A Granny and a Giveaway

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I know after yesterday’s cliffhanger you’re all on the edge of your seats just waiting to find out what I’ve been making.

But you’ll have to wait just a few more minutes while I show you my completely, properly, absolutely finished cushion.

It measures just over 14 inches across (that’s about 36cm). The cushion I tried it out with is a 14 inch, but I think it would look a lot better (just generally plumper and more cosy) with a 15 or 16 inch. But I didn’t have one of those, so the 14 inch had to do. You can see that it’s slightly squished on the bottom left corner – that wouldn’t happen with a fatter cushion. You may also have noticed that I didn’t take off the other cushion cover, which is why you can see a few black lines underneath – oops!

But what a wonderfully large Granny Square. Yum!

Anyway, here’s the front (or the back, depending on whether or not you like to look at the buttons or not. I personally think that the buttons are a key feature, but if you see them only as a functional aspect for closing you may prefer to keep them hidden. That is entirely up to you.)

And just one close up of one of the buttons, handsewn and tied with pink embroidery thread. I took pictures of all five, so be grateful I didn’t force all of them on you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, my new project.  You may remember that last week I had a go at making African flowers (see my first attempts here). Well, I’ve come back to them and made loads! I took this picture early this evening. Five lovely little flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

Mere hours later they have increased. I now have seventeen flowers that are ready to be edged and made into a scarf! I apologise for the quality of the photo, but it’s really quite gloomy in here at the moment, and it’s hard to find somewhere with better light.

But you get an idea of the colours anyway.

The main reason I’m so excited about this particular scarf is that it will be my very first giveaway!

I have to say that I got the idea from Katie over at Booty-licious (now one of my new favourite blogs) who did a giveaway to celebrate 20 followers.

I thought I’d do things a little differently – I will make up the scarf and probably get it finished over the next day or so. If you would like to win it all you have to do is leave a comment under this post. I will then put your name in a hat (ever so sophisticated, I know). I will draw a name from the hat either on March 12th (to celebrate the two month birthday of my blog) or when I get 20 followers – whichever happens first. So it’s really up to you how soon I draw a name! (If you want to follow just click the button at the top on the right, the one that says ‘follow the creativity’.)

This is open across the world, so even if you don’t live in the UK feel free to enter.

And by the way, thank you to the people who are already following me – you make me feel very special 🙂

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24 responses »

  1. So pleased to meet you:D I just found you and you’re being so generous already! Thank you:D I wish you all the best in your blogging – you’ve made a great job of it so far 😀 All so colourful and friendly and full of crafty goodyness – yAy – just perfect for me! 😀 😀

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  3. Your cushion is lovely and I like how you’ve done the buttons.
    African flowers is on my to do list for crochet – your first attempts look really good: they give me hope that they’re not too difficult 🙂

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  5. Oooo beautiful cushion… the buttons finish it off beautifully! Wonderful wonderful scarf giveaway… I would love to be entered into the draw :)x

  6. Lovely to find your blog and see some crochet going on! The flowers look cute, I think I’m going to have to work out how to make some. I would love to be included in your giveaway and I’m also going to add you. Hope to see you come and drop in on me one of these days too.

  7. Love your cushion!!! Truly scrumptious! Well done on a fab blog too … welcome to Blogland!!! Please add me to your giveaway. Drop by when you have a moment!! lol x

    • Your name is in the hat! I’ve had a little look at your blog, but my computer’s playing up a little at the moment and not showing me all the pictures! But will definately stop by another time when my comp’s behaving itself 🙂

  8. Pingback: And the winner is … « cuteasabutton82

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