Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Too Granny?

Really, I can take the truth. I know some bloggers have done similar and it looks simply fab at their places but too granny for me? Sometimes I feel dangerously close to those older folks that sit behind the table at the bazaars and church charity things with the loo roll covers and the orange acrylic potholders.

I figured out how to do an edging in a shell (like) pattern. It's only been about two years that I have been crocheting. I made this pattern up. I don't even know if I did this cushion the proper way. I have never done anything in a circle before.

I had a bag of feathers from a previous project that was just the right amount for it. Do you know you really shouldn't try to fill a cushion with feathers inside the house? Ahh, see most of you already knew that, correct? I didn't. Not only that, I made the mistake of not leaving a big enough hole to actually put my hand "in". My oldest was watching me totally cracking up. It was quite funny. Then, brilliantly, I thought "I should do this on the porch". Well, in retrospect, doing this outside on a day with 60-70km an hour winds was probably not a good idea either. So, consequently, as I am filling the cushion, the bag of feathers falls over, just as the wind blows the door back open. Well, you get the picture. Some blew between the houses as well and it sort of looks like the German shepherd next door assassinated something there.

I think I like the flower. Or do you prefer it without? I can't decide. I have another flower pattern but it is knit, not crochet. I may try that one as well.


I do think it is cute though. Maybe not so granny? Maybe they are cool enough if you use the right colours and nice yarn? I mean if this was orange and brown acrylic .99 cent stuff it would be kind of blech.

I really should be off, though.
Gotta vacuum.






30 comments:

Lavender hearts said...

haha, I know exactly what you mean! There is a very fine line between granny and 'shabby chic'. :-) I think it looks gorgeous though, not granny at all. The colours are too bright!

Flossie and Tom said...

I think its lovely - maybe if it was on something white - but then I am obsessed with white !!

Love the flower

Sara
X

willywagtail said...

It's granny but still lovely nevertheless. If you don't like it in your house maybe you could just have a giveaway. ;)) Or sell it. Cherrie

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

i think it looks pretty with the red flower on it..

Cottage45 said...

Funny stuff! I laughed so hard at the thought of you outside and feathers blowing everywhere. I like the finished product-totally not granny! Thanks for stopping in to say hi. That green polka dot fabric(is that you one you were inquiring about?) is flannel and it is from www.fabric.com I bought it a long time ago-over a year so I don't know if they still have it.

Leisa said...

No way!! It's just a beautiful cushion - very lovely!!!

Sal said...

I think it's lovely and not too granny at all. ;-)

Hen said...

I think it's really lovely but if I might say so, I might have done the edging (good pattern by the way) in the bright pink too. But maybe that's just because I love hot pink! I like the flower in the centre.
Hen x

GenerallyGemma said...

Not Granny at all! And I lurve it with the flower!

This Vintage Life... said...

Too 'granny'? Never! It looks fab...and I love the flower. Well done you.
Deb x

julia said...

With the flower on it, definitely. I think it's lovely, the edging is great.
The granny/shabby chic thing makes me laugh. On my last car boot visit I spotted 2 bedside tables and couldn't decide whether they were totally hideous or cute in a kitsch kind of way, the look of sheer horror on my friend's face decided it for me and they stayed there!
Julia xx

Faith said...

ooooooooh....I like everything about this little gem, the colors,
the shell ( who doesn't love those) border and pretty pink Irish Crochet Flower...it is Charming...we like what we like.....granny or not...this is more victorian looking to me...anyway if you like it, and you made it don't worry about it..when you start crocheting toast coaster....then worry...about granny...

MelMel said...

Not at all!

The colours are fab!

I love it!xxxx

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Vee said...

Oh I see that you have "the widget" too. I can get lost on those things.

No! Definitely not "too granny." I thinnk you're right it's all about the color combinations and the right yarn. It's really pretty and you made me laugh with your description of getting it filled.

vanessa said...

Definately very cool, and most definately with the lovely flower................... I know what it's like to lose sight of how to view work when you've been involved with it for a while.................... I don't think it looks granny at all, just very pretty and covetable.................. I do like your flying feathers story! very amusing!
Vanessa xxx

Hollypop's said...

I don't think it looks granny, the colours aren't right for granny are they? Love the flower in the middle - just love that colour pink.
Take care.
Nickyx

Cathy said...

Lovely with or without the flower - and a gorgeous shade of blue. I found myself reading the instructions in an old crochet book for a toilet roll cover, and then realised that it was a bit too much old ladyish even for me!
Cathy XX

Lace hearts said...

Granny can be lovely, and that's definitely lovely... I'll give it a home if you go off it! LOL. Your post did make me chuckle. Love the edging.

Elyse said...

hi! i just found your ADORABLY COOL blog. you are so funny. i am wondering if the little round pillow in question could use something like some ball fringe as a way to simultaneously acknowlege and embrace it's granny-osity!

xo

a mermaids purse said...

i think its lovely!!
your a vintage chic!! and thats a good thing to be i think ;0)
ooooo id love it sitting on my sofa!!
treasure it!! its beautiful x

goddessof4 said...

I think it is cute!!! Love the colors!!!

Outi Loimaranta / White Country said...

Nah, i think it's pretty cute.

Lajoni said...

oh dear that post had me laughing out loud it was sooo funny.
Your cushion is lovely and situed where you have it doesn't look granny just comfy and cosy...is that granny? maybe I don't know but it looks great and with the flower deffo xx

Vintage Kitten said...

Definately not Granny! A toilet roll cover is a step too far, but this lovely cushion is perfect. Love it, its so pretty X

white o'morn cottage said...

Love it. Where can I get a pattern or tutorial for it? I also want to try your lampshade cover too. Lovely!

Lanny said...

Nope it is not in the category of loo covers.

PrincessPea said...

I don't think it is too granny at all - I actually think it is really funky. Does that make me a granny?!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

You have a sweet blog! Enjoyed my visit! ~Maryjane

Judith Tetley said...

I like your cushion without the flower, but if you like one on there I would go for white..the same colour as your edge.
Lovely work.
Kind Regards
Judith
www.creativestudio10.blogspot.com