Monday, 10 May 2010

Woolly paintbox cushion



Oh my goodness! Where on earth did the last few weeks disappear to? I just don't seem to have had the time to fit in everything that needs to be done and I have certainly missed the time that I usually spend blogging and visiting all your lovely blogs too.

Although I have been really pushed for time, I have actually managed to fit in a little bit of crochet and have finally finished my woolly paintbox cushion. And I have to say that I am very pleased with it indeed!


I was a very good girl and for the very first time I actually blocked! I must confess that I have never blocked anything before and I was more than a little bit apprehensive about it. BUT blocking is good! It seems to totally transform the piece of crochet and actually makes it look more lovely than it did to start with and it feels so much softer too. I definitely recommend it and it is well worth the extra little bit of effort involved.


The woolly paintbox cushion was made using Lucy's Summer Garden Granny pattern and lots of yummy bright colours of Rowan Pure Wool DK surround by a lovely soft creamy colour ~ which really did bring out the bright colours beautifully. I didn't really want to crochet the back of the cushion cover this time, so I bought a really cheap fleecy blanket for less than a couple of pounds and made an envelope style backing for it ~ which actually worked out as well as I had hoped it would!



I'm off now to put the kettle on for a cup of tea and am going to sit for a while and play a little catch up with all of your lovely blogs. I hope to be here again very soon :O) xx


24 comments:

Ruth Marie said...

this is a beautiful cushion and what a great idea to use a fleecy blanket for the reverse - nice and snuggly!!

Bubbles said...

it´s beautiful... Greetings!

Hen said...

Lovely cushion, well done, great idea!
Hen x

Amanda said...

I Love it! I'm really itching to crochet again, but it makes my wrist so sore. Does anyone else get that problem? Love, Amanda xxxx

andamento said...

Nice cushion!

Jacquie said...

Love ,love ,love your cushion !!
Are you going to put it on the Attic 24 inspired Flickr Group Pool? You really should ,it's gorgeous :0)
Jacqiue x

periwinkle said...

looks just lovely and a great name for it too - I never block anything either ...

Floss said...

Absolutely super! I bought some cheap fleece with a similar idea but I haven't actually used it yet. Thanks for the reminder!

Kimbles said...

Jackie, welcome back have missed you!. I love the cushion the colours are so clear and its a stunning effect - you clever lady well done! **Kim**x

Vintage from the Village said...

Hi
Just discovered your great blog and will follow you !
Your cushion is great
Best wishes
Sue

Alijane said...

Fab cushion, wish I could crochet,it just seems so complicated.

Alisonx

Victoria said...

Blocking is really well worth the effort as I found last week!
Your cushion is beautiful.

Catherine said...

Very pretty and well worth having blocked it. I need to do that with projects too but haven't got round to it.

Glad you're back...missed you!

Cx

smilernpb said...

I am LOVING your cushion! xx

lisette said...

Your cushion is soooooo beautiful! Very, very pretty!

rockinloubylou said...

Lovely cushion. I'm a big fan of blocking as it transforms my grubby and crumpled creations into something half way respectable. Love the idea of the fleecy back for the cushion. will make it even more huggable.
Louise xx

melanie said...

What a beautiful cushion. :) xx

Sue said...

I love it! So pretty and beautifully finished. Blocking really amkes a difference doesn't it?

Sue xx

JuicyFig said...

I have only been crocheting a couple of weeks - it is so relaxing! your cushion is gorgeous! well done with the blocking - I have knit for years and still haven't built up the confidence to plonk an iron on it!

Lovely blog

Kath
x

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Annemarie's Breiblog said...

what a lovely cushion! Really beautiful and very nice colours.

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Fernanda said...

Lindo !!!

Claudi said...

what a beautiful cushion, love it!