Saturday, June 16, 2012

Loom Flowers - Oh My!!

Greetings!  Phoebe and I are enjoying a little bit of down time on the back porch.  I had come out here to take some pictures of my newest scarf (pictured) and she followed me.  Such a pretty girl!!  And beautiful against a backdrop of purples!

So here is what I have been up to lately.  Yes, that little square loom I showed in a previous post created a monster!!!  I was so happy to get so many comments pointing me in the direction of patterns and ideas!!  Thank you all for that!  And if that weren't enough I went to pinterest and did a search for "flower looms".  O-M-G!!!  The inspiration was unbelievable.  So, last week I came home from Hobby Lobby with the coolest loom kit  in hand.  It had squares, circles and octagons in all different sizes. 

Now mind you, it is full of mistakes, but I still love it.  I used this mohair I had since SAFF of two years ago.  I really like it paired with the purple.  Only problem, if you make a boo-boo it's a bitch (yeah I said it!) to pull it out!!

I freak-in love it!  SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!  And it is so feather light.  I know the first day of summer isn't even here, but I kinda wish it were fall so I can start to wear it.

I can't stop taking pictures of it!

I am totally out of control!!! 

I have done a little experimenting with some different yarns with the looms. 
I kinda like the orange one on the bottom. 

Not so sure about the variegated yarns though. 

I hope to play with it some more.  I think a throw would be pretty done out of these.  I am finding that I favor the light mohair type yarns.

Before I leave you I wanted to share with you the flowers I made from coffee filters!!  Yeah, that's right!!!  Pinterest is once again to blame for this!!  I made these to my mom & dad's anniversary. I have more filters dyed to make some more for the kitchen. 

Well...that's about it for now.  I have more housework to get done. 

Stay Inspired!!!
Dawn

11 comments:

Nana Pops said...

Hi! My goodness!! What to say! I'm totally,desesperatly in love but I can't tell of what, of Phoebe (so cute), of the scarf, of the bunch of flowers. My god! Just amaizing. What colours!! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing it. Take care.

Petunia Pill said...

Shut the front door is right! I don't know where to start. At the end, because that's what I just saw...those flowers are coffee filters? NO WAY!!!! STFD! And that scarf you've created...STFD, STFD, STFD! I freakin' love it right along side of you!!!! Darn you...Monday morning, bright and early, I'll have to use my Mother's Day gift card from Hobby Lobby to get one too! I laughed at your comment about ripping the mohair. Oh dear, I can well imagine that's a "beyotch"! But only YOU would know there's a mistake anywhere in there...it's simply stunning! You always inspire us with your posts! I bet your scarf will be on Pinterest in NOOOOOO time. In fact, I might just be back later to get it and start the revolution! Hugs, Annette

Ali said...

I love the scarf, really pretty. The colours are absolutely gorgeous. I'm amazed with the flowers you made from coffee filters, as I scrolled down I thought they were real at first. Thanks for sharing. Ali x

Charlotte said...

These are beautiful. I like orange one too. The coffee filter flowers are gorgeous! I thought they were real!

Mereknits said...

Gorgeous scarf, if it were mine I would take a million photos of it too. My sister made a coffee filter wreath that was amazing, love your flowers.
Meredith

Melissa said...

OK, I wanna make those flowers...awesome! And the scarf...gorgeous!

Hazel said...

I don't know which is cuter - the scarf or the dog!!! What breed of dog is she? xx

Casa Pearl said...

Oh my goodness, that is a beautiful little lady. And your scarf is just wonderful. It is so neat to see the results of your serindypitous discovery!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Beautiful! So inspiring. :)

Little Miss Phoebe is so cute just sitting there being so sweet. She's the cutest!

Wishing you and Miss Phoebe a wonderful day. :)

Annie said...

You are out of control!!! Love the scarf and can't wait to see it in person! And the coffee filter flowers came out even better than I imagined they would! LOVE THEM!!! You're amazing, as always.

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The scarf that having the design of flowers is so awesome. It’s very eye catching. I think it will suit me. I love it and my mother would love it, too because scarves are her favourite. Thank you!