Okay, well I said I had been making for some homemade Christmas pressies. Some of you may remember a few months ago I got a mega bunch of Dahlias that made me go really rather silly......
Their colours were totally amazing. Dahlias are strong, proud flowers, and for days I simply gazed at their beauty.
Now, I have to totally thank the very lovely Victoria from yarn round hook . It was Victoria that sent me the link to a tutorial she thought I might like. Might like? Well, that was an understatement! You see, it came at just the right time. I had all my felt out the night before itching to do something with it, but not really sure what, as nothing took my fancy. But when I saw the tutorial I REALLY REALLY wanted to give it a go. And these are the results.......
My very own Dahlias!
Lots and lots of brooches.....
Big and proud just like the real ones!
Victoria are you laughing?!!!!! I aimed to make just one...have a go.....but one simply wasn't enough! I had all this felt (also have to thank the very lovely Annie from The Felt Fairy whose felt stash I won in her monthly giveaway!), and so had all kinds of colour combinations in my head just bursting to be made. I knew after I finished the first one and was happy with it, they would make the most fab presents for my family. I hope they will like them. What do you think? They are quite big and bold. I am a massive brooch wearer and big and bold doesn't phase me at all, and I know that the other females they are destined for will not shy away from them either. I just have the difficulty now in deciding who gets what colour and whether the 'one for them, two for me' rule applies....that's okay..... right?!
I really was multi-tasking on this one. Popping back to a bit of crochet (with gluey fingers) whilst waiting for the glue to dry in each stage. I was really surprised with how well they turned out...that's probably why I am so excited. Sometimes you see a tutorial or pattern for something to make and however hard you try, they just look rubbish and nothing like how they should. These were not difficult to make, just fiddly....but the end results were worth it. Tags and wrapping now
So thank you lovely Victoria, for making me a happy, messy bunny for the past week! If you don't already know Victoria, pop on over and say hi! She is lovely and super talented. She is currently making crochet snowflakes and they really are the coolest things ever! Her posts and her projects completely inspire!
So, apologies again for the picture fest! Had to get that off my chest...ahhhhhhhh that feels better!
Have the most super weekend all and I hope that you get to stay all snuggly and warm if you are experiencing the snow and freezing temperatures.
P.S Here is the link to the tutorial if any of you are interested in having a go at making one......or two! I hope Victoria you don't mind. It gave me sooooo much pleasure to make these beauties and if it can put a big smile on anyone else's face then it is really worth it!