Happy hooky hydrangeas

After I finally took down my Easter decorations, my jug of branches looked very forlorn and bare. I decided it needed some yarny love. After seeing Lucy’s pattern (find it here) on Attic 24 for her hydrangea flowers, I thought they’d be perfect. I adore hydrangeas and often have jars and vases of dried ones around the house. These crochet ones are very delicate and pretty, exactly what I wanted to go with the theme in my dining room.

I selected some beautiful pastel colours from my stash.

The flowers are really quick and easy to make which has been great for me to just do a couple here and there as my hooky time is always so limited. With this gorgeous weather we’ve been having, where better to do some creating than in the garden?

I made 2 of each colour to see how they looked. I think that’s just enough. I’m loving the new stylecraft shades, I chose the mushroom and vintage peach for this project but am itching to use the buttermilk too.

Don’t they look pretty? I couldn’t wait to get them hung on their little branches.

There, what do you think? They cheer that corner up loads don’t they? I think that’s got to be one of the quickest little projects I’ve done in a long time. I feel like I’ve achieved just a little bit of crafty goodness which makes me very happy indeed .