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 .

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Flowers

Hello there, how’s everyone doing? Things are starting to look a little clearer here, I have a few blog posts in the making, but in the meantime I thought I’d share a couple of posts from this time last year.  The first one is all about the blossom trees that are just about passing their peak here at the moment. You can read it here.  I feel a bit lazy but there’s no point in repeating myself is there? The next one is all about the bluebells. Isn’t it just uplifting, walking through a bluebell wood when they’re in full bloom? Just reading doesn’t compare to breathing in that delicate aroma, but seeing is believing and you can read that one here.  I haven’t had much time to get and about in the fresh air recently so it’s nice to be able to look back in the archives and revisit the beauty and nature I was amongst not so long ago. That’s not too much of a cop out is it??


I made these crochet flowers yesterday. They’re for a very special young lady called Jenny. She’s the daughter of Amanda who owns the Little Box of Crochet, monthly subscription box. It’s not my story to tell, and I don’t know enough information to give accurate details, but all I know is that Jenny has been battling cancer for 5 long years, and her fight is coming to an end. It’s absolutely heartbreaking to hear this news, she’s just 19. It’s one of her wishes to have her coffin covered in beautiful crocheted flowers, so the word was spread through social media, and the hookers set to work. In just a few days they’ve had such a huge response that they’ve now said they have more than enough. Isn’t that fantastic, how the crochet community pulls together? A shame that it’s in such sad circumstances but I think everyone feels privileged to have been allowed to contribute just a tiny bit to such a brave and inspirational young woman. #aflowerforjenny