Monday, May 24, 2010

The trouble with going to meetings is ....



My hands get all fidgety and my mind wanders as I think of all the crafty stuff I could be doing instead of sitting in meetings . This week I knew I had a few to go to and thought I'd really go prepared .
One ball of crochet cotton and a hook and off I went .
I ended up at the end of the week with quite a few crochet flowers all in the one cotton because if I wanted anything fancier my pockets would really have bulged !
I stitched the buttons and flowers to the fabric and stretched it over a small canvas .
Wa la ! A little project done in my " spare " time !


Edited to add Michelle (crochet queen ) from The Royal Sisters kindly sent me the link to this post with lots of different crochet flowers , I hope this helps Crochet Flowers

43 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Adorable! Did anyone at the meetings notice what you were up to?

Cubby House Crafts said...

So so pretty!
Lisa

Tudy said...

How beautiful. The flowers look simple to make. Where did you get the pattern?

Belly Designs said...

Ah this is why i love crochet...must less intrusive than running a sewing machine around everywhere...and a lot less noisy too.

Cardygirl said...

Cute & I have to agree...so much useful time "wasted" at meetings.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

How sweet...I have a meeting tomorrow........
Jane.

Leah said...

Very sweet, good use of otherwise wasted time! well done.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Cu-ute....love the variegated cotton and the little flower buttons. Very clever and a good use of that boring meeting time.

beck said...

Gorgeous idea Clare! Thanks for the inspiration, I must get my hook out and start a project. What's your next meeting craft idea? xo

Vicki said...

They look really fabulous Clare and what a great idea to take with you.

Linda said...

sooooo pretty Clare!!!

Mistea said...

Very pretty result - great multi tasking.

You remind me of an old housemate who used to attend a lot of meetings for her work - She knitted lots of socks which she gave away as gifts.

nima said...

wow...gorgeous

Shiree said...

oh so beautiful!! idle hands can create beautiful things

Joy said...

Aww Clare, that's so gawjus!!! Love the buttons on it too. Good for you using your time so well!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Marg said...

Wow, so pretty Clare. What a great way to fill in time in a meeting. That is why I love crochet, it is so portable.

Kerryanne English said...

I hate my hands to be idle too Clare. I think the buttons really make the flowers pop.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Clare,
What a pretty idea. Looks very pretty.
I don't think my accountant would take me serious if I go tomorrow with a ball of wool and start crocheting. lol
Hugs,
Anna

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh I can relate to that Fidgety hands!
I want to sit and do Nothing! But Cant! Ever!
How cute is your finished heart though....Cute!

Maree: said...

You were Lucky to get away with these while in Meetings...they look Gorgeous.
cheers

Sue-Anne said...

They are so cute!

Quilary said...

Wow! Crochet is the best for meetings and waiting rooms!

Rebecca said...

You are a wealth of ideas so cute.
Hugs Bec

sandra said...

great use of meeting time!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Very pretty Clare

Jo in TAS said...

Oh that's so sweet!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

ohhhh how pretty!!

Allie said...

Clare, that's the best use of meeting time I've ever seen!!! Aside from sewing, and sometimes INSTEAD of sewing, my favorite thing to do is crochet flowers from cotton yarn. These are adorable and I love the finished project!!!!!!!

Robyn said...

Wow, you're one clever chicky babe Clare!! I looooove these dear flowers.
Enjoy your meetings from now on.

So pretty!

Debs said...

Lots of lovely things since I last visited. You are one busy, clever lady Clare.

Kylie said...

What a great idea - I should do this more often too!

Karen's Korner said...

What a nice bright bunch of flowers you have "grown" at your meetings. Now that is what I call multi-tasking!!!!

Kate said...

Crochet is the best chuck out the rest!
I love how all those meetings/assemblie/ waiting rooms are now crafting opportunities.
The canvas looks great too.

Pam said...

Now that is too, too Shabby & Pretty Clare! Now wouldn't they make lovely little brooches or just decoration of some sort on clothing?! x

Suzanna ~ Mon Tresor said...

how gorgeous! love your pretty blog :)
~Suzanna
www.montresorblog.blogspot.com

Robyn said...

Clare, how did you do these as they would be great for my scrapbooking? Love the colours!

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Clare! Oh ... I"m with you about meetings wasting my stitching time!! Your little flowers are so sweet and they look fabulous made into the heart - you clever clogs, you! :0) Bet no one else in the meetings was as productive! Tee! Hee! Hee! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Elyse said...

hi clare,

this is so adorably sweet!

xo
elyse

Michelle said...

just the sweetest...
I love the varigated colour...
they are so pretty and look amazing with the little buttons...

Wendy said...

Oh, gorgeous! Makes me wish for a meeting to craft through...

Creative Carmelina said...

oh sooooo very pretty...and yes, we need to keep our hands busy as well as our minds.!

isn't multitasking a whole lot of fun!

this turned out wonderfully...it's so happy to look at! bright and cheerful!

well done!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

You have to love a portable project! Your crochet is gorgeous.

ilsa_dingwall@hotmail.com said...

I love the crochet flowers, especiallly the buttons! gorgeous!
Faeryfay:-)