Floral Cushion Work in Progress

The pattern for these gorgeous little flowers was found purely by accident one day whilst perusing Ravelry, and what a great find, aren’t they cute. It’s not easy to show in the images but the way they are made gives them a great depth and texture. They are great for using up scraps too, I am using Rico Essentials Soft Merino Aran scraps that I have left from making our daughters blanket last year.

Floal Cushion Yarn Basket

The mistake I made was not following the instruction in the pattern about joining the flowers together as I went, I just merrily went on my way making them all individually and pinning them onto my cushion. I wanted to be free to arrange and re-arrange the colours. No problem, or so I thought. I would simply sew them together at the end. Oh dear, I definitely do not recommend this, it is taking me ages!

Floral Cushion Pinned

It will be worth it in the end I am sure but it is not a mistake I would make twice. They do look good but as you can see I do have a way to go yet.

Floral Cushion Joining Flowers

The pattern is by Adi Keren available on Ravelry here there is such a lovely story behind it too, Adi along with other members of the family made flowers then Adi brought them all together to create a gorgeous blanket for her nephew. She explains that between them they used scraps in blues and greens in a mixture of yarn types and weights, this added even more texture.

Crochet Christmas Gift Ideas – Storage Pots In Romantic White Cotton

I had been looking for some nice presents to make for my lovely girls for Christmas. Last year I made some cute little slippers, cushions and fingerless gloves, so I wanted something completely different this year.

And I found it here zoomyummy.com, these gorgeous little boxes, I love the bright colours in the pattern but I wanted to keep it simple and try them in white.

I used white cotton which looks really natural. They will look so cute on the french colonial style dressing table and be great for storing all those little earrings and bits and bobs that generally clutter up the place.

Each box has it’s own lid but I think that they would be equally useful just as little pots. Now I have done them in white I am going to do them it some brights too.

Thank you for the great pattern zoomyummy, these are really quick to make and very satisfying. I bought 3 patterns here and would definitely recommend a visit to this lovely blog.