Just a quick note today! Here is the finished work in progress from yesterday -a daffodil calico bag. Super pretty and ready for Spring, it’s a sneak peek of some more products arriving in my Etsy shop this Weekend.
I’ve been busy busy in the craft studio today, getting some lovely new Spring products ready. I was inspired by the daffodils in the garden today, so that’s what my new product is themed around. Below are some sneak peaks of the first stages, including some hand stitching. Check in later in the week to see the finished product and to check out the Etsy listing!
The Violet Blanket has been a labour of love, that I have been working at on and off for the past two years, and I finally finished it last week. I started it the first summer that I lived in the USA and whenever I found myself looking for something to do, I would crochet a square. 240 squares and several months later, I had crocheted as many squares as I needed. However, soon after, I started a new job and then moved back to the UK, so the poor squares sat waiting to be sewn together for months. Once my craft things from the UK got delivered to Lincolnshire, I picked up my crochet hook and finally the blanket was completed.
I was absolutely thrilled with the outcome. The blanket is made up of granny squares, in a mix of pink, blue, teal, purple and cream, and has a grey and cream scalloped border. It measures 60″ by 55″ and has a nice heavy feel to it, perfect for snuggling under on the sofa. Each of the granny squares I hand-crocheted myself, then crocheted together and finally, added the border.
It was my mother-in-law who suggested the name ‘The Violet Blanket’ because of the purple. I loved the suggestion and think it suits the blanket perfectly, so that’s what it’s called. I look forward to making the next one!
It’s for sale and available here.
Ladies and gents, please form an orderly queue. Rose Petal Cottage is now open for business! And to celebrate we’re offering 10% off of our entire range for the next month. Just enter the coupon code RELAUNCH2017 at the checkout!
Here is a selection of the lovely new products that are now available: