Monday, February 18, 2013

peaches n' cream

Happy Monday! 
Hope that your weekend was wonderful and thank you for all the sweet valentine wishes! The weather has been so beautiful, so I spent most of the weekend outside, and it has me so excited for spring. It is my favorite time of year, so I can't wait! 
Well, I have made it my goal this year to learn to crochet all of my favorite vintage pot holders that I have collected or have seen in pattern books. After I bought this pretty jade one a few weeks ago from an estate sale, I really wanted to make one of my own, but didn't have the pattern.
Then, the sweet Haafner of ByHaafner shared with me this link for the vintage daisy pot holder pattern. So, with spring in mind I got out my peach and cream yarn, and started crocheting this pretty daisy. The pattern was simple, which is always a plus, since some of the vintage patterns can be a little confusing. I ended up making a few changes to the pattern to make it look more like the vintage one that I have. 
I really love how it came out! So cute! I know that I will be making a few more in some pretty spring colors. And, it makes a sweet addition to my growing collection.
Last week I was so happy to have won this lovely lot of vintage pot holder books on ebay, and for such a great deal. There are so many adorable patterns in these books, and it was fun to read all the advertising inside. I will have to get some of these pages scanned to show you. 

I finished my little gingham project, which I am excited for you to see! So, I'll be back later in the week to show you! Are you working on a sweet project?

Wishing you a wonderful and creative week! 

85 comments:

  1. I just love this happy blog! Gorgeous pattern and such a sweet pot holder, I enjoy seeing what you are creating! Lovely

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    1. Thank you so sweetly Robbie! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

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  2. It looks really intricate! I love the colours.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  3. Oh heather please do scan some patterns for us to see i would love to try one...
    bestest wishes
    Daisy x

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  4. I love it, that sweet peachy colour really looks amazing. It doesn't look at all simple to crochet though!

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    1. Thank you so much Carol! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

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  5. The peaches & cream yarn is gorgeous! Your daisy is devine, so beautifully crafted :)

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    1. Thank you Sharron! I love peach and cream together! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

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  6. Look at all those gorgeous patterns! You are going to have so much fun. Happy Monday!

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    1. Thank you!! I am a happy girl! xo Heather

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  7. Love your sweet potholders! Your pattern books have great graphics! Happy Monday, Jean

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    1. Thank you so much Jean!! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

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  8. I just can't get enough of your potholders!! I just love the different patterns and colors! Can't wait to see what else you creat!

    chris

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    1. Oh, thanks Chris! They are so fun to make! Happy Monday! xo Heather

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  9. What a darling little pot holder ; )

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    1. Thank you Carla!! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  10. Heather,
    Oh my gosh, I love the potholders. I have a pretty good collection of vintage crochet books. I wish I had known you were looking for a certain pattern, I could have searched for you! I love the one you made, and am very impressed. I crochet but have a hard time following patterns. I also LOVE the gingham stitchery project, and the quilt before that . . . I guess I just love all the things you do! Thanks for visiting and leaving the nice comment, I really appreciate it. Have a wonderful week my friend.
    Hugs,
    Julie

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    1. Thank you so much Julie! Well, if there is one I come across again that I can't find, I will let you know! ;) So sweet of you! Have a lovely day sweet friend!! xo Heather

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  11. Heather, I love that you are keeping this art alive. Your pot holder turned out adorable.

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    1. Thank you Kathy!! I love making them! xo Heather

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  12. I love your peach and cream pot holder!! SOO darling! Can't wait to see your other project, happy new week! Enjoy the nice weather! I'm so eager for spring, but snow is still in our forecast . xo Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly!! Happy Monday! xo Heather

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  13. WOW. That jade potholder was my FAVORITE in your previous post, and in no time at all you've whipped up a partner! As usual, I am in awe and so impressed with your talent! Just lovely! :)
    --Fran

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    1. Aww, thank you so much sweet Fran! xo Heather

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  14. Heather,
    What a beautiful job you did-I love it! I am going right to that link and be a big copycat!
    Thanks for the info.

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    1. Thank you so much Merle! Happy Crocheting! xo Heather

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  15. I just love your pot holder. You are so inspiring me. I am just going to have to learn how to read the patterns. Looks like soo much fun.
    Hugs
    donna

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    1. Thank you sweet Donna! Hope you can try some patterns, you will love making them! Have a wonderful day!! xo Heather

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  16. Wow you did a wonderful job, it looks like new vintage! You are very talented . Hugs, Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane! Hope your day is wonderful! xo Heather

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  17. Hello sweetheart Heather! I always look forward to your posts sweetie! Your potholder is gorgeous!!! Your work is so amazing! I love the peaches and cream colors! So sweet! I am glad you had a nice weekend and enjoyed sunny weather! Spring is my favorite time of year too! I am so glad you won all those lovely vintage pot holder books and for a good deal. They are sweet treasures! I look forward to seeing the pages you share and your beautiful gingham project! Love you sweetie! Have a beautiful and creative week! xoxo Paula

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    1. Thank you so much sweet Paula! Hope that you are having a wonderful day so far, and have a beautiful week!! Love you, Heather

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  18. Heather, I now think of you as the Pot Holder Queen! :) x

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  19. That really is so lovely! If only I could crochet ... which is no excuse, I'll just have to get on with learning.

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    1. Thank you so much Annie! Oh, I am sure you would pick up crochet so easily!! Your knitting is always so beautiful! ;) xo Heather

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  20. I always love to see your crochet projects, Heather....they are always so perfect and neat! The pot holder pattern books are inspiring...I didn't realise there were so many different ones!!
    Wishing you a happy week!
    Helen x

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    1. Thank you so much Helen! Happy week to you too!! xo Heather

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  21. I love that pot holder :)... and I really love the one you made me :) Super pretty!!!

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    1. Thank you!! So glad it arrived safely for you! ;) xo Heather

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  22. Such a pretty pot holder, love the soft colors!!

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  23. Heather, I am loving all your vintage potholder goodness! You have inspired me to make some of my own! I have a small assortment of vintage potholder pattern books so we shall see if mine turn out half as lovely as yours! :)

    Laura xo

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    1. Thank you so much Laura!! Yes, you should give them a try! They are so fun to make! xo Heather

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  24. I absolutely adore that potholder! I would buy it from you if it was for sale. Your stitches are exquisite. It is so pretty. You did an awesome job!

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    1. Thank you so much Renee! ;) Have a lovely day! xo Heather

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  25. The peaches n' cream is too cute! And what a fun batch of booklets to win on Ebay! Talk about a perfect little win for YOU! I bet you'll put them to good use!
    Thanks for sharing Heather!
    Erica :)

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  26. Love it, Great job! yes the vintage patterns can be a little tricky.

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    1. Thank you Donna! They definitely can be! ;) xo Heather

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  27. Wowie zowie! I'm so glad you got the pattern books! You know I have the perimeter of my kitchen cabinets decorated with about 20 different patterns, my very favorite collection in the house!

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    1. Thank you sweet Tammy! I am sure you have such a beautiful collection! xo Heather

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  28. Another beautiful creation such pretty colours. Those little crochet pot holdre magazines look great. Have fun with yout projects, dee xx

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  29. lovely!! I adore the colors you chose :)

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  30. Heather, your daisy potholders are really lovely. I really need to teach myself how to make those, so I can add some new ones to my vintage potholder collection. One of these days. Sigh... do I have to go to work? Love all the fun vintage potholder pattern books you found. I need to work on reading patterns... they are still pretty much Greek to me.

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    1. Thank you so much! Hope you can make some soon! ;) xo Heather

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  31. I love the vintage potholders and the fact you can make them is so impressive!! This one is especially cute!

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  32. What a fabulous potholder. I could look at your creations all day!!

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    1. Thank you Deborah!! You're too sweet! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

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  33. My goodness what a lucky haul on those books, and your crochet skills astound me pretty lady.

    Hugs,
    Meri

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  34. Hello sweet Heather,
    Peaches and Cream is such a perfect way to describe your pretty potholders. You have managed to duplicate your vintage lovely to a tee! I love to crochet and don't make enough time for it. What a delightful EBAY win...You are going to be a busy girl!
    Thank you for your loving comments on my blog. You are a dear!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much dear Carolynn!! xo Heather

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  35. That potholder is sweet Heather. I love the old pattern books. I can't wait to see what you will make from them.

    XO Danielle

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    1. Thank you Danielle! Have a great evening! xo Heather

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  36. Oh that pot holder is beautiful! What a way to welcome spring :)

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  37. Heather, I look forward to seeing potholders from these great books you won. Yours look as pretty as the ones we collect. Even more so! Wishing for your spring weather, snow here in Ohio. Have a lovely week. Elizabeth

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  38. That pretty pot holder looks so vintage, I can't believe you made it. How wonderful to create those works of art. You are doing a great job, and I can't wait to see the gingham project.

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    1. Thank you Leslie! Have a lovely evening! xo Heather

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  39. Wow, you have a lot of comments, you are a popular lady! I'm not surprised though because this potholder is so, so gorgeous! I love the colour and style and everything about it really... might have to pin!

    S x

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    1. Aww, thank you so much Sandra!! ;) xo Heather

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  40. Just beautiful, Heather! Love this! I really need to learn to crochet!!!! And that lot of vintage books looks sooo fun! I love the covers!

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  41. Well done, it's gorgeous! The colors are lovely...
    xhaafner
    PS. And it's so very sweet of you to mention me.

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  42. wow, that's stunning! very inspiring, I just might have to make one! Heather x

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