Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Crafty Knitty

Lest you believe I have been up to no good, here are pictures to prove you quite wrong.

A granny square cushion.

A cushion that has been in the making for about one year.

A cushion that started out as a blanket with the odd bits from the ripple blanket. Half way through, the thought of continuing on to form a huge blanket really did not appeal. But there is some yummy yarn in there I tell you. Have you ever used Lamb's Pride? Well there is some in there and they do have such scrumptious colours.

The finished baby hat. You know I just want a little one around just to knit for?

Too much sweetness, really.

Can we use the expression "charmingly adorable"?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The English Home

Generally speaking, I am not a huge fan of the magazine "The English Home". Although I find it quite pretty to look at, I find the homes a bit too too if you know what I mean. I prefer a bit of realism in my home and in the magazines that I buy. Country living and BBC Home and Antique are a bit more my style. However, the April issue of TEH is so pretty I had to share with you.

Several articles piqued my interest this month and most seem to have the same theme. Neutral colours mixed with charming patterns. Now that is my style.

And I thought this beautiful green floral wallpaper was to die for.

Ah, a bit of realism to relish.
But that's just my opinion ;)
I will be updating you soon on the baby knitting, it is slooooow.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

So many updates, so little time...

In typical Knitty, Vintage and Rosy style, I am a little late with yet another post. This is the H&A Calendar I have been meaning to show you. Really gorgeous.
I especially love this room. Pink, Blue and florals, what is not to love?
This was January. Again, more love.

And February. Reminds me of Selina Lake styling. What do you think? So terribly pretty though.

Oh, that's Knitty, Vintage and Rosy styling. Ha! Just loved the look of this combination on the window sill and thought I would take a few snaps although, of course, the light is still rubbish today.

For some reason, I adore these four pieces together. The Greengate jug, the Cath Kidston jug, the little green cornishware sugar pot and the oval rose plate.

Sweetness in a jug.

Doing a load of dishes from last night as we had a little get together for DN3 12th Birthday. I know, I know I must me getting up there if my youngest is 12 right? I've been a little sad lately too as the billet (girl that was staying with us from my daughter's hockey team) that was living here moved out last week. She decided to move back home so she could graduate with her class. It hits too close to home knowing that DN2 is leaving my little Rosy nest in August to go away to University. Do you ever just block things out of your mind just to totally avoid the emotions? That is what I am doing right now.

So to perk you and I up, a few glamour shots of the puss.

As he is male, and spring is nearing, he isn't really around too much. I think he has a few, no correction, hordes of lady friends that want to have a liaison with him, if you know what I mean, wink wink.

He is a fighter as well. Comes home with a new injury every day. This week it is on his right front leg and one on his tummy. The ones on his nose have just finished healing.
So he appears to be a lover AND a fighter.
No wonder they are lined up at the back door for him.

Thanks for popping in my lovelies.