Friday, 31 December 2010

My last Ta-Dah....of 2010



Hello lovelies,
Thank you for all your kind comments on my flower post.
It's another grey day outside today, but lets not talk about that cos I've got some crochet to share with you today , yay. But first a bit of build up!

Blog land is such fantastic inspiration, don't you agree. Back in November I saw this lovely post. Wow, crochet pictures, I'd never even thought of that.
So whilst I was on my Charity shop travels I picked up a suitable frame for a couple of quid.
Then I got a bit stuck , unsure of what to do .

Luckily Lucy came to my rescue earlier this week. She had a link to the designer Jane Fosters site and I was particularly impressed with her flower pictures.

They are so pretty , deceptively simple , but there is just something about them I really liked .

Then I had a light bulb moment...hurrah... I could do something similar in crochet.

Yay , yay , yay. I quickly ran to my stash and rooted around till I found this ...



Patons smoothie in a gorgeous shade of blue , Perfect !

Then I was like a woman possessed , puzzling out how to make a pretty flat flower, a stem and leaves.
About an hour later it was finished ......



What do you think! I'm really chuffed with how this turned out :0)




Taken from some lovely blogy inspiration but an original Bunny Mummy make !



I would be happy to write a pattern out for this project if anyone would like to have a go at one of these.

I even got to add the date 2010........just.....



I'll leave you with a little peek an my next big project, one that won't be finished till well into the new year , more of this soon :0)



Have a great New Years Eve . Here's to 2011, hope it is a good one for all of us with lots of happy family times,crochet, craftiness , and blogging :0)

Jacquie x

38 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness it's sooooo gloriously beautiful. What a gorgeous idea and yes please can we have the pattern too, this has really inspired me to get my dusty hooks out again. I have found myself knitting like crazy but no hooky action of late. Thank you for your inspiration and a vey happy New Year to you and your family xox

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  2. What a great idea... I can imagine lovely purple and pink flowers all over my granddaughters room in bright white frames... yes please I would love a pattern for these I am not very good at having a go at something without some advice...Hugs from South Texas...Birgit

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  3. It is really lovely Jacquie and that yarn looks great, lovely colour too :)

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  4. I think it's brilliant! I love Jane Foster's work - we have her 'birds at play' print up in my little boy's bedroom. Happy New Year! x

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  5. What a fabulous idea, so effective!!!
    I wonder if you've seen Emma Lambs flowers, your pattern would be perfect for this idea too....

    http://emmallamb.blogspot.com/2010/12/procrastination-strikes.html

    LOve your blog, I'm going to add you to my blog list when get chance :o)
    x

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  6. I love it, just perfect!

    Happy New Year!

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  7. meant to add that I bought myself a potted amarylis bulb yesterday, its a bright red one and the shoot is about 6inches high, so excited about it!!
    xx

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  8. Hey Jaquie it is WONDERFUL! What a great idea! I am imagining a whole wall with framed colored flowers :D waaaaw Thank you so much for the inspiration...Waiting for the "how to" :)
    Have a great 2011!
    Angie

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  9. That's very pretty Jacquie ~ what a gorgeous shade of blue x

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  10. The picture is so clever! Happy New Year!

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  11. I love the beautiful simplicity of that! Yet, there's complexity when you look closer. Very nice :)

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  12. What a beautiful, cheery flower, its perfect!
    Have a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Wishing you all the very best for 2011.
    xxx

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  13. Happy New Year too and the warmest of wishes for 2011.

    Nina xxx

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  14. Love your flower picture! Happy New Year, Jacquie, and thank you so much for all the inspiration in 2010! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

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  15. What a pretty flower picture! Would love the pattern to try it myself! Best wishes for 2011! :) x

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  16. Lovely idea! I adore the simplicity of this piece of art. Happy New Year Jacquie! Curious about the bunch of crochet squares there.... Hmmmm

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  17. Hello Jacquie! What a wonderful idea! So beautiful and unique picture! I love also your amaryllis!
    Waiting to see your new creations....
    xxx Teje

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  18. Happy New Year Jacquie, you made me so welcome from my first time in this bloggy world so glad I have met you through sharing on this tinternet :)

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous and very professional too! Just wonderful all round.

    Have a very Happy New Year!

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  20. Happy New Year Jacquie! That flower picture looks great, It's funny how ideas pop into your head isn't it - I have been toying around with similar crochet "painting" ideas for a while, only on paper at the moment, so this is the inspiration I need to have a go ! Thanks for all the nice comments you leave on my blog, I appreciate you visiting. Cheers Julie x

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  21. That sure is a gorgeous blue bloom you have created - can't wait to see what becomes of the pile of beautiful colours there.
    Hooky New Year to you.

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  22. Hey Jacquie, what a wonderful idea, so simple but sooo effective. Love the colour, looks great in the frame too. Nice to finish 2010 on a crocheting high.......

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  23. I loved your blog, we have similar tastes and love crochet flowers.
    Happy New Year
    kisses

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  24. How clever! I make one of these...please share your pattern.

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  25. Oh lovely. Looks great. Happy New Year! Jacs x

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  26. it looks great, very pretty x

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  27. Oh Jacquie, it's beautiful! I am so excited to have learnt to crochet myself this Christmas holidays! It's early days but it's opened up a whole new world to me and I'm loving it! Thank you for all you gorgeous inspiration!
    I'm so lookin forward to your posts in 2011!
    Rachel x

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  28. Hello Jacquie
    Thanks for your lovely comment, it's so nice to meet you. Regarding the size of my photo's I choose extra large when the size options come up and another way to increase their size is through expanding the width of your actual blog, making the side bar a little more narow. hope that helps, i am only discovering things as I go along xox Have a great week ahead xox

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  29. Happy New Year :) I love your crochet pictures, what a great idea :) xx

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  30. Beautiful job, Jacquie! I just LO.VE your framed flower!!!
    Happy 2011!

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  31. Hi Jacquie, beautiful flower and a great idea. Love your blog. Happy New Year. :)

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  32. What a wonderful little happy flower to frame!

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  33. What a great idea for some decoration! I need inspiration like that... My house NEEDS decoration, lol! Wonderful job making that pattern yourself.

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  34. AHHHH QUE LINDA IDÉIAAA, AMEI PARABÉNS VOU FAZER TB ! BJO SUSI

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  35. I love how you framed your beautiful crochet flower! I got a book of flower patterns for Christmas and have been reveling in all the amazing ways I can incorporate them into my home. I really love your idea, though. I had never thought of framing them! So cool!

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  36. I love crochet pictures. Your blue flower is very pretty!
    I am on the look-out for those picture frames that have a space between the backing and the glass to do a 3-D picture though I've no idea where to find one!
    Happy New Year!

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