Friday, May 31

NEW SUBSCRIBERS CROCHET PATTERN CLUB...

IT HAS COME TO MY ATTENTION THAT A NUMBER OF MESSAGES HAVE ENDED UP IN PEOPLES
JUNK BOXES...
if you have shown an interest in the pattern site and have't recieved info mails
PLEASE CHECK YOU JUNK BOXES  


THIS WAS THE MESSAGE SHOWING UNTIL 9PM
so don't worry that you can't see anything tonight......
I am adding all the patterns and checking they are all ok before adding
ALL WHO HAVE SUBSCRIBED
tomorrow morning......
Thank you for all the support.

The subscriptions are coming in ready for Tomorrows opening
of
GRANNY SQUARES PATTERN CLUB


I WILL BE MAILING EVERYONE WITH
THANK YOU/WELCOME MAIL
JUST BEFORE I ADD YOU TO THE CROCHET CLUB.
Google will send you an ACCEPT INVITE..accept and you are in.

CLOSE DOWN WILL START AT 9PM TONIGHT AND A
RE-OPEN TO CLUB MEMBERS ONLY AT
9AM TOMORROW MORNING
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR JOINING THE FUN

CYA ALL TOMORRROW


RE-OPEN TO SUBSCRIBERS ONLY ON
JUNE 1ST 2013 @ 9am

Thursday, May 30

NEW SUBSCRIPTION PATTERN SITE

If you have expressed an interest in the new subscription only pattern site
GRANNY SQUARES:  SUSAN PINNER
this is the link
 
 
 IF YOU WERE INTERESTED MAILED ME AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE PAYMENT INFO MAIL SENT TODAY
AND YOU ARE STILL INTERESTED IN JOINING THE CLUB
PLEASE MAIL ME
 
I have checked and double check the list of interested members and sent out the mail TODAY
I hope I have not missed anyone but.....
If you haven't received your joining mail please let me know asap
 
THANK YOU so much, for your interest and support.
Just follow the instructions and you can join the fun on JUNE 1ST 2013
 
HAPPY HOOKING ALL

Wednesday, May 29

PASTEL TARTAN

After the bright tartan of yesterday, I tried a pastel version.....
not the best picture as the light wasn't good yesterday, but ok for an impression
again not exactly as it would be if I made the com[lete throw but a good impression.
 
The bright version from yesterday
 
 
you can join at any time but I am trying to be up and running for June 1st 2013
 
Happy Hooking x
 

 
 

Tuesday, May 28

PASTELS TO GO WITH A GRAPHITE COLOUR SOFA...

Been playing for an afternoon with some pastels to go on a very dark brown grey sofa for a friend who hasn't got as much time to crochet as I have lol
 
Sorry the colours aren't showing up as they actually are...the clouds have come back and the light is diabolical again.
 
I started with what i though would work on the graphite sofa
Sandra wants to make a one colour granny square combination but some colours she is trying aren't working..above is my selection.
then i tried making a few squares in 2 strands of mostly Stylecraft DK
Lettuce wanted to help holding it down for me lol
actually like the colours better on a beige back ground..ooops!
Added a moss stitch border and it is big enough for a cushion front now...sorry this is where the light went on holiday again!
tried a collage but the colOur is definitely SLIGHTLY OFF!!!
THE MOSS STITCH EDGE
CLICK THIS PICTURE AND THE COLOURS LOOK ALMOST RIGHT
 
 
Happy Hooking
 
The New sub's pattern site is almost ther and for all you lovely people who want in I will be in touch soon
 
hugs xx

Sunday, May 19

GRANNY SQUARE COAT......2nd option?

Wore my Granny Square Coat again today to a VW Show at BODELWYDDAN Castle......
got stopped again lol.
 
I will definitely be making another one for next winter and thought the MINI HEX might be an option....still thinking though.
Crumbs!!....I need a hair cut.
joined the mini hex's with a grey Aran weight....my favourite weight yarn and a 5mm hook.
Not sure if I want to make the next coat with a navy or black though.
But I quite like the mini hex..colour without too much colour.
 
Happy Hooking
 

Friday, May 17

THANK YOU SO SO MUCH..LOVE YOU ALL FOR BUYING MY BEGINNERS CROCHET BOOK

 
 
Above is an idea included in my book GRANNY SQUARES.
It seems it is doing so well the Publisher GMC are reprinting it already!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, for buying my first crochet book for beginners.
So unbelievably chuffed to bits.
Thanks xx
 
 
The success of the book has lead to a new venture....
 
CROSSING EVERYTHING for an opening on JUNE 1ST 2013.
There will be a year of crochet patterns and ideas for subscribers.
 
Ideas are coming thick and fast at the moment. Struggling to get it all written down...playing hooky is too much of a temptation. lol
I've got motif patterns with lots of variations, yarn and colour posts, over the year there will be competed projects.....cushions, chair covers, bunting, bags, hats, tea cosies, coats and jackets, crochet storage ideas.
Lots of spots, circles, squares and hexagons and all the variations I can think of...
hoping to inspire and assist in all your crochet ideas.
Do hope you will find this new venture of interest.
 
HAPPY HOOKING XX

Saturday, May 11

8 PETAL PINK/PURPLE FLOWER

Will needs a fill in or a staggered join together.
Magic circle
R1: 16dc into circle sl st to finish.
R2: SC in each st. sl st to finish.
R3: 2dc in first two sts, ch4 repeat 7 more times. sl st to finish.
R4: attach yarn centre of the 4 dc, 9dc in each loop, sl st between the 4 dc, to anchor 'petal', repeat 7 more times, sl st to finish.

Wednesday, May 8

NEW 12 PETAL DAISY...no back ground

12 Petal Daisy join as you go with no background creates a lovely pattern in the spaces too.
Think out of all the May 12 petal daisy versions this is my favourite and I plan to make a throw with it.
I have already made a diamond of 9 Daisies so far,
quick and easy to make.
might make it my banner for The 8th Gem
 
Knit and Natter today and after a lovely few days it's pouring this morning...won't be walking to town then!
 
Happy Hooking x
 
 

Tuesday, May 7

MORE DAISIES....VARIATION AND SLIGHTLY QUICKER TO MAKE

Bigger centre, smaller petals
 
 
Blanket Collage
 
Mixing the two

12 PETAL DAISY

 
New Daisy Granny 
Inspired by all the daisies on A lawn
 
 
Happy Hooking x

THE DAISY DESIGN...


Simple 6 petal daisy design......or a 4 petal or 5?....
replacement  collage photo...bit better,
does any one else have problems photographing reds?

forgot to do the other two 5 and 4 petals so it will have to do for now.
Mary Quant used a 5 petal daisy and Orla Kieley uses a 4 petal daisy
The Daisy is always a popular symbol.

 

Friday, May 3

THANK YOU NANA GO GO for the wonderful BOOK write up AND SOME PATTERN INFO

Another fabulous write up from a fellow blogger NANA GO GO about my first crochet book....
Thank you so much, I really am overwhelmed with the positive response I am getting from those that have seen a copy of my first book
Granny Squares
It's ll that I hoped for the book big cheesy grin from me, thank you.
Big Hugs x
FUTURE PATTERN SALES......
I've been trying very hard to make some decisions on how to sell my future patterns and some old favourites....so difficult!
Been playing with a header logo for a pattern site
still a WIP but something on the lines of the new header for The 8th Gem

 I really would like to keep sharing patterns in a similar way as I do now, on line.
Thinking out loud.....
30 to 40 patterns in a year plus all the colour and crochet tips etc, for about £20 with exclusive online access to a pattern site for those subscribling.
For a yearly subscription.....
there would be instant access to about 10 NEW and a few of the old favourite patterns to start off and an additional couple of patterns every month over a year so less than £2 per pattern a bargain lol.








These pictures are a WIP but something on these lines for the new pattern site.

link to the pattern site under construction
Please only leave a message on the new site if you want to subscribe
On June 1st it will only be available to those subscribing ONLY

whey hey!!! with the help from a friend In SWITZERLAND how small is the www?
I can offer single patterns in PDF format by the end of the month too.
Thanks Sandra just the help I needed right now x

Thank you x


HAPPY HOOKING EVERYONE X

Wednesday, May 1

SHARPER PICTURES BY CANCELLING THE FLASH ON MY CAMERA!

Another indulgent post after seeing better blog picture tips on Bunny Mummy's blog.
No flash and good light has made such a difference to the sharpness.
the colour in my life right now....
 
Stars and paper flowers
 
I'm half way through number 2 and number 3 chair covers..even with a trapped nerve in my elbow...bit sore but just can't stop right now.
 
MY PATTERNS
For those who have asked about any of my patterns, they will be for sale
 and available by the end of the Month asI have some workshops and a trade stand to do early June.......busy busy busy!
 
Happy Hooking X