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by greenrabbitdesigns

Tulips, the beautiful flowers that signal the beginning of spring! This was my first bunch this year, hopefully the first of many.

I love them when they’re tight closed.

But I also love them when they open up and almost become a completely different flower showing their beautiful centres.
I also love the way they move around and everytime you look at them they have taken on a new position.

Now I thought about how I could make them out of yarn, cotton yarn to be precise and after much trial and error I came up with this!

Believe me, it’s a fiddly business getting six petals to behave themselves when you’re working with them!

I tried to copy the centres colourwise and I think the tulip corsage is going to look better as an opened out flower rather than the closed one.

You can see it sits better opened out on a jacket. Closed up it’s much to bulky to sit right.

Well I’m off to finish my housework and then I’m going to the greenhouse to plant my tomato seeds. Planting seeds is much more fun than housework but the cleaning has to be done first. I’m being firm with myself!!

Hope you have fun whatever you’re at today.Thanks for calling in this week and as always for your lovely comments!!

Have a great weekend too! 🙂

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jill February 17, 2011 - 12:11 pm

You are such a clever lady Vivienne – your new tulip corsage is beautiful. And, what a pretty bead you’ve chosen for the centre :0)
I bought myself a bunch of bright orange tulips a few days ago. I love them best when they’re all tightly closed. They looked red rather than orange when I bought them. Now they’re in full orange and yellow bloom.
Enjoy pottering in your shed.

Emma Angel February 17, 2011 - 1:20 pm

I love Tulips too, they are such a special flower. Your woolie ones are so gorgeous.

nina - tabiboo February 17, 2011 - 1:58 pm

Gorgeous, gorgeous tulips and such beautiful colours,

Have a lovely day,

Nina xxx

Helen Philipps February 17, 2011 - 2:36 pm

I loved seeing your beautiful pictures in this post. I love tulips, and your tulip corsage is soooo clever! It’s not an easy thing to do, to create the flower shape like that, and you’ve done an amazing job on it. Hope you enjoy your gardening – this time of year is so full of promise out there! Helen x

alisonb2 February 17, 2011 - 4:09 pm

Beautiful flowers, both real and carefully made. You will have to do a tutorial to show us your pattern. Thank you

Jane February 17, 2011 - 5:07 pm

Lovely spring tulips Vivienne, it’s so good to see them. You are very clever to craft your corsage, it looks great.I hope you are also able to get out into the garden at the weekend as well. It is SO much lighter this evening…such a good feeling. Enjoy your weekend,
Jane x

Pam February 17, 2011 - 5:13 pm

Tulips – of all colours – make my heart sing, including that beautiful handmade one.
P x

simone February 17, 2011 - 7:12 pm

A great interpretation of a tulip Viv! You are clever!!!

Robin February 17, 2011 - 7:17 pm

I love what you have done with the pink cotton yarn. The tulips are so pretty and the real ones are too. Great job!!! And really clever.

harmony and rosie February 17, 2011 - 10:13 pm

What an amazing tulip you created, it is stunning you clever girl. Love the real ones too!

faith76 February 17, 2011 - 10:59 pm

I love your photos’ of the tulips. Fantastic colours and like the creation you have made from your inspiring tulips. Spring is getting closer ….. x Leah

Amanda February 17, 2011 - 11:04 pm

Love tulips!! Can’t wait for more spring flowers.

val February 18, 2011 - 6:53 am

Hi Vivienne, what a lovely start to my morning, a visit to your blog and sharing your creativity. Your photography is really good you know, you have an eye for it. And what can be said about your own! Just to have the thought “how can I do that” is such an inspiration and then to see your finished creation ….. great. Will these be in your shop too one day?
Have a lovely weekend,
Val and Bella xx

melanie February 18, 2011 - 9:42 am

I love tulips too, I love it when they all start blooming in our garden 🙂
Your crochet tulip is beautiful, well done 🙂 xxx

Mia February 18, 2011 - 5:06 pm

Lovely tulips, Viv, both yours and the “originals”! I am going to treat myself with a bunch tomorrow and color will be.. You got it, pink!

Happiest weekend dear friend!


Liz in Missouri, USA February 18, 2011 - 6:12 pm

Beautiful tulips! We’re just over a snowfall here and though it’s warmed up – the flowers have not peeked out just yet. So thank you for sharing! They’re lovely!

corry en heleen February 18, 2011 - 9:17 pm

Tulips are my favorite flowers too. I love your crochet tulip, you are so clever!!

Bobo Bun February 18, 2011 - 11:30 pm

Beautiful pictures Vivienne. Really stunning.

Thank you as always for your lovely lovely words. I agree that life is for living and I bet your children listen to you on that one.


koralee February 19, 2011 - 5:13 am

Your tulips are amazing! How did you ever make those? Such sweet inspiration here…love your blog. xoxo

tinajo February 19, 2011 - 11:08 am

Tulips are my favourite flower – especially the white. 🙂 Love your chrocheted one! 🙂

Victoria February 19, 2011 - 7:13 pm

Oh so clever. I have red tulips with yellow centres at the moment.

soili February 19, 2011 - 11:28 pm

Very nicely done. Nothing better than spring flowers.

Kristyne February 20, 2011 - 8:35 pm

I never used to think much about tulips until my 6 year old decided they were her favorite flower. Now they’re one of my sentimental favs.

Kristyne February 20, 2011 - 8:50 pm

Thanks Vivienne, you got it right 🙂 It’s nice to be here. I’ve been a quiet lurker for such a long time. Now I get how nice comments are. I officially resolve to come out of the shadows. It’s so much more fun.

Teresa Kasner February 23, 2011 - 2:26 am

Hi Vivienne, I found your blog on Helen Philipps blog, nice to meet you! Love your flowers and your wonderful dining table and chairs, so sturdy looking! Neat that you have some flower coming up, we have Snowdrops but that is about all so far. Would love it if you’d visit my blog sometime, we have lots in common! 🙂

Teresa in Corbett OR USA

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