Friday, October 7, 2011

Flowery (pincushion) garlandy thing....



Hello there.....

So here is what I've done with my pincushions.....I guess they're not pincushions anymore!





As you can see, I made quite a few of these little things, (and these are only the ones I have got around to finishing, there are several more not sewn up yet)...........then just crocheted a bit of a leafy, green viney thing for joining them all together, and ta dah! one (or two) flowery hanging decorations!





...I decided to add a few random leaves in between, just because I like this the look of this little leaf.....


They were tricky to photograph, so in the end I chose to hang them of my gardening wardrobe rather than hanging from the ceiling, 





 Do you think they would make a cute addition to a retro inspired baby's nursery? Or little girl's room?
 I do!



There is one with blues, reds, white and green, and one with more lime and watermelon, they all look quite similar in colours in the photos, but in real life the red/blues one is a much cooler palette.



Once again, I'm drawn to the totally useless, completely decorative object, but I am not going to apologise!  I must say they make me pretty happy, and I am definitely making a few more to join these two.








Sorry about so many similar pics, I couldn't decide which ones to post, so just whacked the whole lot up.

Anyway, hope your day is going well, and you are getting up to some fun crafty mischief!!

(Last official day of school holidays here, so back to the old routines next week ,boo hoo!)
If you are interested in the pattern info for these pincushions, I have linked to it on my first post about these things here.

40 comments:

  1. I wouldn't apologise either for these absolutely exquisite little garlands of cuteness and delightfulness. I always love your colour choices and this time is no exception.

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  2. I am in love!
    no apologies needed! they are so cute
    love jooles x

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  3. I'm with Jooles, it's love for sure. These are adorable a must have for any home! They are so pretty such a good idea. Can't wait to make my own little pincushion garland...........hmm I wonder if work would miss me today LOL!

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  4. SO much better than simply pin cushions!

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  5. They look awesome! I think they'd be perfect for a pre-teen girlie!

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  6. So pretty, I think these would be lovely gifts for my crafty friends for Christmas. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  7. Now Julie, repeat after me....
    "if it makes me happy and makes me smile, it's not totally useless, it's totally worth it"

    They are just gorgeous, love the colours, particularly the red and pink one.

    I'm sitting here on the couch, heater on, in my jim jams, crochet hook and cotton at my side ready to have a go at one of these little pincushions.

    Hope you enjoy your Friday night whatever you are doing.........

    Claire :}

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  8. They are so beautiful! Yes, yes; the purely decorative has its place in our world.

    Make some more!!!

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  10. LOVE them! I'm redecorating my daughter's room and would love to make something similar for it. I hope you don't mind if I use your pictures as inspiration.

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  11. These look great! such a great idea cause really how many actual pin cushions do you need?! So cute!

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  12. They are dingly dangly gorgeous and I love the teeny tiny leaves. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern.melx

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  13. It is a really clever idea, hey look great. Can I tell you I love the purple walls too.

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  14. I love them...I am definitely going to make some. Could you please tell me what kind of yarn you used and what sized hook? Thanks.

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  15. I think they would great for an outdoor morning tea too :) Bring on the whipped cream and strawberries... and Iced tea! :)

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  16. Great pictures! What a great use for the pincushions.

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  17. So adorable, What a great idea!

    S x

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  18. Brilliant, so sweet and neat and happy together xox

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  19. I actually think every house probably needs at least one of these hanging up somewhere - they're brilliant!
    Emily x

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  20. They are so great! I've been thinking of doing something similar in my house...

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  21. They look great you have a good eye for things, I couldn't really see what you meant when you said about stringing them together, but I totally get it now, as you say lovely for a retro inspired room!

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  22. Simple but very nice. I like them a lot!

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  23. Fantastic! From now in my Pinterest :)

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  24. These look gorgeous! Perfect for a girls room! I am having a baby in December, but its a boy... so probably not very appropriate sadly!

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  25. I am lovin' your flower garland - great idea. :)

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  26. really beautiful!! I liked so much!!

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  27. These garlands are so pretty :) Make me wish to start right now with one :)

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  28. PARABÉNS, ESPERO QUE NÃO FIQUE CHATEADA POR POSTAR COM DEVIDOS CREDITOS UMA DE SUA IDÉIAS

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