Hello......... I've been making Roses again, these ones are for a yarn bombing project In Cumbria called the Woollen Woods which last year was located at The National Trust Property Acorn Bank not sure where this years will be but I'll keep you posted I've popped a link 'here' if you'd like to find out a bit more about the Canopy project.
So a new project of course needs new yarn and this time I had a very good excuse as you can only used 100% wool for the makes for the woollen woods so I needed some more colours as I only had a couple of balls in my stash
Aww look how cute they look nestled in my work box.
I used the same 'cute and easy crocheted flowers' Rose pattern as I used for my 'Radio Roses' last month.
This time however I decided to add some some leaves, first up I used the above pattern from my leaf cushion to knit a leaf.
Then I played around with my crochet hook and came up with a couple of different leaves, the Roses are quite big, which is perfect for the yarn bombing.
The first crocheted leaf turned out quite small and I love the knitted leaves but they take a while to make, which is not good when my energy levels are poor and my pacing time for crafts is only ten minutes a day.
In the end my third leaf attempt was just right, (on the right of this picture)
So the Roses were finished and ready to be posted off to a friend to become part of a flower garland. You see we are very fortunate that a creative group I'm a member of on facebook has been given a tree of our very own to decorate in the Woollen Woods.
We decided on nature as the theme for our tree and everyone has been very busy making things. My Roses have been popped in the posted and I'm now in the midst of making some birds and ladybirds for our tree. More on that another day
I can't wait to see our tree all decorated, I'm so looking forward to seeing what everyone has made all put together. It amazing to think we are all making bits to be posted off to all join up together even though most of us have never actually met.
Hopefully I'll be able to share some pictures with you of the Woollen Woods in a month or so.
Linking up with Ginny Yarn Along
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