Wednesday, August 26

a festival of 'granny love' ~ day three

for the past few days the weather has been just perfect for our festival of 'granny love'... warm temperatures in the day, allowing for us to show our true eclectic bohemian selves in the wardrobe department.
and when dusk falls, bringing out our crocheted afghans and recycled quilts to keep us warm whilst we sit late into the night crafting and chatting... children by our sides, contented to twiddle with yarn and sticks, looking upon us as though we were the best things since sliced bread.
never complaining about being bored and or asking questions like "was there TV when you were young?" or as my youngest often starts a sentence with "when dinosaurs roamed the earth did you.........?" whilst rolling about in fits of laughter.

on day three i look to the fields surrounding our little gathering and marvel at the array of handcrafted tents and line after line of brightly colored bunting, causing the whole hillside to look like a magical land of crafting wonders... oh, how i wish we could stay here forever, but alas the real world is beckoning us back in a few days and so we must delve straight in with today's look at 'granny love'.

i thought it most lovely if we left the main stage and headed out into the side marquees where there is a wealth of 'granny chicness' on display.
delightful snippets of 'grannified' living for us to wander past, finding inspiration, openingly gawping at the talent laid out before us and generally admiring the 'vingettes of granniness'.
so as i hop off the stage, (with the aid of one or two helpers, due to mr vertigo, who i am pleased to report is having less frequent visits with me) and head over to the marquees, please feel free to tag alongside...








{kristenaderrick}









{smile and wave}

how lovely was that? what a perfect way to spend day three of 'granny loving'...
and if you are not quite ready to hit your 'handcrafted' sleeping bags then i invite you to join me for a late night meeting over at Victoria's lovely blog 'sfgirlbybay'... where she so very kindly invited me to be a guest poster.
and as 'granny chic' is very much on my mind this week it seemed only fitting to spread the 'granny love'...

she will return tomorrow with 'a doubter' of the granny chic movement (gasp, shock, horror) ~ Tif
footynote: please note all images in the marquees belong to their rightful 'granny loving' artists and crafters, linked below :)

12 comments:

Kylie said...

A most gorgeous display :) You've put the seeds of inspiration in my mind... a granny square sleeping bag... how cool is that?! Better start crocheting! :) K

Kali said...

*sigh* i adore granny love !

Teresa @ good-grace said...

loving granny squares ... funny how that works: all things old are new again.

Teri said...

I am sooo glad that I found your blog through sfbaygirl! Granny Love for sure! Every picture is a piece of eye candy!!! I'm running for a crochet hook!

Elissa said...

ah yes, children by my side with yarn and sticks...... too bad they're not content to "twiddle."

Lola Nova said...

I had a dream last night that I could crochet. Granny love in blues and golds draping over the yard. Even the Ladies (chickens) were wearing capes of granny goodness. I awoke to the fog horn bellowing, "M-O-M!! There's a dead mouse in the kitchen." Granny shroud anyone?

dottie angel said...

lola nova!!! how spooky is that, we have been dealing with an untimely death of 'doodle' (or is it 'noodle') that happened yesterday afternoon. my vast experience in mouse deaths has given me the conclusion that it was not natural causes but 'accidental death' eeeeek!!!

needless to say, we are in mourning...

RachelDenbow said...

Thanks for the granny love shout out! Oh, to sit and crochet all day long...I'd pay someone a lot of money for that kind of relaxation this weekend. And then I might get my first granny square blanket done before baby gets here!

Erin said...

Eeee! (That, by the way, was a squeal of delight.) Thank you for all your granny posts. As an ode to my own gran, I taught myself to crochet a couple of weeks ago. As my hubby rolled his eyes and chuckled at me -- wrapped in yarn and a mess of too many fingers -- I made my first granny square. I am now happily crocheting with no true direction... happy to stitch a long crazy looking strand just to see if I can do it, then promptly rip it out and start again. Thanks for your inspiration!

alexkeller said...

i am so falling in love with all of these granny squares. wish i knew how to do it. the pillow covers the other day were sooo sweet

Sonja said...

I have so enjoyed these Granny Love posts! It moved me, so I blogged about it too. Don't let doubters get you down! Granny's forever!

Francesca said...

oh yes. so lovely.