Crafty in the Med

I'm here to enjoy meeting other crafters and to share my ideas and projects. I love to crochet,cross stitch and embroidery but I'm keen to try new crafts too. I love music and I love to sing! Singing makes me happy. I collect jugs....its their shape I think! I am addicted to yarn and buttons. I get lost in book shops and can spend all morning there and I absolutely adore rummaging in flea markets. I love to read sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I would be the first passenger on the first time machine ! I BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Fabergé Inspiration


 Amaergé Pear blossom

and just what is that .... I've been looking for something to give my daughter on the King's night on 5th January. As its the second round of gifts at Christmas we always just give a little something......and I always give daughter Nº 1 something decorative.  I was pleasantly surprised to find a couple of cheap white china ornaments in a Euro shop here ( your equivalent of a poundstretcher shop) and as they are a pear and an apple I thought she could put them with the other china balls and bits she has in a basket on her sideboard. However as I looked at the bare white china pear ...Lynne's at Pieceful  lovely sparkly felt pears came to mind...and I thought I could add something more to it...a bit more colour perhaps........and then my imagination went wacko wacko and I remembered how I love Fabergé's wonderful work and I thought what about this and this .....and there you have it ..
In no way can I compare it to Fabergé's treasures ...not in my wildest dreams but I must say I do feel just a bit excited about this make and I really enjoyed creating it!!!


I was going to make up a photo collage but for some reason Pic Monkey wasn't working for me this evening so very sorry for the photo overload!


lets hope my daughter will like it as she isn't a very fussy person so I have had to restrain myself from adding more glitter and adornments


Not very good light tch!!!!

The Pear blossom was made using Anchor Style cotton and 2.50 hook but I think a finer cotton should be used so I'm now using a 2.00 hook and Cotton Nº 5 for the apple.

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THERE ARE  A FEW MORE DAYS LEFT IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN

 Please indicate what you would prefer book or yarn. 



Lets start the new year right....with a little giveaway to celebrate my 100th post and over....

I already have this book but Amazon got things a bit mixed up when I ordered it and sent me two so I kept the spare one back precisely for this occasion, although the 100th post has taken a bit longer arriving than I had thought. I am sure some of you crocheters out there will agree that it is a handy book to have .....there are a great many lovely motifs to choose from,the instructions are very clear and are also accompanied by an easy to follow diagram. If you would like to see them made up pop over to Linda's Crafty Corner blog as she has been going through the book from A to Z.....her real life samples will give you a good idea what each finished item is like.

The above book is part of my 100th post giveaway but I shall be adding a few more bits to it as well such as a.......and another a........ which you'll be able to see on another post...or posts.
 The giveaway is open to everyone on this world and off,
  •  however you should be a follower of my blog , that is having signed on via Google friend connect and also 
  • name one of your New Year resolutions and why.
If you post the above image and link to my blog on your blog then you get a second entry (please post a comment that you have done so).
The giveaway finishes on the 6th January ....the King's Day (The twelfth day of Christmas). The Spanish hand out their second round of gifts or rather the three kings leave the gifts under the tree on the Eve of the King's Day.
The winner will be chosen using the sophisticated Method of all names go into the BOWL!



                                           Amanda :-)


25 comments:

  1. Your pear is beautiful! Your daughter will love it!!

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  2. Am sure your girl no.1 will love it. The color is very soothing and looks very decorative:)

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  3. I just love the pear...prettier than Faberge! What a treasured gift to your daughter, XOXO

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  4. Ooooh...that pear is looking gorgeous. What a fantastic idea! And you have done it so beautifully. I love the asymmetrical design and also the cute flowers. Is this your own design? Maybe you could show how it is done?
    Love

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    1. Yesterday I was watching "From Spain with love" a cookery show on TV and when they showed Alicante it felt so good that I actually have a friend in that part of the world.

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  5. What a lovely idea to brighten up a plain object, lovely. I think I already entered your giveaway, and would prefer the yarn, thanks, you can read my new years resolutions here http://joyknitt.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/abc-twenty-one-three.html

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  6. It's beautiful! I love those delicate little flowers with the pearls - I'm sure your daughter will love & treasure it.
    Xx

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  7. Lovely Amanda! The little flowers are gorgeous and would look lovely adorning all manner of things. Keeping fingers crossed for the Giveaway!

    Love Claire xxx

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  8. Good morning, I adore that pear cover, it looks so pretty with its little seed pearls like dew drops.
    I would love to enter your giveaway for the yarn please as I already have the book. My New Years resolutions is to get a better job, but I won't be able to do so for a few months. I'll post a link to your giveaway today. Thank you for all the lovely blog links, so much to read!

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  9. Love your work there, Amanda. Really intriguing and different. :)
    Really gorgeous.
    xx

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  10. It's beautiful Amanada a work of Art, how clever you are the crochet drapes the pear perfectly, your daughter will treasure it. xx

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  11. It's a very nice work and the colors are complementing each other very well!:)

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  12. Happy New Year to you Amanda!
    just loving that cute green crochet pear, its so cute!I'm sure your daughter will love it!
    Wishing you a happy and creative 2013!
    Gill xx

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  13. What a lovely gift. Very artistic.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  14. Happy New Year Amanda.
    The pear looks brilliant, I really like the oppulent details and decoration, very Faberge!

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  15. Wonderful pear Amanda, I have never seen anything like it. I have that book and it is wonderful, the yarn however, I do not! Count me in.
    Meredith

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  16. Happy New Year Amanda!..Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2013...
    Your gift for your daughter is so pretty and unique...she will treasure it! I've already entered your lovely Giveaway and have added a link on my blog for you...fingers crossed!
    Have a lovely January 5th exchanging your gifts,
    Susan x

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  17. Happy New Year Amanda! Gosh that pear is amazing. What a generous lady you are doing another give away. i have the book but love the look of the yarn. Keep up your chatty blogging! Fiona

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  18. I love what you have done with this pear. So pretty and reminding me already of spring.

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    1. many thanks Kay...and thank you for visiting.

      Amanda :-)

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  19. Love how clever you are and the pear is adorable. If I won your give away I'd choose the pretty yarn. Thanks so much!!
    judyk2310@yahoo.com

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    1. Hello Judy
      Many thanks for visiting my blog and for these lovely comments.
      I have now entered you for the giveaway :-)
      Could you send me a link to your blog please so I can follow it too.

      keep well

      Amanda :-)

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  20. What a brilliant idea for up-faberge-ing the china fruit! Looks really good, you will have given it to your daughter by now - lucky girl :) If I am still in time for your give away, I would love to play with the yarn thank you xx

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    1. Hello Hawthorn
      Thanks for your kind comments. Oh! dear....I do feel awful now because you've just missed the draw for the giveaway which I've just done and posted in my latest posts. Really sorry you didn't get the chance to participate. tch!!!

      keep well

      Amanda :-)

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I love to receive your comments and I read all of them. Unfortunately real life does get in the way sometimes, so as much as I would like to I cannot always reply to every comment, however I do my very best to keep in touch.

Amanda :-)

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