Friday, 21 January 2011

Hearts in the Sun

Hello again :0)....I know , two posts in one day ! They're a bit like buses:0)

I've been playing around crocheting hearts this week . My favourite pattern of the moment is a cute little 3D version .

As the sun was shining so brightly this afternoon I couldn't resist taking this picture.........



Ohhh , just look at those sharp shadows and how different the yarn looks in such bright light, welcome back sun ! Never mind that it's actually freeeezing outside :0)

I found the pattern for these cuties via tangled happy ( what a great site ) . I'm so glad I found Taras lovely blog "EASY" . Do check it out , there are lots of great free patterns .

So, back to my hearts, what do you think ?......



The red and lilac ones are slightly bigger as the yarn is a little thicker and I used a 4.00mm hook. Then on Wednesday I found a 3.5mm hook ( been looking for one for ages ) . So I used this to make the yellow and green ones........



Next I had to decide what to do with them , don't you love getting creative ? My projects never seen to end up how I originally imagined them , but I love the way they evolve. I had an idea to hang these vertically and knew I wanted to add something else for interest , but what ??? Beads, great but I couldn't find many nice ones in my stash, Crochet flowers ? no ,too fussy.
I know, felt !............



Lovely felt, I have a good stash of this user friendly material. Oh ,and buttons are always good . These are just basic white ones rescued from the boys old school shirts, but I think they will be fine. So I play around . This really is playing :0) I had lots of fun ..........



That's O.K. this looks cheerful , little circles of felt made by cutting round a penny.......



In the end I even got my pinking shears out , yes I had lots of fun with those. Here's the finished result.....





Yipee, more colourful crochet and felt to adorn my wall.............



I think it looks very at home with my embroidery hoop pictures.
Here's a wider angle shot so you can see most of the crochet in this room together. Please note the side table disguised as a tumble dryer :0)



My crochet bunting is also in this conservatory , but I don't think I could get it in the same picture. Well certainly not without showing you a lot of clutter. Yes there's loads of boy type stuff in this room,which this week includes the whole rugby teams kit I've been washing!, but I just look at the nice bits and try not to stress about the rest.
Hope you have a great , stress free, weekend .
Jacquie x

39 comments:

  1. Oh, those are gorgeous Jacquie.

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  2. Gorgeous! I was thinking of making some heart garlands for Valentines day.

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  3. Lovely! I will look at that pattern - I thought I had found one on Ravelry but it was all in Japanese! I have been making Granny herts from the Royal Sisters instead.

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  4. Vow that is so beautiful! It fits so well with your other beauties on your wall! Wonderful idea with qute details!
    xxx Teje

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  5. they are so cute:)It is a good idea to decorate walls..
    I like knitting too..Please visit my blog and be a follower:)
    filizinevi

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  6. Love these! They fantastic on the wall with those adorable pictures! Great job! ♥

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  7. Ooohh, you`ve given me an idea on what to do with the lovely pastel cotton yarn I got in the sale at my lys today - so many ideas, so little time! Lovin` your hearts!

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  8. awwwww that is lovely i love it, well done you what a smashing idea. Dee x

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  9. They're great! I love the final arrangement with the white felt as well.

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  10. Wow Jacquie, just so sweet and pretty and in time for a valentines treat ! xox I love tangled happy too, great site, happy weekend x

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  11. So pretty! I love your bright pretty room too!

    ♥Anita
    Smile; it the second best thing one can do with one's lips. --Author Unknown
    http://aseknc.blogspot.com/

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  12. That's so cute! I love how you display the hearts. Neat idea!

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  13. Hey Jacquie, that chain of hearts is too cute. What a great idea.
    It's quite a crafty little corner with your mums picture too.
    Blue skies and sunshine here, enjoy your weekend,

    Claire :)

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  14. I have really enjoyed catching up with your makes - I like the colours and the way you are gradually filling your place up with this homey style.

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  15. I just stumbled upon your blog and I love your little hearts. Just lovely :-)

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  16. Well of course I LOVE them! They look great and your retro side table is ingenious! xxx

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  17. Jacquie these are gorgeous! and in time for Valentines too! I'm glad I'm not the only one with a felt stash, so useful.

    Your crochet corner looks so bright and colourful, simply L O V E L Y! xx

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  18. Jacquie thankyou for your kind welcome to my little nook by the sea, and fantastic hearts by the way, really want to have a go at these. Pixie x

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  19. Jacquie these are gorgeous! love your colourful crochet cushions on your sofa too xx

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  20. Love those hearts! Im a bit of a crochet fan myself, so quite fancy having a go at making these - will have to wait until after our OFSTED inspection tho!

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  21. I love the way that they look when they are strung together!
    x

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  22. Is that a washing machine? How I wish my washing machine had a cute and beautiful place like yours. I am stunned... My machine stands on flaked grey painted concrete floors with spider nets around the pipes behind it and a bunch of stuff on top including bicycle helmet, dirty dock, bults and a screw (that belongs somewhere), a Barbie doll, little banged up toy car, crumbs from a cookie and some dust... Love your hearts. Maybe that is what my washing machine needs.

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  23. Lovely, there is something quite satisfying about making a wee heart, love the way you have displayed them, very clever.

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  24. Great idea and they look adorable hanging with your other handmade goodies!

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  25. Oh that is getting to be a gorgeous corner! Those little hearts are so cute x

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  26. Oh! They're perfect Jacquie - what gorgeous colours too!

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  27. Must. Make. Soon!!!! Your room is so colorful and cheerful and it just keeps getting better!

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  28. This is a wonderful idea Jacquie, they look so pretty! Your wall is very nice, I'm loving your display.
    Hugs Suex

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  29. Hello,

    that is very lovly.
    You make so sweet thinks!!!!

    greatings send you Conny

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  30. Looking beautiful Jacquie! Your house is looking so spring like!!
    Jane

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  31. So cute hearts! In lovely colors too... :-)
    /Halldora.

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  32. Aww!!! I love what you did with these little plushy hearts! I must share one of your photos at Tangled Happy. Hope you don't mind? Very creative. :)

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  33. Hi, Jacquie!
    Beautiful little hearts! And your Mum is super talented!! I love her painting!
    I´m here today to thank you one more time for inspiration and generosity! I´ve just finished a granny blanket using you gorgeous "Double V Edging"! It´s great!! Thanks a lot for your blog!
    The link for some photos is: http://linhasimaginarias.blogspot.com/2011/01/que-felicidade-chegar-de-viagem-e-ver.html
    (I linked to your post) :)

    Claudia, from Brazil

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  34. beautifull work as usual!! if you have troubles with finding hooks, l'm willing to send you some! Just let me know what you want! greetings Ria

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