Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Crochet Plans.....

 

 
Have I told you that I really want to learn to crochet? I'm sure I've mentioned it, in passing! Well I thought, before I start, I might just need to get a few things ready, a couple of hooks....and of course some yarn!

I love the word yarn, wool really, but I shall use the word yarn! Can you just imagine my delight at the sight of all that lovely yarn, oh dear, I might just develop a new addiction!

 
Anyway, I digress! Of course if I'm going to buy yarn (love that word!), I need somewhere to put it!
 
 
So this is where my little stool comes in handy! I can just see me, sat in chair, hook in hand, lovely yarn with my feet popped up on this little beauty! I hear you all laughing, not at my positive thinking (I will learn to crochet, I will learn to crochet, I will....) but that I will fit all the lovely yarn into such I small space! You know me so well, but I promise not to go mad, I'll only get just a few balls!
 
 
The interior isn't looking too good at the moment, I'm thinking of lining her with wallpaper or perhaps some of these pages, there's also purple and green, just the right shades, but I'm not sure about cutting it up! also I'm not sure wether to paint the legs or not, what do you think?
 
 
The lovely Kelly has sent me these wonderful owl mittens this week as well as some other little goodies. Thank you so much Kelly, they really brightened up my day, I'm wearing the gloves now, it's freezing here! I'm wearing the little brooch too, and the little heart has gone on the tree I made!
 
 
 
I've also had a little parcel from Sharon of Modflowers, she's in Australia visiting her family and has asked me to do some Guest Blogs for her! Thank you Sharon! The little spotty tin, silver tree and cross stitch are just some of the lovely gifts from Jackie, as part of my Advent Swap, thank you Jackie!
 
 
Well I've been busy stitching and making but can't show you anything because they are all pressies and have been sent to the North Pole!
 
Thanks for all your support on my last post, it is really appreciated! Welcome to those who have just found me, I will try very hard to visit your blogs soon!
Have a lovely rest of the week Everyone, I'm really loving reading all about your Christmas preparations!
 
 
 
Ada :) x
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

42 comments:

  1. I love your little stool it is adorable !

    love,

    Ellen

    http://ietsiepietsiekitschie.blogspot.nl/

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  2. Be afraid, be very afraid - you will definitely become addicted!! I decided I needed to learn to crochet earlier this year and it only took about a week (if that!)and I was completely hooked ! (pun intended!) So just resign yourself to the fact and have fun :-)
    Love your stool, it's just perfect for all that yummy yarn stash.
    xx

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  3. what a perfect stool just waiting to be filled with some lovely yarns, Kellyx

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  4. what a brilliant revamp! it will make a very useful little stool. I quite like the dark legs, it kind of shows the era it came from. Also lovely pressies for you! Heather x

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  5. What a lovely stool, great little gifts you've received too. I would love to learn to crochet some day. x

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  6. I love what you have done with the stool and think it would look amazing lined with those pages. I would love to learn to crochet too! x

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  7. Those owl mittens are gorgeous, did I see them on the cover of mollie makes recently? I want to make them. That stool will come in very handy - i keep my crochet and knitting stuff in an old suitcase I won on ebay and renovated - it makes me happy every time I use it. x

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  8. Be careful, crochet is VERY addictive! My mother in law taught me over Easter and I'm hooked ;-)
    My yarn (it is a lovely word!) collection is rapidly growing, you may need a bigger box!

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  9. yep crochet is addictive, be prepared for a year of 'crochet'
    I found you tube really helpful, give it a go!

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  10. Hello Ada
    Well I never I have just bought a stool in a C shop today ...not as nice as your one though ...I shall leave it in my garage utill after Christmas and then start on renovation...I am sure your stool will be very handy for your crochet
    Keep warm and cosy
    Thea x

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    1. Please show us when you've finished it! :) x

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  11. Learning to crochet is my number one goal for 2013! I already know your crocheted creations will be inspiring - so is the stool!

    Anna x

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  12. You will love crocheting Ada!! Looking forward to seeing all your pretty yarn and creations!! xo Heather

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  13. Hi Vintage Sheet Addict, just found you. Hurrah, someone else that loves vintage sheets. I made a beautiful patchwork quilted picnic blanket out of vintage sheets, I must send you a pic.

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    1. Yes please, love vintage sheet makes! :) x

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  14. ...the perfect solution for your yarn storage....it looks fabulous and will look even more amazing with all your colourful yarn inside....good luck!x

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  15. Wow! That's amazing! I keep my Yarn in a massive blanket box - my Husband likes to call it the deconstructed blanket box!
    Claire

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  16. Love your yarn storage stool. I have a wonderful basket for all my yarn but it does allow dust in so this is much more practical. I think I would paint the legs white myself. I am crocheting a star garland right now and love how portable crochet is- I have done some at playgroup and some at swimming lessons and knocked over finishing a cushion while having a glucose tolerance test at the pathology lab! mel x

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  17. Hi Ada ... love the stool ... I would paint the legs ... they are a little heavy looking with the gorgeous light fabric ... but that's just my opinion ... do what you love ... chat soon ... Bee xx

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  18. Your little stool is so pretty. I love the bobble trim round the edge. I think bobble trims should be put EVERYWHERE. Tables, beds, clothes, christmas trees, you name it! The legs would look cute painted.

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  19. What a lovely stool to stash your yarn! I too also love yarn. I can't wait to see what you create...
    Stephanie

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  20. i think that you should paint the legs of your stool, that is so lovely!!!
    xxx Ale

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  21. DEFINITELY line your stool with those pages, and definitely paint the legs! I am inspired to cover a somewhat similar stool (not as nice) that has come to me & I hate to part with - thanks!

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  22. not sure about your legs, when I saw the stool I thought how beautiful but maybe they need to be a colour to match one of the fabric colours. Crochet is good but I do struggle with the instructions!! maybe try some needle tatting as well that is also nice to do and both are great when on a bus journey as they take up so little room in the bag enjoy.

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  23. love the stool... how did you cover it? Was it with a staple gun? It looks wonderful; I would paint the legs or maybe sand the legs to achieve a paler wood, but that is just my opinion. If I lived near you I would happily teach you to crochet, hope you take to it like a duck to water!

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    1. Yes, all done with my 2 new best friends, Mr GG and Mr SG! :) x

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    2. I agree with MeMeRose. Painted and then sand the edges a bit. Very vintage-shabby.

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  24. Hi Ada! I love what you've done with the help of the two new Misters in your house! I think the dark legs really pop! with the turquoise blues! If you painted them in white or a colour from the fabric, they would still look nice, but they would blend in more (matter of your personal preference there). Either way the bench is beautiful and I'll thank you to send it my way should you find you don't like crochet!! (Ha Ha!) You're right, the inside is a bit bleak and needs your special touch there too. Glad to hear your busy with making pressies ... the best kind to receive! I've finally got my tree assembled this morning (fake), and now am on to the lights (which I thoroughly dread). And my living room has darkened considerably with the monstrous tree dead centre of the window ... maybe I'll rearrange the furniture and tuck it into a corner ... more work! Take care Ada :) Wendy

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  25. I can see you already, feet up, crochet hook at the ready, *yarn* choices around you, tongue in the right position and whoosh, off you go!!!!

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  26. Such a pretty stool.. That is perfect for storing yarn (love that word too!). Happy crocheting :)
    Magie x

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  27. I love what you have done with the little stool - it is gorgeous!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  28. It's a very pretty stool and yes I'd paint the legs.

    Another wanna' be crocheter here, good luck, I shall follow with interest :D

    By the way, yarn is only wool if it's spun from wool, cotton etc. yarns are definitely yarn ... just saying ;)

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  29. Oh me oh my..your little stool is beyond adorable!!! You are so creative. Wishing you the best of luck on crocheting...I sooo want to learn too...happy weekend.

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  30. Christmas has come a little early for you too, Ada,with such lovely give a ways...Good luck with the crocheting, I can do big squares and that's about all! You have the perfect little place to keep your yarns now!
    Love Mariax

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  31. Oh Ada, I do adore your Christmas tree. My heart skipped a beat when I saw the tree in Country Living mag, and now seeing yours it skipped a beat or two again! Well done you.

    Also love the owl mittens ;-)

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  32. Thanks everyone for your encouragement! You are great motivators! :) x

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  33. The stool's gorgeous! I think it would look even nicer with painted legs like the chair you did (or are going to do in a later post - I'm that behind with my blog reading that each time I go back through my reading list to find where I'm up to, I might have read something out of sinc!).

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  34. The footstool is stunning! Love!

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