Flowers For You ♥

flowers in colorful vases on dark wood surface

I am just in the process of putting together a post about surfaces and backgrounds I like to use in my photography. As a part of that I have taken about seven zillion pictures of happy and colorful flowers. Pure joy!

I thought I could send you one of those pictures right now, tell you I love you and wish you a happy weekend too!

So, a happy weekend to you all! Love you!

Petra 🙂
 

New Ring

This is my new ring.

It seems that I am slowly turning into a nature fairy with all the time I have spent at my parents’ house surrounded by nothing else but a wild forest.

I love the ring, except for the fact that to keep it nice and fresh I need to have my hand dipped in water all the time.

The End.

This was a story of a girl that might be going slightly mad…

P.S.: Please, don’t send help, send eggnog, please.
 

Orchids Overload

Let’s get a little girly now… let’s talk FLOWERS!

YEAH!

Not that I know much about them.

But still, I love them very much… and I want to learn.

I especially love flowers in pots. Bunches of cut flowers are not that much to my taste (…I really don’t want to say this out loud… But I somehow can’t get rid of the feeling that they might not be… hmm… kind of… living. Sorry. But then, that’s my own impression… my crooked, cross-eyed impression. So it doesn’t really matter that much.)
 
 

Luckily, there’s a special person in my life who understands flowers and is willing to teach me.

Yes, of course, it’s my Mom.

My loveliest, best-est, perfect-est Mom.
 
 

These are all my Mom’s new orchids.

It’s her new hobby – to grow orchids.

And when she starts something, she starts it BIG.

I love that about her.
 
 

Her collection is growing at rapid speed.
 
 

There are loads of buds and loads of flowers in bloom.
 
 

I got really amazed as I walked into the room and saw them for the first time – these beauties create a truly special and romantic atmosphere.
 
 

Spectacular!

Oh… and then I took my camera outside to make a few snaps of the lovely flowers that my Mom grows in her garden.

A soul-warming view – that describes pretty accurately what I saw there.

I’ll be sending the pictures soon.

‘Cause you know what?

I just want to make you as happy as possible…
 

How to Crochet a Lovely Flower

crochet flower free pattern

(Update: To see more of my patterns, please visit my ONLINE SHOP!)

 

I love working with yarn.

I love knitting, I love crocheting… I just love everything that has something to do with yarn.

It seems to have some magic power over me.

crochet flower free pattern

The colors, the needles, the stitches – they transport me into a quiet, peaceful and happy universe.

And I am really lucky to be surrounded by people who like to use the things I make for them (except for my boyfriend – I just can’t make him like and wear slippers like these … and I can’t figure out why).

I made these for my Mom…

crochet flower free pattern

Flowers – they make me so happy.

I love to be surrounded by flowers – real or made of yarn – any kind of a flower makes my heart sing.

crochet flower free pattern

If you speak the crochet language and would like to create a flower like this, then I have a little surprise for you.

THE FLOWER PATTERN everybody!

And it’s really easy.

crochet flower free pattern

As you can see the flower consists of two layers.

They are both made separately – first, the top flower with the yellow center and red edges and then the bottom red flower.

These two flowers are simply sewn together afterward.

crochet flower free pattern

Abbreviations:  Ch – chain, Sl st – slip stitch, Sc – single crochet, Hdc – half-double crochet, Dc – double crochet

crochet flower free pattern

The crochet language – so impressive!

Enjoy dear friends!

(Update: To see more of my patterns, please visit my ONLINE SHOP!)