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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 handmade. 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 CosyKitty on Ravelry. Why not stop a while.....?!!

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Crochet Cushion Collection 2 & London Lights

Poor natural light had threatened to scupper my plans of photographing the second batch of crochet cushions. Undeterred I hastily piled them up whilst there was a glimmer of sun in the Autumn sky, and here are the results. Not great, but the best I could do.

I've crocheted up 14 cushions in total over the last 5 or so years, along with a bunch of other projects. I have SO many unfinished makes it's a joke. I just don't have the patience for long haul projects like blankets. Hence why I've only attempted a few, and as much as I LOVE crocheting, I couldn't sit all day doing it. Maybe it's because I am so slow, I don't know?!

Though I do feel a certain amount of pride when I see them all together like this. Knowing I am self-taught and still after all this time feel like a novice. Silly really. The best bit for me is receiving messages from people telling me they have been inspired to pick up a crochet hook because of something they've seen here. I LOVE that! 


In other news, I can't quite believe it's the last week of November! We have our local Christmas Lights Switch On tomorrow, which should be good fun. There's always a fantastic fireworks finale to welcome in the festive season.

I made a very last minute decision to head into the capital last Sunday for a mooch around the West End. I walked from The Houses of Parliament, up Whitehall, through Trafalgar Square to Picadilly Circus. Then onto the Haymarket, passed Her Majesty's Theatre where the Phantom Of The Opera has been staged for the last 26 years! Quite a run....

Then up Regent Street, breaking off for a wander through Carnaby Street where the lights were spectacular. I then hotfooted it onto Great Marlborough Street, and the famous Liberty department store. 

Onwards to Oxford Circus, and along Oxford Street, before turning around for the walk back. Phew, my little legs were given a workout that day!

Apologies for the poor quality pictures, but you get the idea I hope?!

Until next time
x x x x


  1. You may be proud on the collection of cushions, there are really beautiful in those colors all together, byebye

  2. I love your cushions. I've only made a few crocheted cushions - I tend to make blankets more! I want to start making more garments so I'm making myself a poncho. I've got about 2/3 done as I keep stopping to work on other things.

  3. Your cushions look beautiful! I know your pain about the natural light - so hard to get decent lights for taking photos these days!

    We might travel to London in three weeks (depends on how my dad is doing) and I am SO looking forward to see these lights!

    Take care
    Crochet Between Worlds

  4. Your crochet is always so crisp and fresh and I love the patterns you use.

    As for your London trip, it is nice to see the John Lewis lights - when I was there a few weeks ago they were just starting to abseil down the building with the rows of lights, a long job I think!!

    Take care. xx

  5. Look at your amazing trip and those fantastic cushions!
    Hugs to you,

  6. Your cushions are beautiful, such a splash of colour yet not too in your face. It's great to see all the pictures of the lights :-)

  7. Your crochet and your pics are fab, thank you. Have a great festive season.

  8. Hi Annie, your work is so beautifull. I wish you had the time to put more tutorials on like the solid willow and maisie flower. To me you are an expert not a beginner !! I would love to know how to make the little hexagon cushion ! And if you find the time could I get the used colors in the mini square you made from catania? Also your pictures of England inspure us. My husband and I love the UK and after seeying your post on Lyme Regis we want to make a trip over there next year .Hope you make more beautifull things for us al to enjoy ! Linda from Holland.

  9. Congratulations for all your beautiful cushions! And thank you for this travel through London!

  10. Beautiful cushions - you have every reason to be proud of your exquisite crochet work. I'm more of a blanket crocheter - I've done 12 since I retired almost 2 years ago. Currently (in between books) I'm crocheting heart bunting for my daughter and finding it very fiddly! I have a blog too which you're welcome to check out: vronni60s.blogspot.com

  11. Oh Annie your cushions are absolutely beautiful thank you for sharing them with us xx

  12. Your cushions are absolutely beautiful! Every single one! I love the colors! :)


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