Wednesday, 2 May 2012

A make a month ♥ April 2012

As promised in my last post
here are my makes for April
I think I may be cheating ever so slightly
they are not exactly 'new' 
but it is what I have been doing this tricky month
I did have other plans...
but they did not materialise from their material

First up ~
I have been working on my crochet blanket 
started waaay back last year
I am still loving the colours...which is lucky

I have been merrily making squares, on and off
but got a bit board (as is very usual with me)
so I decided to have a little look see how to join them
I had a go last Saturday whilst watching 'the voice'
I don't normally enjoy those kind of shows but this, I LOVE
I used Lucy's tutorial over at Attic 24 and it was brilliant
so clear and concise
she's a clever lady

This is the back

 I have also named it...
on Monday I picked our very first rhubarb
and it struck me
they are the colours in my blanket
(it does actually look more rhubarby in real life)

So I have decided to call it my
'Rhubarb crumble' blanket
the rhubarb was GOOD by the way

The other thing that I have been up to is 
I now have a set of three cushions

I made one of these cushions last month
but wanted to make a set

I feel happy that I have actually finished something

I have a very colourful one planned for this month
fingers crossed :o}

I am all behind on blogging at the moment
I am hoping to have a leisurely blog browse very soon
where does the time go???
I have no idea, there just isn't enough in a day
and there are ALWAYS too many things that NEED doing
and not enough time for the things that I would like to do
ah well...that's how it goes I s'pose

Have fun

 lots of love 
j x


  1. Hey Jooles, I love the rhubarb crumble blanket, great colours. and your cushions too. you are very talented. I'm still here thinking about what i'd like to do when time allows, so good on you for actually doing what you've set your mind to. Jane x

  2. Lovely makes Jooles! Such GoRgEoUs colours - good enough to eat :)
    Victoria xx

  3. The cushions are really pretty and I love the colours in the blanket. All very spring like; hope it will entice spring to come back! Lily. xxx

  4. Your crochet squares look lovely, I like the two pinks together, I love the ridge you get with that way of joining too....lovely, lovely!

    Gorgeous cushions, clever you, very rhubarby! This is a lovely post, full of my favourite cheery colours!

  5. Oh I do love your blanket Jooles and what a great name (I love rhubarb too!). :)
    Gorgeous cushions as well, I think you've been very productive!
    Vivienne x

  6. What a sweet name for your gorgeous blanket! I love the patchwork too -you certainly have more patience than me Jooles;o)
    Rose H

  7. I love rhubarb and rhubarb crumble and your rhubarb crumble blanket. I am amazed at how any variations there are on granny square And your design is particularly lovely. Patchwork is next on my list!! Take care Jooles xx

  8. The blanket is gorgeous, the colours and the pattern ... very envious and the cushions look like they are going to match beautifully. I need to be a bit more adventurous with colour myself.

  9. Hello sweet Jooles, I love all of your makes! Your crochet blanket is gorgeous and I love the colors! Rhubarb crumble blanket is a perfect name for it sweetie! I need to get out my crochet and try my hand at granny squares! Thank you for the inspiration! I am glad the rhubarb was yummy! Oh, I love those gorgeous cushions too! The patchwork is so pretty and I love all of the fabrics you used, and that pink chair!!!! I love pink! Your sofa is lovely too and the cushions look perfect there! Beautifully done sweet friend! A delightful post as always! Time goes by too quickly! I am so thankful for everyday God gives me! It is wonderful that we have so many things to do that we can't get them all done. We never get bored, that is for certain, though I do wish there was more time for sewing, embroidery, crochet, etc.! :) Much love, Paula xo

  10. I love love your cushions!!!
    And yes, I know what you mean when you complain about the time and the load of things to do!!! "only" 24 hours in a day...not always enough!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

  11. Gorgeous post - I love your Rhubarb Crumble Blanket in-the-making and the cushions are WOW! Beautifully made and such sweet fabrics. What on is that amazing blue stuff in the photo of the stack of crochet squares? It's not something I recognise...

  12. 'Rhubarb Crumble' what a delicious sounding name for a blanket looks wonderful, love the combination of colours.

    Your cushions look great too and there's piping on them woo hoo, clever clogs........Never given piping a go, hat's off to clever peeps who can though....

    Me thinks you have been quite busy throughout April Jooles, putting together some lovely makes....

    Claire x

  13. Delicious colours in your blanket, I'm looking forward to seeing it finished. I love your cushions too. One day I will try patchwork... I will, really!

  14. What a gorgeous blanket, I love it. I'm really enjoying making crochet cushions at the moment but having sen your post I might just chuck a couple of fabric ones into the mix as well!

  15. Oh Jooles, your crochet blanket it just beautiful, the colours are lovely and your cushions are stunning, you are such a clever lady :0) Glad to hear the rhubarb was good, it makes me want some of my mum's crumble now xx

  16. What beautiful colours in your crochet blanket - 'rhubarb crumble' is the perfect name.

    Huge cushion envy - yours are simply gorgeous. You do realise you've got me needing to have a go at patchwork now ... the words 'running' 'before' and 'walk' spring to mind!


  17. So much gorgeousness! I really want to crochet a blanket that was in Mollie Makes magazine in shades of pink and green. I may have to make it a lot smaller as the yarn was very costly. Love the colours of yours:)

  18. Wow, your blanket is gorgeous, such lovely colours and aptly named. Best wishes, Pj x

  19. Truly gorgeous makes - love all the colour - and I'm craving rhubarb crumble now!

    I know just what you mean about having too little time to keep up with the blogging, I think I'm following too many lovely peoples blogs, I seem to be finding time to read but not always comment.

  20. Lovely crochet Jooles and your patchwork cushions are beautiful...I love the colours...I'm doing a stitch and flip patchwork cushion at the moment...great fun although I shall have to wait and see if I like the end resullt as it's all a bit random!
    Oh my, I agree...never enough hours in the day....
    Hope you are having a happy week,
    Susan x
    P.S Thank you so much for adding the link to my Giveaway!

  21. I LOVE rhubarb, I LOVE your blanket (and its name), I LOVE the pillows.
    You got so much bright springy colors going on!

  22. Jooles, your cushions are SO good, great piping. Love the blanket, and the name. You are one clever lady, is there anything crafty you can't do?? x

  23. I love your crochet pretty. I'm the process of making the Nicki Trench blanket that Dotty mentions relaxing just to sit and stitch :o)x

  24. All pink's and greys - so pretty. I know my girls would love a blanket like that, but I'm so useless....and lazy. Yours is lovely.

    Nina xxx

  25. I am in love with your crochet blanket Jooles - rhubarb crumble, what a perfect name, the colours are just so pretty! I really want to learn how to crochet, if only there were more hours in the day! Well done on making the gorgeous patchwork cushions too.

    Love Caroline xx

  26. I love those pretty cushions. I really must learn to crochet too, it is one of my goals for this year especially as I aim to make myself a gorgeous blanket sometime soon.

  27. Hi Jooles, oh 'Rhubarb Crumble' I love it!! and I also love the colours of your crochet squares they are scrummy.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend...let's hope the sun shines.

    Fleur xx

  28. I adore your crochet blanket- really, truly. Rhubarb colors are the ticket! Good for you getting a bit further on it and getting out a couple more cushions. I agree- it feels GREAT to actually finish something!

  29. Hi Jooles, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  30. Gorgeous makes, my dear! What pretty colours you've used for your crochet squares! And I love your patchwork cushions!!! I'm working on MY first ever patchwork cushions this week. I've made the front panels and plan to make the backs today. I LOVE it - I find sewing the squares together so relaxing and so much fun!!! I feel some more patchwork-ing coming on.....
    Happy Saturday!

  31. As usual, your stash is lovely, how do you do it?! I too am a fan of the voice - the shame! Usually I avoid anything that is 'celebrity' or 'reality' like the plague but this is an all together more gentle affair.

  32. The colours in your crochet blanket and patchwork cushions are so gorgeous, Jooles! I really love them all! You have such a way of making beautiful combinations...this is a lovely post!
    Have a happy week!
    Helen x

  33. Your makes are so lovely....loving all the pink! Hugs to you my friend.

  34. Lovely!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!
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    Hugs and kisses
    Susana Maia

  35. Gorgeous work! I love that feeling when a project is finished. X

  36. I had to pop over and see the Rhubarb crumble blanket (such a great name) and it is beautifully delicious!


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