8.21.2010

marigold brooch




The intensity of the colors in a marigold are bold, vibrant & yes -- intense.
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I found those same intense colors in Patons Angora Bamboo yarn. Vibrant colors, but oh, my! what truly took my breath away was the ultra-softness of this yarn.






Soft.  Soft as a kitten.






The pattern for this marigold brooch is actually my crocheted peony brooch from here.




Changing it up a bit -- I made it a different color with no embellishment sewn in the middle & crocheted the leaves instead of making them out of fabric.

The leaves are from Nicky Epstein's book:







Pinned to a garment, I can only imagine how much I would just touch caress, pet .......

Okay.   Basically run my fingers through it non-stop....

Shhh.

Yes, I have a problem.

But it's because I am soooooooh addicted to the yarney goodness that comes from a simple hook & yarn.



Happy birthday, sissie! 

The marigold brooch was made just for her.


19 comments:

Tudy said...

How pretty.

glor said...

I just love the brooch. Lucky sister, so thoughtful of you.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Sweet and pretty sister gift!

Andi said...

Love, love, and love. I saw this yarn today at my LYS. Now that I know it is a dream, I might have to pick up some. Beautiful brooch for you sister-luckily we are blessed with sisters with great taste.

LiaGovers said...

Just very sweet, this broche! I copied your description of last year. Did not remember having seen it before.

Cami said...

Very pretty!

Aisyah Helga said...

Beautiful,Dawn! Great work :)

Krawuggl said...

I love Marigolds a lot, they are such charming and lovely flowers and so is your brooch. It has the same simple elegance mixed with overwhelming generosity as the real ones. I love how they selfseed where they like to, how they grow even in the poorest soil, how they sparkle with their bright colours. Some flowers big and joyful, some small and modesty, but always enchanting my heart. Your brooch would look great now in autumn on a tweed jacket, I could enivsage it so beautifully. Your sister will surely be very lucky for having such a talented sister.
With my very best wishes,
Suzi

Shippymolkfred said...

What a great blog you have!
Greetings from Scotland
Shippy

Rachel D. said...

Such a beauty, Dawn ! Thank you for all this softness.

Killiecrankie Farm said...

what glorious colours, and yes it's a good thing you've given the brooch to your sister, it ma have less wear and tear (hehehe) then if t was living at your house.
Beautiful photo collages again Dawn !

Márcia said...

Hello Dawn
what a beautiful brooch, also liked the kitten down, that grace, wonderful, your crochet looks great! Kisses for you!
Marcia

Melissa said...

Beautiful!!!

Linda said...

I must say I totally adore your blog - so colourful and bright! I'm a fan! Keep on doing this great job! My very best wishes!

Greetings from Latvia,
Linda

Meggie said...

Beautiful! I love the photos too.

IA Nyckelpiga said...

Oh, what a lovely and colorful blog!

giufra said...

Che bello ritrovare i tuoi lavori!!!!!!! Superlativo!!! Un abbraccio Antonella

Dans på roser said...

Hello! =)

Thanks for your nice words at my blog.

You make so much sweet things, I can see. =)

Have a beautiful monday.
Kathrin.

dane said...

de bien jolies réalisations j' ai ce livre moi aussi j' ai réalisée l' étole médaillons voir blog et ma page facebook dane et le crochet a bientôt