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« on: July 15, 2008 07:56:53 AM »

I made these in January/February as a gift for my boyfriend's mother.  I was meeting his parents for the first time and wanted to give her something nice.  It was a great gift because (1) she crochets, and (2) she loves flowers.

I searched high and low for 3-dimensional flower patterns and couldn't find any, so I had to make these up.  They aren't perfect, but considering I had only learned to crochet the December prior... I think they turned out quite nice.

I have the patterns written for all of them except the stargazer lily.  I could probably write one up if anyone was interested in it.  I won't post the patterns here, but you can pm me if there is a specific one you'd like.   Grin

Now, for pictures!

Tulip - Outside (before stem)

Tulip - Inside (before stem)

Calla Lily

Daisy (before wiring and before stem... the only photo I took of the daisy! Oops!)

Stargazer Lily (my pride and joy gets two photos!)

They were all top-heavy, especially the stargazer, so I put them in a vase full of those flattened beads... blue and white.  I had to fill it nearly to the top to get them to at least look alive.  Grin  Thanks for looking!!!

~ Victoria
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2008 08:04:23 AM »

omg the orchid is beautiful!
what a wonderful present for your boyfriend's mom
i'm sure she was impressed  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2008 08:05:55 AM »

oh! I love them all! rocks so hard


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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2008 08:23:47 AM »

wow i love love love the calla lily & stargazer lily...excellent work, especially with no patterns!
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2008 09:32:46 AM »

They look reallyy great. If you make these again though and you want them to stand up straight you can crochet around a medium thickness wire, which should give you the support you need to keep them from flopping around as much.

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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2008 10:19:57 AM »

I love the lily!  its soooo pretty! Grin  wonderful job!

Want to learn to crochet or knit?  I have a ton of extra crochet hooks & circular knitting needles.  Will throw in some pattern books and yarn for anyone interested in a swap.
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2008 10:55:56 AM »

Stargazer lillies are my favourite flowers and yours turned out fabulous! The calla lily looks great too  Grin

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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2008 01:21:30 PM »

Ah, thanks for all the compliments everyone.

@ Liberry Booked - Thanks for the suggestion!  You know, I hadn't even thought of that... lol  I suppose even a skinny wooden dowel would work in the stems too, huh?  Thanks so much.  I will definitely remember this if I make these again!

@missmoppet and Kookaloo_Starr - The stargazer is my favorite; they are my favorite flowers.  My boyfriend kinda thought I was nuts when I said I wanted to try it.  He was all supportive for the other three, but for this one... he wasn't so sure.  I think I kind of shocked myself, too!

~ Victoria
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2008 02:12:52 PM »

great job i'm sure she'll love them!

« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2008 01:47:42 PM »

These are too cute... You did a great job! I commend you because sometimes its hard to make a pattern from scratch...

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