Sunday, 13 February 2011

Flower Power!

We are having such a wonderful summery day today.  Well actually the weather might be that way but in reality I've been busy vacuuming the whole house and helping make trays of cookies.  Funny how I always end up finishing the baking! 

Anyway I thought I'd just pop in and show you my new creation.  Look, it's crochet too!!!  Thank you Maria for your inspiring stripy blanket to get me back into hooking for a while.  Have you met Maria before?  She makes such wonderful things.  Pop on over and visit her if you like, she'll love to have you over for a while.
Pattern from Lucy, Attic 24 of course.  Never thought I could do something this cool!  Loving the summery colours.  It was so easy to make but it's probably a little baggy on the jar.  When I was filling the jar with water, No.2 asked me why I didn't take the cover off first so it didn't get wet.  It's just far too sensible really!  And yes it did get wet.  Who cares in this heat. 

Gosh it's so very hot, about 28 degrees C here now and we're sweating away eating iceblocks and anything cold we can get our hands on.  Hey do you want a sneaky peek at our new bathroom?  I ADORE it!  It's so tranquil and beautiful, as is our bedroom.  I could live in our bathroom it's so pretty.  Loving the little tiles below the mirror.  We still need the fan, lights and towel rail to be installed and then it's all done.  Then there'll be whole room photos.

I made these cushion covers last year and finally added one more colour last night.  I do love them and must get them finished for the winter.  They will add much needed colour to our lounge in the cooler months.

Well that's it for today.  I hope your weekend is going nicely too.  Thanks for stopping by!  Oh, note the bigger photos?  Much prettier.

17 comments:

Anita Meade said...

Love your cheery jar cover Sarah. Looks just perfect with those brightly covered blooms. Look forward to seeing the finished bathroom pics. We are not sharing your summery weather here today. It is decidedly chilly. But I've been out playing in the garden anyway:) Happy Sunday to you and yours. xx

Catherine said...

Crochet as well - aren't you clever!
Bathroom looks so pretty.

delia hornbook said...

I Love the jar cover so bright and fun and the flowers look lovely. And your cushion covers look smashing i wish i could crochet its on my to do list ;-)) enjoy your week, dee x

Naturally Carol said...

I love all your new crochet. The jar in the bathroom looks very cool. I'll have to look up those patterns at Attic 24!

Donna ~ Love.Hope.Craft said...

OOOOoooo...hot sunny days..I remember those :0)
It's cold, misty, wet and windy here in Blighty today :(
Your lovely, summery, colourful blog cheers me up no end :0)
Those tiles do look nice, lovely and refreshing.
Have a great week, and enjoy the sunshine sarah x

Maria said...

Oh thank you Sarah ! I love the jar cover, I did try these when I first started to crochet, but think I tried to run before I could walk, will have to have another go...Cushions are fantastic so bright and colourful xx

Serenata said...

Oh the bathroom is looking good. I'm hoping we will get ours done this year...it is horrid!

Love the jar cover and cushion covers, they are going to look lovely and cosy in winter.

Lululiz said...

Sigh, I can't believe you are talking about heat and gorgeous weather! It is still so cold and grey and horrid over here.
Love your little crochet vase cover, it does look ever so pretty with those flowers. And your bathroom looks fantastic, excellent job.

Jille said...

Love the crochet! Is there no end to your talents? You put me to shame!
Jille x

Jacquie said...

Hi Sarah, love your jar cover and it's great to see some pretty geraniums . Your bathroom looks fab and those granny squares are adorable :0)
Jacquie x

Heidi said...

It's like this post was just for me we have 46 degrees in the house this morning long story and 17 below outside.....this post is bliss momma!!! Flowers just for me with knitted bliss alongside my hot cup of coffee this morning!!

Justine said...

Lovely jam jar cover, I too have made one of these! I really like the cushion covers too....

Willeke said...

Your new bathroom looks beautiful. The flowers in the jar with its new jacket is beautiful there.
I hope you enjoy the beautiful weather. Our days are still grey and dark overhere.

Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie said...

Like the vase jacket - great idea to brighten any place up and hope you enjoyed the good weather all day cos it's been miserable herexx

'Joyce' said...

hullo Sarah, i love your new vase cover, you are a great 'hooker'. Lovely and neat rows. Your cushion covers are fabulous and will be perfect for the cooler weather to snuggle on the lounge with. I do love the colours in your new bathroom and look forward to seeing the reveal.

Rachael said...

love the jar cover its so summery, and the cushions will look lovely in the winter

Wendy said...

I love your jar cover! I have bookmarked that pattern and keep meaning to make one or three.