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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.....?!!

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Happy Flower in Acrylic progress : Fixer Upper

Hey y'all*, still here, still pootling along with my Happy Flowers in Acrylic Yarn. Construction is slow, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

I've loved seeing them take shape! Messing around with different colour combinations is my favourite thing to do. 

You'll be pleased to know that I won't be doing my usual whinging about yarn tails this time, as I'm fastidiously sewing them in as I go along. Pat on the back for me!

The joining process is so much fun. I'm using Stylecraft Special DK in Parchment, and it's working up really nicely.

So here is a collage of the whole construction from Round One to joining at Round Seven. Love making these circles turn into squares. Such a simple motif. 

In fact I'm making another bag at the moment with the same pattern, but in Cotton. It should be lovely for Summer outings. 

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I'm sure most of my stateside readers know who those two lovely smiley people are pictured above?! For those that don't that's Chip and Joanna Gaines. A few months ago I came across their home renovations show Fixer Upper now showing on ITV in the UK. I'm probably very late to the party, but to say I have fallen in love with these two is an understatement. 

I have binge-watched every show available and can't wait for the next season to hit these shores. They take run down homes in and around Waco Texas, and totally transform them. If any of my UK readers haven't come across Chip & Jo yet, you really must take a look! Word of warning though, be prepared to be sickened by what you can get for very little money out there in Texas compared to here in the UK. Chip and Jo would be horrified to know what we pay for property this side of the pond! It's actually a crime.....

They have created quite an empire out there in Waco, and they deserve every bit of the success they've had. Talk about workhorses, four kids, several businesses, phew it makes me tired just thinking about it. I just wish I lived out there so I could visit the Silos, their latest venture. Do let me know if any of you lovely readers live nearby there?!! I'd love to know if you've visited Magnolia Market???

Btw Joanna Gaines has a lovely blog which you might want to take a look at here......

Till next time

Much love 
Sharron x


*been watching far too much 'Fixer Upper' #shiplap #demoday ;)

11 comments:

  1. Dear Sharron, what a colourful blog post! Your grannies are so delicious and spring-like. This blanket will look stunning. Playing around with colours is a fun thing to do isn't it? Viola

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  2. If it makes you feel better Sharron property prices here in Florida are pretty high. I am loving your circles and squares.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  3. Sharon these are beautiful and I love the juicy colours. Thank you for sharing your art. Wishing you blue birds

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  4. So lovely colors and so much harmony in the mixs. I love it!

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  5. Sharon, I am loving these colourful grannies, I might have to use this design for one of my charity blankets that I am making this year. xx

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  6. A beautiful post,I love the way the parchment transforms the look of the colours and makes everything 'sing' gorgeous.

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  7. I'm hooked on Chip and Joanna too...love her style :) they have a book coming out in October I've already pre-ordered one! Love your crochet blanket such pretty colours :)

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  8. Hello Sharron, your granny squares look lovely, and well done for sewing them up before continuing, it does make a big difference at the end! :)

    Happy crocheting!
    Ingrid xx
    Myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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  9. Hi Sharron, once again, your use of happy colors is lovely!

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  10. This blog combines so many of my favorite things. Crocheting, tea, England, baking, colors, Chip and Joanna Gaines. So glad I found it!

    Regina
    blueberryteacake.blogspot.se

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