Monday, 27 July 2009

Crochet Flower 'Garden'.....

Regular readers will know that I like to use flowers in my work. I like the shapes and the colour combinations. So it seemed natural to move onto crochet flowers, although to be truthful this is not a recent development. A couple of years ago whilst visiting my Mum my attempt to learn how to crochet started. So I a made a few crochet flowers with whatever wool was about so some of them were a bit of a mix and match affair. I also tried using a french knitter, fleece, felt, flower loom etc.

I then started to add beads, buttons, leaves etc. As usual my ideas came before I had thought about what to do with them so this seemed a good temporary solution.....


I pinned them all onto my knitting bag!! There a couple there that I have made this week, in between making quilt blocks. I like to have more than one thing on the go. I have also made flowers out of fiddly fabric such as organza, a fabric which can certainly not be rushed with....

This one is one my chenille knitted blue bag which has just expired on Folksy so I am thinking of moving it to Artfire or Etsy.

So, when I visit my sister-in-law and portable projects will be needed I shall be taking crochet and flower work with me. My few items in my friends Tea shop seem to be selling slowly but still selling so these might be a good addition for Christmas (sorry, must stop using that word in July!) I have also been busy with a new felt design which I did start to think about last Summer but then shelved due to concentrating on my own bag designs. Some of which are still at the toile stage, I was up until gone midnight working on it tut tut!

Must dash Sophie and I are having are hair trimmed this morning. Thanks again for the new visitors, there are some new blogs that I shall be adding to my list, and of course my trusty faithful following I do really appreciate it!

:-) xx

4 comments:

Nu said...

You make a very good point about christmas.... as much as I hate to admit it! good luck with your selling... I've had limited success with online places... I don't think being a seller in the UK helps! but maybe thats just me! I hope al goes well for you on Etsy!

you have a great blog by the way!
All the best!

Nu xx

Lesley's Creations said...

Hi There. Your crochet flowers are lovely, it's something I have never mastered, how to crochet! I love the colours and what a great idea to place them on a bag. And thoes scarfs in your previous posting are fab'. They would make wonderful Christmas gifts. There's nothing like a gift that has been handmade and designed. xx

Kathleen said...

Such lovely flowers indeed! I love the different colors and shapes and textures. I should do some of these for my knitted pillows!

Primrose Corner said...

That's a beautiful group of flowers absolutely gorgeous.

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