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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Some finished WIP's


Finally some more crochet to show you!

I have so many cushion wip's it's crazy.  I am very addicted to making cushions as they are quick to make and look lovely when finished so it's very satisfying.  The problem is that I hate sewing or rather I'm scared of sewing so once a cushion is done is takes a while before the buttons are sewn on. 


I used vintage mother of pearl buttons.


This year I have made a promise to myself that since I have so many I must get them all finished by the end of February or else!  When they are all done I'll have to attend a craft fair or something as they won't all fit into my house and I've made many for presents already and I still have loads of partially completed ones left in my basket.


Excuse me for the messy sofa bed.  I asked my son to tidy it up for me but he's a teenager and a boy so.........


I do have to get to grips with this camera still though and I think I'll take a digital photography course once I've got the hang of the sewing basics as I'm making so many mistakes even on  full auto mode.


See what I mean about the mistakes...shadows everywhere...


Which ones do you like best?


I'm hoping to have a go at making some cushions with fabric backs next time.  It takes so long to crochet a back for them and I fancy something different anyway.  Perhaps I will have the courage after a few sewing classes.


As you can see I have gone a little overboard with the pin cushion production too - but they look cute don't they?  Another set of contenders for a craft fair perhaps?


Ooops!  I forgot to take pictures of the back of these two - oh well next time!


You can definitely expect a cushion frenzy over here during the next few weeks as I get to work fulfilling my promise to myself. Oh and the granny stripe in the background is my second stripe blanket but cot size this time so quite a bit smaller than the last one.


Gosh...if I finish all these cushions...I'll have to think of something to do next.....

Don't forget if you haven't entered my give away, there is still time as I won't be announcing the winner until February 14th. 

UPDATE:  Thank you everyone for all your wonderful comments and questions.  I have decided to compose a new post to answer all the questions you have asked me and this will be posted over the weekend so see you then Xx

38 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS! All of your cushions are beautiful. I can't pick just one as a favorite. I love them all! The colors are fantastic. And that granny stripe with the flower border is so, so, so very pretty! Very inspiring! You can always box up some of those lovely creations and send them my way. HA! Love the pincushions too. Wonderful. Best wishes, Tammy

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  2. I LOVE ALL OF THEM RACHAEL!!!! What yarn did you use (cotton perhaps!!!) The colours are so nice.
    Your granny stripe is to die for!!

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  3. You've given me a bad case of the wanties!!
    The cushions are beautiful, and I'm totally in love with the edging on your granny stripe.
    xxx

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  4. Rachael, wow wow wow!! I just love the bright pastels and whites of your things, it's so Spring-y and inspiring. Thanks for sharing and you have inspired me to do some whites, pinks, pastels.

    Teresa from Oregon USA

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  5. Rachael, your work is ALL so beautiful, just lovely my dear. Your color selections are so bright and cheery. Very creative use of the little grannies to edge your blanket. Lovely :-)

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  6. Loving those there cushion's :) i must admit the last two are hot faves for me xxx p.s get over to my place hehe xxxx

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  7. They are simple divine, my favourite is the bottom right one. You know when you make them up; do you crochet the front to the back or sew them together, and how do you do the bits for the buttons, I can't figure it out?
    Kandi x

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  8. I love them all! The colors make me happy and the afghan with the flowered border is awesome. Could you share what kind of yarn you're using.... I need to try and make a cushion cover! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Oh, these pictures makes me happy. What a lovely cushions I love them all. I am also in love with your pin cushions and you made such a nice border around the blanket.
    Have a nice day.

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  10. Oh dear :). They look sooo nice.

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  11. Dear Rachael I love the cushions :) They are gorgeous and the pincushions and blanket too!! Wow! I am addicted to crocheted cushions too :) Thank you for this colorful post!
    Angie

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  12. SO SO Pretty....love them all
    Hugs Suz x

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  13. They are all beautiful. It really would be hard to choose a favourite. The ones with the white are really effective. I love the pattern you have used for them. The pincushions are gorgeous too. xx

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  14. Ooooh, I loooove your finished projects! The cushions and pincushions are GREAT! I love the sun in your pictures.. No sun here.. :(

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  15. Hi Rachael! Thanks for visiting Apples and Pears and leaving a comment. This is my first visit to your lovely blog and I will certainly be back for more of your gorgeous cushions. And all those little pin cushions really put a smile on my face :) x

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  16. How extremely beautifull this all is.
    I want this too!!!!Thanks for sharing.

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  17. First time I come on your blog and I'm so happy to hear of someone with lots of unfinished cushions... Sooo very recognizable...
    But you have the prettiest FINISHED cushions!!! And you crocheted a back for them all, a huge job! I have a lot of crocheted fronts but I'm not at all good with a sewingmachine and have no idea of how to put a fabric back on a crocheted front which is exactly what I'd want to do. I read you have that very same 'problem' ;) I keep hoping someone will put an very step by step tutorial of that on their blog... no luck so far, just finished masterpieces without tutorials. Maybe I'd better just crochet backs for the fronts...
    Once more, your cushions are gorgeous and the shadows and sunlight on them make them even more vibrant, so I don't see any mistakes in that. Love those pincushions too, you did make a whole lot of them ;)
    Bye,
    Marian

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  18. oooo I love the cushions, they're gorgeous!!

    xxh

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  19. Rachael!!! I can't comment on just one thing!!!
    Your cushions are super lovely, colorful and happy!! they'll cheer ANY house!!!
    I love, love, LOVE your granny stripe blanket!!! your colors are great! I can't make colors like that!!! and your pincushions are super cute!!! absolutely fun and cute! I like them a lot....

    Thanks for your comment in my blog, I'm loving the scales... and they aren't knitted!!!! they are crocheted! if you look on my post of 2 days ago (jan 25) you'll see where I got the pattern!
    xx
    Shanti

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  20. Such lovely pretties, don't think i could choose a favourite.

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  21. They are so pretty - your colour choices are very original. I'd definitely buy something from you at a craft fair. Do you have one in mind?

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  22. OMG ! I can't choose ! They are all adorable !

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  23. beautiful! I love all kinds of cushions!

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  24. Lovely crochet! I can't choose...

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  25. GORGEOUS!!!
    Beautifull pictures with the sun shining!

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  26. These are beautiful! Such happy colors! New follower!

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  27. Gosh! They all look beautiful! Makes me want to make some cushion covers, too. Thanks for the inspiration! Lovely colors and cute pincushions! Have a nice weekend, Rachael :)

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  28. hi love your blog found you thr claras crafty link i am your 100 follower

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  29. All your crochet is just beautiful. I do love the colors on the top pictures best.

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  30. wooow, so pretty and refreshing!.. love the colors and all the work, so perfect n inspiring!:)

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  31. Oh my goodness what a fabulous picture show!
    Everything you make is just lovely.
    Margaret

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  32. You are definitely on a cushion roll! Wonderful and I really think you ought to start selling your wares.

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  33. A very yummy crochet feast! My favourites are the big granny cushion, all those lovely pin cushions and most of all that gorgeous blanket. Beautiful.

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  34. OMG! This is fantastic stuff, how beautiful! I've just started to learn crochet and finished my first granny square yesterday. Not nearly as gorgious as yours (pout!) and I was just browsing for inspiration when I came across your blog. I am in awe and now I'm afraid to show my crochet work ;-) Keep up the good work!
    Esther (NL)

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  35. Your cushions ar gorgeous! Ich love them!
    Warm regards
    Iris ♥

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  36. Wow, i love every single thing you've displayed here! I don't like sewing either which is perhaps why i haven't attempted making cushions yet.

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