Friday, 23 March 2012

Pale and Interesting

Here's my latest crochet cushion which you may have noticed in my new blog header.


I was inspired by the colours in this Otterburn baby blanket which my Mum gave to me when my first son was born in the 80s.  It is still in fantastic condition and I'm glad I didn't give it away as it hold lots of lovely memories.


I think this is my favourite granny square cushion (so far).


Rushing to finish another which is a gift for a special person - much brighter colours.  Will show you when its finished.


Welcome to my new followers - and all those lovely people who comment on my posts - I love reading what you have to say.


Have a great weekend.

Love, Liz

24 comments:

Scarlet said...

So pretty and it goes perfectly with the blanket. I still have the broderie anglaise pram set which my Mum bought when I was expecting K 24 years ago. I just can't part with it. The colours in your cushion remind me of ice-cream.

Jem said...

This is such a lovely, delicate colour combo - it also reminds me of Battenburg cake! The marzipan yellow and soft pink!

Jem xXx

P.S Loving those teacups in your new header!

Bee happy said...

Great job on the cushion the colours are just so gorgeous :) have a wonderful weekend sweetie

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Little Nell said...

Nostalgia plays a bigger part than we realise in some of our crafting choices. Most of my posts on my 'other' blog are based on exactly that. The colours here are lovely.

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Oh so pretty....I do love a bit of crochet!

Madison said...

Very pretty colours. I love your new blog header too.

I've kept the Wee Man's baby blanket too, though my lasting memory of it will be of it covered in baby poo.

Madison xxx

Kestrel said...

I love that your new cushion cover goes with a well loved blanket - what a lovely idea.

Marjorie said...

They look beautiful together.

Alix said...

I love your cushion and how it goes with the blanket! You really seem to have caught the crochet bug. Lovely new header - I need to change mine! Have a great weekend.
x

bellaboo said...

I love the soft colours of your cushion,so pretty! :0)

Emma/The Log Cabin said...

Lovely cushion cover Liz, and beautiful colours xxx

Paulette said...

My favorite granny squares and the color choices are perfect. Whoever is getting the pillow as a birthday gift is very lucky❣

My Vintage Mending said...

Liz that is simply beautiful. I love the pairing with the cream. The header is perfect. My favorite cups you have found....Can you just imagine jumping into a couch full of those sweet pillows. Smiles...Renee

Rachael said...

So pretty! I need to get around to making some more cushion covers our apartment really lacks them and I love how easy and quick they can be to crochet up.

Heidi said...

How pretty your pillow turned out! It says spring but I love how it is inspired from a special heirloom blanket.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Protector of Vintage said...

Very pretty!!

vintage grey said...

Oh, I really like the cushion and the pretty spring colors!! So sweet! :) xo Heather

delia hornbook said...

aahh that is such a lovely cusion love the colours and i bet that blanket is so cosy to. Have a lovely weekend look forward to seeing the colours of your next project, dee x

Mum said...

It looks lovely. Very calming.
Love from Mum
xx

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Perfect match, so pretty. The baby blanket is a beauty too, I would never conceive of giving that away. Have a lovely weekend x

Rose H (UK) said...

Seems like a few of us moms are sentimental, I still have the blanket that my mom knitted for my daughter who is now 30.
Love the pretty cushion cover, and such lovely colours. Your friend is very lucky to be receiving another one :o)
Enjoy the weekend.
Rose H

simplyvintage said...

It's beautiful - I used to use those Otterburn blankets too, unfortunately I didn't keep mine. Linda xxx

flowers on my table said...

Hi Liz, your cushion is really pretty, as is the baby blanket.
Thanks for your comments on stencilling, sorry for the late reply. Have a lovely weekend, love Linda x

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

I love the soft pastel colors you used! Beautiful!

-Pam