Monday, 23 March 2015

Marshmallow Blanket

 This weekend i spent a bit of time pottering in the spring garden and also in the potting shed.........
 ............i tidied up the shelves and banished the many cobwebs (for now anyway).............
 ..............and i took the newly finished marshmallow blanket out with me for a quick picture too.....
 .................i finished the blanket off with a stripy border and then a shell border in that marshmallow pink that gave the blanket its name...........i loved making this project and i loved crocheting the border to complete it.........
 ..............below it is spread out on the table in my sewing room......you can see some daffodils in flower in the garden if you look closely........soon i will be able to cut some to have in the house...
 ................the blanket is a very simple design of a granny square repeated in two colour ways, placed alternately, and joined by the join as you go method...........
 .............i always keep some real marshmallows in the cupboard for my grandchildren to enjoy and for using in certain recipes so i took a few pictures of some to include here..........

 ...............i don't usually eat a marshmallow in the middle of the day ;).........
 .............. for mother's day i received some beautiful marshmallow pink hyacinths with the most gorgeous scent...........they have lasted all week and filled the sitting room with fragrance........

 ..............it is lovely to see one of my bunnies appearing in crafts beautiful magazine this month......this is betty rabbit and she is all ready to come hopping along in time for easter......you can find out more about the magazine on the website here................
 .............i am planning to make some more bunnies soon, though i am very busy work wise this week with another magazine make, and creating mood boards for an exciting new project...........
 .............some sweet pink primroses, dotted with raindrops from a recent shower, in the sunshine on the garden table..........the wild yellow primroses in our garden and in the fields and woods round here are all beginning to open now..............such a lovely time of year............
...............before i go back to work on my project i might just pop out to the garden for a moment to enjoy the sunshine..........thank you for dropping by my little blog space dear readers and for your very kind comments........very soon now i will be holding my spring time give away as a special thank you to you all, so please look out for that ......i have almost finished making something and gathering some treats too :)...............wishing you a wonderful sunny week with plenty of happy, crafty times........... back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxooooooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

60 comments:

Eight by Six said...

wow serious blanket love. Its fab, I love it

DH said...

Love love love that Marshmallow Blanket! Dawn

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh was I happy to see your post today! We woke up to snow ans it is still snowing! How I love your marshmallow blanket. Such beautiful colors. I can knit but I wish I could also crochet. How nice to have your home filled with the smell of beautiful flowers. As you know I always look forward to Monday and seeing what you have been up to. Have a wonderful week.

20 North Ora said...

You certainly brought Spring into my life today! Love all of your gorgeous light and cheerful projects.

Judy

Kate said...

Marshmallow Blanket - perfect name for it!! My potting shed has never looked that tidy. :)
Love your flowers .... we've got fresh snow here again. :(

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

It is so pretty. Love the colors you chose.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

Beautiful blanket, love grannies and the colours are gorgeous xx

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Helen! Simply adore your marshmallow blanket... love marshmallows too! Hope you have a lovely sunny week in your beautiful garden! :) x

Gracie Saylor said...

Thanks for sharing your latest projects and the lovely flowers and colors in the world around you, Helen! I am smiling at you in admiration and appreciation :-) Wishing you and yours a happy week! xx

michelle smith said...

As usual Helen ,an absolute joy !! xx

Ingrid Orens said...

Gorgeous, your marshmallow blanket !!
And congratulations, your bunnyrabbit in a magazine ! How cool is that !!
Xxx

Cozy Little House said...

That is the most beautiful creation I have ever seen!
Brenda

creativityandfamily said...

I love your blanket so much, very aptly named!! Your shed is clean and tidy, it puts our old shed to shame!! Sharon x

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

I LOVE your pretty marshmallow blanket, Helen! The colors are so sweet, and just the fact that you've named it a marshmallow blanket makes it seem like it would be extra soft! :o) Have yourself a lovely week. xo

J9sHappiness said...

Such beautiful colours in your blanket and I love the pics of your potting shed too!! Enjoy your busy week! J9 x

Cindy said...

What a pretty blanket! I love those colors and the name fits perfectly:)
I'm sure you are loving your garden now. Our bulbs are coming up, but only the crocuses are showing color. And now it is snowing again!

Joanne Wilson said...

The blanket or bunny, I don't know which I like best! They are both adorable x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

What a beautiful blanket Helen and what a lovely name for it too! It really is marshmallow pink!
I've been delighted recently to find some vegetarian marshmallows locally which is great as I can now use them in the recipes which require them. They taste good too even better than the originals.
Always lovely to see one of your little bunnies.
Have a great week Helen and thank you so much for your lovely comment over at mine.
V x

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Absolutely stunning blanket Helen. x

Ali said...

Gorgeous as always!! (I could live in your potting shed!)

Jane said...

mmm your marshmallow blanket is just delicious Helen. The border finishes it off perfectly.You must be delighted with it. I am not usually a pink girl but that is such a gorgeous shade. Enjoy your week and the sunshine in your garden xx

Lorrie said...

That's such a sweet marshmallow blanket - so aptly named. Love the real marshmallow photos, too - we can hardly ever find anything but the white ones here. Isn't it great to be able to putter outside, getting the garden (and potting shed) ready for planting? Lovely photos.

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Dear Helen, you sure did out do yourself with this scrumptious marshmallow blanket! I don't know if I would rather hug it or eat it up!!! Super job! Gorgeous "M" pink hyacinths and matching primroses too!
Happy Springtime, xoRobin

Janet said...

Gorgeous colours.

Amanda Young said...

Your marshmallow blanket is beautiful. I love pink and green. Love reading your post it truly brightens up my day.

handmade by amalia said...

Another wonderful post to cheer up my morning coffee. That blanket is so pretty, the colors are gorgeous! And hyacinths as well!
Amalia
xo

Yvonne W said...

The marshmallow blanket is beautiful. It has very pretty colours and photographed perfectly.

Helle said...

Hi Helen. What a beautiful Marshmallow Blanket....just love the colors, so full of spring and joy. Have a nice week.

KC'sCourt! said...

Beautiful blanket
Julie xxxxxxxx

Hillside Garden said...

The blanket is beautiful - like spring.

Sigrun

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Your marshmallow blanket is gorgeous Helen...I do love your choice of colours (and your lovely white potting shed too!) Such a pretty bouquet of pink hyacinths and Betty is just beautiful!
Hope you're having a happy, crafty week and enjoying the sunshine,
Susan x

Mary Clark said...

I love all your pink - and I love Betty Rabbit. Going to check out the magazine now.

Mary

Miss said...

the blanket is beautiful and goes with the chair!
another great crochet work !!
Miss

Annerose said...

Das ist eine wunderbare Decke, sieht toll aus und die Farben sind klasse. Auch deine Blümchen gefallen mir sehr gut.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Lovely to be able to go outdoors and enjoy spring! Your newest blanket is gorgeous. :)
Enjoy!
Lin

Thimbleanna said...

It looks like summer in your corner of the world -- all bright and happy -- only the daffodils give it away. Beautiful new little blanket Helen -- I love the pretty colors!

Kate Eastwood said...

That is such a beautiful blanket Helen, I really love the colours you have chosen.
Kate xx

Lee said...

Beautiful marshmallow blanket,I LOVE marshmallows too.Great pics as always,adore your bunnies she is gorgeous.Will have to try and get the magazine,but our shop doesn't always have it.Hugs x

Cream Linen said...

'Marshmallow pink'!Such an incredibly
beautiful colour. I love pink in all its shades.Your blanket is gorgeous.
Tina xxx

Jennifer said...

Oh, Helen, your blanket is so pretty! I love the colors, especially the pale pink as an edging, it all looks so fresh and crisp together. Your bunny is lovely, congratulations on being featured in the magazine.

Susan Freeman said...

Your blanket is a beauty!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

cristina said...

Helen, his blanket is lovely and the edging looks great. I'm excited to see his own rabbit on the magazine! is beautiful, as all your collection! This year I do not can make many gardening tasks ... we are having rainy days ... I want one sun shine day! Your photos help me to shine my head these days.... Have a nice day, Helen! and thanks for sharing!Kisses from Catalonia!

Evelyne said...

Great colours of the Marshmallow Blanket! I love it!

Have a nice week,
Evelyne

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh my friend Helen.. that blanket is seriously FAB.. the colors are so sweet! Congrats on winning the giveaway at Millefleures! Lucky you! Will show photos of my finished blanket tomorrow. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Annie Cholewa said...

That is a stunner of a blanket! And perfect for these first days of spring :)

Jo said...

That really is a pink to love. Jo x

Ladybird Diaries said...

I love your marshmallow blanket! So perfectly pretty and the the name is just right.
Marianne x

Gillian said...

Your blanket is gorgeous and very aptly named. Lovely flowers too.

Things and Thoughts said...

This is the perfect granny square blanket, I think!Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos Helen!

Pat's Patch said...

Love all the fluffy mashmallow colours and fabulous blanket. Always love to see your bunnies. Love Pat x

Jill said...

Just found your lovely blog! You are so very talented and that blanket is beautiful! Looking forward to visiting you more :-) Have a wonderful day!

Blessings,
Jill

Jane said...

I love your marshmallow blanket Helen, what a lovely colour combination. Lovely pics as always. Have a great weekend. Jane xx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Glad to see that Spring has arrived and you are enjoying lovely weather. The blanket is so very pretty. Love the colors. Best wishes, Tammy

pat said...

What a yummy blanket! A lovely post as always Helen, hope you are having a lovely weekend with plenty of sunshine!! Pat xx

vintage grey said...

Hello sweet Helen!
Your blanket is so beautiful and sweet! Just love the pretty colors! Happy Mother's Day to you! Sounds like you had a lovely day! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! xo Heather

SuperMomNoCape said...

I love the soft colors you used for your granny square blanket. It looks perfect for curling up under and reading a book.

Ana Lopes said...

Hello dear Helen! I love your marshmallows blanket! The hyacinths fragrance are unique and they are beautiful. Your rabbit Betty is soooo adorable!!!
Have a fantastic week!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Kay said...

Every time I visit there is always something beautiful to see. I do think this is one of the happiest blogs around. x

Taz said...

Hi, love your marshmallow blanket my daughter wants one would you be able to tell me what yarn you used and colours. Thank you!

Lorrie said...

Such a beautiful blanket. I just love the softness of the colour palette. Truly beautiful x