Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Crafty Corners

The past week has been very busy, busier than usual, and i have been as busy as a bee......lots of new designs are in the works here at my house :)........i thought you might like to see some of the crafty corners of my home today...........my house changes all the time and crafty things move about and are even packed into boxes and sent off to publishers sometimes for photography...............
 ...........little piles of things seem to arrange themselves here and there, like these cushions..............
 .............there is always a crafty decoration of some kind hanging on my fabric cupboard door.....this time it is the sewing heart from my pretty patchwork gifts book...........please note the folded fabric on the shelves....i have been inspired by other tidy crafters lately and have tidied up my sewing room (a bit).......there is a big pile of unfolded fabric too, though, just out of shot..............
 ............besides making fabric things for commissions this week i have been doing some paper crafting too for future magazine projects..........i've also been adding things to my garden journal......one sunny breezy afternoon last week i planted up next year's tulip patch...........
 ...........this time i put all the little name tickets from the bulbs into a pocket in my garden journal, not on a stick in the garden that the birds can steal as they did last year :).............we bought heaps of bulbs from a garden centre in the lake district..............
 .............i love how that small ordinary looking little object holds so much colour, beauty and promise for next spring...............i mixed all the bulbs up this time before planting them.......
 .............here is a pot plant that looks nicely autumnal, i think, gracing another corner with a birdie plant stick and some real and some fabric pumpkins..............
 ...........lots of patchwork quilts and crochet things are piling up here to be used for keeping us cosy......the weather has been chilly this past week and we have lit the fire in the evenings and had to put the heating on sometimes too..............
 ..........i am so glad i learned to crochet, it has been such a fun and relaxing addition to my crafty making enjoyment........i remember when i longed to be able to crochet a granny square and was so delighted when i finally could :).................
 ..................i loved doing granny stripes and the ripple pattern too............
 ...............but as you can see the joy of making granny squares hasn't worn off yet for me.....
 .............in the bag is the new autumn granny square blanket i showed you recently.......
 ...........and here is a bit of it again with the real pumpkin i acquired this week...........
.............pumpkin filled shelves are part of my autumn decorating........it is a lovely time of year and the grandchildren are so excited about halloween and dressing up....in fact they have already begun ..............thank you so much for visiting me here and for your sweet comments, it is a pleasure to see you, lovely readers :)....... wishing you a happy crafty autumn week and a wonderful weekend when it arrives......back soon xxxxxxxx
 

44 comments:

Hannapat said...

Oh Helen what a feast for the eye. You have so many beautiful crafty corners around your beautiful home and I can just stare at these photos forever. I love all your crochet work, so pretty and the pretty patchwork cushions and that cupboard filled with all that wonderful fabric, what a delight. It sounds like you are really busy, but doing what you love and what you are so very good at. Thanks for brightening up my day! xoxo

Gerda said...

Loved to see these corners of your house. And crocheting granny squares is kind of addictive, don't you think? last weekend I found may of them in some corners of my bedroom. Your colour scheme looks very pretty. groetjes, Gerda

gillyflower said...

Your fabrics look so pretty and neat stacked in the cupboard Helen, it is so satisfying to have a sewing room tidy-up every now, I have just done the same.
Lovely hearts, and I adore the bright pop of colour from the fabric mini pumpkins.
Enjoy your new tidy shelves Helen, and happy sewing/crocheting!
Gill xx

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely! The crochet and the patchwork are gorgeous.
Julie xxxxxx

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

All of your crafty corners are just so cute and cozy looking. I especially love your crochet cushions and blankets, plus your farmer's wife quilt is just so pretty!!
I also love little things hanging from door and cabinet knobs, such sweet little touches!!

Rhona said...

I think I should just move in with you Helen...your crafty corners are a little bit of heaven! :)

Chrissie said...

Everywhere you look there are pretty little settings of colour and craft heaven - your house is so comforting, inviting and beautiful! Chrissie x

Mary Clark said...

Oh Helen, as soon as I saw you had a new post up, my heart rate increased :) More gorgeousness on your blog, and what if you were to give us a quilting book someday?! I started a crochet class last winter but gave up, perhaps I should try it again this winter, you're so inspiring. Love your organized fabrics, love all your lovely corners, love all your pumpkins real and handmade. Thanks for sharing all the beauty with us!

Hugs ~ Mary

leeanne said...

Wow your styling is just inspirational! Wish I could teleport you over here to help me out....!

Jane said...

I did see that those very neatly folded fabrics Helen, they are looking great. It must be fun to see the seasons change in you creative makes, you are probably almost at Easter now! Your pumpkin look great, I hope to see you carve it too ;0) Enjoy your week, Jane x

forgetmenots blue said...

Hello Helen.
Wow everything looks so lovely! Your pretty material looks so lovely all folded in piles. I remember when I crocheted my first Granny square I was so pleased and have loved making them ever since. The colours you've used in your crochet are beautiful. Hope your having a lovely week xx

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I always enjoying seeing craft rooms/corners! Inspiration is what your blog is and thank you!
Warmly,
deb

Amy at love made my home said...

Everything looks so cozy and comfy, I could just snuggle down with your cushions and blankets and quilts!

Deborah said...

What a lovely post to read with my morning coffee! Love your joyful granny square projects.!

elviras drops said...

Your blog is lovely and I love everything you make. I'm also into crocheting and I'm impressed over how productive you are. Love the colours you are using, feeling very inspired after reading your blog. Have a wonderful, creative week!

Pés de Lã said...

I didn't have an eye blink reading this post and looking at its images! So beautiful and tidy..! The fabric pumpinks are adorable and so does the heart. I loved the colors of the crochet cushions and blankets. I'm a crocheter too and I find it so addictive..! I love yarn :) Your blog is very inspiring for me! Greetings, Andreia

thriftwood said...

I just love seeing the corners of your home Helen, it's so pretty! Loving the crochet too ...

Autumn is being very kind to us at the moment, we've had a lovely day here in the NW, let's hope it lasts!

Love Claire xx

a tale from toadstoolhouse said...

Hi Helen, Your home is looking so cosy,lovely,lovely pictures, I ve went to buy the magazine for the pumpkins ,but was to late and the Christmas one was out :(. Could you tell me what months issue they were in?Many Thanks,Lovely,XXX

Annette - MyRoseValley said...

Slurp... I am drooling. Seriously. This is like holding up a piece of meet in front of a hungry wolf. Beautiful pictures. I love your light and cheerful cozy corners.
XXX
Annette
My Rose Valley

Annerose said...

Das sieht ja wieder alles so schön aus. Ich mag deine Farben so gerne und alles passt super gut zusammen. Die Grannydecke ist perfekt.
Ich wünsche auch dir einen schönen Herbst mit vielen Inspirationen.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

scrappyjacky said...

Lovely to see your crafty corners...I particularly like that lovely pile of cushions.

Nancy said...

Love, love, love all the color. Very pretty!! And crocheting is an awesome thing, my grandmother taught me many many years ago and I have passed it down to my daughter! Your home, even the corners is beautiful!!

20 North Ora said...

Your vignettes of your home are such a delight to look at. Can't believe how nicely stacked your fabric is. Mine doesn't look anything like that!!

Have a great week!

Judy

Grayseasailor said...

Although I have the crocheted pumpkins I made last year out on display, your post reminds me I have yet to purchase any real pumpkins...and I have a yen to make some pumpkin custard as well.

Your crafty corners are lovely, and inspire me to get busy...the baby cocoon blanket is almost finished for my newest Grand who is soon to arrive :)

Thanks for posting, Helen!
Gracie xx

Jooles said...

Gosh you have been a bust bee!
Your home is so beautiful Helen and must be so cosy with the fire lit, I"d like to come and live with you if you wouldn't mind ;o)
love jooles xxx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

It's always such a joy to visit here, these colours are just what I needed after such a grey day! :) x

Simone said...

Lovely crafty corners. You picked up crochet so quickly Helen. I am crocheting a blanket at the moment but it will be one huge granny square so I don't have to join squares together! x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I think if anyone's home is going to have lots of cosy blankets and throws to curl up with, it's gong to be yours Helen! :) I love the colours of your new crochet blanket and I'm also very taken with that cute little blackbird!
Nice to think of those lovely tulips coming in the springtime, isn't it!
V xxx

vintage grey said...

Aww, so beautiful and sweet is your home Helen! I love all the autumn touches everywhere! And, your crocheted pretties are always so beautiful! Have fun crafting and wishing you a lovely week! Xo Heather

Cindy said...

Everything looks wonderful! I always love to see your posts and know that I will be inspired to make something new. (Which might not be a good thing - there is never enough time, is there?)

Dorothy Griffiths said...

Hi Helen as always so much to see and wonder at. I just adore your crochet and wish I had more time to do all the lovely things you do. The colours you choose and the patterns are just divine and the background is so lovely. Helen you have one of the nicest blogs I have ever read, you are a delight and I am so glad that I found you - I am hoping that a new book will be out soon Helen. Have a fabulous week. Big hug
Dorothy
:-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Teresa Kasner said...

I'm so happy you learned to crochet too, as your perfect color choices are an inspiration to me in that craft. I love all your items on your shelves in that last shot.. pure joy. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You always know just have to put your things out to enjoy and make is look stylish! Love the pretty colors of Fall! Sweet hugs!

Anonymous said...

Oh Helen! I love your crocheted blankets. Where can I find the Granny stripe pattern instructions? What type of yarn do you use? I check your blog every day to see if you have posted. Thank you, Sandy

Alessandra said...

lovely little crafty things!!!!
I would love to feel the autumn atmosphere....!!!!!
xxxxxx Ale

Our photos said...

The crochet and the patchwork are beautiful!
Greetings, RW & SK

Chrissie said...

Loved reading your post with all those yummy colours, fabrics, sweet little ornaments. I bet your tulip garden will look beautiful next spring. Your colours for your granny blankets are lovely too

Ladybird Diaries said...

What a lovely post, I adore all the crafty corners of your home. I feel the same about crochet and am so glad that I learned because I love it now. Love all your colourful and cosy crochet makes, perfect for the cooler weather.
Marianne x

Wendy said...

oh how lovely. I have aspirations to prettify my home like this but I fear it will be a long process, I never seem to have the time to make things for me.

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, what a lovely Helen fix with your beautiful post. You just have a talent in making everything look special and your colors are so perfect for whatever you are working on. You are so good at what you do. Crocheting has really added to your life in a postive way. All the shelves looks so Autumn-ish! My grandchildren have their costumes all set too : )
xoRobin

knitsofacto said...

I really am struggling to get my head around the fact that we're in pumpkin season already ... where did the year go?

You have a lot of lovely corners in your home Helen.

Stacey R said...

i love your cushions...i spy a mushroom one! i'm planning to make some of your fabric pumpkins tomorrow while my daughter is at grandma's :)
i also have plans to learn to crochet this winter and i absolutely just adore your crochet makes, the colors are my absolute fave! hope you have a lovely weekend!!

purple-roses-country-cottage said...

Dear Helen,
thank you so much to show us these corners of your house. What an amazing fabric cupboard you have!
I am an absolute beginner in crochetet, Until now I managed to crochet some pumpkins, some hearts and some flowers. My next crochet project will be a mushroom. Have a great creative weekend. Nicolexxx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Ooh, I love the pretty crafty corners in your house Helen..so much autumn inspired loveliness everywhere!
I agree...crochet is such a lovely and relaxing way to spend some creative time and it's only a very short time ago that I was wishing I could learn and felt equally delighted when I finally took the plunge and made my first granny square!...It's the wonderful thing about Blogland that we can all inspire and encourage each other to try new things :)
It will be so lovely when your bulbs flower in spring knowing that they came from the beautiful Lake District...
Hope you have a wonderful week,
Susan x