I have recently been crocheting away making all manner of little things and when the wonderful Lucy from Attic 24 came through with the tutorial for her Happy flower I had to make one for my lounge.
Now I am not the best crocheter in the world but I thought ''Hey give it a go'' and here is the result.....
I love how all the colours look together. I did my heart slightly differently to Lucy's and also made a 5 pointed flower instead of a circle for the bottom of the ornament. I didn't have funky beads but I loads of pretty buttons so I used those for the centres and to weight the hanging threads. I used embroidery threads for that. The one thing I found hard was the yarn. I used a cotton yarn by Rico but never again for this kind of project. It kept splitting and getting tangled, luckily I am not Mrs Perfection, my feeling is that if it's completely perfect it's not handmade. So I may have to use a more expensive yarn from now on, oh dear the choices one must make in respect of one's craft.
So this is also my Make a month entry for The Felt Fairy's challenge of 2012.