6.23.2011

strawberries & a ladybug


I am hopeless when it comes to actually growing a garden filled with strawberries. 
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And I have the most vivid memories of picking them by the pails-full in my Aunt Anna Mae's garden.  Row after row I would walk, diving for the big, red heart-shaped fruit.  Of course, my pail was pretty near empty as I would devour almost all of them.
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So.  I can't grow 'em, but Lesley Stanfield can sure design a pattern that looks like the real thing.  And her book is just filled with oodles & oodles of the cutest, buggy-flowery-almost-edible looking delights....

Adding tiny seed beads to mimic the seeds of the strawberry? --- beyond cute.



I used Debbie Stoller's Stitch Nation yarn (which I looooove, btw.  Soft from the get-go & the most fabulous of colors) and fluctuated between using my F & G hook.



Lesley's leaf pattern is my most favorite of leaf patterns & seeing all of the adorable 'little beasts' that she includes in her book -- I just had to crocheted her ladybug. 
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Adorable.
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So adorable that between our golden retriever puppy (naughty boy that he is) and the cats --- sheesh!  those furry, little rascals were/are under the impression that these stuffed items are actually toys intended only for them.  You can not believe how many times when crocheting the last details, the strawberries & ladybug would disappear from the sofa cushion only to find them in the mouth of some very guilty looking pets.





Now, on to her butterfly pattern.  Or caterpillar pattern.  Or Bachelor's Button flower...



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12 comments:

mimma said...

Hi Dawn! thank you so much for this lovely pattern. It looks beautiful-:)

anabela.c said...

Olá Dawn

Que morangos lindos. Bem fofos. Adorei o seu blog. Vou voltar.

Aisyah Helga said...

They're so cute! But I just don't have the patience to make tiny stuffs so I'll just enjoy myself looking at yours! Can't wait to see your next projects!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So much fun to see all the beautiful things you create Dawn!

Pradeepa said...

What lovely strawberries!

Anna said...

Apétissant !
Bon week-end
Anna

Di Cuore said...

oh my dear is really adorable!!!

G.

Andi said...

Ohhh, I have been eying that book. Now after seeing your lovelies...I think I may just have to buy it. Your crocheting is always beautiful!

Ivory Spring said...

I am in awe!

Rosângela Pontes Coelho Serafim said...

Fiquei encantada com este moranguinho e fiz um link para mostrar as amigas seguidoras do artemaniacriar. Beijinhos

"Petunia Pill" said...

These are adorable! And look at that sweet lady bug! What a cute topper this would be on a wrapped gift, tucked up beneath the ribbon and bow! And your seed beads! Yes! I'm an ex-beading addict and have many such goodies hidden away in drawers here and there. I need to resurrect those beads and put them to good use! As always, you are such an inspiration! Thank you!!!! x&o, Annette

Susan said...

i love this blog. you just combined two of my favorite things, yarn and strawberries, into something so adorable!