Monday, 18 June 2012

Flashes of Inspiration...

Isn't it amazing where inspiration comes from and when it strikes?


This bloom is from Tracey's summer flower garland pattern..I love the shape and it seems to easily create a regular form...some others I have tried look a little lopsided...
it was perfect for a five year old's birthday card!

I have been hooking lots of trial pieces...I love using variegated yarns and often practise with some of my stash of colourful acrylics....I don't mind that the rows or rounds are not all one colour...during  a granny square I was reminded of the paintings of Ian Stephenson...he uses masses of tiny dots to make up his images (scroll down the linked page to see the image)

I have been inspired to make a granny bag based on the tiny dots in Ian's paintings....



I have bought the yarn...

but was diverted to use a little on my dad's birthday card, he too is a fan of Ian's work.
The day I was due to start the card my reservation from the library was available. In 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets Throws and Afghans I saw lots of dots! So I learned to hook a bobble...and....


this became a crochet picture for dad - I forgot to photograph the finished framed feature!

Tracey's jubilee bunting also inspired a secret project for a special occasion coming soon....


Loadsa ends!!


 Fellow felters often inspire me, and recently   Gill and .Liz in particular.....so I'll be getting my colourful fluffy fibres, soap and trusty bubble wrap out as soon as possible...just to have a play...

I might even throw a few of these into the mix!


There's part two and three of Inspiration Flashes already forming....
watch this space!
Where have your flashes come from recently?


4 comments:

Tracey said...

I love your flowers Ali, and I can't wait to see the Granny bag, that yarn will look amazing!

Gill Pinkney said...

oooh, can't wait to see some felt with those lovely crochet flowers embedded in....what a good idea!!! My inspiration last week came from a tatty old Indian cushion cover, I just love the rich colours and sparkly sequins. Thank you for mentioning me in your post, I am so flattered. Happy felting xx

Charlotte said...

I seem to be inspired by colour at the moment. I am dyeing my way through lots of wool and I am looking all around at different colours - flowers, clothes, anything! I also love all the colour challenge blogs that are out there!

Tracey Edges said...

Next time you go to your Dad's - take a camera! Would love to see the finished article in all its glory :-)