I’m learning all sorts of new terms through Instagram hashtags. I had no idea that arranging things like this had a name – it is called ‘Flat Lay’ apparently. I have done this ever since I was a kid – I just love arranging things, now I have a proper grown-up name for it.
Joining in with Cathy for In a Vase on Monday.
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Do you remember this post when I showed you what I had just bought from the online shop – Hobbycraft, and asked if you had any idea what I was going to do with them?
Oh I have had SO much FUN with these fabric flowers ….. they created magic and transported me into another world……..
…. First I made myself a headband using the long wire stem of one of the big yellow Gerberas. The flower was sticking straight up as if it was growing out of my ear – well that just had me rolling about laughing, especially when friends and family joined in and tried it on – we got the giggles and could not recover til our sides ached.
Why didn’t I take photos??? Just too busy laughing I suppose.
Then I calmed down and started to make a headdress… I just wound flowers (with wire stems) round the makeshift headband – it seemed to work.
This is me trying to take a photo with my new iPhone – I am not finding all this new technology easy and miss my little old cheap and easy Nokia….
….. and again
far too serious!
All this was in preparation for my birthday weekend (last weekend)….
much more to come ………. hundreds of photos to sort through ……….. i did have the most wonderful time ……. it wouldn’t have been everybody’s idea of the BEST birthday weekend…… but …..for a newly 65 year old Wild Daffodil it was just PERFECT!!!!!
another headband …… who is this one for??????
Can you guess?
My post is not about Yarny things in the making, but if you want to have a good old natter about all things yarny, pop on over to Cathy’s weekly Knit and Natter Friday – always a joy.
Joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for ‘In a Vase on Monday’
with Purple Loosetrife, Marigold, Gardeners Gaiters, Pelargonium, Erigeron
Cee for Flower of the Day
Crochet Spiro Star as a centre for Mandala Madness in Scheepjes BonBon cotton, using a 2mm hook.
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Joining Cathy of Rambling in the Garden for her ‘In a Vase on Monday’ international Garden Party. I love this meme so much and enjoy seeing what gardeners from all over the world pop in a vase every Monday.
My garden has slipped way down the list of priorities this year and I don’t have many flowers growing at the moment. Yesterday was the first day for ages that circumstances aligned for me to be able to spend the whole day tackling the jungle it has become. As I cut back, slashed and weeded, I saved the few flowers I found and plonked them in jam jars hoping to be able to make up a vase for today ….
I looked at this sorry collection and realised something was needed for added value.
So I lay one of my paintings-in-progress on the floor and then I drifted off into a very happy place playing with petals and leaves
Click on the photos if you would like to see them larger.
The centre is the beginning of a crochet mandala in cotton called ‘Sol’ by
You can see the beginning of this mixed-media-mandala in yesterday’s post.
The words are a quote I have adapted from the book ‘Conversations With God’ Book 2 by Neale Donald Walsch, the quote is “a woman hears the melody of flowers in the wind”, but I wanted to change it so that everyone could relate to it.
Little Miss M (5) was here a few days ago, she loves to have music playing – her favourite at the moment is ‘500 miles’ by the Proclaimers, she says she wants to walk 500 miles with me – now there’s an ambition! We were both dancing to the song and she looked out at the wind blowing through the plants in the garden and said,
“Look Granny, the garden is dancing with us!”
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The vases are from Chive.com
Hawkweed or Fox and Cubs have seeded themselves in my gravel garden, I love the rich colour
However, apparently I should not be encouraging it in the garden as it can be a rampant weed. So disappointing. For now I’m going to enjoy it, just as the insects are.
Teaming it with this gorgeous achillea – oof! I LOVE that colour combo.
Add in the lavender and I’m a happy colour-loving bunny. All three plants are much loved by the insects – there’s a whole lot of buzzing going on!
Joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her fun Monday get together of gardeners all over the world.
Cee’s Flower of the Day