/ Mar 14, 2010 / 8 Comments / ,

A pretty pillow after all!

No blogging for an entire week?? Not sure what's going on... and hope inspiration and creativity come back asap. It has been extra crazy around here the last little while, though. Work mostly, but Annie underwent some minor surgery last week as well (she's doing great), and some tender loving care was required. Sitting down to surf the net, taking the time to visit my favorite blogs, and feeling generally inspired has seemed like such a luxury lately. I have however been trying to work on various projects. Yes, this includes the "ugly" pillow project, :).

As you can see it is done and pretty! Not ugly at all! Haha, like I had any doubts. Even the girls agree that the Razzamatazz pillow pattern has turned out just as I predicted and is just what the living room needed. I found the pattern in the Golden Hands vintage craft book, (Volume 4). I absolutely love the Golden Hands series of books from the 70's. I followed the pattern exactly, but added a crochet button instead of the pompom suggested. :) If someone wants the pattern but can't find the book just let me know and I'll see if I can post it!

I must also mention my gorgeous 'new' vintage flowery tablecloth and Brabantia tin (top pic)... ordered from Dutch HandMaid Liset who now has the sweetest little shop of vintage treasures and of course her own beautifully handmade textiles on Etsy!! This spells trouble for me but I love...
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  1. OOoohh I really like it, I must say I did have some reservations when you said you were going to make it, but it looks fabulous. Love the colour combination.

  2. Your cushion is Divine!! Not Ugly at all. I love the colours!! I would love the pattern if you ever have the time. I live in Far North Queensland so not much chance of finding the book :-( Thanks for sharing. xx Jenni

  3. I love your cushion!!! It is beautifull and unique! very much appreciate your putting the patern in your blog. My name is Rosana, am from Buenos Aires Argentina. I have your blog in my list and like it very much. Thanks, Rosana

  4. Thank you!! I am secretly very happy I wasn't wrong, haha! Had to prove something to the girls... :)

    Will scan the pattern real soon!

  5. it looks great! I really would love to see the pattern, I need to get some cushions made around here

  6. omg i just found your blog and it is amazing!! I love this pillow too, please post the pattern:) And I love that your kids appreciate your craft.

  7. Love how the pillow turned out! I would certainly have a go with that pattern...

  8. Just found your blog - I remember hours of fun with Golden Hands when I was young. My grandmother made the crocheted waistcoat for my mother - she wore it almost everyday. Its now in a suitcase in my house as both have since died and its one of my most precious posssions.


About Me

Hello, I am Sandra van Katwijk, mama to 3 incredible girls and founder of Yarning Made. I combined my love for bold graphics, colors and knitting into a tiny line of modern and cozy blankets for baby, dollies, and the home. Each blanket is hand knit and finished in Victoria, BC. My blankets can be found on Etsy and design loving shops around the world. Thanks for visiting my blog!