Friday, July 3, 2009

My Crocheted Garden.

A few weeks ago when I bought this book, 100 Flowers To Crochet and Knit by Lesley Stanfield, I had no idea that these little flowers and butterflies were going to take over my life.

I am a sucker for craft books.
I love looking at pictures and reading tutorials for fresh ideas.
I buy them and borrow them, probably too often.
I collect inspiration.

But I have to admit that I don't always make from them.

But this book is different.
Even after I got it home I still wanted to make them all.

And I want to make them a few times each in different colour ways.

Admittedly I am working from the basic and intermediate designs section so far.
I have had a peek at some of the advanced designs but some of the terminology seems a bit beyond me at this stage.

So they have been multiplying.
A few have been sold, some swapped, some given.

There are some traveling around the big wide world out there on hats, hairbands, bracelets, brooches and beanies.

And whilst I have been on my flower making trip I have also found great tutorials by Attick24, The Handmade Dress and The Crochet Spot.

And there are many, many more still here awaiting their fate.
Who knows what will come of them?

These six I have a special plan for.
Hopefully I'll get a chance to try it out in the next few days.


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  2. Wow Kate! you have been very busy and all your flowers are lovely. I haven't even got past looking at all the pictures in the book yet :O)

  3. They look great. Love all the colours.
    Andi xx

  4. Haven't you been busy??! What a lot of lovely pretty. I think I'll have a look at those other crochet links too, thanks for that xox

  5. what a fabulous selection. I'm gunna have to hunt for one of those books too.


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