Monday, 17 November 2014

Sweetpea Blanket

 It is always a good thing to get a large project finished and i was very happy to complete the sweetpea blanket this week :)..................
 .........this one seems to have taken quite a long time, probably because i was doing so many other projects at the same time..........this blanket is especially for my little granddaughter daisy and it has ripples of all her favourite colours.............the pattern is of course lovely lucy's neat ripple pattern here...........the yarn is all stylecraft special dk except the sugary pink which is stylecraft pearl dk...
 ...............as i often do, i sewed a bobble trim along the wavy edges in bright pink............
 .................i have not given this blanket to daisy yet as i want to finish off a stripy one for charlie first so they each have one...........one day every week i collect the children from school and bring them to my house for their tea and we play games or do some crafting...........it is a real treat to see them regularly as they grow so fast............
 ...............the last of the sweetpeas from this summer, in a seaside mug that i bought in beaumaris....
                                   ................my pom pom making crush continues...........
                     ..............i am thinking they would be a nice addition to small gifts.................
 ................this is some postage stamp patterned paper i bought ages ago which i have finally been able to allow myself to cut up..............it is perfect paper for small gift boxes, and the pom poms can be made to match or contrast too................
 ...........besides some crafty playing this week i have also been gardening with miss molly........the seed box filled with small cyclamen was a present from kind mr p...........i will plant the cyclamen in the garden when they finish flowering and then plant some seeds in the wooden seed box.........
 .................this little gardening set was a birthday gift in the summer from one of my sweet sisters and i am enjoying using it for my autumn gardening......the small dibber is perfect for planting tiny bulbs............we have planted up a lot of containers with bulbs this year but i am not planting the usual tulip patch this time...............last year's tulips were moved to some pots and to the box hedged bed by the potting shed, so we will wait and see what comes up next spring .........it will be a nice surprise................
 ...................this afternoon i will be working on a magazine project.............and then on a book project........and then on a bit of crochet.............
 .............my little pink painted tray filled with crafty bits and pieces is still very useful.....i had a tidy up of the sewing room this week as it was getting a bit crazy and i couldn't find anything under piles of fabrics and crafty items........i might take some pictures of it while it is tidy :)...........
..............thank you for coming to see me here, dear readers, i love your visits and your kind comments, and how fun it is to find new blogs as well as to hear from old friends too..........thank you all and i look forward to lots more blog visiting myself this week.................wishing you happy crafty times........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxooooooooooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

45 comments:

Ingrid Orens said...

Everytime I read your blog, it makes me feel likes it's springtime ! Your photos are always so sweet, soft colours, a perfect antidote for a grey day like we're having here today in Belgium...
The blanket is gorgeous !! I love the bobble trim on the edge !!I think there will be one happy little lady over there, when she receives this beautiful blanket :-) !!

Kate Eastwood said...

Soooo beautiful Helen - and so much pom-pom love !
Kate x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Beautiful blanket Helen and most definitely the colours of sweet peas, sadly mine have all finished now, I do look forward to sweet peas days again! Little Daisy is going to adore her blanket. So lovely that you get to see your grand babies regularly. :)
Loving all the poms poms too and pretty little cyclamens and absolutely not forgetting the gorgeous Molly!
V x

Ingrid K. said...

Hey Helen!

What a wonderful blanket, I adore the shades you picked, they go so well together! It really is very pretty! It will make a great gift!!!

Loving your cyclamen and sweet Molly!

Heheh, I know what you mean about pompoms, there is something sweet about them! I previously hung up a pompoms garland... ;)

Happy making this week!!!
Ingrid xx
http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

I'm a pompom addict, too!!!!! ;oD
the blanket is lovely,
xxxxx ale

Joanne Wilson said...

I adore the bobble edging & how sweet to make a blanket each. I have pom pom envy now, I need a maker!

Lynne Tilley said...

Your Sweetpea blanket is wonderful and just that..... SWEET.

scrappyjacky said...

Those colours are so gorgeous...the blanket is beautiful.
I'm now thinking that adding pom poms to wrapped gifts well be lovely to do.

Michelle Hagger said...

The colours always look so fresh and beautiful, I love the way to take your photos.x

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Helen, I love sharing my Monday mornings with you! The blanket for Daisy is just beautiful. What little girl would not love it. I know my grand-daughter would. Yes, I so agree, what we give one we like to make for the other too. I wish I could crochet, I would make that in a minute for my grand-daughter. I also get to see my grand-children on a regular basis. We are so blessed. You have me wanting to go make pom poms! Enjoy the rest of your week. Thank you for always making me smile. xx

Annerose said...

Eine wunderschöne Decke ist das geworden, Kompliment, gefällt mir sehr gut und das Muster mag ich auch. Ich bin mal auf das neue Buch gespannt.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

KC'sCourt! said...

What a beautiful blanket. I love reading your blog, everything is so bright and cheerful.

Jo said...

I love the blanket edging and the perfect pom poms. i just made pom poms for a scarf. Jo x

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh, Helen, what a beautiful ripple for Miss Daisy! Both my husband and I exclaimed at what wonderful color sense you have.. it's magnificent! And how sweet to make one for your grandson, too. I look forward to seeing that one. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

crazydazy said...

The sweetpea blanket is just beautiful....many thanks for the link....I might have a go!

Jane said...

What a beautiful blanket for Daisy you have made Helen, she will love it. How wonderful that you see her and Charlie every week, grandchildren are so precious aren't they. You pom poms look fab on your parcels. Enjoy the week, hugs xx

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Ooooo up I adore the sweet pea blanket - I must make sure my Little Miss doesn't see these photos, she loves all things pink, for her there cannot be too much pinkness :)
Jillxo

Lorrie said...

What a bright and cheery blanket. Love those pompoms.

Gracie Saylor said...

Daisy is certain to love the beautiful blanket dearly, Helen. Thanks for letting us admire it as well. Your posts are a joy to view. Thank you! xx

marmarel said...

I enjoy your photo's, love the colors of your blanket, flowers and pompons. I love it to take a look at your little rose tray with all the stuff it contents!
Greetings from Marijke

nerospost said...

Hi Helen! This blanket came out so beautiful! Colours are most beautiful and sweet as the name! I'm enjoying again so much all your cute photos, flowers, little presents with perfect Paper and pom poms! Great to have Special time with your grand Children. Have a lovely week! x Teje

Deborah @Patchwork Atelier said...

What a lovely blanket! I love those pompoms!!!

Gillian said...

Your sweet pea blanket looks beautiful. Daisy will be delighted.

Patchwork and Play said...

Each of your photos and projects is such a delight Helen! I love the crocheted blanket and those pretty pom poms! They remind me of one my first crafting ventures as a child......

Amy at love made my home said...

Your blanket is beautiful, the colours go together so well! xx

Miss said...

That blanket.. you know I am in love with blanket at this time.
The colours are beautiful,
And lucy's pattern is so wonderful.
Miss. Xx

driftwood said...

such pretty pretty colours xxx

Thimbleanna said...

Oh So Sweet! You're the Grandma everyone wishes they had!

Jennifer said...

This blanket is absolutely gorgeous, Helen. It's so sweet and perfectly girly. Your granddaughter will love it. You are a wonderfully thoughtful grandmother and she is lucky to have you.

Rhona said...

What beautiful colours in your blanket....it's gorgeous! I'm certain that your granddaughter will love and treasure it. Looking forward to seeing Charlie's blanket too.
Love the last of the sweetpeas...sadly we have snow already so a bit of summertime flowers was just what I needed today. I'm clearing up my crafty mess today too...or at least attempting to!

Ladybird Diaries said...

Such a gorgeous blanket, truly beautiful and a lovely gift for your granddaughter. I adore the colours you have used here. I am yet to try a ripple blanket but you are inspiring me...
Marianne x

Anonymous said...

Helen, such a pretty blanket. I always love your crochet projects. The colorful wrist Warmers are great too. Sandy

cristina said...

Your new blanket is beautiful! the pom poms look great for wrapping gifts! it is very nice to see flowers this time of year, I love it! Congratulations to so many beautiful works, Helen! Have a nice day!

Madelief said...

Such a beautiful blanket Helen. Your granddaughter will be very pleased!

Have a lovely evening!

Madelief x

A little happy place said...

It's lovely Helen....I am sure it will be much loved!!! Sarah xo

Jane said...

Your blanket is beautiful Helen, perfect sweet pea colours. I find pom pom making addictive! Enjoy your week.
Jane x

gillyflower said...

Daisy will love her pretty blanket I'm sure, the bobble trim is perfect!
So many colourful photos here, eye candy on a grey day.
Have a good day Helen ��
Gill xx

Simone said...

Such a lovely sweet pea and pom pom post Helen. You do cheer me up! x

Susan Freeman said...

Such an adorable blanket and I love the way you have wrapped it up!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Lee said...

Hi Helen,Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog,it means a lot to me.I LOVE the ripple blanket,those colours are beautiful,I think I used Stylecraft too.Ripple blankets look so daunting to me all those chains lol,never ending. I would love to pluck up the courage to make one though.I am still struggling to find time,but have actually got your book open and want to make the heart.Hugs xx

pat said...

I love the sweetpea colours Helen, I am inspired .... I have to make two snuggle blankets for my two little great nieces next year, and they wear pinks and purples only!!!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your crocheted "bouquet" is lovely, very reminiscent of their namesake's blooms. Your hands work wonders, Helen.

Have a splendid week.
-Karen

Anne Toprak said...

Hello Helen, Beautiful projects and colors. How lucky you are to see your grandchildren weekly.

Sorry for late comments....My computer has had some hiccups.
Happy last week of November.
Anne and family
PlumCreek22

Sam I Am...... said...

I love the Sweet Pea blanket...the colors are spot on for a summer display of them. And the pompoms are darling as package accents. I love the paint you used on the pale pink box....perfect shade of pink.

Janice Kay Schaub said...

what a beautiful blog, I just have to follow you. I wish I could have the patiemce to make a lap rug, I did once long ago. Maybe I could do it again.
I love the colours in the sweet pea one
Janice