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How are you all doing on this first Thursday of April 2014. It’s crazy to think that we are only a few weeks away from Easter isn’t it? Have you had a hot cross bun yet? Sneaked a little Creme Egg into your handbag? Crocheted something Easter themed? I’m planning on making an Easter wreath this weekend with the goodies I picked up at the Hobbycraft Easter press day. It will be my first time making a wreath and I’m very excited. I’ll do a quick blog post, and post a photo on my Facebook page, to show you what I did. I’m definitely thinking pompoms…

Today I just wanted to show you the three sets of lacy coasters that I made. These are the ones that I made by modifying my Lacy Coaster pattern last week (see my tale of woe and frustration here).

Looking at the photos, I’m really happy with how they turned out. Using a masculine grey for feminine lacy crochet really gives me a kick and I’m loving the gloomy grey contrasting with the bright yellow and pink, and looking stylish against the off-white.  There’s just something about grey that I love. It’s a great neutral colour which makes anything else you put with it, “pop” yet it’s not as boring as black or dull like brown.

Navy would be my other Alternative Neutral. Oooh there’s an idea I need to explore! Just the other other day I read that navy has been hailed the new black for interiors and fashion.  I may just have to whip up a coaster or two in navy with a colourful border, but for now, here are my Happy And Gloomy coasters.

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Technically they are coasters, but I like to think of them as modern mini doilies too. They’re made using Vinnis Nikkim in Slate, Natural, Baby Pink and Sunshine Yellow. I only made one set of four coasters for each colour to sell in my Etsy shop. They’re available at £6 for a set of four, but I’ll be happy to make you one, or more than four.

I’ve just decided: I’ll make a navy and lime green coaster for me to use at work! That will surely liven up any desk and make tea drinking extra special!