Friday, 11 May 2012

Squares, hexies, plants and weddings...


I've started another crochet project... which is actually very bad as I have quite a few on the go now. I really hate to have projects unfinished but I can't stop starting new things!



I made these teeny squares last night whilst watching telly... I tried three round ones too but they looked too big somehow, so I've decided two round ones are the way to go. They are super small though so will probably have to make over a hundred of them! I want to make a second cushion for the sofa, one which will kind of match the hexie one I'm doing... 


The duck egg blue in the hexie one I have substituted for pink and red in the little squares one. I don't want them too samey but hopefully they will co-ordinate nicely as they will both have the green/cream in them.


I have nearly made all my hexagons, I think I need four more to go then I can start joining them. I was supposed to do this before I started on the squares but I just couldn't help myself. I bought a couple of new balls of yarn yesterday, (the deep pink and the red) and I *needed* to see what they looked like made up! I also stocked up on some more Tilda fabrics, aren't they just so pretty??

This week has been an odd one really. I have been here by myself for a whole week now, as Karl is away abroad. I'm usually quite good with my own company but I have been quite bored this week though I've tried to keep busy to pass the time. At the weekend, I spent quite a while in the garden doing odd jobs - not pretty planting ones, but mainly ones that involved being up a ladder with a saw! I was chopping down a load of branches that were overhanging into the garden... I think if anyone saw me doing it they would have laughed -  especially as I was wearing bright blue 'mad professor' safety specs! I am one of the least practical people you could meet and I'm quite small (only 5' 3'') so it was quite a tough job to do by myself but it looks loads better now.

Anyway we're going to give the grass it's first mow soon (excitement eh??!) I've ordered the compost for the flowerbeds and have been trying to decide on the plants to get. I am thinking a mixture of summer bedding plants and perennials such as...

and...
and...
and...
Pictures courtesy of here and here

To be honest, I'm just going for plants and flowers which I like the look of. I have no idea really whether our garden/conditions will be right for them but I guess I will find out soon! I think I am going to be very much a trial and error gardener :)

Anyway I have also been busy with work... lots of weddingy things mainly. I have had quite a few orders for these as wedding favours lately...


Also had an order for 8 of these to do this week for wedding favours... and quite a few of these too. In fact there was definitely a wedding production line going on!


And keeping on the wedding theme, I also designed a new card this week...
 

These has been an idea in my sketchpad for so long now, months and months, I'm really glad I've finally got around to making up the samples!

Right, I think I better go. I've been writing this post for ages and I'm not even showered or dressed yet! And actually I haven't even had breakfast! I did get up at seven though so not really sure how it is now 10 o clock. I do love working from home sometimes :) Anyway hope you have a good weekend... Am very much looking forward to it myself after my lonely week... the sun is supposed to shine (here at least) and Karl is coming home tomorrow, yay! Back soon xxx

20 comments:

magie said...

You sure have been busy busy crocheting..pretty colours! I like the tilda fabric you have chosen as well..nice and bright!
Those are lovely flowers. I did the same with my garden, it was all very much trail and error..I then knew what worked and what didn't in the end. It also helped getting some of the flowers/plants from boot sales, as you can really save that way, compared to the garden centers.
Have a nice weekend! I am looking forward to some sunshine :)
Magie x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

busy busy! me too (TONS of boy/girl blocks...must be featured somewhere but darned if i can find it!)
Glad it's the weekend - don't even care if it's sunny!
Hope you've got that crazy christmas urge out your system!!!
fee x

Special 'K' said...

A great post. Love your little squares. I can make the squares. But I have no idea how to sew them together. Not from the want of trying. Is there a trick? Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Jooles said...

I can see a new career for you as a tree surgeon! sounds like hard work though!
Your cards are just beautiful...you are so very clever.
i am loving all of your crochet...such pretty colours.
Have a lovely weekend with Karl x
love jooles x

.Rosa Lily said...

I love those cards, really stunning! Looking at those flowers reminds me that we have to buy some next week to cheer our garden up! xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Ah, lovely crochet Jenny ...and yes, I am so envious..you are a seasoned trooper now and I still haven't started to learn!
Love all your wedding makes and the Tilda fabric is so pretty.
Oh my, do take care when you are up those ladders with the saw Jenny..the sooner Karl is home the better!
Have a lovely weekend,
Susan x

Pipany said...

It all looks lovely though Jenny. Have a good time this weekend xx

Helen Philipps said...

I'm glad you're getting into yopur gardening in such a hands on way!! It will be mcuh better with more light coming in for when you plant those lovely flowers. I've been gardening quite a long time but am still a trial and error gardener too! I love your new yarns and fabrics, and your latest wedding designs are beautiful, perfect for the contemporary wedding look and you've used such sweet colours.
Have a happy weekend, hope it's sunny!
Helen x

Dinki Dots said...

Wow, I'm in love with that Tilda bird fabric!! So gorgeous! The squares and hexies are looking good!
Have a good weekend,
Maria xx

magic said...

i've just discovered tilda fabrics and i think im in love.

your wedding cards look beautiful, x

patchworkandlace said...

Hi Jenny i love all your makes they are adorable ,im not surprised you are so busy your work is lovely xx

Anonymous said...

Compliments from sunny Italy!!!
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MelMel said...

What a lovely splash of colour!
Love the mirrors!

MX

xx Nicki (home bird)xx said...

I'm busy with my garden at the minute too - I have never bothered with a garden before in my life but suddenly I'm overcome with desire to have a cutting patch and have romantic images of myself wafting around my [titchy] garden with a trug full of homegrown blooms. As it happens, my seedlings are very slow and I'm going to have to cheat a bit and buy plugs. Grrr!

Love your choice of flowers - I'm doing the same, going for the pretty and hoping for the best!

Have a good week.

Nicki xx

Poppy said...

Hello Jenny, your little squares & hexies are so cute. Good luck with your garden, I'm sure it will look lovely.....all we need is a bit more sun.

Lou xxx

PS. I love your cards too...

catkin tales said...

i am absolutely in love your hexie's and your little squares too, you have chosen such delicious colours.
being a beginner, actually not even that yet, i feel most inspired to have a go at crocheting something. something small, a little placemat perhaps? a cushion cover might be a bit too ambitious for me at this stage.
i am also very enamoured with your lovely buttons and mirrors.
everything looks so fresh and pretty! the flowers too are lovely.

warmest wishes to you x

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Zoe Mason said...

I absolutely love your work and saw your workshop in Mollie Makes. Gorgeous!! Very jealous of your space.

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