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Saturday, February 25, 2012


Lately, I'm all about flowers. I've had success with my flower pins, which got me thinking about all the other types of flowers out there. First up, daffodils! After all, what's more Spring-like than a daffodil?

I looked around at all kinds of patterns. Some of the free ones were nice, and I even saved a couple. Then I found this one on Etsy:
This beautiful pattern can be purchased from melbangle on Etsy.

It's perfect! The original calls for acrylic yarn and instructions are included to make it on a "stem." I decided to make it into a pin and since I like to felt, I made the daffodil in wool.

It's funny how the flower dictates the yarn. My flower pins are made from worsted weight wool and I love them that way. They're dense and fuzzy and really make a statement. I tried making a daffodil in worsted weight wool and it looks like a dinosaur daffodil.
That's a standard size mouse - this daffodil is bigger than my hand!
Not at all what I wanted. So, I switched to fingering weight wool, and a much smaller hook. Perfection! These are petite and delicate. So far, I've made some in light yellow and a darker yellow. I also have some combos -- just like in nature! My favorite just might be the darker yellow with the orange rimmed center. Next up, white with pink centers. I'm just waiting for the yarn to get here. 

I'm thinking about fixing these up as corsages, in boxes with a ribbon & everything, and offering them as an alternative to the traditional Easter corsage that needs to be refrigerated and eventually dies. They'll be in my Etsy shop soon -- in plenty of time for Easter.

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