Friday, 27 November 2009

Sunburst Granny Cushion .......

In the middle of birthday planning, housework, little men & getting ready for Christmas I have still made time to crochet, it keeps me sane !!!!

I have started to make some cushions for the sitting room. Here is the first cushion in progress, the yarn I'm using is Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, which is a delight to work with, & the pattern I'm using is called Sunburst Granny Squares. They are very simple to make & you can find the pattern, which is free by the way, on Ravelry.

I love to make things for the home, & I get such a sense of achievement when a project is finished & I stand back & think to myself " I made that !!! "

I have also been busy choosing paint colours & wallpaper as I have the decorator coming next week to decorate the landing & the sitting room ceiling & also to wallpaper the chimney breast (I love decorating but hate heights so the landing ceiling & stairs are a no no for me !! ) Of course the wallpapers that I love are about £50 a roll which is rather expensive, but I have managed to find one that is very nice in B & Q for £11.50 a roll.

I am so excited about all the plans & ideas I have for the house, which I will be doing on a very tight budget, but if you shop around it's surprising what you can find for sometimes half the price on the internet, ebay, charity & junk shops & even my local tip, it's surprising what some people throw away!!! I find it great fun searching & finding bargains this way !!


  1. lovely cushion, i love to make stuff for the homes as well.