Here is a surprise post - and for me a very exciting one!
This is my first flower bunting/hanging decoration...
thanks to Tracey for sowing the seed a while ago!
Its also the first of a few fun felted birthday presents being given this week.
I knew the best way to connect the flowers was to hook a cord..however, as I have tried so many times to crochet without success I decided to plait instead.
As it needed to be quite a length I kept getting my yarns in a knot - not to mention my knickers!
So once again I thought I'd try..I got out a tiny hook, some thin yarn and a book I was given for Christmas last year - the crochet pages of which had not been turned....
and.....I did it!!
I raced out to buy a larger hook for chunky wool and I made the cord, sewing a thread of bright green through it afterwards to add some extra colour.
So here is the bunting - loomed flowers with needlefelted middles sewn onto a crocheted cord!
I am restricting myself to a foundation chain until I get the rhythm...walking before I can run..but I am so pleased I have started!
Any beginners tips or tutorials gratefully received from fellow bloggers who crochet so well and have inspired me to have another go!!
Its also the first time I have used crochet in my labels!!
Off to hook another chain...and dream up some ideas of how to use all these chains I am making!!?!