There hasn’t been much of the winter in California this year, so much so that I forgot which season I lived in until yesterday. It seems like winter had forgotten us and decided to make up for lost times! Storm, rain, you could hardly believe we are close to Spring time. That hasn’t stopped me from dreaming of flowers and greenery. After making my potted plant and Saguaro cactus, I embarked on a new venture with two more crochet plants: a flower potted plant, and a bouquet of roses.
The flowers are attached with a chenille stems, and secured to the pot. I even made some simulated water to surround the roses, inside the pot. Even if you cannot see it, the vase is not hollow.
It took me an entire day to make it, with a lot of improvisation. Everything is made in crochet except for the wooden stand that I glued at the bottom to keep the vase steady. I think it turned out really pretty.
Another improvisation. This one was inspired by one of my plants, even though I forgot what it is called. I am not exactly an expert, and I don’t have a green hand. I am much more comfortable crocheting plants than taking care of real ones! Even though I love them.
Top view of the flowers. Just like the bouquet of roses, the flowers are attached to the inside part of the pot, in this case it isn’t simulated water, but soil. The pot was stuffed with fiberfill.
I really want to continue this trend on greenery. I am thinking about making a bouquet of tulips, and a bonzai. So many fun things to make, I need to pace myself!
I have been spending a lot of time in my front yard lately, raking the leaves and cleaning up while dreaming of spring, flowers and plants. I guess working in the yard got me inspired, because as soon as I as dropped my rake I grabbed my crochet hook and started working on two plants.
The result, a little Flower potted plant and a cute cactus.
It’s been a while since I added anything to my figurine collection, so decided to crank it up and start the year with a new addition, a doll in panda costume.
I made a post last year about these little figurines inspired by the Kokeshi style of dolls from Japan. This one is part of my “dolls in animal costumes” series.
My next one will be a monk, then a Jamaican Rasta. I have an extensive list of figurines I want to add to my collection, or maybe I should call it a congregation. I need to graph another set of hands on my arms to work faster!
Here is the little story of Hope, the little dog crochet pattern I designed this week, and just finished.
Few weeks ago I saw a video from a dog rescue organization, called Hope For Paws that touched me a lot. The video was about the rescue of a sick and abandoned named Bethany. With the joined effort of Bill Foundation, they took care of all her needs, and gave Bethany her health back, a temporary home, and happiness : Bethany’s video.
It was so heartbreaking, but I kept on watching all of their rescue videos. Fiona, the blind dog, who was found in a trash heap. Watson, the dog with the missing leg. Troy, Sky and Apollo etc… I couldn’t stop thinking about all these dogs afterward, and the dedication these people put into saving them.
It inspired me to make this little dog that I named Hope, a little rescued dog with booboos on her legs, but a happy pet because she was saved and cared for. I sent the doggy to the organization, it’s sitting on their desk now.