Monday, 17 September 2012

Hooky Roses

My Gertrude Jekyll rose is still producing a few blooms and although we think of roses filling the typical summer garden, they can and do throw out the odd flower right through till December.   This lovely pink bud caught my eye - and my camera - in the garden the other day and inspired me to make some rose hair clips for my Folksy shop.

The hair clips I bought on the internet turned out to be smaller than I was expecting - just and inch and a half long (4cms - I'm hopeless at visualising centimetres) - so I used fine crochet thread and a small hook to make my roses.  They turned out about an inch or so in diameter - child sized I think.

As always I couldn't resist adding some presentation cards for my clips.  I don't know if it makes my shop stock any more attractive - I haven't had many customers - but it pleases me to add a little pretty packaging and I think finishes off an item.  And if I were looking for a small gift for a friend a bit of presentation would definitely be a plus for me - but maybe that's just because I'm a crafter.

Papercraft supplies:  PTI Sending You die; Wplus9 Folk Art Florals stamp set


  1. Ann your garden rose is stunning! The hair clips are beautiful! They look so delicate with the fine thread. Do you ship to the U.S.? I'd love to become a customer with all your darling items. I agree about the presentation cards and packaging. It's a definite plus for me also!

  2. A beautiful photograph and stunning rose hair clips too. The presentation cards are so well made and really do enhance the clips. I hope you do well with sales.

  3. I also have roses in bloom. I think we both are huge fan of roses!!!!!! Your crochet flowers are se sweet!!!! And I agree, with the presentation cards they are really a present!!!!


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