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Pretty Peggy Garland

by greenrabbitdesigns

This pretty little garland is a design by the very talented Emma Lamb.

Now I’m sure you are all very familiar with Emma’s blog. It is one of my favourite places to visit and always full of inspiration!

A couple of weeks ago Emma held a giveaway and the prize was one of her Pretty Peggy Garland patterns and I was very lucky to win.

The giveaway involved showing your button stash, vintage or otherwise. Now I have a lovely tin of buttons that belonged to my mother, I blogged about them here a little while ago, so I tipped them out on to the floor and decided what arrangement I was going to make with them to photograph. When they spilled out a little plastic leaf fell out and that was where my idea of a flower came from.

And fortunately for me Emma liked my photograph and the little story that went with it.

So when my lovely pattern arrived I gathered together my ‘ingredients’, which involved a bit of yarn shopping, always a fun thing. 😉
I changed one colour to make the colour scheme more ‘me’ but I don’t think I’ve lost any of the ‘granny goodness’, I hope Emma agrees as I’m not sure she has forgiven me yet for giving away my thirty plus Pyrex dishes!!!

Now as Emma says in her pattern making these wee flowers can be very addictive and she’s right, they’re great fun to crochet.
The pattern is well written and easy to follow and if you know your crochet stitches, even if you are a beginner you will be able to make this lovely garland.

I really enjoyed crocheting ‘Pretty Peggy’.
Check out Emma’s blog to see all her lovely crochet inspiration and if you fancy having a go at making your own ‘Pretty Peggy Garland’ the pattern is available to buy in Emma’s Etsy shop.

Thanks as always for ‘dropping’ in !
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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Mia October 7, 2011 - 12:09 pm

What a lovely post, Viv!

The garland is beautiful, and the fact that some precious vintage buttons were used makes it extra wonderful. And thank you so much for the link, I haven’t visited Emma’s blog before (shame on me!) but I am heading there right away as I have one of the Robins beautiful crochet hooks next to me and all… So I might end up learning how to crochet after all!

Have a wonderful weekend (we have storm&rain but I have some chocolate too :)!) dear friend!


Simone October 7, 2011 - 12:18 pm

Such a pretty garland making use of crochet flowers and buttons. The yarn looks so fine and delicate and I like your colour choices. I am going to check out Emma’s blog now. Have a lovely weekend Vivienne. It has turned really cold here now!!! x

Patty October 7, 2011 - 12:27 pm

This is so pretty Vivienne, how lovely and Spring like. I will have to check out Emmas blog as it is new to me.
Have a jolly weekend, x

Annie October 7, 2011 - 12:52 pm

That is so pretty Vivienne … I’m just learning to crochet and am so envious of you folks who can just turn this kind of stuff out! Congrats … what a lovely giveaway win 😀

Jenny October 7, 2011 - 2:21 pm

So pretty! I think flowers may still be a little beyond me even though you say they are simple, but will bookmark for when I am a little more competent 🙂 Congratualtions on your giveaway win, your garland is beautiful xx

Susana October 7, 2011 - 3:10 pm

Que bonita te ha quedado la guirlanda¡¡¡ las flores se ven tan sencillas¡¡¡
Precioso premio.
Un saludo.

Jane October 7, 2011 - 3:20 pm

I’m not surprised you won Vivienne, what a pretty button pattern you made. Your garland is very pretty indeed, that looks like “my” sort of yarn, lovely cotton I think. Your crochet hook never sleeps does it…wonderful work.
Enjoy the weekend, it’s turned quite autumnal now,
Jane x

Helen Philipps October 7, 2011 - 4:00 pm

I do love those delicate flower garlands and Emma’s gorgeous crochet patterns. Your button pattern is lovely too, and the yarn looks delicious. Your crochet makes are always very inspiring, especially to recent learners like me! Have a happy weekend, Vivienne.
Helen x

Amanda October 7, 2011 - 9:06 pm

Looks wonderfully delightful!! You did Emma’s pattern justice 🙂

lily October 7, 2011 - 9:46 pm

Lovely pattern you won there Vivienne, the corchet garden is so pretty, love the colours you chose………pretty button picture too. x

lily October 7, 2011 - 9:46 pm

woops…..I did mean crochet garland. xx

Susan October 7, 2011 - 9:47 pm

Your flower garland is so pretty Vivienne…..I have an old button box which belonged to my mum and I often look through it and wonder about some of the lovely vintage buttons…Some of them are so unusual…they must have a story..and .I love your story of the little leaf….a very worthy winner!
I am going to pop over to Emma’s blog now….
Hope you have a lovely weekend,
Susan x

Pam Hetherington October 9, 2011 - 4:41 pm

The garland is gorgeous! Well done you.
P xx

thelinencat October 9, 2011 - 5:45 pm

Oh it’s very pretty. I do love Emma Lamb, I’m lucky to own on of her garlands, in fact it came down a while ago when the decorators did our hallway and needs to go back up somewhere (I’m thinking above my desk in the studio). Lovely colour choices. Bethx

Gina October 10, 2011 - 9:14 am

Your garland is beautiful Vivienne. I love Emma’s designs too. Congratulations on your pear bag being on the etsy frontpage!

Margaret October 12, 2011 - 12:22 pm

Congratulations on your win and what good use you made of the pattern.
Your garland is sooooo pretty. I love it.

abigail@abigail*ryan October 12, 2011 - 11:39 pm

Yay, congrats Vivienne! 🙂 It’s always a nice feeling when an item makes the front page, isn’t it? I had a few items of my jewellery make the front page in the past and it always made me smile :)))

Kristyne October 14, 2011 - 3:15 am

Oops! I have some catching up to do here …

I love your garland. You seriously make me want to try to learn how to crochet (again, for like the umpteenth time!)

Pammy Sue October 17, 2011 - 3:53 pm

I may have found my next crochet project, thanks to you and this post! I can’t resist a pretty garland, and it’s been awhile since my last. Love yours!

Cynthia November 3, 2011 - 4:15 pm

Goodness, how lovely!!! I adore your choices of color. What a wonderful thing to have your mother’s buttons. Something to treasure for sure.

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