6.22.2010

sugar'n cream flower power rug



Flower power.


Ahhhh---that phrase always conjures up Marcia Brady -- who I wanted to be when I grew up. She was groovy. Her clothes were groovy and oh, man! I faithfully watched the Brady Brunch whenever it was on prime-time TV. And today? Well, of course, we own the DVD series and I can watch it all of the time.

Anyway, when I saw this rug on the Lily's Sugar'n Cream website, it brought back that flower-power-I-wanna-be-just-like-marcia-brady-feeling & I knew I had to make it.




The flower block is easy and I lOvE the dimensional effect of each petal.
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I used my G hook and of course, the Sugar'n cream crochet thread in their gorgeous, groovy (ahem) colors.
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Oh, ya. A pretty groovy rug.


And yes, my kids hate it when I say groovy....

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'That's just so cheezy, Mom.'

22 comments:

Shropshire Suz said...

FAB rug and all the more reason to say it!! hehe
groovy!..aaaaahhhh! such memories

shequilts said...

I love your cheesy rug. It's really groovy. :)

giufra said...

Che meraviglia per gli occhi...colori bellissimi!!!! Antonella

ada ve deniz said...

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Doris Sturm said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors and the design is just fab!

I downloaded the pattern, but do you think I would allow anyone to step on those lovely flowers? No way! I will make it bigger and use it as a crib blanket or lap robe...it's simply too precious to be stepped on!

sylviesgarden said...

That is fabulous! I think I would be afraid of people walking on it too.
x

Annemarie's Breiblog said...

WoW!! Love the colours! Really really nice! If you like, I have a link party on my blog every Saturday. I would love it if you add something. Hope to see you soon on my blog.
Bye!
Annemarie

countrycosy said...

I love it: just watching your pictures brings me so much good vibes ! Thank you for that Dawn !

Everlasting said...

This is sooooooooo beautiful!!!
And the colors are so happy :)
Bravo

silvana said...

wow wow!!!!
bella!
complimenti
silvana

Marilyn said...

Well I say, here's to cheezy mums who make groovy psychedelic rugs for their kids to sit on and watch the classics!!!!
:)

KnittyLynn said...

Love it! I have a question about the petals. When looking at the patterns Ravelry page, it seems yours is the only one that is 3 dimensional. Did you change something in the pattern for the petals not to be attached?

Krawuggl said...

Finally the summer arrived here, too, it´s hot and very sunny now, the garden and roses are in full bloom and when I saw your flower-power - it´s the perfect match. So very happy, so bright and cheerful, your flowers remind me a lot of the Pril-flowers we´ve got with the liquid when I was young. Love it a lot although I can´t understand why someone is lying this beauty on the floor to be stepped by all the feet. On the other side - yes, do use it as rug because this is what makes a home so very special and pretty, when simply everything is filled with beauty and your heart. I have to look for the pattern now!
With my best wishes,
Suzi

Sandy said...

OMG! fabulous rug....love love the colors!!!!! I'm a flower girl at heart!
Sandy from:
http://loveyatostitches.blogspot.com

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Tatkis said...

It looks so nice and bright! Wonderful rug!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

MamaLezlie said...

That is SO cute! What a great idea! It makes me feel happy just looking at it. May it bring you joy.

creativejewishmom/Sara said...

Love it! though I hate to break the news, these are not Brady Bunch colors, you would need to make the rug in olive green burnt orange and gold and then.....viola! Of course this looks much nicer! I'd just love it if you would stop by my blog linking party on Sunday and you might also like some of the crocheting I've been doing lately! All the best!

Andi said...

Instant happy! This rug is awesome...beautiful work as usual. Love visiting you blog. BTW it is hip to say groovy. :)

Evelyn said...

I love these flowers. Congratulations. Have a nice weekend.

Jane S. said...

When I see that rug, all I can think is..."It's a sunshine day!" You're a fellow Brady-aholic...you'll know what I mean.

:)

Eleana said...

Realmente hermoso. Me encantó tu blog. Tu trabajo y las fotos son hermosos. Recibe un abrazo.