Friday, 3 December 2010

❀ Mega excited, little ta-dah and apologies...... ❀

I am so totally excited.....over the moon excited....havn't felt so giddy happy for a bit.....very very silly really.....little things please me......when I make things and they turn out okay, I get very, very happy! Apologies? Well, apologies for the picture influx in this post. You see, I am soooooooooooo excited, I took a fair few pics. I was only going to put up one or two, but they are sort of for my reference and I know that the original files will get buried deeply so it's my way of remembering. Do you fancy a nice little colour burst, to clear away all the white and grey from your daily lives at the moment? My little ta-dah!!!!!!

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.

xxx


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!













39 comments:

  1. Oh-my-word....!!!!

    They are truly gorgeous - I'll have a red one pleeeease.

    Honestly they are beautiful and I would keep the lot - accessories each outfit, each day....every day of the week.

    Totally beautiful.

    And have a beautiful weekend yourself - keep warm, snuggled and make lots of good stuff to eat.

    Nina xxx

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  2. I am indeed laughing! But they turned out BeaUtiFulLy didn't they? - as beautiful as the real thing. Aren't you clever? I haven't tried making one, and of course I don't mind you passing on the link - I got it from the GrosgrainFabulous sewing blog after all. And although they're big and bold I think they're extremely wearable. Just gorgeous.
    Thanks for your lovely words about my blog :-)
    Wishing you a lovely weekend
    Victoria xx

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  3. They are so beautiful, You clever thing xx

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  4. VANESSA!!!
    Wow!! They are sooo beautiful, the colours are soo vibrant...your family will be soo thrilled and proud to wear such a lovely made with love artistic gift from you. You really have inspired once again...and so many things on my list that I would like to do...this may JUST have to jump to the top! I LOVE Victoria's blog...she is so clever too!
    Happy December Days...
    LOVE PEACE enJOY
    Julie
    x

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  5. Wow! They're fantastic. So beautiful. Well done you! xxxxx

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  6. Oh what joy to see all that wonderful colour on your post today! All I can see around me at the moment is white,white and more WHITE! Those felt
    flowers are amazing.There are so many talented people out there in blogland and you are certainly one of them! :0)

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  7. These are so very beautiful!

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  8. Thanks for the link, your brooches look fab (as did the original heavenly dahlias). Think I will have to give this a whirl...
    Hen x

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  9. I want to be covered head to toe in these lovelies my gosh they are better than the real ones.....Beautiful!

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  10. Wow! My eyes just popped out of my head when I saw those! They are stunning.
    Of course the one for them and two you thing applies, you made them and you deserve them, hee hee.
    Hope you have a great weekend.
    x

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  11. ooooh they are just gorgeous! As yummy as the original flowers. Hummm tempted to make some too. Well done they look stunning xx

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  12. Oh totally beautiful! I really do hate gluey stuff but these look totally worth all the effort. x

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  13. I am not suprised you are so excited they are so beautiful!! I will definately give them a go.
    Gorgeous, thanks for sharing.
    Kandi x

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  14. Beautiful!!!
    I lake it!
    Kisses and nice weekend.

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  15. they are amazing...who wouldn't love one!!

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  16. These are stunning!!!!! They are such a fantastic gift, just make sure you save some for yourself :) Am going to go back and have another look and soak up those gorgeous colour combinations x x x x x x x x x

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  17. They look fab so pretty and colourful. xxx

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  18. They are absolutely gorgeous! I'd wear them like a corsage. Great pinned on a winter coat or a beret. And here's me thinking it was just me that applied the one for you two for me approach to Xmas gifts ;-)
    Louise x

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  19. Those are stunning! Absolutely gorgeous. I think the "one for her, two for me" definitely applies :)

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  20. Wow Vanessa,

    These look simply great! Winter is beautiful with it's faded colours, but the bright colours of summer flowers look fantastic as well.

    Happy weekend!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

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  21. They are totally fun -- good job!

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  22. They are gorgeous, well done!

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  23. WOW!Wish I was on your Xmas List! Absolutely Stunning.

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  24. Cor Vanessa! These are totally gorgeous! I'd struggle to choose a favourite! With your wonderful eye for colour, (as they say on x Factor) you totally made this craft your own! What glue did you use, Vanessa? I always get in a pickle when I try to glue felt and I think it's 'cos I'm using the wrong one. Could I sew it? Lots of love, Amanda xxxx

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  25. oh my goodness they are fanbloomintastic! You should now make youself a little vase full of them to have all year round :-) I must must try them, as you know i love those flowers too . Do you know I am rather excited now too ! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Those are stunning! You took felt to a whole new level! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try some. Imagine the combination and uses! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  27. They are wonderful! beautiful colours. Have a lovely weekend xxxxx

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  29. Loving the dahlias! The felt ones are as gorgeous as a bunch of real ones.

    Every time I visit your gorgeous blogging pages, I'm absolutely bedazzled by the crockery/tableware pictures on the right side of the page. I just adore the teapot, the sugar bowl (?) and the plates. The ones with the blue and pink and the roses on them. Would you please tell me what brand they are? You are too lovely. Thank you!

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  30. Wow, aren't they pretty? i LOVE the last picture - yes, to wear a lot of them will chase away winter blues!

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  31. Simply divine!! You are so clever, and the recipients of your beautiful flowers are very lucky people indeed!

    Take care and lots of love. M x

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  33. Stunning!! I was scrolling through the gorgeous pictures of the real dahlias, without realising the later pictures were of felt ones. They look so realistic and such beautiful colours!!

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  34. Stunning real dahlia's and felt one's are superb. Absolutely love the colours you used and really admire your patience cutting out all those wee petals and making them up.

    X

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  35. OMG! They are gorgeous - hope I'm on your Christmas list Hehe!! Might have to have a go at those myself!!

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  36. What a beautiful hand work!!
    Monica

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  37. They are just wonderful! No wonder you had so much fun making them!!!

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  38. Okay! I had my go at making these and, well - I am hooked! I've made two so far and plan to make some more. Merry Christmas!

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