What did I do with them? Something kind of random. I've spent weeks thinking about just the right thing to use these for. I loved putting them all together into one big colorful, leafy bouquet and looking at the rainbow yarn explosion. Not that I do that a lot, it's not a bedtime ritual or something nutty like that. Sometimes I just sit and look and wait for inspiration to hit. Wanna see what I did? Here's a "hint":
It took two sticks of hot glue and one burnt finger, but I am madly in love with the outcome. In a super-geeky, odd, "I'm worried about that girl" kind of way, teeheehee.
After playing with a random layout and a heart-shaped layout (my original intention), a simple circle seemed the best way to go. I bought a twelve inch square canvas, traced a dinner plate for a guide to place the flowers, and hot glued those lovelies down. Then I went back and did the leaves. I used those 3M Command Strip thingees to stick it up--those things are kind of nifty. You wouldn't think they'd hold something but boy do they ever!
There are very few projects that I enjoy every last minute of, and this was one of them. The flowers were quick to make, as were the leaves. And gluing it down took no time at all. The most difficult part was deciding what to do with my little bouquet. I'm glad I waited. This suits me down to my toes :)
That yarn sure did go far--I got a very generously-sized throw out of it, a wreath of roses, and still have some left. Sweet!!! If you were interested in making something similar you can give Lucy's pattern for the flowers and leaves a whirl. My pattern came from an older issue of Mollie Makes, but Lucy's produces a very similar result. The yarn is a sport weight (I believe that's DK in the UK?) but a thicker weight would work just as well. I may play around with yarn thickness and hook size with some yarn I have leftover from this cushion for some fall brooches, perhaps.
So that's what I've been up to. I had a very productive weekend--sewed a bit, cleaned a LOT, made the above, read (I have 10% of Les Miserables left, according to my Kindle), and held a baby. I've got some cute photos to share with you. You should get excited. See you soon :)
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