Saturday, 13 June 2015

Sunshine on my pillow...



      


...it's been so warm in our corner over recent days and the sun 
has certainly shone brightly over my workroom
...I've ended up happy with my unplanned cushion...

I enjoyed just making decisions as I worked...
(and it feels good to make something again from yarn that's too beautiful to leave in a basket)


starting off with just a little daisy flower...

which then became a square... then more daisy squares...


the back relied on the yarn leftovers 
(and the little yellow daisy in the centre marks the arrival of our
little puppy Miss Daisy who I introduced a few posts ago...)




One side has an opening with clear fasteners on the inside
(because I know otherwise I'll regret not doing it when the day I need to wash it  arrives :-) )


and it's hidden behind the border 
which is just small...simple...pretty






...and now...
 I have the excuse to buy some new yarn 
and make another one...in different colours...
... I'm off to do some shopping ... :-)

      


...happy weekend all...

...back soon...

xxx




70 comments:

Mavi. said...

Pero que bonito, que dulce, que bien combinado.
Me encanta.

J9sHappiness said...

Beautiful!!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

<3 Thank you Mave...have a lovely weekend! ;-) ...xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you! ....Happy Weekend ♥..x

Anonymous said...

Delightful, Susan! I love the way you've paired it with your blue blanket. Did you have the pillow form on hand? The yarn looks luscious!

Blessings,
Marianne xo

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Marianne....yes it's a 14 x 14" cushion pad and the yarn is aran weight so it's lovely and dense :-)
Happy Weekend ♥...x

J9sHappiness said...

Beautiful!!

Knitaboo said...

Love it!

Kathleen Ramdwar said...

Exquisite! How I wish I could crochet - but I am quite content knitting your wonderful tearoom dolls and bunnies for now.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you ;-) ♥...xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you so much Kathleen....happy knitting in your beautiful corner of the world ♥..xx

Lynda Harrison said...

Hello Susan - what a truly lovely cushion you have made, and in such beautiful colours. I had never really crochet before, always knitting or sewing, but seeing the lovely things you have made gave me enthusiasm to try - so I taught myself to crochet a year and a half ago, and have never looked back!
I hope you enjoyed your shopping trip and bought more beautiful yarn!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Love,
Lynda.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Lynda...it's lovely to read how you're enjoying your crochet...it's great isn't it?...I love that it's so easy to improvise...I'm planning to make this again and take a bit more notice of yarn amounts ect. ...this really was a 'let see where it goes' project and I think that's why it turned out to be so enjoyable to do ♥...Happy Weekend ;-) xx

janice15 said...

O my I just love it, I love all the colors of it.. very nice Happy Weekend with love Janice

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Ooh, thank you Janice...hope you have a lovely weekend :-) ♥..xxxxxxxx

Ulica P said...

I love this cushion! The colours are so relaxing!
It is made of wool? I think it is warm too...
Have a lovely weekend,
Ulica :)

Elderbeary said...

Hello Susan,
what a lovely cushion you have made. The colours are so warm and cosy.
Have a lovely weekend
Ursula

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hi Ulica...it's cashmerino aran and yes, it's very thick and cosy....hurrah for natural yarns! ;-) ...x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

P.S Thank you and have a lovely weekend ♥..x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

♥ Thank you Ursula and Happy Weekend...xx

tatjana said...

Hello Susan,
very very nice your cushion, soooo lovely.
Greetings from Tatjana

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Tatjana....hope you're having a lovely weekend ♥...x

Handmade by Lorna said...

Wow this cushion is truly beautiful - I am going to be pinching your colour combination for sure - can I ask where you got the pattern for the daisy square please, it is gorgeous :)

crazydazy said...

Love the crocheted daisy square....a beautiful cushion!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Ali...have a lovely weekend ♥..x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Lorna...the square I made myself (but I'm sure there will be similar ones around online ♥.)...I'm planning to make another cushion soon....I only have a few scribbles at the moment! :D xx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Gorgeous Susan, I adore your choice of colours, it really is ever so pretty! :)
Happy weekend,
V x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

♥ Thank you Vivienne...hope you're having a great weekend (with lots of sunshine in your beautiful garden ;-) )...xx

Maggie said...

So so pretty xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

♥ Thank you Maggie ♥..Happy Weekend to you and yours....x

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

oh Susan, this is so pretty. I always have a yearn to learn to crochet when I see your makes.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

♥ Thank you Helen...(and you really must learn to crochet...add it to your 'to do' list! :-) )..Happy Weekend x

Amy at love made my home said...

It might have been unplanned, but it is gorgeous!! xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good afternoon, Susan! Like always, your photos exude a gentleness and love for beauty. How nice to see you post! Anita

Teresa Kasner said...

Hi Susan! I am so happy to see you've posted - I so enjoyed all your photos.. you're pillow is divine, so pretty! Bravo to you! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

GerryART said...

Wonderful post.
Makes me itch
to pick up my crochet hook to stitch

Hugs 'n sunny smiles
Gerry

KC'sCourt! said...

Gorgeous cushion
Julie xxxxxxx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

<3 Thank you Amy ♥...have a lovely Sunday :-)

Lovejoy Bears said...

I can't tell you how much I love this Susan, it's so gorgeous!! I really adore the blue edging. The colours are all glorious together!! Please make more :) Hugs ♥ Vicky ♥

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

<3 Thank you dear Anita...I'm wondering how is your book progressing?...shall be coming to visit you shortly ♥...x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Teresa ♥... I loved looking at your latest pics too...your corner of the world is just stunning! ;-) ....Happy Sunday!..x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Gerry ♥...hope your still enjoying your colourwork :-) ...Have a lovely Sunday!.....x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you and hApPy sUnDaY Julie ♥...xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you lovely Vicky...yes, I love the little blue edging too (wasn't sure when I started it though !) ...Have a lovely Sunday x ♥

susan forster said...

Absolutely beautiful, colours amazing. I'm more of a knitter but you have inspired me to have ago at crochet. Please can you tell me what sizehook you used ? I love your site. Sue

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Sue....You must have a try at crochet...my mum taught me to knit when I was tiny but crochet has added another dimension for me and I love it...I taught myself and you'll find lots of videos online to make it easy for you (4mm hook but aran weight to make it lovely and dense :-) )...xx

Miss said...

Love so much crocheted cushion and yours is an inspiration.
love the colours you choose.
And your pics looks like so romantic by the way you took them!
Miss

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

So beautiful, I love the soft, gentle colours you've used too xx

Christie Hoagland said...

Your work is so, so lovely and your workroom such an enviable place!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

♥ Thank you Miss ♥...Have a lovely new week! xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Cheryl...I love brights too but can't help returning to pretty pastels! ♥..x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Ooh, thank you Chrissie.....everyone likes to spend time in there! ♥..x

susan forster said...

Absolutely beautiful, colours amazing. I'm more of a knitter but you have inspired me to have ago at crochet. Please can you tell me what sizehook you used ? I love your site. Sue

scrappyjacky said...

It looks so pretty....such lovely colours.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

♥ Thank you Jacky...have a lovely new week! ;-) ...x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

(reply is further up Sue...your comment came through twice ;-) )..x

Frances said...

This crochet design, with it's hidden closing is very clever, and the colors you've chosen are harmoniously lovely. Cool neutral shades look very good as summer spreads its heat.

xo

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

♥ Thank you Francis...I'm liking soft blues and peaches at the moment!...Hope you have a great new week ;-)

Things and Thoughts said...

Fantastic! Perfectly executed, lovely summer shades! I really admire you who can create such lovely things!
Olympia

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you lovely Olympia...I hope you're enjoying the summer sunshine! ♥...xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

oh so lovely!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

♥ Thank you Kirsty ;-) ...xx

gee said...

Blues, greens and rust, unusual combination but it works because you have a good eye I wish I was yarn person. I would love you to see my new little dress all in blue and cream.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thanks Gee...I'm coming to see your little dress shortly...have a lovely weekend! :-) ..xx

Jayne M said...

So beautiful - love the colours! Every time I see one of your crochet posts, it makes me want to learn crochet finally. Look forward to seeing the new colour combination.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

You must learn to crochet Jayne!....A few YouTube videos plus a couple of books and you'll never look back!! ;-) ...x

ALISON said...

These cushions are really pretty...

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Alison :-) ...Hope you have a lovely week ;-) ...xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Alison :-) ...Hope you have a lovely week ;-) ...xx

Pauline Cheung said...

What a lovely pillow, I recently discovered your site and can't wait for the little sweater pattern to come out, but then I saw this pillow, may I ask which branch of yarn it is cause I just love these pastel color!!