Thursday, 6 March 2014

Bloomin’ CAL: Tiny blossoms and a group project


Thank you everyone for your kind comments and advice on my last post. I have taken on board some suggestions that will make the steel behemoth a bit prettier...


I had in my stash a little flower and a leaf I use for teaching, and a magnet from my art supplies.


A little glue, a little patience and ta-dah! Instant prettiness.


Doesn’t she look sweet on the corner of the fridge? I just love this, thank you for the inspiration! She’s looking a little lonely, though...a small bouquet in the corner or a lush garland of flora and fauna trailing along the top and down the sides? Have your say, please...


In other crochet news, Miss Mouse went to pre-school with Little Flower today. The class was celebrating World Book Day, and the children dressed as their favourite book characters and brought in their books to share. Her favourite at the moment is Two Bad Mice by Beatrix Potter. She went dressed as Hunca Munca and took Miss Mouse dressed as the little mouse baby. Sweet!

And now some crochet eye candy:


Mmmm-mmmm!!! I wish I could say all this yummy yarn is mine, but I actually am organising a group project for my monthly Crochet Clinic, and this is the bulk order for the crochet gang. At the last meeting, someone asked about mandalas, referring to one in Simply Crochet magazine. This got the attention of others, and before we knew it we were sharing mandala patterns and planning a big mandala making evening.


We are working with three patterns, and once everyone made their pattern choice, they emailed me their yarn colours. I made a big order from Wool Warehouse, which came the next day. So now I have to be patient and wait until the 17th to share this out with the group and get everyone started...but surely I’ll have to make one of each type before them as an example, right? Can’t just let that poor yarn sit quietly in the corner.

What are you working on this week? Link your crochet projects below!

Chrissie x


42 comments:

  1. Hello lovely loving the pretty flower for the fridge, clearly need to catch up on this post. Pleased that it is sorted though. Enjoy making your mandala's I have been enjoying a few more of these, they are pretty addictive and the best yarn by far is drops Paris for this job. Have fun teaching. xoxo

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  2. Love the pretty little flower! Gorgeous yarn delivery...looking forward to seeing the mandalas you make with your group. Hope you are having a great week lovely Chrissie.
    Marianne x

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  3. A garland of crochet flowers & leaves sounds lovely. What about patchwork on the side. Then again I wonder if I could get away with patch working the side of my fridge.

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  4. I love the fridge magnet. In for a penny, in for a pound and go for the whole flora and fauna look. Very jealous of all that yarn. \have a good week.

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  5. Your class must be a lot of fun. Love all the yarny goodness. I love the little flower on your fridge. It seems to soften things up a bit.

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  6. Ooooooh what a delicious basketful ..... so much temptation ..... I think you should go for it!
    Sweet little flower, maybe you should just flower~bomb the whole thing???
    love Miss Mouse!
    love Jooles x x x

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  7. Your little flower looks so lovely and will surely make your new fridge happy! I expect that it will be covered in pictures from your little girls soon and then you won't notice the steely colour of it at all. Hope that you like the ice maker/water dispenser bit! xx

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  8. Good choice by your little one, Beatrix is the best!!!!
    What a delicious basket full of yarn! :)
    V xxx

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  9. Loving the flower adornment - let there be a whole garden !! Gorgeous, scrumptious basket of yarm, Mmmmm- mmmmm indeed.
    Have a good week,
    Kate x

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  10. I love the idea of crocheted flowers on the fridge! I was just looking at mine thinking I need to clear a lot of clutter off of it. There are school artwork items on there from four years ago. My fridge is also huge but it's white and it's going to look really boring when I clear it off so flowers might be a perfect touch! That yarn is beautiful, enjoy it! And Miss Mousie is so sweet! My daughter has her favorite "baby" that she loves to show off whenever she gets the chance. :)

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  11. Lovely flower ! Lovely Miss Mouse and a beautiful baskey full of lovely yarns...
    Have a fun !
    Anna

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  12. I teach little flowers like that too, I hadn't thought of putting them on a magnet. Jo x

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  13. definitely a bunch in one corner and then trailing over and down and maybe round the corner too! More is more, don't believe the hype about less being more!

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  14. That's a sweet little flower. And how cute that Miss Mouse is! All that yarn surely looks alluring. I'm sure there is going to be lots of fun at your mandala making event.

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  15. Yay a great idea to yarn bomb the fridge, I thought the other day when I read your post it needed a bit of yarny goodness. Aww a little flower mouse off to school. I keep thinking I must give a mandela a try.Have a good weekend, finger crossed I might have some crochet to share for next week
    Clare xx

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  16. My children enjoyed world book day dress up today too! I so loved the Beatrix Potter stories as a child. I do so love the idea of crochet flowers on your fridge! Very decadent but oh so pretty! I think you are on to a good thing if you can make a few more to keep it company!! J9 x

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  17. Love the little pink flower, Miss Mouse and the wonderful mandalas! Have a great weekend, Chrissie!
    Helen xxx

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  18. Fab magnet and so sweet on your fridge.
    Chrissie 'dahling' can you tell me what issues those mandelas are in so i do not have to look in every edition I have, and waste precious hooky time searching?
    thanking you in advance
    Daisy j xx

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    1. Of course! Check out issues five, seven and fourteen - let me know which one you make! Cxxx

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  19. Ha ha great minds think alike! I crocheted two little spring mandalas (pattern by K-town) last weekend. Also in Drops Paris! Great colours and I really love them - they are super addictive and easy to make - your group will have fun making these. One is hanging on my bedroom wall, and the other is on my dining table.
    Love your flower - you need to make a lot more and yarn bomb that sucker! ;-) X

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  20. I love that book too!! I remember them breaking into the dolls house and trying to eat the china food haha! I'm sorry you didn't get a pink Smeg but this fridge is pretty awesome :-) I'm sure you'll be able to pretty it up with a few magnets. I want an ice maker now

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  21. Your magnet is so lovely! Miss mouse is very cute sure they looked lovely together in play school. xx

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  22. Lovely to see Beatrix Potter, I do love her books. No doubt your little girl had a good day as Hunca Munca.

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  23. Cute little pink crochet flower and so too, I imagine, was Hunca Munca and her little mouse baby today - how I miss all those little things. Would definitely give the fridge a corsage at least! Have a lovely weekend.
    Jane x

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  24. Oh yes, more pretty pink flowers on that fridge please! Loved hearing about Little Flower's special day - give me Beatrix Potter and her wonderful stories any day; and am also loving that glorious yarn and the mandalas - wishing you happy times teaching and hooking! AND I see a very sweet quilt on the way there with gorgeous fabrics - busy girl Chrissie, well done! Love, Joy xo

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  25. My friend mentioned wanting to make mandalas and I've been stalking them on Pinterest for awhile. Are those patterns in the most recent Simple Crochet? I've never picked up a copy but I might for those!

    I love your little flower magnet, so adorable!

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    1. There was one in Issue 14, though the newest issue is out, so it might be tricky to find - I always ask at the checkout if they have any back issues still in the shop, sometimes they do! Cx

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  27. Oh yes bring on the flowers!! I love reading Beatrix Potter to my daughter...I still have my copy of Peter Rabbit from my youth...it looks a little worn around the ages...a bit like me ;) have a lovely weekend. Sarah xo

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  28. Oh lots of flowers would look amazing! definitely would add some prettiness to all the steel!!

    Oh....drops paris! I am so envious! Although I do love mandala patterns :) Hope your crochet clinic will be lots of fun x

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  29. I love the idea of yarn bombing your fridge - a definite improvement. My daughter loved Peter Rabbit and friends when she was little too. Best wishes, Pj x

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  30. That is SO cool; I've never heard of crochet groups actually sitting down and making my patterns! :) I designed all of the mandalas in Simply Crochet (be on the lookout for a 6th design in next month's issue!) and I'm really honoured :)
    xo,
    wink

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    1. Wink! So glad you've popped by! Yes, we are all excited to start the mandala madness - I'll definitely send you updates of the evening...and I can't wait to see your next one (as you can see, I have plenty of yarn...). Thanks for your comment, Cx

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  31. What a delightful basket of yarn .I'm looking forward to the end results. What a charming stale about your daughters world book day .I miss those day. My daughter is at uni studying politics, no Beatrix Potter here for awhile

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  32. I love making her mandala's! Here in the States, Issue 14 came out about a week ago and that was the first thing I made. Love that basket of yarn. Gorgeous.

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  33. Hi Chrissie, I am now a new follower of you on Bloglovin and found your blog from another crochet blog friend! I like your blog and I am linking up my crochet project for the first time and thanks! Have a wonderful weekend.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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  34. I love the idea of a fridge garden! It does make me miss the days when my daughter was little when I see all the cute things other bloggers are doing with their children. And looking forward to seeing the mandalas - I've looked at them in Simply Crochet too and keep thinking of having a go - maybe when I've finished my latest project which I'm hoping to link up at some point. x

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  35. Sweet little flower, and a clever idea!
    That basket of yarn looks so beautiful!
    Have a great weekend Chrissie!
    Gill xx

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  36. wow.. that's a lot of yummy yarns in the Basket.. *wink*

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  37. I love the magnet - so pretty and it definitely need a garland, I think! XX

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  38. Love your tiny blossom on the fridge, what a good idea, and also love the sound of your crochet group! x

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  39. lovely flower...I'd like to crochet one too :-)

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