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Weekend Crochet

by greenrabbitdesigns

I’ve spent some of the rather wet weekend doing a bit of crochet. Not sure what all these little pieces will become, some corsages, some maybe added to bags, we’ll have to wait and see. They have all been made from the same ball of yarn, it’s Kingcole Riot which is 30% wool/70% acrylic. It has a lovely feel and you get quite a good stretch of colour before it changes. There are quite a few different shades in it, I like this one as the colours are quite suitable for this time of year, dare I say the word, autumnal (I’m getting there!!). Although the weather here this morning is warm and sunny I have to admit I now can see the change in the season happening.

Now, I’ve been tagged by the lovely Lisette from HandMaid Liset and I have been asked to answer the following questions.

4 things in my bag. (sorry this is going to be very boring, nothing exciting in there)
– purse
– umbrella
– mobile phone
– tissues

4 things in my desk drawer.
– don’t have a desk!

4 favourite things in my bedroom.
– photos of my son and daughter.
– my rabbit soft toys.
– stash of yarn!!!
– my jewellery.

4 nice things at this moment.
– happy and healthy family!
– sun is shining as I write this.
– my home grown tomatoes.
– new yarns and fabric.

4 songs that keep popping into my head. (not sure if my answers are meant to be songs of the moment or my all time favourites)
– Raspberry Beret ~ Prince.
– Chocolate ~ Snow Patrol. (all Snow Patrol songs if I’m honest)
– Dog Days Are Over ~ Florence + the Machine.
– New York ~ Paloma Faith. (I could keep going I love lots of music)

4 things you didn’t know about me.
– I was awarded a Blue Peter badge.
– I’m married 29 years.
– I have brown eyes.
– I worked in a bank and left to become a mother and never went back(thank goodness for motherhood!).

Now I’m supposed to tag 4 more people but as I always do with awards/tags I’m going to offer it to anyone on my blogroll or indeed anyone reading this as I don’t want to single out 4 blogs. So please feel free to pick it up if you want to! Thanks again to Lisette for thinking about me!

Have a great week everyone!!! πŸ™‚

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Emma Angel September 20, 2010 - 10:39 am

Love the flowers and the leaf button is so sweet.
It’s great to read little snippets about people. Hope you have a good week.

greenrabbitdesigns September 20, 2010 - 11:15 am

Thanks Emma!
Hope you have a lovely week too! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Gina September 20, 2010 - 11:38 am

The flowers are beautiful and very autumnal. It’s always fascinating to read these snippets of other people’s lives

greenrabbitdesigns September 20, 2010 - 11:47 am

Thanks Gina!
I always like reading other peoples but I always think how boring am I !!
Have a good week Gina! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

handmaidliset September 20, 2010 - 12:52 pm

I’m going to listen to your music choices. Curious! So much fun reading you don’t have a desk either.. Thanks for taking the tag!!

greenrabbitdesigns September 20, 2010 - 12:58 pm

Thanks for passing it on to me Lisette!
Hope you enjoy my taste in music!! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Mia September 20, 2010 - 5:16 pm

How pretty flowers, and ha! in autumn-ish colors πŸ˜‰ That yarn seems to be just perfect for these!

Happy week, Viv!


greenrabbitdesigns September 20, 2010 - 5:20 pm

I know Mia, I think I’m eventually coming to terms with it! πŸ™‚
Have a lovely week!
Vivienne x

Mia September 20, 2010 - 5:27 pm

I love your crocheted flowers (may I call them flowers…?) in their lovely autumnal shades. They certainly would make wonderful corsages.

Thank you for your lovely comments in my blog. They are truly appreciated, and give me a lot of pleasure.

greenrabbitdesigns September 20, 2010 - 6:15 pm

Yes Mia you may call them flowers and I think most of them will become corsages!
Thank you for visiting my blog and can I just say how much I enjoy your beautiful blog! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Dani September 20, 2010 - 8:04 pm

Ohmygoodness, love the colors, I do so like warmer colors. The yarn looks so soft I could see them even as a blankie.

Have a great week!

Hugs, Dani

greenrabbitdesigns September 20, 2010 - 9:12 pm

Thank you Dani, you have a lovely week too!! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Mrs Bun September 21, 2010 - 12:01 am

Love seeing how different colourways work to the ones I use. These look so lovely and autumnal Vivienne. Got to admit it I guess that we’re nearly in the autumn.


greenrabbitdesigns September 21, 2010 - 9:53 am

Thanks Lisa! πŸ™‚
Yes I think we have to accept autumn has arrived!!
Vivienne x

Jane September 21, 2010 - 12:20 pm

Lovely autumnal colours Vivienne but I am sure like me you are still in summer for the last few days. It is glorious here today, 24o in my sheltered garden! I enjoyed reading you blog “things about me” we have been married for the same length of time and I too LOVE Snow Patrol, you have great taste!It was my son who introduced me to them some years back and I really enjoy everything they have recorded.
Enjoy the sun, I’m just off to the 1st class this year for my silversmithing, I can’t wait it’s been too long.Will be blogging about it soon-I have my camera packed!
Take care,
Love Jane X

greenrabbitdesigns September 21, 2010 - 1:58 pm

Hi Jane
Although it is lovely here today I think summer is sadly losing it’s grip! There is an autumn feeling in the air.
Looking forward to hearing all about your silversmithing! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Melanie September 21, 2010 - 12:39 pm

Oh wow, these are gorgeous xxxxx

greenrabbitdesigns September 21, 2010 - 1:59 pm

Thanks Melanie!! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Simone September 22, 2010 - 7:50 am

Lovely crochet flowers. They look so tactile and I love the colours. I am intriguied; what did you get the Blue Peter Badge for?!!!x

greenrabbitdesigns September 22, 2010 - 11:00 am

Thanks Simone!
I got my Blue Peter badge for a ‘Design an Outfit for Val’ competition, I was a runner up. I designed her a herringbone midi dress with black boots!! Do you know the really sad thing is I have no idea where my badge is now! I wish it would turn up. I’m sure you’ve guessed by my ‘design’ it was in the seventies!! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Gillian September 22, 2010 - 12:56 pm

Such beautiful blooms πŸ™‚
that wool works up so pretty into flowers!

greenrabbitdesigns September 22, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Thanks Gillian for your lovely comment! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Annette September 22, 2010 - 7:59 pm

I love these little crocheted flowers. You’re right they do have an autumnal feel to them. Love your lists of four.

greenrabbitdesigns September 22, 2010 - 8:18 pm

Thanks Annette for ‘visiting’ and for your lovely comment! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

dutch sisters September 22, 2010 - 10:14 pm

I love your crochet flowers! they will be great on a bag!

greenrabbitdesigns September 22, 2010 - 10:16 pm

Thanks Corry and Heleen! Love the new blog!! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Emma September 23, 2010 - 7:13 pm

Oh wow. I adore the berry-like autumnal colours in your crochet Vivienne. Stunning work x

greenrabbitdesigns September 23, 2010 - 7:35 pm

Aw thanks Emma, you’re very kind! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

val September 25, 2010 - 10:43 am

Hi Vivienne, I have missed you …. I know you have been there, but I have had a visitor for a week and so haven’t been visiting Blogland. It has been lovely to catch up on your postings and I love these new flowers …. I can never decide which ones I like the most. Pity you don’t sell seeds!
love to you …. Val

greenrabbitdesigns September 25, 2010 - 12:15 pm

Thanks Val, I have wondered where you where! Always good to hear from you and thanks for your lovely comment!!
Enjoy your weekend and love to Bella. πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

The Patchwork Heart October 8, 2010 - 6:06 am

Hi Just found you via 1crochet, lovely flowers I am searching for a book on these
Heather x

greenrabbitdesigns October 8, 2010 - 11:06 am

Hi Heather
I usually make my flowers up as I go along. Crochet Embellishments is a book I noticed on Amazon, it may be of some help to you!
Vivienne x

Margaret March 21, 2011 - 5:17 pm

Oh my goodness these crochet flowers are just dreamy!
I’m seeing a craze for crochet flowers all over blogland at the moment but it seems you were way ahead of the game.
I’m not much of a crocheter but would love to have a go. Is it a purchased pattern or one of your own originals?
I’m loving your blog and working my way backwards. So much yummy eye candy.

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