Monday, 2 March 2015

Spring Crochet

 Time for a bit of crochet colour today, i think.....and also time to wish you all a very happy month of march.....and the start of spring................it is lighter and brighter here (still cold but improving a bit every day)............
 ................i have been sorting out my yarn stash this past week.......finding some gorgeous forgotten about balls of wool which i have begun to knit with....more of that in a later post.......and i also found some small balls of yarn and some crochet circles which needed using up........
 ...............i made the circles into flowery granny squares.......i do love colourful granny squares.....they are what inspired me to learn to crochet in the beginning just a couple of years ago.....and i still love making them and seeing the effects of rounds of different coloured yarn together :)........
 ...............i used the join as you go method to create this piece of crochet below........
 .............i even blocked it..........it is not going to be another blanket or even a pillow.......
 ................it is going to be a bag............i hope to show you it completed soon...............
 .................this week's flowers are tulips........a gorgeous mixed bunch.............
                                          .................lying on the kitchen table..............
 ..........and in the white 6 jug which is so simple and one of my favourites to display the most vivid and colourful flowers........
 ..................i also had a lovely surprise gift of a big bunch of yellow tulips which are making my sewing room so sunny and cheery.................i found my little crochet pin cushion in my yarn tidying up session......some of you may remember it from quite a while ago......it was nice to see it again so i am using it along with all my other much loved pin cushions.....just cannot have too many :)..............
 .............in my crochet catch up i must show a peek of my marshmallow blanket below......i can't think of another name for it as the pink squares always make me think of the marshmallows my grandchildren love so much, and the name has stuck for now..........i love this blanket and i only need to add a few more granny squares and then i can start the stripy border that i am so looking forward to creating..............

 ..........lots and lots of plans and projects to keep me busy with both yarn and fabrics as we move into march.......lots of gardening to do too.......below is a new spring time ck mug filled with tea and a plate with two little macarons to enjoy while crocheting my new bag together...........perfect :).............
..........thank you for visiting my little blog space here lovely readers, and for all your sweet comments....it is always wonderful to hear from you................wishing you a happy crafty week and a wonderful sunny start to march..........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxooooooooooooxxxxxxxxxx

52 comments:

Lucie said...

So beautiful! Have a nice day!

Things and Thoughts said...

Your marshmallow blanket is a real treasure, I would like to see it finished Helen. Your mixed bunch of tulips is a joy to look at...
Thnak you for being so inspiring!
Olympia

Ingrid Orens said...

I really like the colours of your marshmallow blanket - for me, it is the ultimate representation of spring colours ! Soft greens and soft pinks... Lovely !
If only the weather would help a little bit, so that we all could get a spring feeling... (Rather chilly and rainy here in Belgium...)

Jilly said...

I love the turquoise colour on your blocked piece and look forward to seeing the bag. The marshmallow blanket is looking good enough to eat too!

Madelief said...

Your marshmallow blanket looks absolutely lovely Helen!You chose some beautiful colours for your bag too.

The weather in Rotterdam sounds the same as the UK. The temperatures are slowly rising, but lots of wind.

Have a good week!

Madelief x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Beautiful colours and crochet Helen...sunshine and snow here today, let's hope it warms up soon! :) xxx

Ali said...

So pretty as always :-) xxx

Gracie Saylor said...

We are having a mostly sunny start to March as well, Helen. Some rain showers fell conveniently last night when I could not see them and got out of the way for today's sunshine :) Thanks for sharing views of your tulips and latest pretty stitching. I have some soft yellow fiber I want to use to try to knit and crochet two baby hats as gifts as we march toward Spring xx

Kate Eastwood said...

A truly beautiful Spring post.
Happy March Helen !
Kate xx

marmarel said...

I love the blocked granny's for your bag, I'm curious how it will look when it's finished!
Greetings from Marijke

Anonymous said...

Spring comes with the equinox so about 3 weeks to go. Hopefully some spring like weather then too.
Sandra

Christine Barnsley said...

Dear Helen, your crocheted bag is going to look lovely... can't wait to see it finished! I love your marshmallow blanket too and all those beautiful tulips... so pretty! Have a lovely week! :) xx

cristina said...

Oh, Helen! A handbag so beautiful will be born in your creative corner! I'm looking forward to seeing it! The colors are all so beautiful! And the tulips too! Have a nice day!
Kisssssssssssssssesssss!!!!!!!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Lovely crochet post Helen! :) Your little bag is going to be gorgeous and I love your marshmallow blanket!
I have tulips this week too, they definitely brighten the house at this time of year!
V x

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh Helen, I so love your color choices! That bag you're making is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the pinks, yellows and lavenders with that soft teal.. brilliant! I can't wait to see it all done up. Thanks for inspiring me once again. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Jane said...

The weather is looking very promising later on this week Helen, fingers crossed we can get outside into the garden. All your granny squares are gorgeous, I can see how addictive they are. Your marshmallow blanket is very well named. Enjoy the week and your pretty tulips x

Cozy Little House said...

Your pastel colors and flowers just make me swoon.
Brenda

moonstruckcreations said...

These spring colours are lovely - so cheering!

Today I noticed a solitary daffodil has started flowering in my garden, spring must be just around the corner!

Helenxx

Cindy said...

Those tulips are beautiful! It will be awhile before we will have any:(
Your granny squares are so bright and pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Miss said...

Beautiful crochet and better with a tea and macaroni.
A perfect moment while waiting for spring...
Miss xx

Amy at love made my home said...

Ohh, I look forward to seeing more of the bag!!! Your tulips are beautiful, definitely one of my favourite flowers!! xx

By Neymes said...

Aqui nessa casa,tudo sempre muito lindo,parabéns Helen.Boa semana amiga.Beijo.Valéria.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I just love them. This is why I would love to learn to crochet.

Cream Linen said...

I wish you to have a lovely March and
a wonderful Spring . The colours at you house and your creations are always a relief for our eyes .
I like the mug and the sweet treats beside it. Isn't it always wonderful to enjoy your coffee sipping it from a beautiful mug and having something soft and delicious to nibble?
My best,
Tina xxx

KC'sCourt! said...

Beautiful, just beautiful
Julie xxxxxxxx

Jooles said...

Goodness lovely Helen ..... you have been such a busy bee!
Love love love ALL of yoru gorgeous crochet, the blanket is going to be drop dead gorgeous for sure x
I adore all of your tulips and such a super vase.
Happy March!
love Jooles x x x

Simone said...

A wonderful colourful post full of so much gorgeousness! Have a lovely creative week Helen. x

Annerose said...

Frühling pur bei dir liebe Helen. Wunderschön deine Häkelarbeiten und die Tulpen sind prachtvoll.
Ich wünsche dir viel Sonne und einen herrlichen Frühling.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

driftwood said...

Happy Spring Helen, your crochet is as ever just beautiful xxx

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Helen! So happy post! I love tulips and yours have the best, cute colours! Same like the sweet pincushion! Grannies in lovely colours are so nice to make and look, should have some just around for 'decoration'! And seeing your photos, I think I need to find special vase/jug to have always flowers in the shop. Sunny wishes! x Teje

ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΗ ΣΔΡΟΛΙΑ said...

I so much love what you make, dear Helen!!!! Your pics are so beautiful, too. i always look forward to festing my eyes on your posts...
Antigone (from Greece)

Lorrie said...

Lovely, pretty makes, so full of spring color.

Frances said...

Helen, your tulips and crocheting share such joyous colors. My winterized spirits have been so warmed up by visiting here!

(I also have some crocheted circles, created perhaps a couple of years ago, that someday I will return to. I've got the yarn set aside necessary to complete that project, but just seem more drawn to knitting now. Crochet will be there when I'm ready.)

xo

Lee said...

Beautiful post as always Helen.Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.
LOVE the marshmallow blanket,marshmallows are my fav sweet treat,or anything marshmallowy yum yum.

I LOVE tulips,a bit expensive but can't resist they just seem to cheer me up with their beautiful bright colours.Oooh can't wait to see the bag,love the colours.I really love that pincushion too,must teach myself how to join circles and squares together.Happy Week to you all.Hugs xxx

Pat's Patch said...

Lovely crochet. Fabulous colours.look forward to your granny square bag. Love Pat x

Toadstool Tales said...

I love your beautiful sunny squares - can't wait to see your bag! A lovely dose of bright colour - just what I needed! Thank you. Emma x

Jo said...

A fantastic burst of colour as always. Jo x

scrappyjacky said...

That crochet is going to make such a pretty bag.

vintage grey said...

Such beautiful spring crochet projects Helen!! Always love the colors use choose! Sweet tea mug, too! Have a lovely and crafty week! xo Heather

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Pretty flowers and crochet work. How wonderful to live a life of full-time crafting. Perhaps when I am finished with my current job in June, I can get things in order so that I too can craft my days away. Best wishes, Tammy

Ana Lopes said...

Hello dear Helen! Your crochet granny squares are so pretty and full of spring! The colors are so beautiful. The tulips are amazing I love them!
Have a wonderful end of week and a fabulous March!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Little Crochet said...

Such gorgeous colours! I cannot wait to see the crochet bag you're working on! Thank you for sharing :)

Annie Cholewa said...

What a bright, fresh pop of colour those tulips add to your already very colourful world. Happy spring!

Ingrid K. said...

Hi Helen! Your post makes me feel as if spring is in the air, so fresh and new!! Love all your crochet projects! And the tulips are fab!!
Have a nice weekend!!
Ingrid xx
http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

ghemulet said...

Such colours in your life
A fine day and a spring filled with sunshine to you.

Jane said...

Your marshmallow blanket is beautiful Helen and so too are the turquoise edged granny squares. Pretty tulips, spring flowers are always so refreshing aren't they. Have a good week. Jane xx

claire said...

I do love the colours of your marshmallow blanket.

handmade by amalia said...

I love the way your crochet relates to the flowers both in color and feel. So pretty.
Amalia
xo

Housewith Hearts said...

Your blog always inspires me in terms of colour Helen, it is so fresh and spring-like. I was browsing through one of your books at the weekend gaining inspiration! X

ktoo said...

<3 <3<3 many thx

Selma from eclectichomelife.blogspot.com said...

Such a Spring coloured post. I love tulips. Love how they can be either elegant or casual The colouring matches your crochet beautifully. Look forward to seeing the bag x

CreativaCale said...

Hy!I am first time on Your blog and lovely colors and things you made make me happy:)Hugs from Serbia .
Cale