Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Blog Friends are Wonderful

Hello Blog friends, followers and anyone who just happened to press the button to bring them here.  Welcome to my little space here in Blogland.  I love that you visit and leave all your wonderful comments, hints & tips.  That`s what makes this all worth while.  Through the years I have, made, met up with and become great friends with some of you which I love doing.  Hazel & I have a meet up with a new Blog Friend in a few weeks, I am really excited about that.  Margaret (corgi owner) is a Blog friend who has been very, very generous.  Sending me Hints, Tip and Links to various Websites for bargains plus other bits and pieces.
A few month ago I posted on "Oldie for Friday" a little project I had done a couple of years ago.  The Flowers I used were from a Tutorial in a Magazine, I mentioned I had lost the instructions.  Lo! and behold! what arrived in a beautifully embossed envelope the other day ...... a copy of instruction to make the flowers.  I just had to do a project with them so here it is:-

The box is 4 x 3 made from PMD pink card stock
Papers to cover the box are from a FreeBee paper pad
Flowers are also made from the free papers
Flowers are called ... Kusudama ... at Folding Trees.Com its an old Tutorial from 2008.  I am sure there will be others on YouTube.  They are very easy to make and very effective.
I also used some lace, Die Cut leaves and some Die Cut "twirrly" bits from a Sue Wilson Die Set
Ooopps!! Just noticed one petal looks odd.  I coloured it with a Promarker   ...... the papers I used were 8x8 double sided papers.  You need to cut 3x3 squares.  Right you cant get 5 ... 3x3 squares out of an 8x8  ... well I cant!!!  I had to use a similar piece that was white on the other side.  Thinking now I could have printed the other side with a pattern but Hey! Ho! I will know the next time. 
Anyway Thank You once again Margaret I really appreciate your kindness.

That`s it for today folks
I really appreciate that you keep calling in to see me and what I have been up to.
Till next time

Patricia xxx


  1. This is gorgeous Patricia, the flowers are so beautiful and I love the pretty papers.
    I agree - Blog friends are wonderful, you included!
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Gorgeous little box Patricia your flowers are beautiful


  3. I fully agree with you Patricia, Re- Blog friends , we get some lovely hints ,tips, and web sights to go on for flowers,dies and WOOL can you remember when you told us where you got your wool from ? having no wool shop where i lived this was such a bonus for me to find a great on line store i have never had wool of such good quality and at break neck speed on delivery so a big Thank You.

    Your box looks beautiful,such pretty paper and beautiful adornments.
    Have a lovely day.
    Elaine H X

  4. Morning Patricia,
    Wow! your box is a beauty, love the flowers. Will have a look at the web site.

  5. Such a pretty box Patricia and I love these flowers, they make such a lovely addition to the top. Blogging has actually made me realize (cynic that I am due to bad family experiences in the past) that the world does actually contain some genuinely fabulous people xx

  6. Gorgeous gift box Patricia, there are some lovely folks out there in blogland. xxx

  7. Morning Patricia, Wow, these flowers are so different and so lovely, they are a great adornment to your beautiful box.
    What a lovely lady Margaret is, to send you the info, and how lovely you are, to share it with us all. Thank you, both.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Truly Stunning
    From Sam xxx

  9. This is gorgeous Patricia, how wonderful of Margaret to think of you this way. They do make beautiful flowers.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  10. Hello Patricia,
    Wow, your creations are always so beautiful. I love these flowers, how long did it take to make a complete one, because it looks as though they have to be made in sets, and then put together. This is truly gorgeous. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it.
    Maureen xxx

  11. Your flowers are beautiful! I will have to check these out as I'm always on the hunt for instructions for new flowers!

  12. Patricia as I have said previously you are more than welcome I take the view if you can, help but if not, don't hinder, I was only too pleased to help as you have helped me so much.
    Your box is as always, fabulous, so very beautiful indeed, the colours are perfect and the decorations on the top take it to the luxury level. Thank you so much for showing it.
    Margaret xxx

  13. I agree about blog friends Patricia...they're wonderful! Love your box, so pretty and the flowers look fabulous. Carol x

    1. Your box is gorgeous Patricia, what a talent you have x
      The flowers are lovely.

  14. Big sister, your box is gorgeous as always, and those flowers are beautiful. Hazel xxx

  15. Hi Patricia,
    Your box is really lovely! Love the flowers and the lace. I'm going to go and look on the site too!
    Agree with you about meeting lovely people in blog land ! Some have met up in real life too and become real friends. Thank you for showing your lovely box! Welcome home Mojo!
    Love Myra xxx

  16. Beautiful box with fabulous flowers Patricia - the alliteration wasn't intentional ... lol! Hugs Christine xx

  17. Gorgeous box+ flowers. Blog friends help you through the tough days so they're wonderful!!


  18. 2nd attempt! Blog friends are wonderful They're all so kind and generous I wish ai had more time to visit more blogs Your shoe template arrived today - thank you Your box is exquisite M has kindly sent me some heat bags and she mentioned wool Where do you go because I have to travel to get wool and I don't drive

  19. Hello Patricia, your box is gorgeous and the flowers is lovey, different to what you usually make, the papers are beautiful too, hugs Kate x

  20. Your box is lovely Patricia and I love your Kusudama flowers are gorgeous. I totally agree, blog friends are the best! Hugs, Anne xx

  21. Hi Patricia
    Super dimensional flowers. Glad the mojo is re-emerging.
    I have met some wonderful people through blogging, that I am now privileged to call friends, including you lassies from the Scottish Posse and a couple of chums that I am in contact with by email.
    Not what I expected when I started but a welcome addition to my world.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  22. Fab project Patricia and love the flowers (very origami) how kind of Margaret to find the instructions for you - we are very fortunate to enjoy our different crafty pastimes and make a few friends on the way is an added bonus xx GailT xx

  23. Brilliant box Patricia, love your folded flowers, beautiful colors.. gorgeous lace detail.
    Hugs Pam x

  24. Hi Patricia,
    absolutely wonderful box and flower. Very kind of Margaret!
    also your pendants yesterday are fabulous, both you and Hazel are great crafters and doing so much for others, big hugs Maria xx

  25. Good Evening Patricia, what a lovely box design and fabulous flower.

    Hugs Diane

  26. Good morning Patricia, a lovely box with gorgeous flowers !Shall have a look at the site .Take care Jane B.

  27. Hi Patricia,
    what a very stunning box, and the beautiful flower.
    What a lovely lady she sounds.
    Yes it amazing how the craft world helps each other.
    I for one am so very happy to call all my blog friends like an extended family, and they are so very helpful, caring, and wonderful.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  28. Love your flowers Patricia. I saw some like this in a cafe when I was in the Cotswolds on holiday and wondered how they were made. Will go and look for the instructions on You tube. Thank you. Your box is lovely too.

  29. Great box and super flowers Patricia.

    Hugs Erika. x

  30. Hi Patricia gorgeous box I love your flower it's beautiful
    Hug's Lynda xx

  31. Wow what a beautiful box Patricia, your flower is (of course) gorgeous! Hugs Carole Z X