TA DAAH!! a new pattern is available in my etsy shop today. i finished the flowers in their vases! The pattern also contains a few more vases and flowers and an extra butterfly and dragonfly.
the thing I enjoyed most in making this pattern was the 'big stitches' that I used to fill the vases. I blended two colours of floss to get a bit more texture and then filled the vases with bigger than normal stitches. The stitches are also less even than I would normally stitch, I found this quite difficult (my inner neatness freak kept rearing his tidy head!) but I do love the nice sketchy feel so I think I'll be experimenting a little more with this technique.
I love doing these french knot heads they remind me of hydrangea heads.
and these closed tulip heads
a bit daisyish perhaps but I love making flowers up
it has occurred to me that the vases of flowers would look nice on a patchwork lap quilt and I can think of someone who might appreciate such a gift so I may have myself a little project for the late spring/summer!
I had such fun making this pattern and thought I would get away with no applique at all (although you could applique the vases!). But the butterfly in the corner, I just couldn't help myself. Of course you could embroider the butterfly just as easily as appliqueing it.
I'm thinking some brightly coloured flowers might be rather nice.