Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Crochet and Flowers......












It has begun! I have started sewing up my little hexies. 

I can safely say this project will not be finished anytime soon, but oh, it is a dream to be working on. I managed to get a couple of hours free time sat out in the garden last week to just quietly sew. I am glad I decided to hand sew my hexies together rather than crochet. I think I've been itching to sew something for a while, so this sort of kills two birds with one stone. It sort of feels more patchworky too if that makes sense?


Life is pretty busy round here at the moment, so it was a real treat to make a start on putting it together. I still have a LONG way to go though, but I really am loving how it's coming together.....and I'm glad I stuck to the colours I already had and didn't add any more.










I've still got colour in the house which is nice.....








This little posy hangs from my kitchen cupboard knob. I'm really loving vibrant pink with deep forest green at the moment.








My peonies are still going strong and bringing me delight








My L'Aimant roses are flowering now and my word, they make me gasp every single time. My favourite rose for sure. Just the prettiest ballet pink on the a big sturdy, yet delicately frilly flower.








It rained heavily one day and I brought one into the house......oh so pretty......





......wave upon wave of ruffle........









Just a flying visit so.....



.....Tootle pip for now.....






xxx

33 comments:

  1. Hi Vanessa,

    how gorgeous are your 'hexies' such pretty colours and all the patience for sewing them together, it will look amazing at the end, I'll come and the pictures :) I'm all new to this blogging stuff, as I've just started my blog, mainly about crochet, addicted now and always starting new projects. Your blog is so pretty, thank you for the inspiration and beautiful pictures. So little time, so many things to make ;)

    www.poppycreates.com is my blog, if you get time to have a peak :) thank you.

    Have a lovely day, Renata

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  2. The rose is stunning Vanessa and you've captured it so beautifully in your photos! The peony is lovely too (Sarah Bernhardt?), I love them when they're not quite fully open. Beautiful crochet, as always, in gorgeous colours. Enjoy the rest of the week. Jane xx

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  3. Hello my lovely V!
    Goodness your blanket is going to be Deee. Licious ..... I adore your colour palette, so soothing x and that rose, I bet it smells heavenly.
    sending lots of love
    Jooles x x x

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  4. The hexies are love colours. I much prefer to hand sew my blankets, as you say, it gives them a proper patchwork feel.

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  5. Ooooo, I love this blanket! You have much more patience than me. After the last blanket I made with squares, I vowed I would never sew that many motifs together again ;)

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  6. In love with your hexie colours, inspiring me to do the same, breathtaking flowers, your post has added to the beauty of my day! Thank you so much!

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  7. Your hexies look so beautiful. I've been loving all of your color combinations, your style is blooming...

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  8. Ohh I am overcome with jealousy....it's going to be simply lovely!!!
    Shari

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  9. The little hexagons are beautiful- English Paper Piecing is my favourite way to do patchwork although crochet has taken over at the moment. Are you overseeing on the reverse? Looks so neat :)

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  10. These cool colors are so refreshing to see amidst the current heavy heat and humidity now besetting us in New York City. Many thanks! xo

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  11. wonderful colours! Your blanket is going to be very beautifully!

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  12. Beautiful blanket in a such a stunning colour palette, a feast for the eyes. I bet the rose is a real feast for the senses, wishing it was possible to smell through a computer now that would be a treat.

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  13. Oh, oh, oh - so much loveliness I don't know where to begin ! The colours of your hexies are just perfect and you crochet so amazingly neatly, and then your photo's ! Truly beautiful as always, Kate xx

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  14. Oh they joy this must be bringing you. All those lovely ice cream colours - the perfect way to wile away an afternoon! Crochet on!!

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  15. Such beautiful hexies... peacefully sewing them together sounds most delightful! And your rose is dreamy

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  16. Hi Vanessa,
    Maureen and Josephine (JosephinaBallerinatheCat) here. This may be a dumb question, but are you sewing the hexies together with a needle and thread instead of yarn? (Hangs head and hides shamefaced in the corner for asking....)

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    1. Hello!

      Yes I am using a needle and thread! I thought about crocheting the hexies together with yarn, but didn't want a big yarn colour working through the hexies. I thought about using yarn and a big yarn needle and sewing, but I still wasn't happy with that thought. I thought cotton thread would disappear more and be more like sewing fabric hexies, but I needed to trial it as I thought it could be a complete disaster working with cotton on yarn (tension issues). Actually, it's working okay, and I'm happy with the finished look. : )

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  17. Gorgeous hexies! I love the colors.

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  18. You still have peonies! How wonderful. I really love the colors in your new blanket. Very soothing!

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  19. Both utterly gorgeous bthat crochet I'm just in love with. The colours are just beautiful. You have no idea how much I want to make something in pastels now!!

    S x

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  20. Such beautiful flowers. I love how your hexagon blanket is coming on. The colours are just right.

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  21. I love it! The colors, the hexies, everything! How are you joining them?

    www.anaediblecomplex.com

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    1. Hi Ana,

      I'm joining them with cotton thread, just as you would with fabric patchwork. I wasn't sure if it would work, but it seems to be going okay and I'm loving the look of it!

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  22. What divine colours you have running through this post! I'm devastated I can't have fresh flowers with my savage cats when I see amazing photographs like this! xx

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  23. Oh! The colours of your crochet! they are so beautiful! I love the photos of the gorgeous pink flowerheads. I wish my peonies could look like that and my roses.... oh well, for now I shall just enjoy yours. They are truly magnificent. :)
    Jess x

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  24. A flying visit maybe, but the most beautifully illustrated one, your photographs of that exquisite rose are perfection.

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  25. 😍😍love your projects, the colours chosen, ....ALWAYS. I've done some hexies' jobs in patchwork and love it. And I'm going to copy your idea with crochet. I agree in the sewing the pieces together instead of crocheting.
    XOXO,
    CRIS

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  26. What wonderful colors, in nature as in your flowers and in your selection of yarns! I love how your hexies are turning out. I may have to copy your use of colors. I never thought to use thread to sew crochet together, but may have to try it. I love all your posts, they are so inspiring.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Mickie, Indiana, USA

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  27. Hello!!I discovered your new page. Your projects and your photo is great:)
    http://sweetelishome.blogspot.com

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  28. Hola, recién descubrí tu página y la verdad es que estoy facinada, tienen un sitio muy hermoso. ¡Felicidades! Además de que lo que haces es divino. Seguro me tendrás por aquí muy seguido :D
    Que tengas bonita semana ^u^

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  29. Beautiful post again. I have newer used that kid of thread to sew the pieces together, must try that. I usually crochet them with the same thread.
    Love the calm colors you have chosen. And the round pillow I have admired earlier.. I think one has to live here too. Thank you for the inspiration.
    I have a link party each week, you are more than welcome to share if you like. Every Wednesday and Thursday.

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