Sunday, 30 December 2012

(Almost) A Cushion!

 
Well I have my (almost) first crochet Ta Da! I know, I know, compared with most of the crochet loveliness in Blog Land this is (almost) cringe worthy, but I'm proud, so proud I know its not finished yet, but I just HAD to share!

Now....is it a cushion (NOT another cushion I hear my family cry!) or shall I carry on and create......a BLANKET!!!



I know I have such a long way to go, so many improvements to make....but I've started and it's not 2013 yet! I'm ahead of myself!

 
 
If I make a cushion, what's the best way of sewing this to the cushion? And what do I do with all those ends!!
 
When the children are back at school and I have some Me Time, I'm going to have a Bunny Mummy Day! I'm sure all of you know her blog very well, have you seen her latest post....crochet heaven! I will read all the way through her blog, and love every minute!

THANK YOU all so much for your kind birthday wishes, you are just The Best! I was hoping to reply to all.....but got a little distracted!

 
I have (almost a cushion....Yippee!)
 
I'm guest blogging over at Modflowers over the next week or so! Sharon as posted today as well, but please pop over, I could do with the support! It was a bit traumatic, I published my first post, sent it off, but it didn't show on her blog....it's floating around Cyber Space somewhere, I imagine some Aliens coming across it, thinking, who the heck is Ada Bea......little do they know! Anyway, I managed to work out what to do!
 
I'm extending the Crafty Currency Swap until the new year, pop over and have a look if you have a chance, there are some lovely swaps on offer! (sorry I seem to be making a lot of pop over demands!)
 
 
Thank you for your continued support and encouragement, you really help!
 
Ada :) x
 
p.s. I ironed, photographed, and decided which sheets I will pop in my Etsy shop yesterday, some pillowcases too....I had a lovely time!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

42 comments:

  1. Great crochet, something I am yet to accomplish.

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  2. Awwww , thanks for all the lovely things you said about my blog Ada. I think you crochet is brilliant for a first attempt....so neat and the colours are lovely.
    Maybe I should to a tute on sewing in the ends.I think I will :0)
    Jacquie x

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    1. Yes please Jacquie, any help gratefully accepted! :) x

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  3. It's lovely Ada ... Stop doubting yourself! I have 2 granny square cushions (charity shop, not made by me) that are just 2 granny squares sewn together on 3 sides with the 4th side just being sewn up a quarter of the way each side, leaving an opening in the middle to put the cushion in ... Jst means you have to make another square! Gorgeous sheets too!

    Love Claire xxx

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  4. It's really lovely - why not leave this one as a cushion and then do another for a blanket, it's nice to have something complete that you can look at and say 'I made that'!

    Love the sheets - off to have a look at your etsy shop!

    Love, Nikki

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    1. Hi Nikki, I will open my shop again on Tuesday! :) x

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  5. That is one very impressive new skill come to fruition! Well done - soon I shall have to attempt to learn this myself! I am now going to find out what a Bunny Mummy Day is!
    x

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  6. fantastic Ada! you can learn to include the ends in the next stitches, but I've just started darning them in back over on themselves, much stronger. Pillows are a bit fiddly, you could make two sides or stitch it to another cover. maybe you could keep going and it could become a lap blanket! well done though. Enjoy bunnymummy she's lovely isn't she! Heather x

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  7. It's gorgeous, well done! Am intrigued so hopping (!) over to see what a Bunnymummy day is:-)
    Xx

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  8. Goodness, a blanket ... go for it! Yet again 'learn to crochet' is on my to do list for the year ahead ... I'm in awe of anyone who can!

    Love Jacquie's blog :D

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  9. Well Done Ada - it's looking good! You'll be hooked in no time and then there will be no stopping you :0) xx

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  10. It's lovely, fabulous colours... Oh how I wish I could crochet!

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  11. Fabulous! Such a neat piece of work. You can never have too many cushions surely ;)

    Helenxx

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  12. Well done Ada... looking good... I've only got as far as double crochet rows and shells so far but like you am going to follow some bunny mummy tutorials, her last post was inspirational... Squares for me next but need someone to rescue the wool I just can't get to it! So knitting another pair of mittens! x

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  13. That's it now Ada.You will be well and truly hooked!I am totally addicted to crochet blankets and find any excuse to make more.A great place to buy Stylecraft Special Dk,which lots of crafters use,is Afan crafts in S.Wales.It's only £1.30 a ball.Another good crochet blog is Attic24 for inspiration and tutorials.

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    1. Sounds like a bargain thanks for your visit, and the advice! :) x

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  14. Lovely cushion cover. Id make a few squares and join into a blanket. The colours are lovely!! Xx

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  15. Ada, your crochet is fantastic, and you are right to be proud of it!! You can never have too many cushions or blankets in my opinion, so either would look gorgeous.

    Gillian x

    ps the only thing to do with those horrid ends is weave them in, one at a time, with a tapestry needle. Dull but essential! x

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  16. See, I told you you could do it and you completely have! I suggest making another square and sewing them together to make a cushion cover. Then start again and make a blanket! I'll have to pop over to all your suggested places to visit when I have a mo. Sounds interesting...

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  17. There will be no stopping you now, Ada! It's fab..
    Thank you for kind Christmasy greetings and for being a lovely blogging friend.
    Wishing you a magical 2013 ****
    Love Maria x

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  18. Looking good good good!! Lovely bright colours!

    Amanda :-)

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  19. Woohoo, go Ada! I'm getting there - right behind you! x

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  20. wow that looks just lovely - great colour choices too! kellyx
    {& happy belated birthday too x}

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    1. It's those magic mittens you sent me! :) x

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  21. Drooling, drooling over that first fabric - I feel weak in the knees! Your cushion is just gorgeous - I love all the talent that flows from you :) Happy New Year, Miss Ada!

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  22. Oh Ada, I am so impressed with your crochet attempts!!!! I must confess that yesterday I earmarked some crochet tutorials but haven't had the courage to start yet. Where did you find your tutorials, pray tell?! :-)

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    1. Lucy at attic 24
      Bunny Mummy
      Seeds and stitches
      All good clear tutorials but have a book handy with the types of stitches in as tutorials often require you to actually know the stitches! :) x

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  23. Clever you. I've been doing it for nearly a year and I'm totally hooked... oh dear! Your colours are beautiful. The ends are pesky things aren't they, just weave them in the back. If you make a cushion, you can move onto another project... woo hoo xx

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  24. Lovely Ada
    Well done, that is so impressive for a first attempt and so neat too.My goodness do you know what you have "unleashed" now that you have learnt to do basic crochet...more's the questions do your family know what you will become now you can hook away? A happy hooking gal just like meeeee! Its got to be one of the most addictive divine crafts going, forget savings your pennies for a rainy day it will now be spent on yarn and your family will now have the pleasure of home and hand made blankets, pillows etc. Hooray for crochet, life would be so dull without it :O)Just weave the ends in with a thick embroidery needle that's what I do and yes,I am a big follower of Jacquie's blog too xox

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  25. Your crochet looks perfect! I love the colours.
    Hope you have a wonderful 2013!!

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  26. Great job, Ada. You are doing such pretty work why not go for a blanket. Hooky fun is in your hands now. Have a lot of fun and keep hooking on the "blanket".
    Happy New Year!

    Sharon

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  27. You are doing fine with the crocheting! By the way, I am working on my first Granny cushion too;-)

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  28. Well done on the crochet Ada,
    Your doing so well,its so addictive isnt it?
    hugs,xxx

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  29. Ada, look at you!!! Your Very First Crochet Square is delightful : -) There's no stopping you now!!!!!

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  30. Your crochet is lovely, there will be no stopping you now! My first project was a blanket; poorly made, falling to pieces and now residing in my car. We've got to start somewhere though. Enjoy your crafty time xx

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    1. I think it might have gone past the cushion stage, may be becoming a blanket! :) x

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  31. Just gorgeous Ada ... it is so lovely ... you see ... it was definitely worth keeping at it :) ... loved your modflowers post too ... looking forward to more ... Bee xx

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  32. Oh! I have to practice too... ; )

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  33. Don't pull yourself down, I think you've done a great job!

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  34. oh my what wonder crocheting!
    Pitter Patter goes my heart when I see those sheets!

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  35. your crochet is coming along a treat, love the variety of colours you gave used.

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