Thursday, 28 February 2013

Don't just embellish your life...

... embellish your pages too.

For those who know my family well, you'll know that my mother is a talented scrapbooker, and when it calls for it, card maker. For over half a decade, I have watched her transform lifeless pieces of paper into works of art, depicting our lives right from an early age; giving my brother and I the chance to have memories of our youth to pass down to our children.

A couple of examples of my mother's scrapbooking pages! (Ignore my ugly mug :P)

Now, like any good scrapbooker, she embellishes her pages to give them extra detail and to make them look even more beautiful. However, these embellishments do have a drawback; cost. Even though they are gorgeous, my favourite are the flowers she uses, they cost a fortune and well, you can't exactly reuse them! When looking at a few of my amigurumi animals she noticed my use of roses, giving us a thought; crocheted scrapbook embellishments.
I decided to give roses a try, and have created them in varying sizes and colours.

Examples of my rose brooch

Small, medium tiered and medium embellishments

Personally, I think they look gorgeous and will adorn any page beautifully, however, I did decide that my larger layer rose was far too big for a scrapboking page, but not to big to be a brooch. and, voila, a new product; crocheted rose brooches in the customers choice of colour arrangements.

Over the next few weeks I will be working on a variety of flowers to add to scrapbooking pages and cards, and those of you who are handy with a hook; why don't you give it a go too? And those of you who aren't handy with a hook, just go to my etsy shop ( there you will find all of my products!!

Goodbye for now, and remember to whip that wool out!!!

p.s. If anyone decides to crochet any flowers, please send me pics of your pages! I'd love to see them!!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, they are fabulous. Love this post, your mother is especially talented as are you! I'm sure she is very proud ofyou and your creative abilities!