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A brand new logo

I just thought I’d share my new logo with you all for Crochet Bright and Beautiful: my new business for handmade crochet goods for babies and children and for the young at heart. Representing the spirit of CB&B , the logo  seemed to create itself. A Japanese fairy sits on a magical toadstool crocheting , the yarn coming from a rainbow that has fallen from the sky. Why a Japanese fairy ?you may ask. She is representing the art form known as amigurumi with which I have totally fallen in love.

Amigurumi (編みぐるみ?, lit. crocheted or knitted stuffed toy) is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll.[1] Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings or inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features,[2] as is typical in Japanese culture. ( Wikipedia)

Since discovering the joy of crochet, it just lent itself to creating lots of uber cute things. Flowers,

Girl's Rose hat detail showing sequin decoration

Daisy headband

Who can resist one of these ?


Baby ladybird slippers

butterflies ,

Pretty pink pumps




puppets and fairies

Pretty green flower fairy

Funky flower fairy

all are naturally formed in the crochet process.

Children’s hats

Rainforest frog hat with froggy feet ties

Rainbow daisy baby hat

and little darling slippers and shoes for both boys and girls in endless colour variations and designs all inspired by my childhood fixation with all things magical and faerie.

Buttons and bows

Red sailor bling

I’ve embraced the vintage , retro style of granny squares. Instead of trying to make it modern or edgy, I prefer to let it be what it is, retro and comforting. Using bright colour combinations within the granny square style, combining with 3D flowers , I have made cushions for the home that are both bright, stylish ( in a retro way) and very nostalgic.

Pretty cushion.

Isn't she a beauty?

Granny square cushion

Another flower cushion

In this dull grey world there is too much to be dour about. I think it’s time to bring out the colour and embrace the rainbow!


Find out what I’ve got in stock here, you’ll find the prices more than reasonable.

CROCHET BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL : trying to put the colour and sparkle back into life in my own small way.


Cushion friend

Well, I did it. I said I’d make a cushion cover to go with my fireplace

Hand mosaic fireplace

and as a companion to red cushion

and here it is:

Isn't she a beauty?

I’m very pleased with the way she turned out ( oh yes, my cushion is definitely a lady, why would you question her feminine splendour?) The colours really sing out and she looks so fresh and cosy. I just love the freedom inherent in the granny square format to play with colour combinations, I love the pattern structure that ties in the different colour combinations. I know the granny square is much maligned as old fashioned, but I say I don’t care. I’m reclaiming the old fashioned and as an artist proclaiming it newly refreshed. So there!

Enough blithering on, I’ll let the pictures proclaim her splendour .

Button detail

Gorgeous colours

Back view

Red cushion gets cosy

Can you feel the love? Can you?

I can. And she feels… mmm cozy.

( Sinks into a pile of crochet deliciousness…)