Tuesday, 19 June 2012

A(nother) New Project

I've not really had much direction when it comes to crocheting.  I seem to start projects then abandon them, experiment with patterns and then never do anything with them. 
Perusing your lovely blogs I've noticed that most of you have lovely home furnishings - cushions, blankets etc. that are crocheted or handmade in some way.  Whether it's lack of time or lack of motivation I just don't tend to finish things, a bit of a procrastinator one might say!

So whilst blog stalking my Jar of Love partner I discovered she had joined this fabulous project.  The One A Day project.  Now this is something achievable for me.  Just ONE granny square a day until you complete the project.  Perfect.  So my project is to make some crochet cushion covers in white, pink and green to go in the living room.

Here is my first square!  I think I'm going to join as I go because as appealing as a little stack of granny squares is, that is all they are likely to be with me :) so if I join as I go I won't have to worry!

On a different note, I had a lovely afternoon yesterday charity shop shopping whilst my fabulous Mummy sat in the car with the little ones, who took shifts in napping.  I did feel soooo bad that she'd sat in the car for such a while but she insisted she didn't mind.  Love you Mum!

So some of my finds are for my up coming venture that I will let you all in on at the end of next week.  But I also picked up some lovely tops for a couple of pound each.  Here is the first.

A GoRgEoUs tomato red, silk effect blouse from The Gap.  Another tomorrow.



  1. Awww that was lovely of your mum!! One day project sounds like such a good idea! Good luck with it : )

    Gemma xxx

  2. yay welcome to the one a day group, its such a fab fab motivation & carole does a fab job of host in it. I Loooooove granny squares they remind me of my childhood and been at my nana's house. Im looking forward to seeing your project come along victoria.

    how nice of your mum to sit in the car. I love charity shops lots of trinkets to be had.
    all the best
    Shelley x

  3. So lovely to have you joining in with the One a Day. One of my most favourite colour combinations is pink, green and white so I am looking forward to seeing your squares in the coming weeks.

  4. Aren't Mum's grand! Lovely granny square,look forward to seeing the cushion cover...see...you've got to finish it now! :0)

  5. Love the colours in the granny square.

  6. Hello,
    I'm coming over from Magie's blog, Teacups and Bunting. You have such a sweet blog, and many wonderful ideas on here. I was scrolling down and noticed Elvis Presley and smiled because I have always thought that my son looks like him. Me and my daughters started a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. Your posts are filled with simplicity. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  7. Awe, that was so nice of your Mum..she sounds like a lovely lady :)
    I like the sound of the cushion covers you are making..the one a day project sounds like a really great idea.
    Very pretty blouse, I love the colour of it! I look forward to seeing what else you found as well...
    Have a nice day today :)

  8. The one a day project is a good idea. Definitely makes something feel more achieveable! I love charity shop finds! Your blouse is lovely. Rachel x

  9. Welcome to the group. It is a lot of fun. I started a granny blanket yesterday too. It is so much fun to watch everyone's projects grow.

  10. The colors you have picked for your granny square are perfect together. It looks like the perfect size for a one a day project. Can't wait to see your progress. Good luck.

  11. Thank you for all your lovely comments. I am about to start square number two as the little ones are settling down for naps!
    Victoria xx

  12. lovely blog and beautiful projects. I'll be ahppy if you check out my blog too=)

  13. Hi Victoria
    Thanks so much for the little brooch, so so kind of you and looks very sweet with what I'm wearing today. A lovely surprise this morning Janet xx

  14. I think that your, once a day project sounds like a great idea. I'm sure there will be some days when one is not enough and before long you will have your home filled with your marvelous works. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the lovely comments about my apron projects. Have a fabulous day, Connie :)

  15. Awww, that was so sweet of your mum. I love the top!
    And a square a day keeps the doctor away! :D