Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My Creative Space... Ta Da!!!!

Way back then I discussed my inspiration....




...and started making all my circles...
180 of them,
with no two the same.



Look at them all on my loungeroom floor...
Glorious, yes???


I started slowing joining them and sewing in all those ends as I went.
My aim - 15 rows, 12 in each.



Progress was a little slow.  Those pesky people I gave birth to kept getting in my way expecting some kind of parenting!



Each row though, made me love it just a litte bit more.

Are you ready for it........






Here she is...
lovingly layed out on Matilda's bed.


Hanging up on the line in the sunshine...

She appears to love it and tells me it's like a 'wainbow'!






I will not lie to you.... this was A LOT of work!  All those circles, sewing in all those ends, joining them all together one by one, realising you have joined an entire row on the wrong side of the rug and have to change your finished dimensions!!!!  Would I do it again???  Maybe if someone paid me!

The finished rug is huge.  It generously covers Matilda's single bed and is also quite weighty.  I wish I had not stuffed up my rows near the end because I think it would have been better with the extra 2 rows in length rather than in width.  I used a cotton blend yarn all brought on special from Spotlight.  Obviously I went through a lot of white - maybe 15 balls in the end.  I still have quite a bit of each of the colours left (I had 2 balls of each) and am in the process of making a matching cushion and some bunting as well.

Obviously I couldn't help myself and attempted to make a new blog header out of it!

What's in your creative space this week?

43 comments:

  1. AND looking gorgeous as your new header! x

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  2. It's a work of art! I LOVE it! Matilda is such a cutie and she looks super pleased with her new blanket too :o)
    Now to make another couple for your other kiddies ;o)

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  3. It is soooo beautiful!!!! Nice work.

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  4. WOW! That's impressive -you must be so proud of it. Well deserved of a new header.
    Something so grand a project -could you ever get paid enough?!

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  5. Oh wow! How gorgeous. So much work and so lovely and neat. You should be proud of your crafty self!! :)

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  6. it is so stunning. i bet you keep walking past the room for another peek

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  7. This is absolutely beautiful well worth the work, I plan on doing something like this for my little princess one day. Seeing your finished product inspires me to get going. Love it xx

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  8. Its amazing! Your header is beautiful! I'd be proudly sharing too after all that work. You have done a great job! I really love it!

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  9. Wow, I am in love with that rug. So so beautiful, the colour choices look amazing!!!!!!!

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  10. I absolutely love it. It truly is a piece of art. I want one!!! The colour choices are amazing. What an effort xoxo

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  11. Wow! It's amazing! I love it! I'm going to start work on one of these as my next project I think. Well done!

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  12. It certainly looks like a lot of work but the quality of that work is breath taking - well done!

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  13. Congrats!! It made my day! Quite beautiful- all that work, esp the weaving in of ends bit, so worthwhile. A family heirloom.

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  14. That looks like it was so worth the time and effort you invested in it...it is absolutely gorgeous!!!
    And what a lovely heirloom piece to hand down :)
    Love it.

    x

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  15. A beginner crocheter...not any more! It's just gorgeous.

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  16. Beautiful - well worth all the hard work

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  17. Oh WOW! I got all excited for you when I seen the thumbnail before clicking through to your post!

    It has been great following only as you made this! It looks great! You daughter looks so proud of it too!

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  18. Gorgeous and so inspiring for me as a wannabe crocheter :) Lovely

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  19. Oh my, that is SO gorgeous. Really. Really. Beautiful.

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  20. Wow, that is so lovely. Beautiful work.

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  21. Wowee, it is gorgeous!! You should be so impressed with yourself, I certainly am!

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  22. I just love this with the white borders..I made one with grey borders last year from the same pattern, which I was really happy with too..but I'm really tempted to make one like yours now. It's totally worth all that work, it's beautiful!

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  23. That is amazing. I love the white borders.

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  24. Beautiful! you made such a great job!

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  25. It looks absolutely stunning! I am still working on mine...slowly!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Liz

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  26. Wow, that's amazing. It looks absolutely stunning, and it's fascinating to hear about the process of making it. Brilliant job!

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  27. That is so gorgeous! Your little girl looks so happy with it. Job well done. :)

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  28. It's absolutely gorgeous! I'm working on something similar, but not near as big :)

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  29. Wonderful! What a lot of work went into this. It's so beautiful!

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  30. absolutely gorgeous!!! i love it!!!

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  31. Hi! Just found you via 'icrochet'..so glad I did... this blanket is amazing... your little girl is so lucky :)x

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  32. What a cutie! I've been promising my daughter a blanket for ages but like you say it's so time consuming! Clearly well worth it though. Great job, it is really beautiful! Have great weekend!
    Sandra x

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  33. I also just found you via i-crochet. Your blanket is absolutely stunning!!!! It is indeed just like a 'wainbow' (how adorable!). That is something to be cherished for ever and passed on to the next generation. I bet it makes you smile every time you look at it. Can't wait to have more of a look around your lovely blog now! Have a fab weekened.

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  34. Yay well done - I think that you can call yourself a crocheter now:) It looks fantastic. The colours with the white around them really make it pop:) Do you have two more to do now?

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  35. It is a beautiful wainbow and Matilda is one lucky little girl! Have a great day! Tammy

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  36. I'm just learning to crochet - I would love to make something like this! Hugely inspiring - thankyou :)

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  37. WOW, this is stunning! great job with persevering and finishing it. :)

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  38. This looks great! I must say, it took you a lot to do all this up. Soooo cool!

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  39. Maravillosa!! un gran trabajo y mucha paciencia para unir. yo tambien terminé hace poco una para regalar a un bebé, Matilda es preciosa y super feliz sobre esos lindos colores.
    Felicidades!
    Abrazos!

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  40. AMAZING!!! I AM SOOOOOOO BOOKMARKING THIS!!!

    I have wanted to make something like this for soooo long.

    This is BEAUTIFUL

    You did an amazing job!!

    xxx

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  41. That was me above, and I have pretty much decided to definitely do this! I am just wondering how many balls of wool you used for the white in total-ish?

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