Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Home Goings-on and a FREE treat for you

There has been quite a long gap since my last post (for me anyway!) but you may have noticed I've had a bit of a tidy up around my blog. I hope you didn't think you'd come to the wrong place! ;)
The reason for my absence is that I've been busy with family things. My eldest and her baby girl came to stay for a few days (see pic above). It's been lovely catching up and in the evenings I've had the chance to finish my new cushion cover.

It's the same colour scheme as the last one to match the newly decorated room.

But there's no stopping me!

Yes! Yet another is forming from my crochet hook. This time, no particular plan, just random colours from my left overs stash. I couldn't let it go to waste now could I?

 While I've been away, I found these beautiful pebbles on a beach. I think they're limestone.
I have plans for these!

Now for the free part.
I've decided to give away a free A4 poster of my painting that used to be my blog header with every purchase from my Etsy shop.
Yes, I said FREE. :) and to remind you how it looks, here it is....


Carol said...

You fooled me! I did think I was at the wrong place.
Two beautiful girls, what a lovely photo.
I've got a bit 'stuck' with my crochet. I know you 'can't have too many cushions' but I actually think I have. Considering taking some apart and rejoining them as a (very) random blanket.
Love your stones, they look so pristine.
Carol xx

Silke said...

Oh, I love the new look!! And your daughter and her baby are just precious. I bet you had a wonderful time with them...

Wonderful crochet work - I have similar things going right now - color, color, color!! :)

And those stones are beautiful - so smooth. Can't wait to see what you do with them!!

Hugs, Silke

Sandra van Doorn said...

how beautiful is your daugther and her little baby? so sweet.
i can’t wait to see what you will be doing with the stones...

xo sandra

Kim Mailhot said...

Your granddaughter is an angel !!!! So sweet !

Loving those pebbles ! And the new look.
Off to shop !
Have a great Thursday !

JessiVille said...

Love your new design but I was wondering who Purple Treebird was, lol! Your daughter and granddaughter - so beautiful and sweet! And your crochet work is awesome! I don't crochet but I do knit. The color is the thing. Right now I'm working on gorgeous wildly colored socks (a real challenge, lol).
Your fabulous stones are so zen!
Jessi xox

busybusybeejay said...

I love the photo of your daughter and granddaughter.Is that a crochet cardigan the baby is wearing?Your cushion is fab.I love bright colours.

Purpletreebird said...

Thankyou :)such sweet comments about my family thankyou xx
I've not made extra cushions, I've recovered old and tired looking ones. I need room to sit down after all! ;)

Anonymous said...

Your daughter and granddaughter are so beautiful! Just like mummy!

Blissful Pumpkin said...

Yes I didn't recognize the new blog straight away. It looks great. Love the photo of your beautiful girls.
I look forward to seeing what you do with those lovely rocks.
Kyles :D

noelle said...

Your new look blog looks great and I love the name! What a beautiful Mother and Baby xx

Purpletreebird said...

Thankyou, :)) I felt the need for a blog make-over! I'm toying with the idea of another new header soon so watch this space! ;) Jess xx

lynne h said...

hello purple treebird... yes, it did require a great deal of self control to write about painting instead of falling into the painting frenzy. ; )

i dearly love what you've done with your crochet hook - and your art...



Giggles said...

Your daughter and granddaughter are sooo that photo!! Blog looks awesome, adorable pillow.
I love crocheting too...and those whimsical curtains are awesome!!

Thanks for popping by my blog! Have a great weekend.

Hugs Giggles

Zorana said...

What a precious picture of your daughter and the baby. Both are so beautiful! It made me happy just looking at them. The pillow too.... such happy colors!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a super sweet foto of your grandbaby and daughter....and omg...another freebie....would I LOVE to add it to my collection but that would be asking a BIT much considering I was already very lucky and have an ORIGINAL adorning my wall....but oooooo it would keep my bird in good company wouldn´t it,,,oh heck:) but I have to say ,,,don´t enter me in the draw,,,oh darn how can I do this but I have to let someone else enjoy your work in person but I may not be so "nice " come the next giveaway:) May the luckiest comment win! Also, I see that your blog is now Purple Treebird and Jesse changed ITSELF on my list,,,how did you do that?

Els said...

Ha! love the look of that bird! He is a bit like that frog.... wonder what ill happen when/if she kisses him ?
(grandchildren?? .... the best!)

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

What a character love that bird!!
and the leaves and circles, also the modern woman.