Sunday, May 01, 2011

More flowery cushiony goodness!! and a mini giveaway. x

Well well well. I have been busy on the hook as some of you have already guessed. I worked hard at turning those ever so pretty flowers into a cushion over the week. It was quite a fiddly procedure but eventually I got it. The hardest thing was working out which stitch in the back of the flower I was suppsed to work into. I only hope I have done it right and they don't all start to unravel.

So.... do you wanna see???

Okay here you go... my latest crochet Ta daaaaa....

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I really am quite skippy with excitement about this. It is a specially ordered item and the recipient wanted blues and purple shades. Some of the shades are slightly more pink than purple but I hope they like it anyway.

Close up:

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Skippety skippety. Happy, happy happy!

The Back:

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Button edge using vintagey buttons I found for 10p each!

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Just one last one???

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The pattern is Rosehip's flower squares which you will find if you scroll down my sidebar. I think I will call this cushion Violet Sometimes. I am just a little sad that this is going to be going to a new home. Can I bear to part with it??? It would make such a nice friend for Flower cushion.

So.... I started a new project based on a similar one seen in Attic24 archives. Here's a small start. This is super easy and super quick and I love it. I am using 27colours of Stylecraft yarn and the whole thing just looks like jewels to me so this is going to be called my Jewelled cushion.

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Now, if you have stuck with me this long then thank you so much. I notice that I have just reached 400 followers!!!! Woohooooo!!! That is just amazing. It really blesses my little heart to think that so many people are interested in my little space on the web. So that deserves a little giveaway don't you think? Well, I will have a little think and see what I can come up with. I will do a separate post for it soon I promise so stay tuned.

I would however like to do a separate giveaway on this post. In my last post there were quite a few people from abroad (I am in UK) who said they had never heard of chocolate limes!!!!! So I would like to invite readers FROM OTHER COUNTRIES ONLY PLEASE who have never heard of or cannot get hold of chocolate limes to leave me a message on here and I will pick a winner and post you out a bag. If you would like to that is. I mean, I cannot have so many people telling me they have never tried them. I think that is simply awful. They are really yummy. You start with a zingy limey hard boiled sweet and it has a chocolate centre that melts as you get closer to it. So please state in your comment if you would like to be entered to try a bag. Remember - ABROAD ONLY!! No cheating Uk-ers.I will leave this open for a week till the 7th - that is plenty of time is it not?? Open to anyone - follower or not - who cannot get hold of them and would like to try them. Make sure I have your email too if it isn't in your profile.

So stay tuned for another giveaway soon and hope you all have a lovely week. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

58 comments:

Maggie said...

Love your flowery cushion! wonderful!

Chocolate limes must be a UK thing then? must admit that they are about the only sweet that i really don't like (sorry to say) But i'm sure there are plenty of lovers out there :-)

Have a good BH x

Gillie said...

I agree, Hazel, the world needs to know about these delicious sweets! Only came on to comment on lovely crocheting, very pretty!

KarenV said...

Your crochet is beautiful Hazel! I think the cushion will be very well received :)

Rachael @ CleverCheshireCats said...

Your cushion is divine. I love these colours, they remind me of forget-me-nots. You should definitely make one for yourself, Oh and one for me too! Rachael Xx

gracie said...

The pillow is so pretty..very nicely done.As for the Chocolate limes...I would love to try them. I love chocolate and lime so they must be good. So coount me in for the drawing. I have not seen them here in the USA

Rachael xxx said...

Love that cushion, look forward to seeing the other one finished

I am so glad your giveaway is for those abroad as I love them and yet can't have them at the moment too many syns!!

JillMN said...

I have never heard of chocolate limes but would love to try them.

Denise said...

Just trying to get back to my favorite blogs after a long, hard winter. I love your cushion. Those are my favorite colors. So peaceful looking.

Never heard of chocolate limes before this moment.

Aisyah Helga said...

I just love your cushion cover! The colors are great and my favorites, too! I'm sure my Hazel would love to try those chocolate limes as she loves chocolates!

Jackie said...

You are quite the talented Crocheter! Love your finish and your new start is adorable. I took a peek at the link you provided and it's going to be a beauty for sure!

Gabriella said...

Hi I'm italian ... and I will appreciate it because I never tried the chocolate limes ^___^

Right now I'm trying to bake cupcakes!!!!
Your pillow is wonderful ... I crocher sometimes ... and I have a blanket to finish for my little daughter ...

My mail :gabriella.sallemi@fastwebnet.it

bye bye

Nancy said...

Whoever ordered that cushion is sure to love it! It is so pretty!

I have not ever heard of chocolate limes before your post so count me in the drawing. I would love to give them a try!

Tina said...

Beautiful cushion Hazel,are you sure it's not for me lol
new start is looking good too,and yes very jewelled like colours
mmmm and love chocolate limes too x

Annemarie said...

Darn... I AM from abroad, but spent a year in the UK during which I gobbled up an indecent amount of Chocolate limes. Shouldn't ave said that, should I?

LOVE your hooky cushion, Hazel. I'm hooked too. Can't help it.

Courtney said...

oh my goodness that pillow is AWESOME!! I love the colors!!

I am also interested in chocolate limes...I'm in the US, so I'm not pretending to be ignorant of these!!

Helen Philipps said...

Gorgeous cushion - really love the colours and the sweet flowers. Have a happy week.
helen x

Christine said...

Beautiful cushion Hazel. I can't believe the rest of the world is missing out on chocolate limes!

lily said...

Beautiful crochet cushion, love the colours.
lily x

valerie said...

The crochet pillow is adorable! I'm sure the recipient will love it! I would like a chance at a bag of chocolate limes. Never seen or heard of them before your last post. Thanks!

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous cushions. I'm in the UK so can't enter your chocolate lime giveaway but my mouth is drooling with your description.

geeky Heather said...

That cushion is simply lovely...my favorite colors are "blues and purples" and you've used wonderful colors in my opinion! I would certainly be happy with it.

Thank you for the opportunity to try yummy British sweets! I am already a huge fan of Crunchies, Wispa Golds/Mints and pretty much anything made by Cadbury. =) I'm in the US and can occasionally get Crunchies here, though they are dear!

lynda said...

Your pillow is lovely...you are inspiring me to get out the old crochet hooks...I would love a chance to taste those chocolate limes...they sound yummy!

Catherine said...

I love your flowery cushiony goodness!! I'd love to try chocolate limes! Thanks for the chance!

Angela P said...

I love the flowery cushion finish! It turned out just lovely :)

I'm in Canada (but British born)and thought I never every type of British sweet but I have never even heard of "Chocolate Limes" but it sounds divine! I'd love to be entered too :)

Keri On said...

Beautiful, Hazel! Both flowery cushions you've made are gorgeous! The recipient will be VERY grateful!
You've inspired me, and now, I've made my first one! (Already working on another!)They are kind of contagious!

Lindsay-ann said...

The cushion is really beautiful. I love the pretty colours. You are so very talented.
I haven't had chocolate limes for years.
Lindsay
x

Margaret said...

Oh my! I love that flower cushion! Love that new start too! And I'd love to try Chocolate limes -- never heard of them before your last post. :D Congrats on 400 followers -- that's a whole lotta followers!

Gayle said...

Oh Hazel, the pillow is positively stunning. What a beautiful work. I would have a hard time parting with it.

staci said...

I love your newest cushion! You are so productive with your hook!

I've never heard of chocolate limes and I'm not in the UK either, so I'd love a chance to try them! Thanks Hazel!!!

kingfam1192@aol.com

Loraine said...

Such a darling pillow Hazel! I love it. You have such a lovely blog. Sorry I don't comment as much as I should. One of these days life will slow down and I can do that more often.
I have never heard of chocolate limes, but they sound amazing! I have to try some sometime.
Hugs to you!

mainely stitching said...

You should be thrilled with your latest cushion - it is gorgeous!!

I've never had a chocolate lime, but it sounds delish!

Cheryl said...

I absolutely love your cushion! I, however, hate chocolate limes LOL

Bev said...

I am not entering as i am in yorkshire but chocolate limes yum yum lol LOVE the cushion

Ursh said...

I love the cushion Hazel!!

Ellen said...

What a gorgeous cushion! You are great with crochet!

I would love to try some Chocolate limes, thank you. I am from Singapore.

Hugs,

Virpi said...

Ok, I'm from Finland and I have never heard about the "chocolate what it was?" stuff. It can't be bad after all it has chocolate in it =D

Carol said...

What a bright and cheery pillow--it just screams "happy!!" Beautiful work, Hazel :)

Elisa said...

Such a pretty cushion Hazel...

jane said...

Love the cushion Hazel and I fully endorse your plan to bring chocolate limes to the rest of the world!

anneke said...

Love how your crochet projects turned out: joyful! the amount of work is paying back in the result.

I haven't had the sweets, but to be honest, I'm okay with that... :-)

Kathy H said...

Love the cushion. It turned out very pretty. I have never heard of chocolate limes. But if it has chocolate it must be wonderful!

Erin said...

Thanks for leaving me so many lovely comments lately, Hazel. =) Your cushion is FaBuLoUs!!!!

CalamityJr said...

Love your cushion, and know I'd really enjoy some chocolate limes, so please plan on sending them directly to me in the USA (lol)!

Shari said...

your crocheting is gorgeous!!!!! You really have taken off with it, haven't you??? Great job!!!!!
I would love a chance to try the chocolate limes......yummy!!!!!!!

Zeke said...

Would love to try them, you are so generous! Love that cushion, I would be sad to see it leave my home too! ♥

Julie said...

What a super duper cushion, i agree it would make a lovely partner for your flower cushion LOL I'm sure the home it is going to will love it just as much as you do.

Yummy!!! choccie limes, wonder who will be trying those for the first time...

Siobhan said...

Your crochet pieces are GORGEOUS, Hazel!! I need to get my daughter hooking for me! ;)

Sally said...

Oooh I LOVE that cushion Hazel. The colours are gorgeous.

Kyriaki said...

Gorgeous cushion, the flowers are lovely :) I hope the recipient loves it.

I'd loooove to be in the drawing - chocolate limes sound delicious! I can't remember if my email is in my profile but it's kyrieflutter AT gmail DOT com :)

Thanks for the fun drawing...yum yum, sweets!

Maggie O said...

Canada calling...for chocolate limes...never heard of them. I loved the sherbet lemons that you get and the Jaffa cakes...seem to do a lot of "centres". So, count me in for the giveaway...too bad it was not for the beautiful coloured cushion...you cannot possibly give that away!

Raggedy Ann said...

Your works of art amaze me!!

You inspire me so much Hazel, I have not done much as of late. I feel so tired from working..but hope to have time to do something soon!

I wish I lived near you to show me some fancy crochet..you are the queen of crochet!

Louise xx

♥coco rose♥ said...

I ADORE your flowers cushion! I have been wanting to make something like that for a while....just not enough hours in the day! Trouble is, when you see all these lovely pictures it really makes you want to have a go! And your Jewel wip is AWESOME! I love using a mass of coloured yarns in a project....problem being that you have to be surrounded by them all (which my boys hate as they can't snuggle on the sofa!!!!!), but I can't wait to see the finished article....it will be B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a super day!

Vanessa x

TeaMouse said...

I can't even imagine such a thing, but I am willing to try. I like trying new things that I can't get locally.

Happy in red said...

Gorgious pillow and new WIP!!
Chocolate limes... oi, what were they again? Can't quite remember. Anyhoooo... keep up the good work and have a great weekend!
Esther.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your crocheting is beautiful, Hazel, I like the colors you use, they combine gorgeously!
Happy crocheting!!
Love to you xxxx

AlessandraLace said...

chocolate limes? I have never heard about them. hugs from Italy

Karen said...

Well, here in Southern California, I've never ever heard of a thing as a Chocolate limes, but I'm up for any thing chocolate!

Kimberly R. said...

Your pillow is so pretty - I love the colors!!
I've never heard of Chocolate Limes - I am very interested in trying these :)
Thanks,
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com
GA (USA)