The Blush List – Patterns & Prints

Knitting // Log Cabin washcloth pattern from The Purl Bee 
Crochet // I love this set of potholders. The shop says the potholders are hand knit…but they look crochet to me. Right? It is cute either way! 
Craft // I love the idea of making gift tags from magazine pages. As someone frequently labeled a “magazine hoarder” by friends and loved ones I can finally put my stacks of magazines to good use. 😉 
Style // This outfit is perfect, combining an edgy leather jacket with a cute polka-dot skirt. 
Art // This print is definitely on my wish list. It is so encouraging and the print sales benefit a charity of your choice. 

Food // I want to jump through the computer screen and dive face first into this gorgeous heirloom tomato tart. Tomatoes, goat cheese, puff pastry…what else could you possibly need? Delicious!

Happy Sunday to you! I hope you all had a great weekend. I am feeling inspired by the bold patterns and prints above. I definitely see some pretty patterns and shapes working their way into my upcoming knit and crochet projects.

Thank you for all of your kind words about my knit ampersand project last week! It is simple but fun! Please send me your pictures if you give it a try. I spent the weekend working on some articles and projects. I also experimented with crochet letters last night. I am trying to think of a clever way to give these as a gift to my friend who just got a new job and another friend who has a birthday this week. Hmm…if I think of anything I will definitely share it here on the blog.

This week is going to be pretty spectacular. It started out with an amazing piece of press today (I will share more details about that tomorrow!!), I get to see some great friends this week, work on new projects, collaborate on an upcoming blog series, and celebrate my birthday on Saturday. I can’t wait!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a great start to the week! What are you up to? Did you go on any final trips before summer comes to an end? Start a new project?

  1. LOVED the YAY! Should have known you were a fellow Leo. Happy BDay a bit early….

  2. killtocraft says:

    Awww! absoultely love the pot holders there so modern! However they are definately Crocheted and not knitted it looks like there made up of trebles. 😀 but love them all the same. x

  3. I really love that art print! Just what I needed to be reminded of today. Followed the website for the print and that’s super cool too!
    e m m a ▼ d e e r

  4. Frances says:

    Oh what fun it is to visit here.

    I love the Purl Bee, and actually shopped at the actual Purl shop this afternoon. It’s not far from my own workplace.

    Those white cross creations are definitely crocheted. Isn’t it funny that the hand that typed the posting did not know the difference. Lots of that sort of confusion (to be delicate about it) out there.

    And…the heirloom tomato tart has got me adding a trip to the Union Square farmers market to tomorrow’s agenda. Ahhh, but could I bear to heat up my tiny kitchen’s oven for baking while summertime lingers?

    Best wishes!

  5. Love the wash cloths on top and that tart looks SO delectable!

    Happy Birthday! Party on! =]

    Your blog always makes me happy!

  6. Becky says:

    Ugh, it drives me bonkers when retail sites mis-describe crocheted items as handknit, and vice versa. Sites like J Crew do it all the time with their winter accessories. You’d think when they charge that much money for something they could do the research. :) Love your Blush Lists!

  7. Becca says:

    I want that tart immediately! Yum! I had a wonderful weekend camping and attending the wedding of two of the best people I know. It was really wonderful!

    Ladyface Blog

  8. Lauren says:

    Ohh I love that washcloth pattern, and the polka dotted skirt outfit!
    I’ve been knitting away on a fair-isle sweater. :)

  9. Kirsten says:

    Oh the potholders are lovely! I’m going to pin them on my pretty potholders board right away :) Thanks for sharing!

  10. Isabella says:

    Just found you thanks to the DMN!!! So excited for you and so thankful I have found such a lovely blog! XO

  11. Annalea says:

    gotta love ‘joy the baker’! i had the pleasure of meeting her at her book signing and she’s just adorable! definitely someone you’d love to share that tomato tart with. you’d be pretty fun to share it with too…especially if yarn was involved.

  12. Shannon says:

    Love the idea for the magazines! I pretty much has stopped buying mags because they hit the recycle bin too soon. Reusing them for gift tags is a great idea- thanks for passing that idea along!

  13. I fun group of things love the encouraging print, love that girl’s outfit looks like a page out of an anthropologie catalog :)
    And congrats on being in the paper, I think it’s pretty hilarious that we live in the same area and I discovered your blog from a british blogger, it’s a small cyber world 😉

  14. Ellie says:

    I’ve often used pages of magazines as wrapping paper, it’s a good way to recycle and looks amazing xxx

  15. Awesome collection at your fashion boutique ..looking wonderful dear!!

  16. tichtach says:

    The potholders are definitely crochet. Actually I love the nerdy feeling of seeing the “knit”-word used on crochet in magazines and online. And the other way around. Feel like I’m part of a special group who knows the real truth. And the funny thing is. I am :-)

  17. J says:

    LOVED the log cabin washcloth pattern and that colour is gorgeous!

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