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Hi there & welcome to Annie's Place. A place inspired by and named after my late Grandmother Annie. Somewhere I can be creative, and share my love for all things hand made. I like nothing better than sitting with hook & yarn, crafting something home spun & completely unique, or rustling up some yummy baked goodies. I live in a town with a beautiful embankment, situated on the River Great Ouse. You may know me as 'Colour-Heaven' on Flickr or 'CosyKitty' on Ravelry. Why not stop a while.....?!!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

A more muted palette


The weekend has been awash with sunshine, aahhhhhhhh what a welcome sight. Today, I awoke with a spring in my step, ready for a day of doing nothing much at all, apart from taking full advantage of the natural light, camera in hand. On days like this I get the urge to declutter, to simplify, to get rid of mess. I feel full of enthusiasm, and optimism!! 


Once again I have something new to show you. A wee project that was born from my recent reacquaintance with using organic cotton for my snuggly mitts. Some time ago I bought some Sublime Yarns Organic Cotton DK in a selection of gorgeous pastel shades. 


I bought them with no project in mind. The colour & texture was the greatest pull. But after much deliberation I decided to crochet up a cushion cover.


The colours lend themselves perfectly to a country cottage setting don't they? I suppose it was my way of bringing a little of that into my 1930's semi. I would love to have a little rural idyll somewhere, all cosy in the winter but full of light and charm in the summer. With a veggie patch out back. 

Despite being a colour fiend, I do like to work in pastel shades. I love all the bubblegum and cotton candy  coloured yarns available too. So I decided a good way of using up all the leftovers of the Sublime and Debbie Bliss cottons I had, would be to create another granny patchwork




Not sure whether I'll have enough for a blanket mind, but I should definitely have enough for another cushion. 'Bout time I had a Country Cottage Cushion version 2! What do you think?


One day (hopefully) my Country Cottage Dreams will come true..........

Lots of love x

27 comments:

  1. Lovely colour selection Sharron. I don't think it matters whether you live in a 1930s semi or a 2010 modern property. There's always room for a little 'country cottage' look :)

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  2. Beautiful colours Sharron, I love your cushion!
    Angie x

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  3. The colours are just wonderful and spring like. I agree, the light today was fantastic and certainly felt like spring was here. Take care. Chel

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  4. I think the assortment looks beautiful. I really like the dark blue in it, I think it gives the whole thing a little more weight and pulls it together. Looks great so far. :)

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  5. Your cushion is lovely, those colours are so soft and beautiful

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  6. Sam from Betsymakes17 February 2013 at 20:07

    Ohh lovely Sharron, looks beautiful. Love your mug too x

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  7. Oh my goodness, the colors are so beautiful. Love the squares and the cushions.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  8. I think I love it just as much as the first...those colours are just sublime!

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  9. Love it. Very tempted to get these colours myself. x

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  10. Oh my gosh those little grannies look beautiful. I am so inspired! Thank you!

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  11. I've always enjoyed the look of your soft pastel coloured cushion and know what you mean by having a Country Cottage Dream! I'm a country girl at heart and yet I live in the town. We can create the Country Cottage look wherever we are and you seem to be doing a very good job of it! The soft colours are so peaceful!

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  12. So lovely! both the cushion and blanket

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  13. I'm usually not a fan of pastels, but your squares are so pretty. I may have to try something like that; it looks so soft :-)

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  14. It's absolutely lovely! Now I feel tempted to try a softer palette as well for a change ;-) xxxx

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  15. Beautiful colour selection. Just right for spring. Sue

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  16. ooh so pretty! I have just moved into a new home on a little island (with a causeway) and can't wait to start creating things to make this place my own.

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  17. Wow so toll, wunderschöne Farben
    und ganz klasse gehäkelt

    LG Irene

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  18. My, you are soooo good at chosing colours. The combination looks great. Sometimes muted is just the way to go, isn't it?

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  19. beautiful wool and colours. I'm making something quite zingy at the moment and already I'm fantasing about lovely mellow hues to work with next! Heather x

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  20. Where did you buy that lovely mug with the flowers & bird on it? Thanks

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  21. What gorgeous colours - and such a lovely blog! I am new here and I love what I see. I am your newest follower. Come by and see me sometime!
    bronwyn @ www.queenbcreativeme.blogspot.com

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  22. I love these colours and your cushion is beautiful x

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  23. How beautiful and how fitting as the yarn makes me think of your work...just sublime !

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  24. Fabulous, just fabulous, you have renewed my creativity, thank you for sharing your beautiful craft !

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  25. The things you make are really really beatiful. I love the colour you use and I fell in love with this pillow. I would like to try and make something like this but I am not really good with pattern and stuff. Could you kindly pass me the pattern? Is it possible? I would be really grateful.
    ciao ciao
    Sara

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  26. Just discovered your blog!! And I am in love with this colour scheme!! How are you getting on with this project? X

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  27. How perfectly wonderful this is! Xox

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