Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Put the hook down........

I am addicted to crocheting.


I will admit that. 
I learned when I was very young. 

(Flower pattern here Attic 24 - you will LOVE her blog!!)

But I LOVE color.


You can put your project aside 
and pick it up again at any time.


And small projects are completed quickly 
with great satisfaction.

 (See this post for valance pattern)


I love the bright flowers.  
They're fun to make.


My projects are one-of-a-kind and 
you can match anything.


(valance pattern here and picture here )
  
And I like that you can get so many patterns off the internet for free. 

I got all these that way. 
If you check me out 
on Pinterest 
(another addiction) 
you will find them all....
and a lot more.


This project is in the works.
  

A very large afghan for someone special.
Hope its done by Christmas!

Robin

59 comments:

  1. I love all your colorful crocheting, especially the afghan you are working on.

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  2. Wow!!! Your home is the happiness place I've ever seen . . . I want to live there. I can not imagine being able to wear a frown in a bright and cheer atmosphere like the one you have created. I especially love the window treatments. Thanks so much for sharing. Connie :)

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  3. Crocheting is a great way to relax I find. I LOVE the afghan you are making. Great pattern and colors.

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  4. Oddly I JUST finished a Post about Addictions... I'm LOVING your Addiction, your Colorful Creations are Beautiful and so Cheerful! I Adore Gypsy Style Afghans and Pillows so yours really have caught my eye! And the Lust Of The Eye just happens to be MY Addiction! *Winks*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  5. Oh just discovered your blog, how yummy! I'm a crochet, colour addict too I love your window dressings!

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  6. hallöchen,der Blog ist klasse,ich bleibe hier ♥

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  7. Beautiful crocheting where would I find the pattern for the flowers in the table runner please???

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    1. I added links to the patterns :)

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    2. What amazing creativity. Love the colorful runner. I would appreciate u sharing the pattern please. Where are the links?

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  8. self confessed colour addict here too! and how I love crochet, your blog is fab! thanks for the colour therapy session xxx

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  9. Beautiful! Followed you n pinterest:) thanks for the inspiration...any chance you can link your lacy window dressing pattern???

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    1. Karen I added links to the patterns :)

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  10. You do beautiful work!
    I also love the rug with the lettering on it....where did you purchase that rug?

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    1. Thanks fessup. I got the rug at Lowes a couple years ago. Its actually an indoor/outdoor patio rug but I loved the color and the writing of the flower names on it.

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  11. Hello, I am a new beginner in Crochet and I love the colors of your valence version ;-). Is it difficult for making this in different colors ?
    Thanks for the sharing !

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  12. I just found you through Pinterest! I don't know how I missed seeing your blog before this. I love color too! I'm a follower now and looking forward to viewing your blog in more detail.

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  13. How is that it has taken me so long to find your lovely blog? I found you today via Pinterest...I am irrevocably addicted to crochet, color, and Pinterest. I am also and accountant. Welcome to my world...or perhaps I should say I feel welcome in your world!

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  14. How do I get these flower patterns..The link will not work> They are great!

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    1. Hmmm... the links work ok for me. Flowers are from here
      http://theflowerbed-shr.blogspot.com/2011/02/decision-time.html

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  15. Oh my gosh, it's all so wonderful! I must do something for my kitchen window now! :)

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  16. I love this valence...now to try my hand at it! Then to follow me and post it on my blog...come see...Later, Tootsie

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  17. You creations are amazing, love your blog.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. I was inspired by the flowers on your Flower Bed blog to make the valance and table runner. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  18. I just started crocheting last year, and there is no turning back. It's so fun!
    I love your work! Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  19. Such lovely crochet and what a colourful room!

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  20. I love the bright colors in your home. I enjoy crocheting but really suck at it. I frustrated my grandmother when she was alive... Thanks for the inspiration. Now I need to make something today

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    1. Ruth keep practicing there are lots of great tutorials out there
      I have been crocheting for LOTS of years

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  21. Adorable, love your interpretation fabulous x

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  22. Hi !!!


    Your projects are sooooooo colorful and lively. Lifts up your mood.

    Moushumi

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  23. I am also making this scarf from lucy at attic 24. I had to make up my pattern bc I could either buy the book written in charts and Japanese or buy yarn. I've been crocheting since I was six which will soon be 50!!! years ago. Did you make up your own pattern?

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    1. Maria I found the pattern on Ravelry (posted below the valance picture) for free. I just had to make up the pattern for the half flowers, which are on another post.
      Robin

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    2. HI Your crochet decorations look adorable.Especially window flower curtain is too good.But the flowers look big when compared to original pattern,please let me know whether any changes are made to original flower and also let me know in which round of flower two strands are used.

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    3. I didn't make any changes to the pattern. I used an H hook.
      Robin

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    4. Lavanya I only used one strand of yarn on the whole flower.
      Robin

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  24. LOVE LOVE LOVE your colorful curtains and well ALL OF IT! I just learned to crochet last year from youtube videos. I love the pictures. I'm not so great still at following patterns, but the more I do the more I understand. I am addicted too. Right now I'm doing a granny square americana afghan. :D

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  25. I have the same coffee table AND bookshelves! I've been struggling to organize my crafts and seeing your coffee table utilized as a storage/workspace is really inspiring. Thanks for sharing your home!

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  26. Thanks Annie. I LOVE that Ikea line of shelving. I have three of the cubby shelves and the desk that attaches to the shelf in my studio. I also have LOTS of the bright boxes that hold all of my craft supplies out of sight that fit right into the cubbys.

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  27. I absolutely LOVE your blog & all of your colorful work!!! I am the same way with Crocheting... I taught myself when I was about 15 then of course being a typical teen stopped for a while, started back up after my 2nd daughter, then had my 3rd & was overwhelmed lol... But I started again since I am not working and am a stay at home mom to ALL 4 of my daughters :) I somehow have more time now & cannot stop!!! Thank you for being so inspiring & creating your blog!

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    1. Thanks Jan.

      Crocheting addicting and now that there are great sites like Pinterest & Ravelry finding patterns is fun!!

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  28. Your Japonese curtains are really pretty, a group of crochet gurls and I are making it.
    We didn't know who's picture it was until I found your blog. If you want to see our curtains we will post them on the 1st of February.
    My blog: manostejiendo.blogspot.com
    Love, a Crochet Addict

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    1. Oh I would love to see your groups curtains. Its always fun to see what others come up with. I will have a look on the 1st.
      Robin

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  29. I love you colorwork. Thanks for inspiration you gave to me.

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  30. I've tried crocheting so many times, and can't get to grips with it. Desperatly want to be able to. Can knit . I adore your projects and want to make them all:)

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  31. Actually the pattern for the large flower you have made is A Japanese Flower from a Japanese book and is available all over the internet. The pattern on The Flower Bed was a different 8 petal pattern not 12 petal flower

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  32. It is so kind of you to share. thank you..I think I am going to make a valance or two for my motorhome! ding!

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  33. Love the circle valance. I might have a try to those motifs. I saw your link via The Black Sheep Wool Barn's Facebook blog.

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  34. Muy bonito todo gracias por compartir. Te escribo dsde Venezuela, me encanto los colores...hay que tener gran cantidad de colores...saludos
    Maria Isabel

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  35. Oi passei aqui para conhecer seu blog. Lindo! Amei seus trabalhinhos. Um grande abraço.

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  36. Lindos trabalhos..parabéns!

    http://misturinhascroche.blogspot.com.br

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  37. A mei a forma em q vc joga as cores, tudo muito lindooooooooo. parabéns!!!

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  38. Adorei passear por aqui... Belíssimos trabalhos.

    Bjs e uma Ótima Semana!

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  39. Love love love your work you have inspired me

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  40. Love love love your work you have inspired me

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  41. I just love your valances & want to make them! I've just replaced the original floors downstairs and am about to re-paint & redecorate everything. Thinking of doing your longer valance in the kitchen & the shorter one in the bathroom. Thanks so much. ;)

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  43. Seus trabalhos são lindos. Será q vc tem o pap do centro de mesa florido e colorido ? Poderia enviar p/ meu email carioca37@yahoo.com.br.Obrigada. Bjos

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