So after my big few weeks of blanket hooking I have been having a nice change with some much smaller makes. Instant gratification. You can't beat it.
I wanted to make a double layered flower that was kind of a graphic representation of a flower, with a fairly sculptured, 3D effect. I like edging the flower petals with sc, I just like the play of colours that this allows I guess.
I couldn't be bothered looking for a pattern in googleland, so had a bit of a play around and made something up myself, I am sure it is not that original, there are heaps of flower patterns out there already!
The red one at the back is my first version, I improved it slightly for the red and white one, and made a couple of other changes for the blue and green one.
I have to say it was FUN making these! I want to make a lot more! It is so great to be able to potter around with colours and different yarns and buttons. It was so good to stretch the creative muscles (even if it was only for this little bit of whimsy!), and I am really happy with my sunny flowers! Having a design idea in the head and then seeing it come together as a finished thing is very satisfying.
I am making these flowers into little colourful broaches ( I suppose they are quite chunky really).
I was inspired by the fact that Mother's Day is next Sunday here, and I wanted to make something for my Mum. My poor Mum, still getting handmade presents from me, nothing's changed since primary school!! Hah.
Anyway, I've got to go and get a few broach backs for these ( this one is just balancing on my cardi for the photo, could not find one safety pin in the house!)
So I am off to enjoy the gorgeous sunny day we are having with a big walk, a nice bowl of soup for lunch and some cooking for the boys this afternoon. I do have a very lucky life!!
Hope you are all having fun creative days wherever you are!
Joining in with the peeps over at Our Creative Space, go see what everyone has been up!