Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Jardin D'été Pot Cosies- Foxtail, Morning Glory & Clematis


They're more than a little bit fabulous!
I have just finished designing and writing up the patterns for not 1, not 2, but 3 different pot cosies...

The first one is inspired by beautiful foxtail catkin flowers. And have some fat Hoya type leaves sloshing around the bottom of them.

I had bought some indoor plants recently from a hardware shop.
They were sweet little potted plants which were sitting in a white ceramic pot.
I thought they looked fresh and Scandi. But you know me. I get bored with plain.

So I grabbed some cottons and got busy.
I didn't stop at just one type.
I was also inspired by all the delicate Morning Glory flowers that were twining around my garden.
They are so lovely I wanted to see them curling around these little cosies.
I fell in love with the art deco style flowers that flew off my hook.
I just kept crocheting all these pretty little circles.

On my back fence I had also planted a luscious Clematis. I've always been in awe of them.
They're like huge garden stars. I crocheted a selection of different colours and for the last pot cosy, I adorned it with 3 flowers on short stems. Each flower is equidistantly placed around the pot.


There's also a scattering of little sweet gold french knots. I always thought french knots were these mystically tricky embroidery things. But they're actually super easy once you practice a few.
So do you prefer plain white ceramic pots? 
Or something a bit more fun?
I should give them a collection type name. The word ' botanica' came to mind but it's been horrendously overused in marketing.
I've actually been trying to learn French for the past 6 weeks. I practice everyday but learning a language using Youtube, podcasts and books isn't easy. However I came up with the name Jardin D'été which is french for 'Summer Garden.

As usual my sons' cat 8Track the feisty little demon was ridiculously curious about EVERYTHING and kept walking into my little photo sets...
It was frustrating and funny at the same time.


All three patterns will be available in my Etsy shop for US$3 each. So cheap! Or you can purchase all 3 in one downloadable kit for US$7. 
BARGAIN!

Which one will you make? Or will you make all three? 


Bisou bisou! 


L'amazone
aux cheveux roux

16 comments:

  1. Super cure Louise. I love them all - they are so very you.

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  2. soooo cute! very smart idea and brings personal touch to your home :)

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    1. How sweet! And thank you for visiting my blog too!

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  3. They are so brilliant! Just adorable, well done!

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  4. My goodness! These are absolutely gorgeous!!

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    1. Ha! Thanks Maya! I was really inspired by your crocheted work as well!

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  5. Te quedaron genial!!
    Me gustan mucho...son muy originales, las plantas están felices.

    BESOS... Desde Sevilla España 😘😘😘

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    1. Qué amable de tu parte. Gracias por visitar mi blog!

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  6. These are all gorgeous, and I love the name you picked - tres bien!

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    1. Thanks so much Julie. It was so lovely joining the link party after so long!

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  7. So very CREATIVE!!
    I’d love for you to join us over at the Creative Crafts Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday
    https://creativelybeth.com/creative-crafts-linky-party-51/
    Followed and Pinned! 🙂
    Creatively, Beth

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    1. Hi Beth, thanks for visiting. I'd love to join your next link party. Thanks for the invite!

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  8. So cute!! One day I'm going to learn how to crochet more than just blankets, and I may start with these. I think my readers would love these, so I'd love for you to share your post with us on Happiness is Homemade at LifeasaLEOWife.com. I also have two other parties to share to, You're the Star Blog Hop and Traffic Jam Weekend.

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    1. Hi Niki, Thank you! I'll definitely pop over and check out those link parties. Thank you for letting me know about them!!

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