peach blossom and sea breeze

Just a quick little post to show you a couple of finished projects…

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Peach Blossom Blanket.
100% Cotton, Crochet.

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Who knew it would take me 14 crocheted flowers before I found one I liked? I won’t tell you how long it took me to decide on the arrangement of them either! But I’m pleased that I fluffed about with them so long as I think the finished blanket looks quite sweet… and it could have easily gone the other way. There’s just the one bunch of flowers on this blanket in the corner. The body of the blanket is blanket stitch and I took the edge out with a couple of rows of a lacey type chain stitch then a few rows of single crochet, finished with a delicate little picot.

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Sea Breeze Blanket.
100% Cotton, Crochet.

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I’m totally in love with this colour combination. The grey acts like a neutral colour against a pop of blue green colours. It looks so fresh and colourful, yet not too bright and in your face. If a refreshing sea breeze had colours, I reckon they’d be like these. Of course you can’t go wrong with the classic granny stitch either. I love a basic stitch like this to show off the colours and stripes in this blanket. There’s a border at the top and the bottom of colours, plus at the top there’s a row of single crochet in each colour to finish it.

Wow… 2 projects down, it’s been a busy week in the crochet department! These blankets are both for an order that I’m super excited about. Now I can start some new projects I’ve been itching to get to, and I just love that feeling. Time to go ponder over some potential yarn colours and ideas…

Hope your days are filled with refreshing sea breezes, pretty peach blossoms and plenty of time to ponder your next crafty project.

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Camera Strap and Mumma Owl models!


Forget-me-not Blue Camera Strap
90% cotton, 10% silk, Crochet.
This little invention came from necessity – sort of! The strap that comes with the camera is rough, hard, ugly and lacks a personality. I wanted something soft on my neck…and I’m sure you’d know by now my favourite colour is Blue! Especially this shade of forget-me-not flowers blue, I love it…and the flowers!
I had spotted a few different varieties on pinterest but thought (as I usually do because I’m not fond of following patterns & instructions) that I’d make my own version. It’s basically two long strips crocheted together on the sides and trimmed with a little more fan stitch – stitch of the week obviously! It slides right over the existing strap. If it needs a wash I can just slide it off and wash it, and if I fall for another shade of blue I can make another one! It can be as permanent or temporary as I like – gotta love that.


Baby Baby Beanie
90% cotton, 10% silk, crochet.
So I found out it’s hard to make a hat look good when it’s flat… tis a cute little beanie but the photo just wasn’t doing it justice. So….


So…I put Mumma Owl to work! Her second job (after keeping my peppermint tea hot) is now modelling baby beanies…it suits her don’t you think? Oh and I found the pattern for this hat here.

What’s up buttercup?


Cotton buttercup blankie
Cream 100% cotton, lemon 99.6% cotton and .4% lycra. Crochet babies blanket. (with organic dove cottage golden delicious apples – to highlight stitch size & detail of course!)


blanket stitch detail, love the bumpy ripple texture of this stitch.


Edge detail, from blanket stitch, to granny stitch, to half double crochet stitch, to single crochet stitch.