How much?!

So yesterday I went out for breakfast with my brother and sister and while out we were quite close to a craft/homeward store so I dragged them in to look at the pretty crafty things.

I really wanted some little crochet flowers for putting on my cards but it seems that because crochet lace is so popular in card making at the moment the prices have rocketed! Needless to say I wasn’t going to pay nearly £5 for 4 tiny flowers when what I wanted was bigger anyway…

When I got home, got out my crochet encyclopedia and got started! Ok so it took me a little while to make these items, only a few minutes per flower but the lace was a bit longer and I still need to sew in the ends, however, these haven’t cost me anything but a little time – the cotton thread was in my lovely mother-in-law’s leftover bit box so I didn’t even have to buy that! The yarn is a 4 ply cotton thread and I used a 3mm hook, the yarn gives great stitch definition and the hook gives just the right sizes for card making!

So there you have it, why buy when you can make your own for free!?!

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6 thoughts on “How much?!

  1. They are lovely Diane and don’t you feel good when you’ve beat the retail prices! I think I’ll have to take a leaf out of your book and make my own crotchet lace for my cards…. didn’t even think of it. Thank you for the inspiration! 🙂

  2. These are lovely Diane, good on you for taking the initiative, brilliant job, now you can be even more proud putting them on a card…Ursula xx

  3. Hi Diane hope u feel better soon I have a friend same problem neck ,shoulder.I have ulcer on my leg fr April very pain full to walk.fought if make NEC?I wish I can crochie luv your flowers.look at women’s weekly some great knits and crochie in it.luv Marie

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