Wednesday, May 28, 2014

April Showers bring May Flowers

After a very long winter and a very dry spring, we finally got some rain in Kansas.  I thought I would show some of the spring flowers in my yarn.

The red bud trees are putting on their bloom.
The iris are glorious.
Peonies are popping out all over.
daffodils are almost done.
My first bloom on my new rose bush.
I found a fabulous artist in a shop on called ClaySoul.  She makes some wonderful stoneware clay toad houses.

Encourage toads to eat the harmful insects in the garden

What a delightful way to add color to a garden when the color of the flowers is gone.  She is a wonderful artist to work with.

What does this all have to do with fiber art?  Flowers are one of my main sources of inspiration..  Their color and beauty is so amazing and I just have to pick up a crochet hook (or knitting needle) and see what I can make that will imitate them.

Right now I am working on a large custom order of Columbine hair accessories and bookmarks in specific colors.  This is a fairly advanced pattern and I love the results.
What is your favorite thing to do with May flowers.