Monday, 24 August 2015

August Makes

 My summer brights throw is one of the projects i finished this august and it was a pleasure to make with its simple granny stripes and warm colours that remind me of summer flowers and fruits.....
 ...............and colourful striped sticks of seaside rock too................
 ..........most of the crochet was done at home and i finished the border when we were away at the seaside.............
 ............the yarn is all stylecraft special dk except for two of the greens...the bright one is from king cole and the softer one is a dolly mixture one by patons.............the border is a few rows of single crochet in colours from the main blanket............it is a lovely little throw to use, especially for children and babies to have tucked round them...................


 ............some nice sustenance is always need during crochet and other crafting sessions don't you find?................below is little miss molly showing off her amazing new summer hair cut.......
 ..............the hydrangeas are in full bloom here and i love being able to make a really quick and colourful flower arrangement with a few snips of the secateurs and a pretty jug............
 .................the next august make i would like to show you is my project in the new issue of crafts beautiful magazine.............(it is actually the october issue that is on the newsstands now).........
 ...............i made a set of three dotty bears which can be gifted individually...............
 ..............or made into a pretty garland to decorate a playroom or nursery............
 ..............you can find out more about the magazine and download patterns on the crafts beautiful website here...............
...............wishing you all a happy last few days of august.............thank you for visiting me here dear readers and for taking the time to leave such sweet comments.............back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

44 comments:

driftwood said...

oh those summer colours are just divine xxx it's like a colour feast visiting with you Helen xxx

Teje said...

Hi Helen! I'm so happy to hear from you and to see your sweet makings! Always when I see your crochet projecst I want to pick yarn and hook! Little teddys are the cutest! Have a wonderful week, turning to September, my favourite month! x Teje

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love your summer throw Helen, definitely the colours of summer! :)
Aren't hydrangeas just the most amazing flowers, I do love them.
How lovely to see little Molly, she looks very pretty with her new haircut!
Have a great week,
V x

KC'sCourt! said...

Wow those colours are delicious.
Julie xxxxx

serendipity said...

Gorgeous blanket. Such pretty colours. xx

Simone said...

I love the blanket and the dotty bears too! x

Delia West said...

Beautiful colours in your crochet blanket I think Summer has left us early this year before it even came. lovely hydrangeas I must pick some of mine before they go over I did dry some of the single petals early this month ready for gifts. The bears are so sweet to, dee x

Cindy said...

I love those colors of the blanket- they look like ice cream or candy! The bears are so sweet. I would like to make some for my twin grandsons:)

Annerose said...

Hallo Helen,
eine wunderschöne Decke ist wieder entstanden. Und die Bärchen gefallen mir auch sehr gut.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

Jane said...

What lovely colours dear Helen to cheer up such a dull wet day. Lots of lovely projects her. Keep dry and enjoy the week ahead xx

Patty Marker said...

That crochet blanket is just beautiful. That is something I would really love to work on this fall.

Frances said...

Ahhh Helen, you've accomplished so much during August...and there's still a bit of August left!

Your colorful crocheted afghan has a great flow of shades. Looks like the colors are dancing. That touch of green adds to the tempo.

And now on to the three bears...they are adorable in their dottiness. I imagine that many folks are going to wish to make these little cuties. They have winning personalities and each features your well-chosen detailed stitching.

Bravo! xo

Michelle makes and bakes said...

The Blanket is so lovely, brill coloursx

Maywyn Studio said...

Miss Molly looks wonderful among your other beautiful photos.

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Helen! Love your crocheted blanket... you always pick such delicious colours! The hydrangeas are lovely too... another of my favourites! What a cute little project your bear is too! Have a lovely week! Christine x

❤Coco Rose❤ said...

Oh Helen, such a beautiful post. I just love your colour. You have such a wonderful eye, and it's so beautiful to see it all in your posts! That blanket....oh that blanket.......it's like a packet of Tooty- frooties. Gosh that takes me back. My favourite sweets of the 80's and I loved their colours!

Enjoy the rest of the August days too!

Take care

Vanessa xxx

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

It's such a lovely blanket I adore the colour combinations you come up with. They are always very pretty x

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Such a lovely blanket and cute bears. You have a knack for color. I do love when everything goes together. Best wishes, Tammy

Jennifer said...

This blanket is so pretty! I love how the colors are very fresh and fruity-looking. The bright green is a perfect touch. I wouldn't have thought to use it but it's just right. Beautiful work as always. I hope you have a good week, Helen.

Ingrid Orens said...

Oh Miss Molly you look oh so tiny with your new haircut ! All your volume is gone :-) !
Lovely blanket, and the bears !! So cute !!

sew said...

It's impossible to choose my favourite photo here - I have a sneaking suspicion Miss Molly's hair-do might just have the edge!!
Love your gorgeous colours as always & hydrangeas remind me of my childhood as my parents had a spectacular one in their front garden that people used to stop and admire.

Janet said...

Delicious colours in the blanket.

Kim said...

Your blanket reminds me of that candy, so sweet and colorful. I just adore your use of color, the hues you choose to work with are so pleasing and make me smile, no matter what kind of day I am having. Thank you for sharing your work.

angelasweby said...

Jelly bean colours. Your beautifully made throw is full of the atmosphere of summer. Something you will enjoy especially on dull and cool afternoons to come.

Kate said...

Miss Molly steals the show! :)

Teresa Kasner said...

Hello Helen! I'm back from our camping trip. I love the colors in your Summery blanket!! How did your HB do in the sailing races? I'd so love to see a photo! You'll have to show him my blog post of us sailing our little Sunfish sailboats. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Leanne said...

Your rug is so pretty, I love all your photos. How do you get your hydrangeas to stay so nice, my wilt after a few hours.

Stins said...

It is always such a joy to visit here! The colours you used on the blanket are so pretty together, and the green border finishes it off very beautifully.... Love from Mirjam.

Gillian said...

Your crocheted blanket is gorgeous. Love the dotty bears too.

Pat's Patch said...

Gorgeous candy dropped blanket and cutest little bears. Molly takes a very pretty pose. Lovely post. Love Pat x

Rhona said...

What gorgeous colours in your throw....just perfect for summer!

Ladybird Diaries said...

I love your blanket so much Helen! The colours remind me of sweeties...it's gorgeous.
Marianne x

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

Oh Helen, I don't know how you accomplish so much! Tell me your secret, please! LOL! I have blanket fever right now as it has been awhile and I know I am going to start one soon. I love your summer colors and it did remind of summer fruits and flowers....I could almost smell it! Your little teddies are so sweet and what lovely hydrangeas. I have to catch up with you as usual I have fallen behind. What pattern did you use for your blanket, may I ask? So glad you are having an enjoyable summer especially with that new baby although I bet he is growing fast! Hugs..Sam

Gracie Saylor said...

Hi Helen! I am just now catching up on your last two beautiful posts. I'm so glad you had a good holiday, enjoying the sea, family and a visit with Janet, too. I love the way your throw turned out and your dottie bears, also. In my time camping by the sea I made some progress on a crocheted shaw and a knit baby blanket, and on a following road trip I completed two small aqua knit dishcloths as well. Isn't it especially lovely to stitch by the sea? Wishing you and yours excellent days! xx

Lorrie said...

A little handwork on vacation is a great thing. Your August makes are all so pretty. The three bears would make a cute gift for a child. I can just imagine the stories they would engender.

Amy at love made my home said...

Your throw is beautiful Helen and I love the little bears as well!! Very cute fellows! xx

Sharon - creativity and family said...

Oooh, they really are seaside rock colours, candy floss and the sweet yumminess of summer :-) Mi! xss Mollie looks super cute with her haircut and I love the teddies

Viola said...

Dear Helen, your blanket is a beauty. The colours look so fresh and juicy. And your dottie bears are cute, I love the fabric you have chosen for them. Viola

Thimbleanna said...

It's been so lovely to finally have the time to carch up on your posts. I love my visits here - your posts are always so colorful and peaceful. It looks like you had a beautiful week away - heaven! I love your beautiful new stripey throw and those little bears are just adorable!

moonstruckcreations said...

Lovely summer colours! Reminded me of sticks of rock from the seaside!

Helenxx

flowers on my table said...

Oh love that throw Helen, the colours are summer but with a little nod to Autumn, just like today's weather. Love little Mollie too! Linda xx

vintage grey said...

Oh, this blanket is just gorgeous Helen!! Love the yellow edging and sweet colors!! xo Heather

handmade by amalia said...

Simply the nicest, friendlies, throw.
Amalia
xo

cristina said...

Helen, I had a very difficult summer and had missed some of your publications that I read now. They are so nice the granny stripe blankets! and your is so sweet as all that you does! I use a lot the granny stripe pattern, and my last project was a shawl with this! congratulations! and hope you have a nice day!