Monday, September 06, 2010

love...

Missoni zig zag is one of my favourite google images searches, so you can imagine my delighted gasp when I spotted this in an antique shop today...

I desperately wanted to buy it (it was a little expensive, but can you put a price on a perfect first-prize winning 1953 crochet blanket?), but I also desperately wanted to MAKE it. So it looks like I have a new project to dream about. This one seems to be in pure wool, and quite a fine yarn - probably a 4 ply (fingering). So it will take ages. And probably cost more in yarn than the vintage one. Hmmm.... maybe I should go back and buy it? ;)

***Hello and a huge thank you to my lovely etsy customers! I was thrilled to have so many orders and beautiful personal messages from buyers this weekend. This morning I posted parcels to England, Scotland, Sweden, Germany and of course, Australia. Having so much fun with this shop.***

Oh, and if you are in Toowoomba, you can see some of my prints at 53Russell Gallery. The one below isn't there yet, as it has been the most popular and the edition is almost sold out, but I will have a small edition of a larger size in this one available there soon.

13 comments:

MiA said...

Agree.. that's an amazing blanket :)

Giovanna (GiGi) said...

that blankie is divine Loretta.!!!

Petrina McDonald said...

oh my! you did go back and buy it didn't you!! gorgeous!! well done on the etsy sales :-) go you!

Serene Ho said...

The blanket is so beautiful and I'm sure you will be able to create it!

Maria said...

Beautiful blanket and yes "everything old is new again" Funny how we thing we are starting something brand new

Crochet with Raymond said...

Wow, that blanket is amazing! I think you should definately go back and buy it!!!!! (I am such a shopping enabler)
You paintings are so so gorgeous... I was imagining my future home (when I am a grown up with a real home not a flat) the other day and how nice three of your rainbow tree paintings will look in it...
Notice the "will" not the maybe! Loving your art so much, it's just divine

Donyale said...

Your lovely creations came to live at our house today - thanks so much = we love them.

PS - you know you could make that blankie, you know you should make that blankie, but there is something wonderful about buying that blankie and thinking about the person who made that blankie....and having it in your house now.

Melissa Goodsell said...

The vintage blanket is amazing. It would be have been incredibly hard to leave it there.

But, think of the amazing rainbow blanket that you'll have happening!

Jacquie said...

Great blanket, bet you could make an enen nicer one.
Been looking in your etsy shop- stunning!
I would love to order now but as we are on a bit of an economy drive at the moment I will have to wait :0(
Jacquie x

Nic Hohn said...

Loretta congrats on etsy. really thrilled for you...your art is truly beautiful and you desverve success. Hooray to all those wonderful peeps receiveing your goodies....

Anonymous said...

Not sure of the colours in the blanket. Make one yourself, then you can be sure of the beautiful colours you choose. Would be much nicer than this one!

Hazel said...

Just wanted to say hello. I found you on Flikr today and I am in awe of your use of colour! Love the art and the crochet. You have inspired me to have a go at painting. Ho hum I have never been very good but I definitely want to have a play with colour. xx

Anonymous said...

l am positive that l would have had to buy that zig zag quilt,even if l had to mortgage the dog. Absolutely love yr blog..l will now be a frequent visitor..
Regards,
Hahnsmum.
New England, NSW,
Australia..