Verb: pootle
poo-t(u)l To move in a leisurely unhurried way,
with no real purpose


Friday, 27 February 2015

Spring has Sprung ...

 
Just in time for the arrival of March I am there ...
Spring has sprung and my garland is finished.


It all started back at the beginning of February, 
when the thought of crocheting a few Spring flowers seemed like a lovely 
way to spend a grey and gloomy winters day.


I wanted something that included all 
of these beautiful Spring pastels.


 So wool was chosen and bought,


and a little Spring garden began to grow on my kitchen table.


Before too long I had everything I needed for my garland,


and the really fun bit of putting it all together began.


I used two strings of raffia wrapped in thin wire 
and a string of ivy for the base


and then it was just a matter of lots of placing 


and pinning


and moving things around
until it looked about right.



And I have to admit
I am completely in  ♥ with it.


It's a little burst of indoor sunshine,



a reminder that Spring is on its way.






 Happy March everyone.

 

49 comments:

  1. Oh so Beautiful! Just love.

    Have a super weekend! xxx

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  2. Lovely! was thinking I needed to 'Springify' the fireplace, it's looking rather dull. L A xx

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    1. Its certainly a good pick me up ! K xx

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  3. Wow, it's lovely you are so talented x

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  4. It is gorgeous ! The snowdrops are so cleverly made, I love them !!

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    1. I think the snowdrops are my favourites too Ingrid, K xx

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  5. Kate, that is indeed beautiful, you must be very proud...I'm glad it is taking pride of place on your mantle as we head into spring xxx

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  6. WOW! It's absolutely brilliant, so beautifully made. I particularly like the 3D shape of the flowers, rather than them being flat. It really is stunning, clever you. An excellent prototype for a wedding garland. CJ xx

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    1. Thank you CJ, yes, it has been a good practice for Megs wedding one - roses all the way next time though ! K xx

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  7. Simply beautiful! Such talent, well done. I bet you do a little dance every time you look at it!
    Corinne xx

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  8. Outstanding! Well done Kate, it looks superb. Have a great weekend. Jxx

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    1. Thank you Jane - you can't beat a bit of flower therapy ! K xx

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  9. Beautiful Kate! I love it. You have such patience! J x

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    1. Thank you Juanita - it's definately my therapy, K xx

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  10. So lovely, truly inspirational.........

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  11. It's so gorgeous! Sort of spring-meets-christmas-meets-wedding all at once :)
    Jillxo

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    1. That's a pretty good mix up in my book ! Kxx

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  12. It's beautiful! you clever thing I love it!

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  13. Utterly gorgeous Kate!!!! Really fantastic. In fact, I think this is your best ever!!! I loved your autumn leaves a lot, but this really surpasses it!! xx

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  14. Oh, happy Spring indeed! And you should be well chuffed with it; it is gorgeous,a nd professional looking, and it really does set off the fireplace well. Go enjoy!

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  15. That's a gorgeous garland! It really brings Spring into the house immediately! Great job!!

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  16. Very pretty indeed. Do you have a garland for every season now? The wedding garlands will be spectacular if this is anything to go by. Have you started yet?

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  17. Don't have a winter one .... Yet !
    Going to start the wedding one soon, it's been good to have this one as a practice run. K xx

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  18. My goodness Kate, what a beautiful piece of work! So detailed, so well thought through, so beautiful. Very inspiring indeed, I can totally understand you are in love with it and will be for years to come. xx

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    1. Thank you so much Maaike, its been so much fun to make and to see how it all came together in the end. Thanks for dropping by ! K xx

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  19. Its absolutely stunning Kate, I LOVE IT!

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    1. Thank you Annie, that means a lot ! K xx

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  20. It is absolutely beautiful, Kate! It captures Spring!
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen. Have a lovely weekend. K xx

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  21. I love it, it's so beautiful. How have you attached it to your fire surround? xx

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    1. Thank you Cheryl - I really enjoyed this little project. Its actually attached to the fireplace with drawing pins because - rather sneakily - although it looks like stone its actually a pine fireplace painted to look like stone :-) K xx

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  22. I just love it! So fresh and beautiful :)

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