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Friday, 18 October 2013

More Phone Cosies

Wild Rose

Wild Rose and Guelder Rose

I promised you more phone cosies, and have been busy stitching away. I have had such fun deciding what flowers to do next, and then researching them.  Thank you for all the suggestions. I now have a few more ideas in the pipeline. 

I have tried to stick to wild flowers, and have been a little bit influenced by the flowers in my favourite flower fairy books. I have a fairly good knowledge of wild flowers. Lots of long walks as a child. But it is still useful to do a bit of research to get them just right.


These are a selection of the books I have used. The book in the centre called Our Country's Flowers I found in a secondhand shop. It dates from Victorian times, and is full of beautiful old plates.

Guelder Rose and Bumble Bee


Shepherd's Purse

I've gone slightly off theme with my final cosy: the Monarch Butterfly below. Someone on ravelry asked me if I had considered a knitting pattern for Milkweed, a favourite flower of the Monarch Butterfly. I think it is beyond me to knit, so I decided to embroider one on this cosy. The new cosies are for sale in my Etsy Shop.

Monarch Butterfly on Milkweed

The basic knitting pattern for the cosy is now available for free on ravelry and Craftsy. It is a pretty simple knit, but this will save anyone working out the sizing. The bits that I think are quite cool is that I have used a stretchy cast on technique, which makes the top easy to get your phone in and out, but also keeps it nice and safe. The bottom of the cosy is grafted, so it has a lovely smooth finish.  I have photo tutorials on my blog for both these techniques.

36 comments:

  1. Wow! I love those embellishments! Most of all the one with the bee!

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  2. They are all so beautiful. Wonderful embroidery. I'm also a fan of the flower fairies and have the same books as you. They are always good for inspiration.

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  3. Love the one with bees, all are excellent!

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  4. Wow, such gorgeous cozies. You've got mad embroidery skills!

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  5. These are so beautiful
    Clare x

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  6. Love love love these phone cosies! and your flowery books collection, they don't make books like that anymore.

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  7. I am in love with your embroidery and that you find inspiration from flowers.

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  8. Wonderful work like always! Love the delicate embroidery! Thanks for sharing!
    Enjoy your day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  9. These are beautiful. What lovely things you make!

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  10. I had those flower fairy books when I was younger, I used to love reading them. Seeing them in your photos has brought back really happy memories!

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  11. so beautiful! I've enjoyed seeing them pop up on facebook through the week :) I think my fav is the butterfly, so striking, i love them all though, the nature theme is right up my street :) x

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  12. The bee also caught my eye. A lovely little detail.

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  13. The colours of these are all so pretty and delicate - very pretty all of them.

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  14. Beautiful work. I love the Guelder Rose and the bumble bee :)

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  15. They are beautiful, love them all :)

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  16. They are lovely - such a beautiful interpretation of nature. Gorgeous butterfly. Hope you have a good day.

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  17. The busy bee is beeutiful !! as are your cozies :)

    There is so much inspiration in old books. I love to come across good ones in charity shops.

    Jan x

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  18. They are all beautiful. I was going to try and pick a favourite, but genuinely can't. Inspiring stuff.

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  19. Beautiful embroidery. My favourite - by a whisker - is the butterfly one. I just love the detail not only on the butterfly but also on the milkweed. It must have taken you ages to do the french knots xx

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  20. So beautifully detailed, I love the Butterfly x

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  21. Another lovely collection...my favourite is the wild rose for sure.

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  22. Your phone cosies are really cute, I have never thought of making a phone cosy :)

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  23. I'm another thinking these are beautiful! You are incredibly talented :)

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  24. Everything looks so perfect, I love your work!

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  25. Oh my goodness! Those cozies are just beautiful!

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  26. They are really sweet, especially like the 2 blue ones.

    Popping over from WIP Wednesday.

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  27. You're so clever with the embroidery, the phone cases are stunning. My favourite is the monarch butterfly.

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  28. Those are so pretty. I love the blue ones, especially that one with the bee. And the fairy books are so neat; I don't think I've ever seen a fairy book.

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  29. What beautiful phone cozies. I love the one with the bee.

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  30. Knitting and embroidery are working wonderful together! I love your projects!

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  31. Ginny these are absolutely so cute! Love them and the whimsy of the flowers too. You always make such lovely things

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