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Sunday’s Song January 22, 2012

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Well, I had this post planned earlier in the week after hearing an old favourite not once but twice in as many days. But then today I heard this and it lifted my spirits, it made me want to dance – the power of Motown!

Happy Sunday xx



Tuesday’s Tallies January 17, 2012

Filed under: Crochet,One a Day,Tuesday Tallies — vintagehomespun @ 3:21 pm
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Tuesday’s Tallies on a Tuesday – that’s novel for me! Especially considering there are more things going wrong than right at the moment. Although I’m usually a positive, glass half full type of girl, even I have been sorely tried recently.

However, when I’m lost in my little world of crochet, I feel much better! And I’m pleased with how my projects are coming along.

Cue photos…

The baby bunting begins...

So I began my baby bunting but had to order more colours of the Rico Creative Cotton – shame! And they arrived this morning…

My favourite kind of post!

New yarn

And while I was waiting for the new yarn I decided to join the Blanket Statement CAL on Ravelry – thanks Kashi! I still had lots of Stylecraft left from my ripple blanket and this was just asking to be made! For the first time I’ve tried Lucy’s join as you go method and it’s great! Although there’ll still be plenty of ends to sew in!

My blanket statement

I’m really enjoying this and it’s coming together very quickly. I’ve had to juggle a couple of the colours as I found I didn’t totally like the shrimp colour in the first two squares. Other than that though – it’s great!

I’m off now to check out all the other one-a-dayers over on Gingerbread Girl’s blog. If you haven’t been there yet, why not have a peek?

Have a great week xx


Sunday’s Song January 15, 2012

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Oooh I haven’t done this for a while but I heard this track on Huey Morgan’s show on 6Music today and I just had to share. The sound quality is not great but it’s still so lovely.

Happy Sunday xx


One A Day Project 2012 January 11, 2012

Filed under: Crochet,Family,One a Day,Tuesday Tallies — vintagehomespun @ 2:01 pm
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And so we return to the One-A-Dayers and Tuesdays Tallies for 2012. Of course it is Wednesday but that is nothing new for me.

I had decided to finish a few WIPs in January and then join a CAL that is beginning in February. It’s a Bernat Mystery Afghan and I found it from the We Love Lucy Facebook group.

Of course many things can happen before February and having just seen Carole’s new blanket I am very tempted to start one of those! I’m really missing my ripple – it was a lovely cosy project for the chilly evenings so I’m keen to start another blanket soon! And big thank yous to everyone for your lovely comments on my ripple ta-dah post – it’s been a wonderful journey that I’ve really enjoyed sharing with you all.

Also, my cousin’s baby is due early February so there are many baby things to make too. After seeing Lucy’s festive bunting I thought I’d try that first and add baby’s name to the bunts. So yesterday I made the first one. Now I just need to order some more yarn – ha ha!

Hope everyone has a great week and fingers crossed I’ll have a lovely bunting update next Tuesday xx


The First Ta-Dah of 2012 January 5, 2012

Filed under: Awards,Christmas,Crochet,One a Day — vintagehomespun @ 12:09 pm
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Or the last of 2011 if you prefer as it was actually finished on the evening of Boxing Day!

I’m talking about my ripple blanket of course, and although it wasn’t finished in time for Christmas Day, I did finally get there. Everything else was completed and wrapped, sent off or tucked into stockings, and only the ripple remained. But then events conspired against me and between the weather and the scaffolding(!!) I just couldn’t finish.

However, the moment arrived when every last end was sewn in and I folded it up and handed it over to my daughter. I don’t think she could quite believe it was for her. But it now has pride of place on her bed and is carried around the house to wherever she needs it. I love the thought that this could be with her for many years, keeping her warm and cosy.

So now for the photos…

The ripple ends!

The folded ripple

The ripple in place

Hip, hip hooray!!

And another and most wonderful thing was that I received a Liebster Blog award from Niamh of The Craft Giraffe.

I’m so chuffed that she chose to give this award to me, I just can’t put it into words. A big thank you to Niamh, and thanks to all of you who read my posts, and for all your lovely comments. I love being a part of this community.

And now I get to choose my own favourites to pass on the award to. The idea is that they are blogs with less than 200 followers, and once chosen, they get to choose five of their favourites. After much thought, the five I have chosen are:

1. Beberouge

2. Knitspiring Odyssey

3. Little Things Made With Love

4. Crafts from the Cwtch

5. Kashi’s Corner

It was difficult to choose as there are so many wonderful blogs but these are ones I check out regularly – they are quirky, often funny and definitely inspirational so please check them out when you get a minute.

So, I guess for today that’s all. Lots of love to everyone and good wishes for 2012 xx


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