i heart hearts


When I spotted this pattern I just knew I would be making one or two of these blankets…being that I love hearts and all! This is my current work in progress and will be quite the generous blanket… I’m still deciding if it will be a throw blanket size or a single bed size… Will see how much further the yarn goes. It’s all 100% pure wool except the pale blue which is an alpaca/wool blend.
This is such a simple little pattern that repeats every 3 rows so it’s super easy to remember. In fact it’s so easy…..

…I decided to get another one on the go! This one will be a baby blanket size and I’ve used the 90% cotton 10% silk blend yarn so it’s divinely silky to touch.
I found the original pattern here via here. The second link is in Dutch but does give you the number of chain stitches required to make the pattern work in another size – most helpful I thought! Big thanks to Charlotte for this info.


Peter Pan Collar
100% Cotton crocheted.
The only finished project in a while – and I only finished them as I needed to wear one last week for a Vintage High Tea with friends. A fun little dress up session with some dear friends where we also had our photos taken. I cropped myself out of one and updated my ‘little white dove photo’ on the side menu… Gotta love soft lighting/focus. The Peter Pan collar went quite well with my little Victory Rolls effort.
I found a pattern for the collar here but then added a little chain frill to the edge, doubling it up around the front curves. Then discovered this collar was too small and delicate for my outfit so I tweaked the pattern in a few spots and came up with the larger variety and just a simple single chain frill row. It wasn’t complicated at all and adapted quite well to a larger size. Big thanks to Shara Lamberth for the pattern.

I feel some knitting coming on next…

Autumn photo bomb…

Life is still doing it’s crazy busy rollercoaster thing, so no crochet updates this week…although I’m a little excited about my current projects which include a lot of crocheted hearts – mostly blue and some cute greens thrown in for good measure…pictures coming soon-ish….

I have however been squeezing in a healthy dose of fresh mountain air…
It’s been a beautiful Autumn in the Dandenong Ranges so I thought I’d share with few words and lots of pictures, just how gorgeous my favourite season of the year is …autumn, glorious autumn….


If you look closely you’ll spot my hubby at the base of this stunning big ol’ tree.


Follow me down the winding ‘Lyrebird Gully’ path…


at the end of which is this little cutie!
A super friendly Lyrebird more interested in scrounging around for his tucker than me snapping him.


Calm reflections…


Luscious lime green Ginkgo Biloba Tree, turning on the Autumn charm from the top down…


Love these twisted trunks…


Rainbow Rays light the way…


A forest of tall grand gum trees…


I want to walk down that path everytime I see this picture…


For the love of late afternoon sunlight…


filtering through the trees leaving divine dappled shadows…


making trees look golden…


hues like a fire…


vibrant reds…


Oh these autumn colours…


and pretty little lakes…


don’t you want to be there?…


walking the path of beauty to a vision so sweet… ah yes, I’ll be lucky enough to walking back here again soon…
A finished crochet project coming soon too! Promise.


I’ll leave you with a Sunset city view of Melbourne…

Inspiration

Ah yes, we all need a little inspiration sometimes.

So… where do you find yours?

I find mine most often in Mother Nature, I think She gets it right all the time. The colour blends, textures and shapes – looking effortlessly coordinated, contrasting or matching… but not too matchy-matchy!

The blanket I just finished borrowed heavily on the Autumn colours I kept seeing on walks through gardens…

Beautiful gardens with lovely calm and still reflective lakes…


Beautiful gardens with a huge grove of cherry blossoms nearing the end of their Autumn glory…


Beautiful gardens with Autumn hues that are so vibrant you’d think a busy little fairy is painting the leaves bright red during the night…


And so the Autumn Ripples Blanket was born. (Blanket name eventually comes – and seems so obvious in hindsight!)
Inspired by my Autumn walks in beautiful gardens…Big hugs to Mother Nature for Her endless source of beauty and inspiration.

A little work in progress and a pretty sunrise


Yet to be named blanket
90% cotton, 10% silk, crochet.
It’s been a quiet week on the crochet front but a busy week on the life front – so here’s a little work in progress to fill in the void. Tis a lovely simple stitch pattern that produces a sweet soft ripple – big thanks to Lucy at Attic24 for the pattern.


This is just one of the stunning peachy pink sunrises I’ve been lucky enough to see in the morning over this last week. …Gotta love mother nature and her exquisite colour choice for the morning!