Sunday, 21 June 2009

Kitchen close ups and crochet delights

I have had a busy weekend progressing with the kitchen. My computer has left the kitchen and has been moved to my workroom/office upstairs. Hurray! More room in that area for pretties instead!

The walls have already been painted (Honey by Laura Ashley). Now we need to paint the wooden cupboards, back door, kitchen chairs and windows. In one area, (where the computer, scanner, printer and speakers used to be) I have began arranging things, moving them around every so often until I am satisfied that they are in the right place. I love doing that! More photos to follow when the decorating has been completed.

Sneek peek at some of the things I have been putting in my computer free area.

Flowers on our kitchen table

On Tuesday I was meant to go on part 3 of my crochet course held at Marmalade Yarns in Frome but unfortunately was unwell so couldn't attend. However, they kindly let me pop in yesterday so that I could go through my granny squares and correct some of the errors that I had made when left to my own devices at home. I left there feeling a lot more confident about making granny squares. Just before leaving, I bought 3 balls of acrylic wool to practice with.

I love this combination of colours!

I began working on this square last night.

Some of what I did yesterday.
Although I have made several mistakes on the way, I do find crochet very enjoyable! So many things that I want to make in time, Ooh, the possibilities....

During the week this arrived for me......

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This beautiful scented bag is from Sonia's giveaway which I was lucky enough to win! It arrived with a pretty roses card. When my daughter saw this, she gasped saying how lucky I was to win something so pretty.
THANK YOU Sonia, I love it!

Happy Father's day to all the Fathers out there!

Isabelle X


Les Cotrions said...

Very nice details in your renewed kitchen!!! Your getting very clever in crochet!!! Lucky girl! You won a so lovely gift!!!
Happy new week and good work in your kitchen!
Warm hugs

Laura said...

Your newly decorated kitchen will be beautiful....I love the colors and the accessories you have shown us so far! Thanks for sharing your is fun to watch and know that the result will be wonderful! Take care...Laura

June said...

Hi Isabelle,
The color of your kitchen is yummy. I love it. That blue with the yellow is perfect. The colors in this post are so stunning. I'm so glad that you are enjoying crochet, and can't wait to see all your new creations.

Moonspinner said...

Oh, I'm very taken with your little pink suitcase! lovely flowers too! xx

koralee said...

Lucky girl...that giveaway looks love love your crocheting..and i have that blue and white milk pitcher in my home! Looks like you had a great week!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Hello Isabelle,
Love all your kitchen pictures, the boxes and the suitcase are so pretty. Have fun crocheting!! So glad you got your package and that you like it. Enjoy!!!

sue15cat said...

I love the two blue boxes, gorgeous, and you are doing SO well with your crochet keep it up.

Sue xx

Lululiz said...

The chocolat au lait boxes are adorable. And what a beautiful giveaway to win.

Primchick said...

Hi there, thanks for you comments we had a great day,thank you, & it was nice to meet up with new like minded people & make new friends
Marion ;0)

The White Bench said...

Love all!

Joyce said...

I am always in awe of people who can crochet. I took a two hour class with my daughter last year and we still can't figure it out:)

Julia said...

Hello dear soul

Your kitchen is going to be sublime, I can just tell from the tantalising glimpse of pictures here today!

Congratulations too, I can see we have a fabulous budding crocheter in our midst!! It wont be long before you are making all sorts of lovely things for yourself. I still have the first little square I made last year when I first learnt, it was quite scratchy wool and there were mistakes in that too, but the sense of possibility I felt when I made it reminds me of you now.

Have a lovely week
Sending love
Julia xxx

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

It's fun to watch the progress in your kitchen...your colors are yummy.
Good luck on the crocheting...your doing a great job from what I can see. I mostly knit when I have time....I find it so relaxing.
Take care,

Bobo Bun said...

Fabulous pictures. I loved the colours. Amazing how crochet can get you in its grip and then your're planning so many projects.


Kar said...

Love your blog! So glad to hear someone else has caught the crochet bug! The colors you chose to practice with are beautiful and will look wonderful in a blankie! Keep up the good work!


Torie Jayne said...

Hi, I love the colours in your balls of yarn, beautiful flowers and the images down the side of your blog our divine!

Duchess of Tea said...

I am in love with the pink crochet you have under the white milk jug, it is utterly gorgeous. Very lovely indeed!!
Duchess xx

Cavania said...

Lovely photos, really liking your blog

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Hi, I just found your blog via Rubyred and I have to say I love your Chocolait boxes, and your kitchen looks lovely.
Sophie xxx