Sunday, 22 April 2012

An obssessive week

The obsession started last Sunday night when I decided to try out a little gadget I'd bought and never used.  The obsession continued through the week until Friday night when I deemed the job done.


Nope, the obsession wasn't cutting bits of yarn.  Loom flowers.  Three sizes, lots of different colours.

So the question on everyone's lips - what am I going to do with them?  I have no idea.  I'll use some for packaging items sold from my Folksy shop, but considering I average around 5 sales per years, that's nearly 8 year's worth of packaging...



For the time being, I've put them in this jar.  Suggestions?  PLEASE??

I was lucky enough to recently win 2 giveaways.  One was from a magazine, no idea which one as my mum just enters all the competitions and then when she wins (which is often) she either keeps the prize or gives it to me.  I won this little hanging heart kit.


A much more exciting giveaway win was the fabric below, won from the lovely Rosa.  If you don't know Rosa, go and say hello, she's one talented lady.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with these fabrics, but it'll be something beautiful.  Thanks Rosa!



I spent today cleaning out Harry and Tiff's hutch, then blog reading as it rained for an hour, then cleaning out Colin and Ellis's hutch.  I snuck some pictures of the first two in the garden, I have no idea why they're looking at me with such suspicion!!



Right, I'm off now to do some sewing.  Next week's Zakka Style challenge was completed yesterday but I have a birthday gift to sew and whatever else might take my fancy.  I start a 10-week glass course on Wednesday evening, I can't wait so I'll be back at some point to show you what I made (if I manage to make anything!).

20 comments:

Faye :o) said...

I think you should join a few together in a chain and make a really unusual scarf. My grandma used to make little flowers like these and put them on her handmade cards.
Hope that helps!
- Faye :o)

Laurie said...

Well your loom flowers are so pretty Wendy, you're like me. Once I start on a fun project I can't stop! No idea though on what else to do with them, sorry! Unless you want to do some give aways ;)
I love your bunnies, makes me miss mine. Maybe someday I'll get a couple more.
Anxious to see what you made in class!

Fiona said...

the loom flowers are so pretty... seems they are a bit addictive to make? they would be pretty as a garland and I'm sure you will find some projects you make just need that little bit of fun.... great wins.... can I borrow your mum?
Hugz

Sandra :) said...

The flowers are cute - I love the idea of using them on the packaging for your store!

Nice giveaway wins - you have the touch for winning those things - mail day must be a blast at your house :D

Love the picture of the bunners --- they really DO look like they're wondering just what you're going to get into next, LOL!

Pam said...

Perhaps you could co-ordinate the flowers with ribbon and use on presents?

HGK said...

They ARE pretty! I can imagine why you had to keep making more :)
Maybe use them as a brooch?

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~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Hi there, your flowers are cute! I'm sure you'll find something to do with them :) Pretty fabrics you won!! Love the cute bunnies, we use to have some when I was a kid. Hope you have a great week! xo Holly

Sandy Ang said...

They are totally fab yarn flowers. I can imagine lots of cardmakers and scrapbookers wanting to use them on projects - including me !

The Dotty One said...

I love the flowers - that pic of them altogether is so happy! As for what to do with them - decorations for gifts maybe? Or as a motif on the front of a card? Or decorations for some of your other projects - I'm sure you'll find loads of things to do with them.
xx

Marilyn said...

The flowers look so colourful and cute, and fun to make. I dont have any different ideas for using them either, but you will be sure to find a use.

Nancy Lee said...

Just sell the flowers at the shop. They are pretty and unique. Go for it. Martha Stewart had a feature on these last year. She did them in some weird spun by fairies and therefore a billion dollars an ounce yarn -- but they looked so cute tacked onto a plain white cardy. I have one of these too - I think. I should dig it out and try it. Love the fuzzy bunnies. Give them a hug for me!

Elizabeth said...

Love the loom flowers! I was just given one of those to play with! Can't wait to try it out. Thank you so much for linking up to Made With Love at Sew Chatty today! Have a great week!

Threeundertwo said...

Wonderful little flowers - and I have no idea what to do with them. I'm the same way, when something strikes me, I just make a million. If all else fails, buy a piece of stretched canvas and applique them on and pop them on the wall.

cauchy09 said...

those would make a lovely lightweight scarf or blanket!

Michelle May said...

Gorgeous! But of course the bunnies make me smile the most. ;)

Jenni Swenson said...

Could you put them on office tags and sell them in sets of 10? I laughed when I read about your 5 sales a year... I never get my act together to sell anything either!

Michelle said...

There are SO many things you could do with them!! They are so cute! I am a new follower!
Hope you have a great day!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.com

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Those flowers are so pretty - what tool did you use? Those would be great present toppers. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

Kate Vickers said...

I would love to use these for scrapbooking! They are awesome!

~*~ Shar ~*~ said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE them! I would also LOVE to know how to make them. I'm working on charitable knitting and crocheting and they would be awesome to use on booties, slippers, etc.