Who says you can’t have colourful foliage all year round? Crochet your own Leaf Garland and let it wind it’s way around a garden trellis.
The beauty is you can choose the colours you want to use, not sure if I have ever seen turquoise leaves in reality but I liked the colour combo so who cares about reality?
The trick is to twist the leaves as you place them on the trellis to give some dimension to them. They don’t look as real if you fix them to your trellis flat. I tried to take a photo from an angle to show this but am afraid it was quite difficult to get the shot right.
I have done this leafy garland before and the last time I stiffened the leaves with PVA glue but this time I tried it without the glue and it works just as well. There are 3 garlands altogether on this one so it’s nice and leafy.
Once you have made enough garlands for your trellis its good to wind them roughly into place before finally fixing them. This way you can make sure that you have enough and they are evenly spread across your display area.
Here is the whole thing to give you a better idea of how the full piece looks.
The 2 I made in the summer sold for £25.00 each so made a good contribution to our chatiry fund. This one has been made to order so will be going to take up residence in a new home soon.
WOW, is what I have to say today, thank you to my blogging friends. There is too much to include in one post but here is a start. First to arrive was this gorgeous parcel from elisabethandree.wordpress.com who has sent all these wonderful bunting creations……………………
a host of beatiful flowers…………………….and some really beatiful colourful cotton yarn along with 7 balls of baby pink that I am sure can be transformed into pink fishes, flowers or even a few little piggies for us to add to our project.
Of course the piggies will need wings if they are to fit the fantasy theme!
Then there was another bag with pink and peach cotton which I have started to make some flowers with.
They are not quite finished yet I need to add the stamens and another layer to the front to add a bit more dimension, a bit cinderellaish at the moment but they will be transformed over the next few days. Time permitting I will share the finished items later.
Right now to write the next few thank you posts so see you again soon.
One of my colleagues at work has been nominated to do the decorations for a mutual friends 30th birthday party next week. The birthday girl is a very keen crafter so will appreciate the handmade decorations that are being planned. I recently bought a pattern called Big Flower Party, a delicious pattern for 10 different flowers and some really cute mini bunting.
This is a really great pattern, all the instructions are clear and concise and there are step by step photos for each flower. I have been dying to use this pattern to make some Flower Garlands so was pleased to be able to volunteer to help with the party decorations. I selected my favourite lovely bright and cheerful colours.
Then added some darker tones.
Then some paler colours for contrast.
Suitably pleased with my basket of colours I could not wait to get started, these are going to be the most colourful Flower Garlands. Making lovely colourful crochet flowers is very uplifting and reminds me that spring is looming after all the cold, cold snowy weather we have had recently.
Flower number 1.
Flower number 2.
Flower number 6.
Flower number 7.
Making a simple chain stitch in cream for the strand to display these colourful blooms worked really well.
And I used the ends of the chain to make a loop so they will be easy to hang.
At the back of the pattern were instructions to make Mini Bunting, I could not resist trying out this extra pattern.
And once I started it was just so sweet I made 5 strands in different colours.
I absolutely love, love , love this Mini Bunting.
And it looks rather sweet with the flowers don’t you think?
- Someone Turned 3! (tworsewing.com)