Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Cosy Crochet and a Giveaway.

 Hello my lovelies, today we are celebrating my 300th post! Who'd have thought it, eh!
So today there will be a little giveaway but more of that later. First and quite timely I think, some snugly, cosy crochet. Just what we all need after the dreadful weather we've been having. 
Although today the weather seems to be trying to redeem itself. I snapped this as I walked back up the hill from the shops. I love this little glimpse between the houses of the fells as I walk along the main road. Anyhow back to cosy, crochet.
 Two almost identical blankets. Have you spotted the difference? The one on the right has some bullion crochet centers, see the little swirly bits.
All these squares were crocheted by my Dad. He then passed them on to me and I wove in all the tail ends and crocheted them together. (All the bits he doesn't like doing.) But since he is now retired and likes something to keep his hands busy when he can't get out in the garden, it suits us both as I'm unable to keep up with demand in our local wool shop. These two are the right size for a buggy, pram, car seat or just a small persons snuggle on the sofa.
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TA-DAA!
Right, now for my little giveaway to celebrate my 300th blog post. I must admit it nearly sneaked by me, I almost missed it.
 So I put on my very worn thinking cap and decided a pair of lacy fingerless mitts might be appropriate to see you through the autumn.
 And something to keep your teapot cosy too. A 30' style patchwork tea cosy.
 And a small selection of vintage Pearsall's stranded rayon threads to keep those toasty fingers busy.
And just because I thought they were pretty, some teeny tiny crochet flowers for you to do with as you wish. I always leave long tail ends so that they can be used for attaching the flowers to your chosen project.
  
All you have to do to be entered into the draw is leave a comment telling me what you might use these teeny crochet flowers for. 
Simple!
The giveaway is open to all.
You have until I say it's closed. (Power crazed, that's me, lol)
Please note the blankets are not included in the giveaway.

Good Luck
Love Fi x



55 comments:

Pearly Queen said...

I would attach them to a pretty branch to remind that, although winter is nearly here, it will soon be Spring...

Karen said...

I would use them as the centres for some broochs daughter 3 is making to sell in aid of daughter1's charity: http://www.tasteforscience.org/

Twiglet said...

Well firstly Fi, can I say how beautiful your felty pic looks on your blog header - it really is a stunner isn't it. Now to your giveaway - such lovely items and those little crochet flowers would look so pretty on our little frocks for the "Dress a girl around the world scheme". I could see them on pockets and bodice tops etc. x Jo

Annie said...

I have some sweet little yo-yo's that would love to meet these pretty little flowers.

Tricia said...

Hello, I would use the flowers to customise a pair of shoes for my littlest daughter to wear to her grandparents 40 th anniversary party,they would look so sweet

Nana Go-Go said...

I'm crocheting a lampshade at the moment and those pretty flowers would look great as an extra embellishment.
Love your new header - so colourful.x
(Can I just say how fab that your Dad is a keen crocheter).

Danette said...

Oh Fi I love all your goodies I especially love it that your Dad crochets. And what gorgeous work he does. How sweet that you work in his loose ends for him:) I think I would sprinkle those teeny crocheted flowers all over a hat for myself and maybe add a few to the lovely handwarmers!

marigold jam said...

What a lovely giveaway for some lucky person. Sadly it won't be me because it would take me far too long to decide what to do wth those little blossoms!

Pepitas Sticheleien said...

Oh, Pearly Queen has had the same idea.
I would also attach them to a pretty branch and hang it on the ceiling in a corner. That would be pretty I think.
I hope it is okay if I join here, allthough I am not from the UK?
Greetings to the most beautiful Yorkshire Dales.
Bianca

Amanda Pidgeon said...

I would attach them onto a girly cushion I am planning for my daughter, a ballerina dancing in the garden. Only recently found your blog but absolutely love it, especially the milk churn cottage piece, gorgeous xx

lemonade kitty said...

How lovely that your dad is enjoying his crochet and helping you out at the same time. Love the wrist warmers, now if I was lucky enough to win I'd stitch those cute little flowers onto a "knee" blanket for my dear old mam, Lucey x

twannywun said...

I would love to add them a pretty scarf

karen s
twannywun at hotmail dot com

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

What a lovely giveaway! Congrats on your 300th post!!!

Let's see - I might use those adorable flowers on a handbag or hat if I happen to be the lucky winner! :o)

Judy said...

I would add them to a cardigan I'm knitting.

Janet Friel said...

I think I would add your pretty little flowers to a garland of crocheted flowers and circles that I have been meaning to make for ages!

**Anne** said...

I love your new blog header, so colourful and just gorgeous. Those little flowers are beautiful and I would use them to adorn covered coat hangers.
Have a fab day,
Anne xx

Christy said...

I would use them on a head band or alice band. I think they would look great as they are so delicate.

Maybe even crochet the band, or add them to a head band.

Christy
Lil Bit Brit

Patricia said...

Dear Fi - I would sew the pretty little flowers on my gray cashmere sweater to cover the holes chewed by my cat as she tried to love the sweater to pieces.

Denise E. said...

I want to crochet a small silver-tone clutch, and I think those little flowers would look so great lined up at the opening or randomly scattered over the bag. Hmmmmm, you've given me some great ideas! P.s. Love the tea cozy.
Denise E.

Monique said...

How nice to hear that your father crochet too! My father used to embroider. I don't know if I say it correct.

Love those fingerless mitts. I think I would use the flowers on a scarf or on a cushion.

Have a great day,
Monique

Annie said...

Hi Fi.
I love your new header. So lovely to see the bright colours on this gloomy morning.
Jo and I make so many different things Fi that we would probably share the flowers. They would be put to good use on African dresses,or to pretty up the items we make for my grandbabies. :-)
Hugs,
A x

dosierosie said...

I would put them down the front of a plain cardi to pretty it up.
Gillx

knittywittywoo said...

Those flowers could be used for lots of pretty things but they would look lovely attached to the front of a patchwork quilt l'm making.

Barbara said...

Morning Fi

I would. . . share the flowers , Im learning a new easy(!) scarf patten.. and would pop(sew !) with care some on too one scarf to go to a friend in Wales whos 2nd son has flown the nest to big BIG school and its all new to have a child go, and the other to go to an elderly lady who is alone. . .

Lovely too see some colour , in this dull stormy weather.. .


Thank you for sharing , all your news , and photos

Barbara

Anonymous said...

I love those teeny crochet flowers,
to adorn my black shawl :-)
Ingela R.

Barbara Anne said...

Congratulations on a very inspiring and beautiful blog. My mum, who is 83, has just finished knitting the sweetest cot blanket in readiness for the birth of her great-granddaughter who is due in November to my niece. The crocheted flowers would make a lovely embellishment to her blanket.
Thank you,
Barbara Anne

Deryn Du said...

I'd sew them to some green crocheted string with soem crocheted leaves and attach them to the shelf above the changing mat to see if it would divert my 6 month old from rolling over at crucial points in a nappy change......

jill ballard said...

Hi there
Love the felted picture on your new header!
The beautiful pink flowers would loook lovely on some navy gloves for winter.
Love Jill - Cambridge

Tracy Joyner said...

I would use them to decorate a crochet skirt...or a large border on a christening blanket.

Miss Jane said...

Your work is truly wonderful! I really enjoy your blog!:)
See you soon!

Solstitches said...

Your dad does such beautiful crochet.
What a wonderful giveaway. The Pearsalls silks are gorgeous as are those gorgeous crochet mitts.
I think the little flowers would pretty up some plain curtain tie backs.
Margaret

mags said...

What a generous give away, really hope I win. I would love the attach the flowers to a vintage style cardie (which I would knit first!). They would be just right.

kathy said...

Ooh! decisions, decisions I could put them on some little crochet bags I'm making or make them into slides for my grandaughter or sew them on my cardi or make a brooch.
Kathy x

Delena said...

First I must say it is marvelous that your dad crochets and he did a beautiful job. I would use those flowers on tops of slippers, would be great on a shelf edging. The possiblities are endless!

Delena said...

First I must say it is marvelous that your dad crochets and he did a beautiful job. I would use those flowers on tops of slippers, would be great on a shelf edging. The possiblities are endless!

KC'sCourt! said...

I would have to find that something special to add them too. It cannot be just anything! Perhaps a brooch, perhaps gloves or shoes I just don't know!
Julie xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Bonjour
tout cela est bien joli et félicitations a votre papa pour le joli travail accompli
moi c est petites fleurs je les broderais sur le cache théiere
merci Fiona
Marie Claude

Lululiz said...

You and your dad make a great team!
I would use those sweet little flowers to decorate velvet pincushions with.
Congrats on your 300th post, and thank you for offering such a lovely giveaway, I adore those vintage threads, such lovely colours.

bonzogirl said...

Easy peasy ...they would become dingle ma dangles on a jar full of autumn twigs to brighten up a dank day here, down the valley from you!!!..next mission holly leaves and berries please(i know, i can do them myself!!!...should do since i live at Holly Cottage!)
Catch up with you soon...love Jeannette..x

Adaliza said...

First of all - congratulations on your 300th post! Well done - such a milestone and every one so carefully crafted and interesting.
I think I'd put them onto a brooch, with a couple more (probably 3) sewn together onto my woolly winter hat. Any left? I'd scatter them over one of the scarves I'm busy finishing as my treat for Autumn! Never mind us - what would YOU use them for???

Claire said...

Hey Fi, congrats on your 300th post....that's alot of time putting pics and words together and telling us about your life and your part of the world.
Love the crocheted blankets, great colours and they tie in beautifully with your wonderful header pic.....I'm sure the blankets won't stay in the shop for very long.
Now what was the question you asked? oh yes....
Brooches spring to mind or floral corsages with other flowers and leaves added or embellishments on my little zip purses. But I think if I won them I would have to wait until the right project turned up. In the mean time I would enjoy their beauty.....
Love the tea cosy too Fi, I'm partial to a cuppa and a beautiful cosy...

Claire x

sandiart said...

What a pretty giveaway Fi, now I think I would use them to make some bunting, sew one onto a hair clip for my granddaughter......actually the the thoughts are endless. Your dad is a legend, I love it that he crochets along with his stitch work.
xo Sandi

Alex said...

Love the crochet. I am trying hard with my squares but they just dont seem to lay very flat. Your teapot cosy would do well in my house at the moment. Love the sweet little flowers. I would put them on a needlecase that I am making - with a flower garden at the theme. Love the blog and seeing all your inspirational things. Another 300 posts please!

Anonymous said...

Hi Fi, I would use the little crochet flowers to decorate a scarf that i am knitting myself, they would look lovely ! i must say i love your blog , it's really nice to see people appreciating whats around them, the view from where you live is stunning.

thanks helen

Heidi Kuijer said...

Just found your blog and love it like I also love Yorkshire. My English mum and dad (acutally my mother's best friend since they were little girls of 6 writing to each other overseas) live in Yorkshire. I enjoy seeing your creative side and the glimpses of a countryside I love!

I would love to enter your giveaway and would use those delicate beauties on a quilt. Yes...a quilt. I love to mix my hobbies and would applique them to create a pretty wildflower wallhanging.

Looking forward to reading your blog regularly!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Anonymous said...

Love those darling flowers. They are crying out to be placed on a little girls scarf.

Linda said...

WooHoo! I didn't miss the giveaway. Love looking at what you do with texture and color and would use the flowers on a quilt I'm working on.

Missemor said...

Those cute flowers would look nice sewn onto my grey knit mittens and on my matching scarf!

Missemor said...

Those cute flowers would look so noce sewn onto my grey knit mittens and matching knit scarf!!

Campfire said...

I'm commenting but not applying for the giveaway as I have not found this blog for ages, forgot where I'd kept it!!!

However, do you have a tutorial, or at least a pattern for the mittens please?

Kay said...

Oh how lovely it all looks, especially the crochet gloves. I would use the pretty little flowers on a hairband for my little niece. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on your 300 post.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

greedy nan said...

I'm thinking that a headband would be lovely using the flowers;just hanging on to the summer for a bit longer if possible by wearing them in my hair -very San Francisco too ......

Farida said...

Hi
Your blog is lovely. I live far from UK in another country. If I am eligible to enter your giveaway, enter my name in your draw. I would like to use them to decorate my sweater.
Farida
Many thanks.

MarmaladeRose said...

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!

CrochetBlogger said...

I love the choice of the purple border/ joining on the blankets. Beautiful.