Tuesday, October 19, 2010

thinking of you :: melanie @ m*

Setting some creative goals at the beginning of the year has been a really useful exercise and as the end of the year is nigh I’ve been revisiting my list. My crochet goals were to make a basket, a blanket, a square dishcloth and a jug cover. This last objective was inspired by the awesomely clever and talented Melanie @ M*. I’m pretty certain that I’d never seen, thought or dreamt of a jug cover before I saw her blog. Oh the beautiful pieces she has hooked. So very inspirational! …and so naturally crocheting a jug cover made it to my list of things to work towards for 2010.

the book

 

BUT – finding a pattern to get me started wasn’t that easy. I’ve been looking for one for sometime now… and all the time thinking of Melanie and the gorgeousness that she creates. After some time looking and researching I found this book at the Busselton library and had it sent up to me here in Perth.

 

 

 

Here it is! My jug cover (which cannot be photographed adorning a water pitcher because it has just been brought to my attention that I do not in fact own one!)jug cover 2I used a yarn that is 80% bamboo/20% wool. It was a dream to hook with. So silky. So very luxurious. DELIGHTFUL I tell you.

D-E-L-I-G-H-T-F-U-L!!!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         In fact the entire production process was wonderful. Sitting outside in the sun chair watching the children frolic, the afternoon breeze lightly tickling my skin, the aromas of the herbs and flowers in the garden, the big blue expansive sky. Bliss.jug cover 4

Happy happy times. It is little wonder that Melanie is so clearly hooked* on making these.

Thank you Melanie.

 

… and to share in the happiness, the bliss and the festivities that come with spring, blogtoberfest, and this being my 400th post I will offer this jug cover pictured above as a giveaway. To be in the draw leave a comment on this post, and if you’re a follower as well you’ll get a second entry (no need to leave a second comment though I’ll work it out). Giveaway is open to everyone everywhere. I’ll draw the winner by random next Monday 25 Oct. 2010.

Oh yeah… go take a look at Melanie’s etsy store too… filled will lovely dovely covers to keep the flies and bugs out of your chrissy dinner!

* he he he … sorry I just couldn’t resist!

31 comments:

  1. The jug cover looks ace!
    And you're right they are addictive. In fact that whole book is addictive. I love everything in it.
    And finally, I miss M*. I'm going to email her now and see what she's up to.
    Hope things are good with you Mrs. X

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  2. Well done on all that posting and crocheting!! Love ya work!!

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  3. The jug cover is utterly gorgeous Sally. Just beautiful.
    And this is such a lovely thing you do, your thinkings of.
    xo
    PS I'm a follower.

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  4. wow that is really cool! I will have to attempt a hooky cover too! I may even have a jug to put it on. Or a cup outside in the summer weather when the bees are out! Thanks for the cute inspiration & congrats on your 400th!

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  5. ahh i am so jealous of your lovely day outside crafting while the kids played nicely. very good job, you have created heaps of different things crocheting, can't wait to see what you decide to try next!

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  6. I am a follower, and I just love your jug cover! Hey, and I have jug it will fit : )

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  7. Had I known you did not have a jug I would have give you one, every one needs a jug! :)

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  8. The cover looks gorgeous! Sounds like I need to go down home and check out the library - it was always pretty cool when I was growing up :)
    Cool giveaway, but I don't have a jug to use it on either, I just wanted to tell you it was fabulous!

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  9. Thinking of YOU Sal. Gorgeous jug cover tooo ... BUT ... if my name happens to come out I want YOU to keep it please ♥

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  10. Your crochet jug cover is beautiful, vintage and modern at the same time. Good on you for ticking things off your list!

    :)

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  11. oh how lovely Sal, I do indeed own a little milk jug, which is white with pink flowers!

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  12. Ooh that is truly gorgeous - your wonderful creativity never ceases to amaze me! xx PS I'm a follower too - but you already know that! :)

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  13. I love the crochet cover!
    I'm a beginner - could I manage this????
    Gill

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  14. Truly gorgeous, I can't crochet to save myself, I certainly admire those who can.
    Jen

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  15. I had to laugh when I read you didn't own a jug cover! I'd love to put this to use for you.

    limes.sweet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Oh Sal that is so beautiful, I think I need to find this book myself and make a few. Oh and buy a jug too LOL

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  17. Oh my goodness! Aren't you just the sweetest? It's been a long time since I've been online posting and visiting and you have reminded me of how much I've been missing! I've been a bit lost in life lately and haven't rediscovered the time!

    And your jug cover! It's beautiful! Well done. It's such a satisfying feeling making something that you have wanted to make. The colour is sensational and the bamboo wool is a great choice. Don't you love the way it falls?

    Thank you so much for writing such lovely things. I will try to get online again soon. I have been planning my return with a bit of a revamp. Shall see how it all goes!
    M*xoxo

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  18. LOvely, I would love to win. What a lovely book.....

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  19. Love, love, love the jug cover - must buy a jug and make one..... congrats on 400 posts!

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  20. following AND loving the brilliant jug cover...
    Thx MUCH :)
    CONGRATS on 400 posts! amazing ..

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  21. Better late than never ;-) Congratulations on 400!! posts, you are a legend! Love the jug cover, very pretty :-)

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  22. Thanks for the reminder today Sal, I forgot to come back and enter the other day.
    Congrats on reaching a major milestone!

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  23. Congratulations Sally, heres to 400 more!

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  24. congrats Sally!!
    well done on the great posts & what a gorgeous jug cover!

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  25. So cute! you're very clever!

    Congratulations on 400 posts!

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  26. I don't know how I missed your giveaway. I love jug covers although I don't actually own one either. I did see siome great, old fashioned ones down in the oppy the other day as if a granny had cleared out her kitchen, the big old glass ones that were used when I was a kid. Thanks for the tip to join in. I am drawing mine today too so maybe I should put another call out for the sleepyheads as well. Cherrie

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  27. I just realised that I have a zillion little jugs around my house that I did a post on the other day. Oops. Forgot about those. Was thinking big jugs only.
    This is not another entry! Cherrie

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  28. Very lovely colour! I really must learn to crochet.

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  29. Hooray for 400 Sally, that's a pretty fair effort, very impressive jug cover, great colour. x

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  30. Congratulations on your 400th post Sal - what a milestone.
    Love the jug cover and it will be just what I need when having a drink in the sun on my deck - which I am sure will happen one day soon!

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  31. Pretty! I love that book too! Have made the bunny and adapted the shawl into a scarf and the intructions and pictures are beautiful and co clear. The whole process of your making sounds delightful, xo Kate

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