Monday, January 14, 2013

a pretty rose

Happy Monday! 
Hope that you had a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for the lovely comments on the vintage pot holders and book.
Well, I finished the rose pot holder and I am lovin' how it turned out!! The pretty red and mint green were the perfect match.
It took me a couple days to finish, as I worked on it in the evenings, and the end result was worth every little stitch. I have truly gained such an appreciation for the amazing ladies who made all the vintage ones I have collected.
I think the back took longer then the front, and I had to change the pattern a little to make the edging cleaner. I am even thinking scallops would look so pretty, too!
I am already working on a pink one, and plan to do a few more colors. I also want to try some of other patterns from the book, too. And, you may even see some of these pot holders soon in my shoppe, so stay tuned! 
 Now it is hung in a vintage green frame and bringing some handmade prettiness to my home. 
 With Valentine's Day approaching, I have been working on some pretty hearts. I crocheted these using this lovely pattern, and I am adding some cross stitching to them. 
And, some pretty felt hearts with some sweet fabrics that need a little hand stitching and will be made into ornaments. Are you working on any pretties for Valentine's Day?

Wishing you all a most lovely and creative week! 

84 comments:

  1. really love your crochet hearts+cross stitch!!!
    xxx Ale

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  2. The crocheted potholder is beautiful
    I love your hearts too.
    Have a fab week
    Groetjes Corry

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  3. I love your potholder... beautiful work x

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  4. Ooh Heather, you clever thing, I love it all! I wonder what size hook you used and what yarn? Love your cross stitching, too.
    Hen x

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    1. Thanks Hen!! I used a size 7 steel hook and size 10 thread. It took a little bit to get used to using, but I do love that small hook! ;) Have a great day! xo Heather

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  5. Oh wow Heather - your potholders are truly beautiful! You definitely need to make some for your shoppe too - they will fly off the shelf!
    Love the hearts too - going to hop over and have a wee look at the pattern.
    Have a happy day,
    xx

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  6. It's really pretty, hope one day my skills will be up to it! :) x

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    1. Thank you Ada!! Oh, you will! xo Heather

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  7. Your rose potholder is simply amazing. You are so talented. It's definitely frame worthy. Bring on the Valentine crafts!!

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  8. What a great idea to hang your potholder in the chicken wire frame! The green frame just shows off the red. Great job! Jean

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  9. Great Job! It turned out very pretty, I love the red it really pops!

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  10. Heather your pot holder is wonderful! You should be so proud of how it turned out!! Love the red and green! And your felt hearts are very sweet!

    chris

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  11. Beautiful.

    I'm going to have to check out the shoppe :)

    Enjoy this week.

    friends,
    K.

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    1. Thank you so much Kerin!! Have a great week, too! xo Heather

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  12. As usual, your crocheting ability is amazing! That potholder is lovely. What a great way to display it in that vintage frame. I agree with you, it was worth every little stitch! :) --Fran

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  13. WOW your pot holder is so pretty it looks beautiful in the frame i love the colours you chose. Those little crochet hearts are so sweet to. You have such great ideas, dee x

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  14. just beautiful......lot's of valentine thoughts but not much action at the moment....better get going!x

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    1. Thank you!! Happy creating! xo Heather

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  15. Heather, your rose potholder is really beautiful. I love the cross stitched heart as well. What a great idea. (Also want to let you know that I updated my last post to include a pattern for making crocheted hearts.)

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    1. Thank you!! I will head over and check out your pretty pattern!! xo Heather

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  16. The rose pot holder is so, so pretty. You do such beautiful work. I learned to crochet years ago but have forgotten much of what I learned. You have inspired me to try again. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much!! So glad it inspired you to crochet again!! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  17. Excellent! It must have been so hard to make!

    Your little hearts are so cute. I love the kitty fabric.

    I'm *thinking* about valentine crafting. Does that count? :)

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    1. Thank you Holly! That definitely does count! xo Heather

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  18. Hi Heather!
    What a gorgeous potholder!! I am totally in love with it. :)
    It is just amazing your work!
    xx

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  19. I am in love with your pot holder! I have a few of those and couldn't imagine being able to make one myself. You do such beautiful work!

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    1. Aww, thank you so much Pam!! xo Heather

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  20. I'm a knitter...but this makes me want to learn to crochet!

    ~Chris

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  21. Your rose pot holder is so pretty Heather! I love your vintage goodies on your table! Your type writer looks similar to mine :) Pretty hearts you are working on too!! I've been working on making some Valentine jewelry!? lol. Happy new week! xo Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly!! Oh, I am sure your Valentine jewelry is going to be so pretty!! Have a great week! xo Heather

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  22. The potholder came out so nice. It truly looks vintage! Love the hearts too.

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    1. Thank you!! It was fun to make! xo Heather

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  23. The potholder is lovely but the hearts just amaze me. I would never imagine you could get such a clean shape from crochet. Well done!

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  24. Hello sweet Heather! I always get so excited when I see a post from you! Happy Monday to you dear friend! Wow!!! Your pot holder is amazing sweetie! It looks just like the vintage ones! You should be so proud of yourself. It looks quite difficult and you mastered it beautifully! You always do such beautiful and perfect work. You inspire me so much! The little stitches are just amazing and the red, cream and mint green are perfect together! Love the rose! I look forward to seeing the pink one! I am so glad you are going to have some in your lovely shoppe! Yay! Sweetie, your home is beautiful and I love this sweet vignette! So charming! Your pot holder looks perfect in the frame! A true work of art and heart!!! I love the sweet little crochet hearts and how you cross~stitched on the pink one! So sweet!!!! You are so creative dear heart! Love the felt and sweet fabric hearts too! I love everything you make! I can hardly wait to see them finished! Wishing you and lovely, creative and happy week! Love you, Paula xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Sweet Paula!! Your comments always make my day and bring a smile to my face!! Have a beautiful and crafty day!! Lot of love to you, xo Heather

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  25. Oh Heather - I so want to be able to crochet like you do. We need a "play-date" so that you could teach me. Everything you do is just so perfect and sweet!

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    1. Thank you Patti!! Oh, how fun would a "play-date" be!!! Have a beautiful and sweet day!! xo Heather

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  26. Heather - Your crocheted piece is just beautiful! Looks like an awful lot of work to me! Love the hearts also. Great work.

    Judy

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  27. What a pretty idea to frame your potholder....I have a few of these rose ones my grandma made...I love them so much I hate to use them..so this is a perfect way to display them! Thanks for the idea. Happy new week.

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    1. Thank you so much!! Oh, how wonderful to have ones that your grandma made. So special those are!! Have a lovely week! xo Heather

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  28. Beautiful work, Heather, especially the rose pot holder .. that is stunning!

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  29. good job heather. Your potholder turned out perfectly. I love the old dress shaped ones too. perfect in a vintagey kitchen dont ya think?
    have a great week
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you Viv!! The dress ones are so cute!! I think I have a pattern for those in one of my vintage books, so I might have to give it a try! ;) xo Heather

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  30. You did a beautiful job and the pleasure it gave you is obvious in your post. Inspired by you, I have started one also. I have completed the front but have not started the back. Maybe today. I do enjoy your blog.

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    1. Thank you Betty!! I am so glad you have started one!! They are so fun and sweet to make!! What color are you making? Happy crocheting!! xo Heather

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  31. So Lovely! I had a 'craft night' at my house last night where two friends tried to teach me the basics of knitting and crocheting -- I showed them your potholder and other crocheted goodness you've made and said this is what I aspire to do!

    Sadly, I have quite a way to go yet. ;-) Thanks for keeping me inspired!

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    1. Thank you! Oh, craft night sounds so fun! I am happy that you have found inspiration from my little projects. That means a lot! How is knitting? I have been curious about learning, but don't think I am very coordinated to have two needles going at the same time. ;) I look forward to all the crochet prettiness you will create! xo Heather

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  32. Now look at that potholder! It looks perfect! I love the little hearts, too. The only heart I have been thinking about lately, is my dads! Thanks soo much for your prayers for him!
    Blessings,
    susie

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    1. Thank you so much Susie!! And, that is a precious heart to be thinking of! ;) xo Heather

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  33. I love the cross stitch on your heart - that would be a great way to introduce my girls to a bit of decorative sewing.

    Nina x

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    1. Thank you Nina! Oh, that would be so fun to do with your sweet girls!! Happy creating! xo Heather

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  34. I love the potholders. I have a small collection hanging in my dining room. I also love your patchwork pillow from an earlier post. You do such pretty work.

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    1. Thank you so much Amy!! They are wonderful to collect and add such handmade prettiness to a home! xo Heather

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  35. Heather I love your pot holder. Your stitching is just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial on crocheting hearts. I have been trying several different tutorials and I am not liking how the turn out.
    Hugs
    donna

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    1. Thank you sweet Donna! This one is a great tutorial! Happy crocheting! xo Heather

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  36. That is amazing Heather! Truly so picture perfect! How long did that take you? I am not working on any V-day projects but now that you have brought it up I might just need to add that to my ever long list of crafting TO DO's!!

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  37. This is really beautiful, I love the red and green :) very pretty xxxxx

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  38. The pot holder's delightful, and your colour choices are inspired ... I love it!

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  39. Lovely! I have a couple of vintage heart handkerchiefs that I want to turn into a pretty garland. My oldest was born the day before Valentines day so much of the decorating tends to be more 10 year old birthday.

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  40. heather! they are darling and I love your hearts too!! I finally found a granny square that I LOVE, it's the popcorn one! So I'm going to start making a blanket after I finish the banners for Madelynn's Birthday parties:)

    xo

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  41. I love the rosy pot holder, it is so pretty and beautifully made too! Love all your sweet hearts as well, especially the crochet one with the added rose...adorable!
    Have a happy week, Heather!
    Helen x

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  42. Hi there Heather! I love your potholder you made, I'm looking forward to you getting some in your shop, I bought some on eBay this week. Yours are gorgeous!
    Dorothy

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  43. I love your completed pot holder. It is SO pretty and perrrrfectly crocheted, but sadly now I feel completely useless! I'm afraid that I could never get my stitches to look as neat as yours. Beautiful Blog!

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  44. Oh my goodness, your pot holder is just beautiful and so perfect, you are a crochet genius.
    Wishing you a happy weekend
    love jooles xxx

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  45. Hi Heather, your rose potholder turned out beautifully! I like how you displayed it in the frame. And those hearts ... I remember using that pattern a couple of years ago. You inspired me to make little stuffed hearts with cross-stitched roses on them -- I made two this evening and plan to make many more. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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