Thursday, 22 September 2011

Granny goodness.......:o)

Well, Good evening people :o)

Hope this post finds you all fine and dandy this fine Thursday.
I can't believe that it's been more than a week since I last posted. I thought I was getting good at posting more often too ;o)

Anyway, I thought I'd show you a few recent makes and thrifty finds today.

Here's my first make....
Some Granny Goodness pentagons!
Below is a picture of the exact replica of my little car.
My husband bought me this when we got my little car so that when I'm driving along, I can see what I look like ..LOL
He stuck it on the top of my dash for me....
Well, I love my little car dearly, and I even name my cars, (but I won't tell you, 'cos it really is a bit laughable....'specially when I phone our local garage man and say "it's me, can i book 'so and so' in for this, that and the other please... :o)"

Well, I've been thinking for a while that my car could do with a liitle bit of Granny Goodness to cheer up her lovely turquoise looks...
See through the window ?...
Look, five little pentagons to cheer up the boot ;o)
I needed a squarish type bunting to match the squarish shape of my car.

I love looking in my rearview mirror at this cheerful bunting..

It makes me smile....I'm just thinking what to do with her next..
I've already planned a towbar cover for our big family car......   :o)
Which I will show you when it's done.

Thrifting tales this week saw me grinning from ear to ear when I spied this set of rosey curtains...

Aren't they gorgeous?
There were three curtains in all, and I bought to lot.
All in really good condition, these will be finding their way to my Etsy store sometime over the next week or two.
Aren't those little rose buds so sweet?

And I found metres and metres of this really gaudy, granny goodness fabric from the 60's early 70's. It even still had it's original order labels on it which are so cool, and I forgot to photograph them for you.

So if you'd like any of this fabric it too, will be in my shop over the next couple of weeks ;o)

I was busy crocheting my fabric bowls in the hols too...

And my crocheted ric rac for my shop...

Told you I was sweeping my shelves, and filling 'em up :o)

And below is the cushion I made my lovely husband...

OOOooo, it's really soft and scrumptious...

Crocheted from several strands of similar colours on one of my chunky hooks..

It turned out gorgeous and chunky..
I'm thinking of making a few in this chunky way for my shop..

What do you think?

Anyway, that's it for me tonight.
You all take care now,
and I'll speak to you soon.

Love Donna xx

EDIT ::     I thought I'd just better say that if you do make the pentagon bunting, hang it the way i have, and not with the point down, otherwise it looks like Granny's bloomers rather than granny goodness ;o)
Have a great weekend everyone. xx


  1. Hi Donna
    Just about to go downstairs and saw your post.
    I love the car bunting, that could be a good seller, don't think I've seen that before.
    The orangy brown fabric is (I think) one of William Morris lilly designs and might be sought after. Lucky you finding that....
    Hope you are all okay

  2. What a fun way to dress up your car- you are just too cool! The cushions would be a big hit, I'll bet- chunky is all the rage from what I understand of the fashion reports. Go for it! xoxoxo

  3. Love it - if I had a car, mine would have a makeover too :)

    I love the pentagon - I think I'll be giving those a go soon :)

  4. Briony, you are spot on! It IS a william Morris print -Golden Lily. I just looked it up :o)

    Jennie,ok, I'm gonna try one on Etsy and see what happens..

    Vicki, the penatgons are easy, but just make sure you hang it the way I have, and not with the point down, otherwise they look like granny's bloomers rather than granny goodness ;o)

    Thankyou kindly for your lovely comments ladies, and have a great weekend :o)
    Donna xx

  5. I love your granny bunting Donna, it looks fantastic. We also name cars...mine is known as 'The Beast' because when we once took it to a garage for new tyres we asked why it was wearing through tyres so quickly. The man replied 'because it's a beast of a car!' so the name sort of stuck. Have a lovely weekend.
    Jo xx

  6. Hi Donna, love your granny goodness - all of it - the bunting is genius and the fabrics are fabulous finds. Our first car was called the Incredible Hulk - mainly because the registration plate was ULC something or other. It wasn't incredible in the slightest, it broke down at the drop of a hat - v annoying, in fact.

  7. Yes, list that wonderful pillow in your shop! It would be a hit!

    And I love what you have done to your little car--so sweet. I just love it!

  8. Donna I so in love with your granny goodness, that is just the cutest bunting ever and I would never have thought of putting it in the car - totally adore that idea. Your fabric finds are wonderful.

    Have a fabulous weekend hun.

    Scarlett xx

  9. What a cute little replica of your car!

    Love your crocheted ric rac and the cushion.

  10. Gorgeous crochet bunting, i love it, ide love to make some bunting for my car but dont think my children would go in it , actually thats not a bad idea it would save me loads on petrol !!!1x


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