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
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 :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful colours Sharron, I love your cushion!ReplyDelete
The colours are just wonderful and spring like. I agree, the light today was fantastic and certainly felt like spring was here. Take care. ChelReplyDelete
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. :)ReplyDelete
Your cushion is lovely, those colours are so soft and beautifulReplyDelete
Ohh lovely Sharron, looks beautiful. Love your mug too xReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, the colors are so beautiful. Love the squares and the cushions.ReplyDelete
I think I love it just as much as the first...those colours are just sublime!ReplyDelete
Love it. Very tempted to get these colours myself. xReplyDelete
Oh my gosh those little grannies look beautiful. I am so inspired! Thank you!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
So lovely! both the cushion and blanketReplyDelete
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 :-)ReplyDelete
It's absolutely lovely! Now I feel tempted to try a softer palette as well for a change ;-) xxxxReplyDelete
Beautiful colour selection. Just right for spring. SueReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Wow so toll, wunderschöne FarbenReplyDelete
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My, you are soooo good at chosing colours. The combination looks great. Sometimes muted is just the way to go, isn't it?ReplyDelete
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 xReplyDelete
Where did you buy that lovely mug with the flowers & bird on it? ThanksReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
bronwyn @ www.queenbcreativeme.blogspot.com
I love these colours and your cushion is beautiful xReplyDelete
How beautiful and how fitting as the yarn makes me think of your work...just sublime !ReplyDelete
Fabulous, just fabulous, you have renewed my creativity, thank you for sharing your beautiful craft !ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Just discovered your blog!! And I am in love with this colour scheme!! How are you getting on with this project? XReplyDelete
How perfectly wonderful this is! XoxReplyDelete