A Wild amount of Daffodils

I am in the grip of Daffy Mania – sometimes these creative ideas strike (like lightning!) and just will not let me go until they kinda work themselves through

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Does this happen to you?

It started with a few yellow daffodils for the feature photo at the top of this blog, I’ve been meaning to do this for a long time. You can find the pattern at Attic24.

Then, as I have mentioned before, my Mum became ill and I spent many hours sitting by her bedside crocheting, so I had time to keep going with the daffs. Because she is Welsh it felt strangely comforting to be crocheting the flower emblem for Wales.

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She has dementia and she does not remember much, but her fierce pride in her country of origin remains intact.

Then in pops the idea of making a ‘Welsh’ daffodil, in the colours of the Welsh Flaggb-wales

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And another, and another ……DSC_0992

What do you think? I’m never sure if these ideas are in the category

“just because you can, do you think you should?!”

or

“Wow! That’s really cool!”

But I have to let them run their course and just keep going…….

Cue a quote from Andy Warhol as seen on Facebook13124687_440634817498788_n

I’m not really so concerned about what everybody else thinks about it, but what I eventually think about it myself.

Sometimes I make things that I think are SO FAB-U-LUSSSSSS in the moment and a few weeks later, I’m a bit shocked that I ever wanted to make it at all – so only time will tell.

However the thoughts of others do have an effect on where my thoughts go – if others love it, I tend to go further with it, if they don’t it doesn’t bother me but it takes some of the energy out of the current mini-obsession – I like the ebb and flow of this process which always bears fruit of some kind or other, and the thoughts, ideas and opinions of others often inform the next twist and turn of the creative process, which feels like creative collaboration- one of my very favourite things!

Anyway, back to the daffodils, ‘there was an English, an Irish and a Welsh…..’, I know, I’ve missed out Scotland – the blue and white Scottish one is yet to be made.

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A narcissus

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and a few Wild Ones

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which includes one made with Miss E’s favourite colours

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and my favourite colours

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and a peace daffodil…

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I’m thinking of making some into brooches, some as a garland, but other than that ….. where next …… any ideas?

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Oh, and my Mum, well she has made a remarkable recovery and lives to smile another day – the healing power of crocheted daffodils!

~

Joining in with Ginny’s Yarn Along and Cee’s Flower of the Day

 

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37 responses to “A Wild amount of Daffodils

  1. I wrote a book of poetry called Daffodils, for my mother. It was a chapbook, plain cover. I’ll put some crocheted daffs on the cover when I republish. Love the color varieties. Your own fave is good!

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  2. Beautifully wild! Of course I love the Welsh one. But really, I just love them all. The embellished wigs would be lovely…or trim on a sweater or gloves? Brooches? How about a pillow? 😉

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  3. I was going to suggest using them in the garden too – that’s definitely what I would do.

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  4. My favorite flower…no matter what color.

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  5. Such a wonderful, colourful variety of dafs – no wonder your mum perked up:)

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    • Just realised I did not reply to you – sorry! I’m glad you liked the colours! They look very happy sitting in a bowl waiting for a destination – but I quite like seeing the abundance of them all together for now.

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  6. I really like the yellow ones! I made some similar for my daughter’s hairclip before Easter–it matched her dress perfectly!

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  7. Also love the quote. Suggest you decorate any/every thing that strikes your fancy!

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  8. You should plant them like ceramic poppies! Been to Wales myself this week staying at Dragon hotel. Good news about your mum

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    • Way hey! What a lovely thought! How would you keep acrylic yarn from growing algae I wonder. Maybe they would last for a summer though – I might just put a few in the garden and see how they fair. Inspired! Thank you!!!!

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  9. How fun are your flowers. 😀

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  10. Good news about your mother. You do have your etsy shop don’t you some could go there.

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  11. Love the quote by Andy Warhol. I was drawn to the yellow daffodil wreath. Quite striking. 🙂

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  12. Good news about your mother 🙂 And these would make lovely brooches for bags

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