Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sunflowers ~ A Challenge

This month's challenge for the Blogging Business Artisans team is brought to us by Sharla, whose blog is usually overtaken by Oliver's kitty pals Angel and Isabella. Sharla says "April showers brought May flowers, so let's see them! Create something with flowers and let your imagination bloom!"

As I thought about that, I pictured the sunflowers that my mother planted in our backyard. Right at the very back so they would look over the vegetable garden and the flowers along the fence. Standing tall and proud.

So sunflowers became my theme for this challenge and I knew that I would dedicate them in memory of my mother.

I have a couple of crochet pattern books that are full of flowers but, truthfully, I have yet to make any! So as I was thumbing through them, I landed on a sunflower pattern that I liked but wasn't quite right for the coasters I had in mind to make.

So I worked with my idea a bit and this is what I came up with .....

I thought that my favorite mug looked pretty with the coasters, and the saying is appropriate. When we have grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup, these are the mugs we use because they are so big!

As I looked at the patterns in my flower book, I discovered a great way to do the petals! I like the way they are all fluffy and curve around the base of the mug.

Here they are in a stack.

I have some more sunflower ideas to work on, but for now these sunflowers are in my shop!

Check out the team members' flower creations on our team blog.



pasqueflower said...

So cute!!! I love those sunflower coasters! Had to Pin them.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are just the CUTEST! I love have they turned out! Off to look at your Etsy shop now! Hugs!

Rose said...

Your coasters are so cheery! Really nice.

Duni said...

These sunflower coasters are so cute and cheerful! Love the "frilly" petals :)

Memories for Life said...

Very cool! And I love how the petals curl at the end just like a real sunflower :)

PS...I'm totally craving grilled cheese and tomato soup now!

Splendid Little Stars said...

love them! Your sunflowers are so cool!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Those are so sweet! awesome idea

BeadedTail said...

Oh I LOVE those! They remind me of my home state of Kansas! I'm wanting a grilled cheese sandwich now too! :)

Judy Nolan said...

These are wonderful, Sarah! My mother-in-law loves sunflowers.


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