Monday, 13 April 2015

A festival of flowers and blankets?

I seem to have had an almost entirely flowery week.
These I made using patterns from Suzann Thompson's book 'Crochet Bouquet'. They were meant to decorate tiny hats but they are much too big so they are looking for a use.

My favourite
                                                                                                                                                                        The petals on the poppy are not really square.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Then with the festival season approaching there are these for your hair.

arty picture showing off my newly scrubbed table.

Attempt to show how hey would look on a head.

Vicky suggested photographing in a group all hanging like this - I hate it when she is right!
Then the vase of flowers is getting bigger - more flowers not bigger vase,

I have done some other things this week mainly finishing projects like these baby blankets. 

I keep trying to improve my photography, here I have taken advantage of the end wall of the garage which has some lovely ivy,
The trouble is the ivy will probably pull the wall down if we leave it or may be it is what is holding the wall up?.

One more thing this week: have you noticed that things made in cotton yarn look crisper and sharper somehow. These cup cakes are made using a pattern by Twinkie Chan and they are a perfect example.

I was going to suggest that you try to spot the cotton cupcake but since it is smaller and in the middle of the picture it is a bit obvious!
Have a good week.


  1. I love the festival flowers - well all the flowers really. And your baby blankets are gorgeous.

    1. Thank you. I hope you too are enjoying the sunshine as much as me. I am sure it is the sun that brings out the crochet flowers as well as the real ones.

  2. What a happy Springy post! Fab flowers - I have that book too - great for picking a bunch of blooms!
    Love the blankets...and the ivy!
    The festival flowers are so groovy - love them hanging in their bouquet - and on the well scrubbed table!
    The colourful cup cakes look delicious - cotton does look crisp...though is less forgiving!! Will check out the pattern for that technique - looks useful for freeformng!
    Thanks for the continuous source of inspiration!
    Ali x

    1. I am impressed that you speak the language of the flower people. I was there bells and all!
      Thanks again