Hello everyone, it feels like ages since I last posted, computer time is in high demand at our place and I seem to be at the bottom of the pecking order!
Sooooo.....anyway, remember the little bit of stripey crochet I was making last week? (Picture above if you don't know what I mean)......
Well, this is what I was making, a stripey cushion cover.
My husband is of the mind that cushions are extremely useless objects, but I disagree! You can never have too many cushions I say!
Although this is the first crocheted one I have made, so there were a few teething problems to work out.
I was going for a mini version of my stripey blanket, and used slightly simplified stitches
(couldn't fit in a row of bobbles in this one, but I think a series of different stripey patterns would look good don't you?)
I used my Bendigo cotton for this as I think the colours all work well together and I thought it would be less likely to pill up than wool.
I used some gorgeous green vintage buttons for the closure and I have to say I am pretty pleased with how they look.....it has worked out at about 45cm square....
..... this is the back side.....
.....and here you can see the nice contrast between the solid stripes on the back and the lacy rows on the front .....
So this is my retro-vintage inspired stripey cushion!! What do you think? I think the stripes translate well to a smaller item and a group of these would look very cheery!
And I have decided that seeing as there has been quite a bit of interest in my stripey blanket, this little stripey cushion cover might be a good thing to use as my give away!!
I mentioned in an earlier post that I was going to do a give away as a thank you for all the lovely support you guys give me in my creative pursuits and to mark one year of blogging, so here it is!
If you would like to win my cushion cover and a few other little crafty treats, (to be shown at a later date, as I don't have them organised yet! haha!!) it is easy to enter.
Just leave a comment and I will draw a winner in 2 weeks.
It would be lovely if you could help me spread the word on your own blogs, but not an essential requirement.
So thank you very much for your interest in this little blog, and I hope you enter my give away!!
Have a great day!