So I thought that with the way my week was going, I wouldn't have anything to show you. I've been hit with a summer cold, so I've been stuffed up, sniffling and coughing, and I hadn't once touched my rustic flower scarf.
It was only near the end of the week that I managed to add some more mood flowers.
Then impulsively I decided to try out an idea that's been in my head awhile.
I started by making two identical circles, and putting some stuffing in between them before joining together
It looks like a little space ship, don't you think?
I then added some petals around the edge
To add to the 3d effect in the middle, I decided to add a highlighting colour, following the swirl of the centre, an effect from only working through the back of the stitches.
I picked up stitches from the top circle and worked my way round
Originally I had intended to do a cushion or blanket with a flat background and padded flowers, but after this little experiment, and the fact that big projects take me forever, I actually thought what a cute little brooch this would make.
I've already started on a different colourway, with just the swirls to add
I'll make a few more of these padded floral brooches, trying out different colours, but I suspect that none will quite have the impact of the original flower for me...
I spotted a great little find in Tiger this week (one of my favourite go to stores), a mini loom. Back in the day when I studied textiles, I had not only participated in knitting, but weaving, tapestry and rag rugs too. I have been itching recently, to have a go again, and in fact the big ideas swirling around my brain, are incorporating weave and crochet together.
So of course I was eager to get it out and have a little play
Now I just need to practice and see if I can bring any of my ideas to life
So it's been the little things that have allowed me to be creative this week...
Floral inspiration this week comes in the form of a mandala, coloured in using a colouring app on my phone