Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Goofy for Grannies

I have admitted that I'm a yarn-a-holic. You may have noticed that I'm a granny square-a-holic too. Afterall, they ARE the building blocks to fashion!
I just finished two granny pillows for my guest room / craft room. There's just something about all those pretty colors gathered into a grid. SO CHEERFUL!

Tiny Granny Pillow front and back

I was heavily inspired by Attic 24's and Sarah London's blogs.

"Babette" Pillow, front and back
I used some old 16" square pillows in a rusty color, just hanging around the garage. I didn't make the pillow covers removeable, so if these pillows ever need washing, I'll have to disassemble the edgings. Hopefully, my guests will be tidy.
Come on! You know you want to try your hand at crocheting some granny squares! You will find a great granny square tutorial here.

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At 1:14 PM PST, Anonymous Suzette said...

Ellen, these are dazzilingly charming and SO Attic24!!! These are definitely on my list of things to make someday. Thanks for the inspiration.

At 1:44 PM PST, Blogger woolanthropy said...

Super Fab pillows. I love them. Really. and. Truly.

At 2:00 PM PST, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

I especially love the tiny granny pillow. So very happy. And I do have a boatload of random balls (of the yarny variety)...

At 3:28 PM PST, Blogger Sarah said...

These are so cheery! Love those bright colors! One of these days I'll my hand at a granny...

At 3:53 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I promise to be tidy. :)

Christine G.

At 5:20 PM PST, Anonymous Jo Anne said...

Is that like being cookoo for cocoa puffs?

At 5:25 PM PST, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Jo Anne!
You crack me up! Yes! Goofy for Grannies is JUST LIKE CooCoo for Cocoa Puffs!!!

At 7:29 PM PST, Blogger Jean said...

Fun post! I love the granny squares and this is just perfect for a guest room, they'll feel extra special.

At 10:00 AM PST, Blogger carlita dee said...

Awesome granny goodness! You know you've already spread the fever my way.

At 10:24 AM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my gosh!!! soooo pretty! i love all your colors and creations!!!

At 11:53 AM PST, Blogger Rima said...

This is so beautiful! The colors just pop.


At 8:07 PM PST, Blogger Kath said...

All gorgeous but I think the tiny grannies are my fave!


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