Flowers in the rain

I want some additional embellishments for the Masterpiece, so today I have been playing around with flowers. They are great for using up scraps of yarn. I think my favourites are the roses because they can be varied by stitching them together more or less tightly, but I’m rather fond of that pale yellow daisy (not so much the darker one).

Crochet flowers

Crochet flowers

I have to confess, though, that the title of this post is a bit of a lie because it isn’t currently raining in west Wales. In fact today we have only had 7mm of rain so far!

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  1. Oh Happy Snail these really speak to me! Can I commission a couple for embellishment on one of Sissie’s hats? 🙂 (being as you are Sissie’s personal fashion designer and all!)

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  2. Ha, so you’re responsible for all the rain up here then. Kindly take your share back again.
    Lovely flowers, with the pale yellow getting my vote.
    xxx Hugs Galore xxx

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  3. They are SO pretty and remind of the embellishments on little cloths which my Grandma made. You are so clever!

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    • They are really easy to do, and the roses in particular can hide a multitude of mistakes!! These are all from patterns, but I’m going to branch out and do some free-style now.

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  4. I love them all, but I think the pale yellow and the dark pink ones are my favorites. 😀

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  5. Ooo your beautiful creations remind me of a thing I came across recently. Are you familiar with yarnbombing?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarn_bombing

    A friend of mine told me that they attached yarn flowers to bare trees in the wintertime to liven things up. I thought it was a pretty neat idea hehe.

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    • Yes, I’ve been involved in a small amount myself… I’d love to do more. In the UK, lots of people call it “Yarn Storming” to avoid the negative connotations

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  6. Good morning from sunny Queensland. Not to gloat or anything, but please could we have our rain back, there’s a bit too much sun going on here, and our monsoon front appears to have moved to the northern hemisphere. My vote goes to the tighter lilac rose at bottom right. I like it because it’s neat and less floppy than the others, but that’s a personal preference! Looking forward to The Big Gloat, when you post the finished thing!

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    • Yes, I like that one too. I’ve made a few more now, including a rather open yellow rose, but I think future ones will be more closed. I’m also making a few for young Sissie… a girl should really have flowers on her hat!
      So your ‘Wet’ is lacking moisture? Our forecast says no more rain until tomorrow evening… woohoo! Perhaps you are due some for 24 hours?

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      • The forecast says showers today and tomorrow, thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday, and then showers again. Trouble is, the farmer need more than showers. They need a few days of sustained heavy rain at least. It’s not going to be a good year for them…

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  7. aw they are lovely, I particularly love the yellow one 🙂

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  8. Your flowers are wonderful !! Hope everyone in UK is keeping safe.. terrible pictures on the news showing the floods.. heartbreaking 😦

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    • Fortunately here in Wales have been wet but not flooded… but other parts of the UK are a different matter. Our recently installed home weather station tells us that it hasn’t rained now for more than 24 hours… which may be a record for 2014 so far!!

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  9. They are all lovely!

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  10. these are gorgeous.

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