Thursday, April 23, 2015
Crochet Button Flowers & Mail...
What is it about crafts that I see and then want...need...must try to make? I have seen these little crocheted button flowers several places. However it is the prolific flower garden that Diane of Lace-lovin' Librarian blog is crocheting. I have linked her blog so you can check it out for yourself. Diane also does the amazing tatting so be prepared to feast your eyes on beautiful creations made of thread.
Mr. C and I had a road trip to take so I thought it would be fun to take along the supplies for crocheting some button flowers. They don't take up much room and I always like to have something to be doing (not reading) while I am not driving. As you can see I am using a size 8 thread and these very small hooks which I believe are a size 8 and 9.
Here is my limited flower garden. I didn't even crochet these on the road trip or while gone. What I thought would be a really good project turned out to be too tiny and tedious for me to see and maneuver while in a moving car. We had lots of traffic and tons of stop and go hours on the freeways of Southern California. I seriously believe the "freeways" are not appropriately named.
I do like these little flowers and have lots of ideas for using them in my crafting and sewing. Maybe a nice bright sunny day I can sit on the deck and crochet a few. I am having fun putting colors together...thinking of Nature and her lovely color combinations. What would you use these little flowers for?
I am continuing to participate in April 2014 National Letter Writing Month. This is some of the fun mail I have received. The piece up front is a wooden surfboard mailed just like it is. I have a wonderful pen pal this year. Thank you Stacy! I have more mail to share in the next post.
Looks like everyone in this hemisphere is enjoying Spring. And my friends on the opposite side are enjoying Fall. Our weather is Sunny and Dry.
I must get busy as I have so much to get caught up with. Yes, all the laundry and chores but also reading my favorite blogs and I have some studio time to enjoy. It seems I have promised a few projects and I must truly get creative. Ahhh...Creative Bliss! Enjoy my friends...