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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.....?!!

Monday, 15 April 2013

Going colour crazy, again....

Well hello everyone! Goodness me things have been hectic this last week and a bit. Feels like I've been M.I.A. or should that be A.W.O.L? Either way, I've returned to find an abundance of wonderful messages, and a flurry of lovely new followers. 

Thank you all SO much! x x x x x

On the hooky front, I've (yet again) found myself going 'cuckoo' for colour! I had a scoot through my 'go to' book for inspiration, Jan Eatons' 200 crochet blocks, and stopped on Page 76. I was instantly drawn to this lovely Sunray pattern, one, because it looked doable, and two, because it had a sunny theme. I did a tester in blue first, framing it in White. You may remember seeing it sneak into the frame in my last post.


My intention was to use a light colour for framing, but because I have a stash of Navy cotton to use up, I decided to go with that instead. I must admit I had my reservations about using a dark colour, but it's somewhat grown on me. Especially as it allows the colours to really 'pop'. What do you think?


Seeing as I've gone a bit bonkers for brights this week, I thought I'd add in a picture of some of my colourful crochet cushions, all sitting happily together. Each one part of my crocheting journey, all just waiting to be lovingly placed into that Split Screen V-Dub I've got my heart set on. 

Well, a girl can dream can't she............?
x x x x x x

38 comments:

  1. Love the bright squares with the navy edging, beautiful.
    M x

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  2. cudne kolorki - wonderful color
    piękny wzór - nice hak
    wiosenna miłość - spring love
    POZDRAWIAM balerinka ;)

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  3. Lovely post as always. I share your dream of the VW spilt screen. Love the colours you've used in your cushions and blanket stunning x

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  4. Thank you for such a lovely post - I love your work it feels me with inspiration and unfortunately my list of things I want to do is growing out of control x

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  5. I love the blue, it does make the colors pop, so gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  6. Oh Sharron, I just LOVE your new squares!!! The colours are amazing and the navy sets them up so very well - AND I can't get over how very neat it all looks - such beautiful stitch work! Like you, I have always wanted a V-Dub - keep dreaming for many dreams do come true! Another lovely post, thank you for keeping me going. Joy x

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  7. Beautiful! And oh yes, the navy blue looks wonderful!

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  8. Such deep, intense colors; the dark border takes it to stunning! Really nice !

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  9. The navy blue border is doing a great job!!!! ;oD
    xxxx Ale

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  10. The navy blue really sets off the bright colors very well. Lovely make i must say, what is it going to become i wonder :)

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  11. you've got such a good eye for color matching! I LOVE your colorful squares framed with navy blue! wonderful combination!
    other cushions are so pretty and cheerful, thanks for sharing this beauty with us!

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  12. I like these squares with the dark border. And the row of cushions is amazing.

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  13. Very nice, I like the dark framing, it really lets the colours pop!

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  14. Such beautiful squares, and the colours most definitely pop with the navy blue! As always I'm in awe of how neat your stitching is :-) Have a lovely week, I hope Spring has finally started in your neck of the woods as it has here! xxxx

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  15. Oh my goodness, those squares are gorgeous. The blue really makes the colours stand out. Almost like a stained glass window. Beautiful :-)

    Love the idea of an old camper full of crochet cushions. My Mum and Dad have a modern VW camper that I am busy making crochet cushions for. Not sure they appreciate it but I think it looks great ;-)

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    x

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  16. Beautiful pictures! I love your colourful blog xxx

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  17. Wonderful colourful crochet - brightens up my day, thanks for sharing xx

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  18. Wow Sharron, the single blocks of bright colour look very effective (worked in Catania cotton?). You've inspired me to try something different from the traditional clustered granny square (although I have several WIPs as it is, but I need to do something with the mountain of yarn I can't seem to stop buying!).

    Looking forward to your next post.
    Jane

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  19. Haha.... a split screen v-dub?? It's a good thing you have that picture there, never heard of it that way!
    Stunning pallette of colours, and as always.....LoVE IT!!

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  20. Wow! All so lovely and colourful! Very cheery!
    Angie x

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  21. I really like the blocks edged in navy; your work is always so meticulously neat, I don't know how you do it! Your crochet is always beautiful x

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  22. Your work is so flat and neat. It is nice to see blocks that are not too flowery, I like those.

    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/such-joy.html

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  23. Such gorgeous colours, I like the simplicity of the new blocks. Your work is always beautiful. Sarah x

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  24. Hi Annie, a very colourful and clean design! it's just so neat, I wonder if you have blocked it?! and yes camper van would be lovely! Heather x

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  25. I love reading your posts as they are always so bright, colourful, neat and inspirational. I love all your cushions, in fact any of your work. Take care. Chel x

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  26. Wow! Love the colours and I think the navy works really well to make the colours pop. I'm off to have a look at page 76! :-) How have you managed to get them joined so neat, have you stitched or crocheted them together? xx

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  27. These are very pretty, needless to say your color combination works very well but then it always has .......... Is this done or will you be adding more to this?

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  28. The new squares are fabulous with gorgeous bright colours.
    And, I love the navy joining colour.
    luvirene
    xxxx

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  29. I am SO SO pleased you joined the blogging community. I asked you early last year (maybe the previous year!) if you had a blog because I am simply in awe of your crochet and love to follow it. Now here you are! Definitely on my must read list! x

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  30. I just have to write and introduce myself as Im loving your blog sooooo much! My name is Heather, I am The Patchwork Heart on fb and IG. I do have a blog but am not a very frquent blogger. I have just found you and am loving your work! We are very similar in our makes and likes! Just wonder if you are on fb or IG?
    Heather x

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  31. How did you do the joining of the squares

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  32. OH wow...this is stunning. I think having the darker border really makes the colors pop more so than a lighter color border would. And, as usual, your colors are phenomenal. Thanks for sharing!! :)

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