Tuesday, 12 April 2011

yarn + fabric

Hello everyone!

I'm so excited to be talking to you!

My laptop has been dealing with some malfunction issues - viruses and the like- lately and I thought it went dead for good last night. I tried to switch it on this morning but I was greeted with a black screen. It's almost midnight now and while waiting for tomorrow's lunch to cook I thought I might give it another try before putting it in the bag, ready to take home.

But miracles do happen, so here we are again, my little blog and I, for a 'ta-daaaah' post!

~~~~ So, do you remember me mentioning a secret crochet project?

Well, now that it has safely found its recepient, I can let the cat out of the bag (boy, I love english idioms! they're hilarious!)

Look at this mosaic: do you see a colour scheme... kind of? do you?

It all started when I saw the blue yarn on etsy and thought of the perfect project for it; then I spotted the brown yarn and decided on a two-colour project.

Then, one evening, I was looking at bags on etsy and saw this one... the colours were quite similar. Finally, I decided the crochet part wasn't warm enough; I needed some 'back-up'.

Do you want to see what I've made?

Do you?

It was made with lots of love; lots and lots of love!

Here it is then:

a crochet baby blanket!!!

I added a couple of fabric details to make it more cheerful and the flannel backing for extra warmth ( because as my son says for our blanket:' cold manages to get in through the holes'!)

Of course, I used the best model for the photo shoot...

... and his best friend! The bag is, of course, for the baby's daipers, bottles, little toys...

Hope you're all keeping well!

Until we meet again,

Take Care!



Sherry Smyth said...

so beautiful!!!! A project of love!

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

It's lovely! And the colors are so beautiful together! I'm sure it will be loved :)

Feline said...

It's very beautiful and looks wonderfully warm ... ummmm baby?

Joy said...

Such a beautiful, wonderful, precious project!

MyStory of HiStory said...

So sweet. I really like the tender touch that the appliques add to the project...& I don't believe I've ever seen a crochet blanket w/ a flannel backing. Great idea!

Louise said...

What a very clever idea to line the blanket and applique the cute pictures! I love it!

Tracy said...

LOVE, love, love the blanket, Yiota... you did a brilliant job pairing crocheted work with fabric--brilliant! Those appliques are so sweet... And love the colors too. ;o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Maaike said...

Hi Yiota, what a lovely cute blanket you made! I love the combination of crochet and sewing.
And you model is doing a great job :-)
Love, Maaike