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Saturday, 21 November 2015

Lavender and Crochet Bunting



That time of year has come again when lavender has been picked. I had a tiny amount from my own garden, but this was added to by the lavender from the communal gardens of the sheltered flats where my mum lives. As no one else seemed to want it she claimed the whole lot.

Both these sets of bag were made from old blouse material. The bird blouse was a favourite, although I think I prefer the traditional little pink bags.  I will explain below the reason for the rather curiously shape triangular bags.


You may have been wondering if I was going to continue with my Crochet Diary. It has been a few weeks since I did any crochet. So much crafting to do, and so little time.


I was shopping with my daughter when we saw some lovely bunting, with was made of little triangular lavender bags. It was quite expensive, and as I knew I had quite a lot of lavender this year, said I would have a go at making one. So that is the reason for the bags being triangles. The extra bags were just the ones we had left over.


But to add a bit more colour I decided to alternate with some crochet granny triangles. Not the granny squares on my to do list, I know, but I think I am confident enough now to go on to some squares.
 

The garden fence was not the final display place, and the bunting is now in my daughter's bedroom. It just never seems light enough these days to get a good photo indoors.


20 comments:

  1. I really don't know how you find the time to be so creative. You not only have all these ideas, but you actually do them! I can barely get dinner on the table.

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  2. I used to do this when we had a garden!! Love the bunting.

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  3. What lovely bunting and the lavender will make it even more special. The pink lavender bags look very pretty. Time seems to be an issue for a lot of people at the moment. I know I never seem to have enough of it. I hope you manage to find more ime for your creativity.

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  4. thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday, wish i had a garden with some lavender to pick....someone the lavender i grew in a pot just got really woody and I ended up getting rid of it, sigh. happy crafting!

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  5. Love the fabric you used on the sachets! I love bird themed items....

    Linda in VA

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  6. Lavender bags are so soothing. Lucky you to have so much lavender, I've never seen lavender filled bunting but it's a great idea.

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  7. This banner has such charm and the lavender makes it extra special. Very sweet.

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  8. I think I also have a very similar shirt! I love this idea. How lovely and calming would it be in a babys room as they're going to sleep! Just lovely!

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  9. dropped by to say "hi" from Handmade Monday, love those lavendar triangle bags alongside the crochet triangles, what a perfect idea for bunting and I can imagine how it smells even from this side of the Atlantic - Chris @madebyChrissieD :D

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  10. Oh I love lavender never dates and those sachets are so sweet. Love the bunting and on my list for 2016 to learn to crochet

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  11. Very beautiful and creative! :)

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  12. It looks great and I always love the smell of lavender

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  13. What a great idea! So beautiful!

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  14. The bunting against the fence (even if only for display) looks very pretty! I love bird themes. :-) You're very creative.

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  15. These are such beautiful creations!You have amazing talent!

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  16. Such a lovely idea a great use of lavender. Quite inspirational.

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  17. Really cute and creative! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!

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  18. This is gorgeous! I love the bird fabric. I have some scented sachets to make but was trying to decide what shape to make them, I might pinch your triangle idea :)

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