Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Penny Blossoms

I've not been well this week; nothing serious (I hope) just been feeling really queezy and very dizzy ~ falling over dizzy.  I'm fine when sat still so I have been keeping myself very still and occupied with a little crochet.  I started making these flowers a couple of weeks ago now, I made them up as I went and found the pattern quite simple but sweet.

Using my favourite Sublime Merion Baby Cashmere Silk yarn which is soft as can be, I knocked these flowers out.  At the time I wasn't sure what to do with them, I contemplated sewing them all to a cushion but then decided as I had a huge bag of brooch backs I would make them into brooches.


I added a lovely creamy/white matt pearl in the middle of them and I think they are quite sweet.

For this last one I creatively turned the flower for the bottom layer and reversed the pattern to give a bit of interest to the petals (read ~ buggered up, but I quite liked it).


 
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If anyone is interested I will write a little tutorial, they were really simple to do.



nb. Hubby calls them my Penny Blossoms and urged me to sing sea shanties as I was making them ~ fans of the Big Bang Theory will know what I mean :)



 
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31 comments:

Bethany said...

Hopefully you don't get next-day orders for thousands of them at a time ;)
LOVE that show!

Dazie said...

Lovely so very very pretty!
Dazie
x

Ps I would love to see a tute!

Juliadus said...

Really nice flowers! And nice color combinations. Wish you to get better!

Sarah said...

They are lovely, you just need Sheldon to help you make then ;p xx

Pink Poppy said...

Love the flowers Kandi! I would love to see a tute too. I can make amigurumis but can`t traditionally crochet I always end up in a mess.
Hope you feel better soon.
Dx

The Vintage Gardener said...

Your little brooches are lovely, Lisa. Hope you feel better soon.

Pooh's Abode said...

They are lovely - I'd love a tutorial on making them
Viv
xxx

Catherine said...

looking forward to the tutorial! The brooches are VERY pretty! Cx

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Hope your feeling much better soon Kandi x

Those look lovely, yes please to the tut :)

hart44 said...

I love your little brooches and still wear my one you sent me :)
Hope you feel better very soon and rest until you do :)
Sue x

the nyanzi report said...

these are objects of beauty. great job.

LaaLaa said...

They're lovely! I hope you feel better soon. xx

Karen said...

Fabulous little flowers, beautifully made. I would love to see a tutorial for them please. x

VintageVicki said...

Poor you - sounds like an inner ear infection :( Hope it goes away soon.

The brooches are lovely :)

daisychain said...

They are so pretty! I hope you are feeling better xo

dosierosie said...

they are lovely.
Gillx

Nana Go-Go said...

Middle Ear Infection - you need to get to docs and get some drugs!!I love those little flowers - I made some for a little flower garland I`m making but they`re carp compared to yours!Love the colours. Get better soon.x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

They are gorgeous, I love the idea of making them into / sewing them onto a cushion!

Thank you for the fab hexi kit, I am going to do a post on them soon - I might ask to borrow your whole post as a guest tute! I want 4 sets as Christmas pressies. I do think that you could cut less hexies and put a couple of paper sheets in for the buyer to cut - it may save you lovely fingers!! xxx

dizzytina said...

Hope you are soon back to your normally cherpy self soon Hun. Those brooches are fab I really wish I could crochet!xx

Alex said...

Get thee to the doctor! It might be an ear infection of some sorts if you're feeling dizzy and peculiar. Hope you get it sorted out soon.

xxx

mad about bags said...

hi kandi, i agree with nana gogo and alex sounds like it might be an ear infection so a quick trip to the doctors will hopefully sort it out.
the brooches are gorgeous and thanks the the hexie tutorial (i'm going to give the tacking thing ago)
tracy

B............... said...

Hope you start to feel better soon hunni, love the brooches!

B xxx

Hannah @ BubbleBay said...

These are really sweet and I love the way you've photographed them. Hope you feel better soon x

dinoprincesschar said...

Lovely, they are very cute!:)

clare said...

So cute...love the colour combo you've used <3

bibbitybob said...

Gorgeous flowers, hope you feel better soon! x

Wendy said...

these are so lovely! I've been crocheting bunches of flowers too and making some into brooches, they're so addictive aren't they?

Dinki Dots said...

Hope you are feeling better, it sounded quite bad. :o( Thanks for posting the parcel, I'm going to be very excitable at work tomorrow!! x

Jackie said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling rough - hope you are feeling better soon. Lovely flowers - I would love a tutorial (even though I can't yet crochet :( - but I am definitely going to learn and would love to store the tutorial for a later date! Sending get-better-soon hugs xx

A tale from toadstool house said...

Would love a tutorial on the penny blossoms! Kandi,there really sweet!xx

Lucy said...

Haha you resisted The Call of The Cushion! They make lovely brooches. Hope you feel better soon xxx