Saturday, June 29, 2013

Crochet Flower Pillow

I've seen these Blooming Flower pillows all over the place on the's just one of those fun, bright projects that bring a smile to your face. Upon first seeing this project, it said "summer and sunny days" to me.
Again, I chose some of my favorite colors...and nope it does not match a thing in my house! 
The pattern was easy and fun, repeating itself throughout with small changes to allow for increases.
Attic24  made her beautiful flower pillow in rainbow colors and posted the pattern and tutorial on her blog.
  I did notice there are some differences in how mine turned out and the ones shown on her tutorial. 
She wrote the pattern in UK crochet terms, which she made easy to change into US crochet terms. She used a smaller hook according to the UK sizes (4mm) and I used the closest in US terms (4.25mm G). I must have been really relaxed while making this pillow, because I tended to crochet loose throughout the whole project. That being the case, I could have went down a hook size. My pillow has 14 rows of petals including the last row on the back of the pillow, where hers has 16 rows of petals and appears to be crocheted closer together with less gaps. I luv the way it turned out though and wouldn't mind trying it again in other colors.
 One problem I ran into was that after I finished the pillow top, I couldn't find a round pillow form any where....only square ones were available in my area. I ended up ordering an 18" pillow form off the net. It didn't take long to get here, but it's some thing to keep in mind.
As you can see, Khloe loved the finished project and was sure I had made it just for her. She wasted no time at all cuddling up on this comfy pillow=)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Little Things

Went to the train station, and the train was delayed. So, we checked out some of the quaint shops in the area. We found this really cool ice cream / coffee shop. My daughter enjoyed the specialty ice cream while I indulged in a warm macchiato. It hit the spot perfect. It was cool outside, and I have been trying to cut down on my coffee intake. That was my first coffee of the day!Yum! This shop had the coolest lights....they were swirls of bright colors, it also had some guitars, and groovy decorations. There was a welcoming court yard that featured some metal art work that changed colors with the outdoor lights. That was our little treasure of the day, we got to share a few moments and enjoy each others company....we made it back just in time for my daughter to catch her train.

I've been working on a couple projects that I hope to post soon. All of life's daily dramas have been keeping me pretty busy lately, but that's what life is all about right?