I’m back and with a new pattern

Well hello there my blog buddies.   It’s been a long while since I’ve been here hasn’t it!  I’ve been up to my elbows in paint and plaster for the last 3 months renovating and ‘jooshing’ up our home.  So not much time was had for crochet but happily life has gone back to normal now and I’m back in my cosy little crochet zone.

Now that my house is finally spruced up I’m attacking my very (very) long ‘Poppy & Bliss To-Do’ list.  Top of the list was getting the pattern written for this Tunisian Triangles cushion which, according to my Instagram feed, first made an appearance some 82 weeks ago …. ahem … nothing like the present moment hey 😉

TunisianTriangles_Fuschia by Poppy and BlissThe original is long gone to a new home so I dug deep into my huge WIP pile and finished off another two that I’d started in different colour-ways and had been patiently waiting for some love and attention.

TunisianTriangles2 by Poppy and Bliss

Fuelled with lots of coffee, I finally sat down and got the pattern onto paper and hopefully for you to enjoy.  I hate to get all ‘buy my stuff’ but if you’d like to buy the pattern then you can find it either in my Etsy or Ravelry stores.

TunisianTriangles_frontpage by Poppy and Bliss

This is not a difficult pattern, using only Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS) but some patience and concentration may be required for the colour changes at first.  Once you get going though you will be powering along, excited to get to the next set of colours.  If you’re comfortable with the basics of Tunisian crochet then you will be able to do this easily.
Charts are included for two different colour-ways plus pictures of even more to inspire your own creation.
I hope you like it!

Until next time

Michelle x

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Ta-Daaahh!!

I’ve been missing in action these last few weeks working furiously on a custom order of my Kallora blanket.

All good intentions of regular posts have flown out the window to get this done and now I’m about to head off to New Zealand for a couple of weeks so more missing in action should be expected from me.  But I’m looking forward to getting back to my little blog and fluffing it back up once I’m all settled.

In the meantime here are some behind the scenes progress shots … carefully culled so you don’t get to see me bleary eyed on the couch at 2am weaving in ends (and ends and ends)

It all started with this delivery of squishy goodness….

gelato_yarn

 

Then 145 squares were made ….

squarestack

Yay!  Half way there ….

kallora_custom_halfway

Oh dear!  Look at those ends ….

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3 days of weaving ends later and a hip, hip, hooray it’s finished!

kallora_custom_finished

I’m so in love with this one and it will be hard to send away to it’s new home but I hope they will love it as much as I do.

Time to get packing for my trip now.

Talk soon

Michelle x

The Loop List :: Modern Crochet

Hi there bloggy friends

I’m starting this week off with another new regular feature – The Loop List.

Each fortnight I’ll be sharing all the lovely things that inspire me and keep me pinned to Pinterest  for way too many hours.

This week’s theme is Modern Crochet.  Oh how I love thee!  Although there is a place in my heart for traditional crochet, my one true love is simple, elegant design with a twist (or a pop).

It may be a bit minimalist for some but for me, keeping it simple shows off the true beauty of the design and detail.

Here are just a few of my favourites….

 

MonoSpot

 The stunning Mono Spot blanket by my lovely friend Adele from 3 Beans in a Pod

Adele is busily writing up this pattern as we speak and it should be available soon.

pots_-_base_w_pencils

I have a crochet crush on Michelle from Crayon Chick

Michelle’s work is always impeccable and original.  Simply elegant !

pouf

 I love these colourful floor cushions from the

Etsy shop of  la casa decoto

Modern Crochet Book

This book by Molla Mills is on my birthday wish list.

I hope the Birthday Fairy is reading this.

triangle cushion pattern

Free pattern for this cute cushion from the Solstrikke blog.

I think I might make a few!

Until next time

Michelle x