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01 May 2012

Bring in the spring

If you are living in the UK at the moment, chances are you've probably gotten a little wet, if not drenched at some point in the past couple of weeks.  If you're elsewhere in the world, then I hope you've had better fortune with your weather.  But, I'm determined not to kowtow to the elements.  This month I'm bringing the spring, or the imagined spring at least, into my home.

That's my idea for a Pretty Crafty Home this month.  Last month I talked about not putting things off and I'm pleased to say that I did manage to cross a few of the jobs I'd been procrastinating over off of the list.

I finally got the paint cans down from the loft and painted over all the various old curtain pole holes and other unsightly blemishes that I've been trying to ignore for too long.  In fact, I got rather carried away and painted away lots of marks that haven't moved with cleaning.  It was rather satisfying actually and it does make things look fresher, which is all to the good.  What about you?  Did you manage to cross off anything from your list?  I hope you did.



Well, after such worthy work I thought I decided a nice crafty treat and so I whipped myself up a lovely little decorative flower.  I'd spied a nice little spot for this crochet delight in my photo scouring of the house in March.  It's actually at number 11 in The Hit List so, I got to treat myself and cross something off the list.  Bonus!

It's a rather wonderful Happy Flower from a pattern by Lucy at Attic 24 and I think it's just thing to cheer the place up after all the dreary weather we've been having.  Plus, it's May now, spring should be in full flow and I think this might just encourage it along with all it's colour and happiness.



This little crochet lovely is going to hang in the place of an old wind chime, which I've had hanging there forever and a day.  I think it's an improvement.  Much more bright and enjoyable to look at and should the sun ever decide to make a reappearance it will shine very nicely on this spot right by the back door.

  

So, that is what I urge you all to do my lovely PCH peeps.  Treat yourself to a lovely crafty project for your home, and bring in some spring with you while you do it!

If you want to share a photo of your lovely spring make, or any of your other PCH doings on the PCH Flickr Group, please do.  l'd love to see what you get up to and maybe I could showcase a few of your lovely 'Spring Things' at the end of the month?

If you want to make your own Happy Flower, the pattern is here.







Good luck Bringing in the Spring!



 S x


17 comments:

  1. I love Lucy's flower. It is amazing what a big difference little things make to a room. The improvement of the flower vs wind chime is far greater than you would expect. Sometimes when I am feeling disatisfied with my house I realise often its not the huge things that need to change but lots and lots of little things that sit quietly annoying me ! I am on a major playroom tidy out and I'm looking forward to seeing what solution you think of for your daughter's paintings. Little Son is very productive and I hate to get rid of his handywork but there is SO much. I have taken to scanning it into the PC and then putting into cheap display books but even so its still an issue. Lily. xxx

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  2. That's beautiful! A very pretty flower.

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  3. Oh that is so pretty and makes such a difference! I love Lucys blog and have lots bookmarked!

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  4. This is really pretty and the colours are perfect.

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  5. I love that flower...and you've done it so well. I have Lucy's pattern saved for when I have time.

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  6. Oh wow - I love this! and I am usually such a muted girl (I'm not a mute! duh! I mean I usually go for more muted tones. I dont know whats got into me lately but I am lovely my bright colours, even my a recent knitting project took on a Jubilee red, white and blue twist. Must be all this dank, grey weather. A visit to your site is like sunshine for the soul.
    Gorgeous!

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  7. Gorgeous and such a difference! It amazes me how one pattern can look so different each time it's made! I think somewhere there should be a picture post of all these made from Lucy's blog - it would make such a pretty crochet garden!!! lol x

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  8. I have been wanting to make one of Lucy's flowers. You may have just pushed me over the edge. It is just so cute, how can I not get to work on one right away?

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  9. Very sweet and springy! x

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  10. Hello sweet Sandra, I am sorry England is having such awful weather! I do hope the sun comes out and May will be a warmer month! How wonderful you have got so much accomplished on your list. It sure feels good to mark things off and have everything looking fresh and in order. I love your crocheted flower! It is very happy indeed and you did a beautiful job making it. I think it looks fabulous where you hung it and will make you happy every time you look at it! Thank you for sharing the link to the pattern and all of your lovely photos! Love, Paula xo

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  11. Very beautiful flower Sandra.....love the colours you've used. This flower is on my to do list.....thanks for the inspiration!
    Carole x

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  12. What a pretty way to bring on Spring! It's been a bit soggy here the past few days, so this fresh pop of colour is calling to me....

    Thanks for sharing the link to the pattern!

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  13. Such a beautiful and colorful spring bloom!! Love the pattern! Thanks for sharing! We are having wet weather today, so seeing bright spring colors is a great way to start the day! xo Heather

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  14. fabulous project so cheerful in this ghastly weather we are having!! x

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  15. This is adorable. How inspired of you to think of it..

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  16. That is so cute!! It would make a lovely gift for a girl.

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  17. So pretty! I love your color choices, definitely springy! Aren't lucy's patterns the best?!

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