Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Flowers... and a monster



Ria's gorgeous flower bunting inspired me to haul out my camera and capture some flowery goodness.




Calendula

                                                                   
It seems more and more difficult to concentrate on crochet when my garden is blooming and it is increasingly more difficult to remain indoors...

This little beauty is Calendula Officinalis and can be dried and used to add colour to food instead of saffron.



St. John's Wort


Hypericum - Nature's Anti-depressant.
I seem to be stuck in a yellow rut...


Gazania





And now finally an actual crocheted flower..






And here is my oh so cute (if I do say so myself) little Patch-Eyed Monster Alien. I just love everything about him... His odd little head, his knobbly little ears, the random colouring and his non-grin.






He is the reason I find making handmade toys (Amigurumi is the posh Japanese word) so fulfilling - creating a little character with your own hands. This is also why I crochet at a superspeed as I'm just itching to see how their personalities will turn out.







9 comments:

Hazel said...

Your crocheted flower is very lovely!

And your monster is adorable, I can see why you crochet at super speed!

ria said...

Pretty flowers! Can't wait for summer to arrive properly - your garden's going to burst at the seams this year ;)

Dorothy said...

That's a pretty cute monster !! Beautiful flower pictures - I think they are quite inspiring when you're looking for colour ideas.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

I'm a fan of interesting little amigurumi too! They're so fun!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

The alien is very cute.

Sandy said...

Lovely flowers, I fear we've seen the end of them until next Spring. It's only falling brown leaves and gray ugly skies now for several months. Sigh..........

goodpurlgonebad said...

I love all your flower photos, and such a sweet alien!

Kepanie said...

Terrific photos! What kind of camera and lense do you use?
Cute monster. His coloring is so cheery and fun.

Sandy said...

Me, making wkend rounds again. Hope things are going well for you.