Crochet Camp – Part 3

Apologies, I have been neglecting my blog of late. A house move, starting a new job and an impending two week holiday have kind of gotten in the way of blogging. Very inconvenient let me tell you! Crafting has also, sadly, taken a bit of a back seat.

All I have been able to do, in between cleaning, unpacking, packing, trying to stay awake as my body adjusts to some crazy early starts with my new job, is to keep my commitment to Crochet Camp, over on Slugs On The Refrigerator blog.

This weekend, it was time for Part 3 of Crochet Camp. And time to excise some demons and try a magic loop. Kat has posted a great little pattern of a crochet flower, which I absoltely loved. It’s a fab stash buster and has now got me hooking flowers of all shapes, colour and sizes! I’m thinking brooches, hair slides, handbag decoration… what else could you do with some cute crochet flowers?

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There’s still time to get involved and give it a go – find all the patterns and chat on the Crochet Camp Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/677155465633893/?hc_location=stream or pop over to Kat Goldin’s blog http://slugsontherefrigerator.com/pattern-beginner-flower/.

Oh, I have also started a knitted cargi/jacket for myself and knitted my first ever hexipiuff – I’ve given in to the Beekeepers Quilt!

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The Weekly Glint – Flowers

A little luxury I allow myself each week are fresh flowers. I like to try to keep to seasonal favourites, daffs and tulips in the spring, roses in late summer but right now its time for my absolute, favourite, all-star flower – the peony. I absolute adore their huge heads, blousy petals and vintage colours. It’s a shame they aren’t available all year round but they do make me look forward to May and June, waiting for the first bunch to appear in my local Waitrose. (Which by the way have a great flower department don’t they?)

We’ve attempted to grow peonies in our garden but to no avail. It seems they are fairly difficult to grow and don’t like anything we’ve done to try to make them grow!

Alongside peonies, my other ‘go to’ flowers are roses (of course), hydrangeas, sweet peas and ranunculus. My wedding bouquet was a simple but beautiful bunch of blush pink Candy Bianca roses, no foliage or other decoration, just the roses in all their glory.

So here’s my little pictorial homage to my favourite flowers, with a few peonies thrown in for good measure.

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