Tuesday, 16 September 2014

So What Did I do With All Those Flowers? Part 2

Thank you for all your lovely comments about part one, I'm hoping you will like what I did with my lovely flowers and scraps of yarn, I think some of you may have guessed already but please indulge me for just a little while longer..

Firstly I gathered my ingredients...

I took them all outside because I rightly thought there could be a bit of a mess in the making of this masterpiece.

I placed all the ingredients on the table then..

I emptied the scraps out of the jar leaving just a few in the bottom...WARNING!!

Do not do this on a windy day! I nearly lost all my vital scraps of yarn that I had been gathering for months, however order restored...

I began to  place flowers into the jar using the scraps to keep them in place

I added more scraps and slowly built up the flowers around the jar bit by bit,

you have to have a bit of patience, but it's fun filling in all the gaps to hide the scraps, not that it would matter if you could see a few here and there. See how it's taking shape, I kept adding more scraps and the placing flowers all around and right to the top until.....

Tadaaaaa!!!             Introducing....Flowers in a jar

What do you think? did you guess right?

Here it is placed in a natural setting

looking down onto the top

And sitting on the dining table, I think it looks lovely everywhere.

Think of the possibilities, you could use just one type of flower or maybe just one colour to suit your decor, you could use hearts or butterflies or a mix of all.. small jars or large jars my head is spinning. 

How about Halloween in a jar filled with ghosts and bats with a big spider on the top!

One thing is for sure I will never throw away any scraps again, be they yarn, thread or fabric they can all be put to good use.

I have another jar just like this one which is nearly full of scraps so I'm on the look out for more pretty flowers, why don't you join me and make one too, I would love to see your scrap jar idea's. :)

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Monday, 15 September 2014

So What did I do with all those Flowers? Part One.

Those of you who have been following me in the crafty corner for a while may remember last year I went through a crocheting of flowers craze, I really couldn't stop for a long time, firstly I was making them because I enjoyed the process and I loved how you could make up a little pile of flowers in no time....

Puff Flowers
It was also a great way to use up all those little scraps of yarn. There is so much flower inspiration out there you really are spoilt for choice, you can click on the captions to see the post about the flowers and find the patterns too.

Granny Rose

Flower with no name
lil cute crochet flower
As well as the flowers above I did make these whilst I was just playing around with my hook.

I have used my flowers for all sorts of projects but I have had a special project in mind for such a long time, it involved the flowers and.....

my scrap jar of little bits....

now to avoid confusion for those of you who are new to my blog you may want to read this TUSAL post which explains how it all started and then if you are intrigued and would perhaps like to join in just follow the link below.

I am going to leave it there for now but I will reveal what I did with my flowers and my lovely brimming to the top with scraps scrap jar very soon, maybe tomorrow or maybe the day after or mayb......

Hope you're having a happy Monday if not then......

perhaps this will make you smile :)

Sunday, 14 September 2014

A Big Thank you!

A big thank you to Nata for sending me this little parcel

A lovely scarf to be sent for CHAS and some yummy chocolate for me, thank you Nata you are so kind. :) xxx 

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Friday, 12 September 2014

Block a Week Friday

Block 97
Little Flowers

This is one of the easier lacy stitches, it's a sweet very popular stitch that has been used as a trim for baby cardigans and hats for as long as I can remember.

Rating - easy
Curl - 2
size - 6"x 6"
ends - 2

I have no other examples of this stitch to show you at present but will add any here that are made for the challenge as they come.

However here is an example of a very similar stitch.....

Fleur Baby Cardigan designed by Marianna
So cute don't you think? just click on the caption to find the pattern. 

Progress -  number of different blocks made = 37
Numbers - 181417, 19,24,30,31,34,36 4041, 42,43,44, 45,48, 5256,58,62
(Click on the number to see the block.)

Linking with

All the blocks in the Block a Week Friday feature are blocks made from the book 200 Knitted Blocks by Jan Eaton. You can read all about the challenge here and here, the challenge is on going and it's never too late to join in!

Hope you all have a great weekend. :)

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