Oh my goodness!! My hippie astrum opened this morning!! I had no idea of its colour, my other one is blood red.. This is such a happy flower! Hippie’s have been 1 of my favourite flowers ever since I saw one. And as a young hippie myself back then simply the name and the flower embodied everything 60’s to me. Anyway, please enjoy the show from Tasmania where we are just entering summer. Roses are EVERYWBERE and grow very well here … Just so beautiful at the moment.

Enjoy! xx
See the flowers are GROWING!! I nearly have enough for my spring time wreath by Lucy at attic24! 
I just need more medium and tiny flowers .. You can see SOME tiny flowers around the left side of the photo. They are so tiny.. I had to find the teenyest of buttons for them!
I love the big Bertha ones :) 12ply on 7mm hook.. Great brooch,hair slide or now I’m thinking I’m going to make a hair comb with an arrangement of 1 big with 2 mediums on either side and 2 leaves! It looks great in my head just have to hope it comes out that way. 
I’m thinking it might sell well in the “vintage” community , like myself :)
I’ll post when I’ve made one.

Again sorry for phone posts. I am going to do some reviews and interviews (hopefully) of people, yarns and of course PATTERNS! So don’t un-follow me just yet :)
Enjoy!
x

See the flowers are GROWING!! I nearly have enough for my spring time wreath by Lucy at attic24!
I just need more medium and tiny flowers .. You can see SOME tiny flowers around the left side of the photo. They are so tiny.. I had to find the teenyest of buttons for them!
I love the big Bertha ones :) 12ply on 7mm hook.. Great brooch,hair slide or now I’m thinking I’m going to make a hair comb with an arrangement of 1 big with 2 mediums on either side and 2 leaves! It looks great in my head just have to hope it comes out that way.
I’m thinking it might sell well in the “vintage” community , like myself :)
I’ll post when I’ve made one.

Again sorry for phone posts. I am going to do some reviews and interviews (hopefully) of people, yarns and of course PATTERNS! So don’t un-follow me just yet :)
Enjoy!
x

ADDED: Gah! I just noticed one the leaves is wrong side up! … It’s Saturaday Arvo .. Red wine .. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it *nods.. Yep.


I have SO many posts to write! I’m getting to it promise :)
This is what I’ve been doing on this BEAUTIFUL Spring like day .. I’m getting ready to make/put together my spring wreath from Lucy at attic24.
I’ve mentioned her alot .. So if any of you hooky followers haven’t been to her blog YOU MUST! Especially if yr a beginner or intermediate. But even the experts LOVE her designs and her blog is SUCH great reading.
So the photo above is the “May flower” and the spring time wreath is there too.

Just go to her page(on typepad) attic24 .. You’ll know when you get there cause you won’t be able to help but start reading! Let alone the long list of FREE patterns.. (down the left side at the bottom) And they are ALL fabulous!!
Great recycle ideas. Home decor. And just inventiveness!!

Have a great weekend everyone!
Enjoy! 
Ps: these may flowers are SO QUICK.. Make at least 1 and you’ll see :) Great brooch, on a hat, in your hair, on a cushion, cluster them on a tea cosy. Decorate that top you got from the op- shop that just needs a little something :)

ADDED: Gah! I just noticed one the leaves is wrong side up! … It’s Saturaday Arvo .. Red wine .. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it *nods.. Yep.


I have SO many posts to write! I’m getting to it promise :)
This is what I’ve been doing on this BEAUTIFUL Spring like day .. I’m getting ready to make/put together my spring wreath from Lucy at attic24.
I’ve mentioned her alot .. So if any of you hooky followers haven’t been to her blog YOU MUST! Especially if yr a beginner or intermediate. But even the experts LOVE her designs and her blog is SUCH great reading.
So the photo above is the “May flower” and the spring time wreath is there too.

Just go to her page(on typepad) attic24 .. You’ll know when you get there cause you won’t be able to help but start reading! Let alone the long list of FREE patterns.. (down the left side at the bottom) And they are ALL fabulous!!
Great recycle ideas. Home decor. And just inventiveness!!

Have a great weekend everyone!
Enjoy!
Ps: these may flowers are SO QUICK.. Make at least 1 and you’ll see :) Great brooch, on a hat, in your hair, on a cushion, cluster them on a tea cosy. Decorate that top you got from the op- shop that just needs a little something :)

householdarts:

Beautiful Flowers!
batesnursery:

Chantilly Snapdragons
via Floret Flower Farm


oh my!! I haver a new favourite cut flower! I LOVE snap dragons but they are usually too short for cut flower. BUT THESE i can the florists picking these up .. i hope! I will try to find the seeds or punnets but it will be a while cause we are going into winter here. So i MUST remember for spring nursery buy up!

householdarts:

Beautiful Flowers!

batesnursery:

Chantilly Snapdragons

via Floret Flower Farm

oh my!! I haver a new favourite cut flower! I LOVE snap dragons but they are usually too short for cut flower. BUT THESE i can the florists picking these up .. i hope! I will try to find the seeds or punnets but it will be a while cause we are going into winter here. So i MUST remember for spring nursery buy up!

ok here is my flower i made :)

I know its not much .. but i had to start SOMEWHERE. I just admire people who create their own patterns, i just can’t get my head around it yet… but its coming!!

Im seeing now that i definitely know ow to change rows heights etc, and now im thinking i should have a go at some three dimensional . I mean i could just take the head of one pattern and the body of another as a start and go from there and then perhaps be more comfortable. The main thing i HAVE to remember is BE PREPARED TO MAKE MISTAKES!!! lol .. i am to much of a perfectionist. (which does make for god stitching)

SO here she is .. she’s quite gawdy but obviously the colours can change that. I intended it to be gawdy.

So as you can see its based on an irish rose, but doesn’t quite look like one.

The middle petals i’d like to see having more of a point, so that it looks more like a double lily opening. So the curled up bits in the middle being the centre of the flower and the two layers being the pointy lily like petals.

I have always been obsessed with flowers, so naturally when i learnt to crochet and i found out you could make flowers that was my thing for a couple of months :)

This is justa simple whip it up before bed flower, and of course a button would look great too. I have added a button to mine but im  not happy with it, so ill post when i decide. 

So if anyone would like me to post pattern, let me know. Enjoy! x

PS: having MORE stuff taken away today, so the crochet room is coming ever closer. :)

Lobelia coming into flower finally. Usually I like BIG BOLD flowers, but I also love very tiny dainty ones too :) I just love the blue in Lobelia’s.

Lobelia coming into flower finally. Usually I like BIG BOLD flowers, but I also love very tiny dainty ones too :) I just love the blue in Lobelia’s.