – just waiting to see what charges are made once in the UK.

Loving the idea of having a crocheted cushion sitting next to it’s photographed counterpart, and maybe a clock to match in the kitchen – or is that going too far?

11893045_11657592-clkfwhw_bCould always go for a slightly different pattern in the same colour way

11895639_3233226-plwfr2_b Having lots of fun thinking about different combos. . . .

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and different sizes and scale, and then there are the rugs

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I’ve got masses of ideas prancing around in my mind for more and more things I want to photograph. PLUS ideas of things I want to make in order to photograph them and see them turned into bags and cushions .. so please pop into the shop and have a look around – I’d love to know what you like best – more to come very soon.

Daisies

Daisies, daisies everywhere

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Can’t stop making daisies and finding things to put them on – they turn out all different because I make them up as I go along – counting when crocheting is SO boring – and I like the variety

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and big ones on cushions

 

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If you would like to knit a fun wig yourself you can find my PDF pattern with photo tutorial in my Etsy shop.