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One W.I.P down, many more to go


At last! I have finished a cushion cover that has been sitting around since ….

May (!) waiting to be sewn up – here it is back then with two other projects waiting for the finishing touches


IMG_0597 twin cushion


My d-i-l asked if I could cover one of her cushions to go with the one on the left so that the twins could have a cushion each.




Of the colours I had with me when I was staying with them, we came up with this combination in Stylecraft Special DK: Aspen, Magenta, Cream, Citron, Bright Pink, and Soft Peach


A palette which I think has a Cath Kidston kind of lookDSC_0659

And will go so beautifully in the twin’s bedroom



Joining in with Ginny’s Yarn along.

Ginny asks us to mention a book we are reading, but I listen whilst crocheting rather than read and am loving the comedy ‘Bird Island’   on BBC Radio 4Extra a “New comedy by Katy Wix. Ben, a young scientist working in the sub-Antarctic, tries to adapt to the loneliness by keeping a cheery audio diary on his Dictaphone. With Reece Shearsmith” and Julian Rhind-Tutt.

A Cushion for Big Sister

Big Sister chose the colours she wanted


Stylecraft Special DK: Bright Pink, Magenta, Lavender, Soft Peach, & Sunshine.

We found a cushion, no longer in use, to cover.IMG_0654


I got busy with the ripples.


To make a neat seam, I did a row of single crochet along each sidebig S6a bigs1

And then sewed up using mattress stitch, worked from the right side. bigS4

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I was lucky to find some sweet heart-shaped buttons with flowers on them in just the right coloursIMG_0670 (1)

And Big Sister was delighted to have a new cushion for her bedroomBigS7 IMG_0675

Coming downstairs I noticed the shoes in the hall and couldn’t resist a photo … my son and his girls …. aaaah …
IMG_0638Linking in with Ginny’s Yarn Along where you can see over a 100 other fabulous yarn projects on the go.


Spotty Cushion

My D-i-l (daughter-in-law) loves spots on fabric, crockery, all sorts of things and she wanted an old cushion recovered, so I set out to make a cover I hoped she would like.

spotty cushion

When I think of her and colour, soft blues come to mind so I hoped she would like the combination:

Cloud Blue, White, Silver, Meadow, Pale Rose, and Asterdots

in Stylecraft Special DK from the Wool Warehouse, and you can also get this yarn from Deramores by mail order.DSC_0205

When the crochet was lying flat, I misjudged the amount spots needed and needed to add more – very tricky once the sides had been sewn up


Note to self: always check the design of appliqué objects before sewing up!

spotty cushion

And …….. I do believe she really did like it!

For the first time I am joining in with Ginny’s Yarn Along at Small Things and I’m particularly excited as I have finally worked out how to put the proper link in a post! Now to work out how to put one in a widget in the side bar – still so much to learn!

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

and trying out yet another ripple/zig-zag styleDSC_0096


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???)

tea cosy




I finished both covers together


DSC_0025and the boys were delighted with them

cushBig Bro was particularly fascinated with the buttons and that he could take the cover offbtn

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

tablebuzzThe boys seemed very happy with their cushions and placed them on their beds




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!


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?