Blooming Lovely

I have a lovely new book to share with you – but first a confession. I am sorry but I am completely rubbish when it comes to telling you about new books. I will tell you why. I work away in secret for months. The exciting part is the making and the creating. Some close friends occasionally get ‘behind the scenes’ photos sent to them…..’What is that Emma?’ … ‘It’s a Gerbera… can you not tell?’ That sort of thing. But it all has to be in secret.

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Then begins the pattern writing….arghhhhhhhhhhhhh! So if I have been a good girl, I will have made very detailed notes. The height of well behaved crocheted authorship is writing the pattern on the computer as I design. That happens rarely. But then after all the deadlines and writing, the designs and the words go off to be photographed and pattern checked. Then the editing begins. There is lots of to-and-fro. Lots of lovely and clever people are involved. And still all is secret.

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So when the final book arrives after months of being designed and typeset, it can feel a bit disconnected from the first flush of creativity. But I’ll be honest, I really love my newest book; Crocheted Flowers. If you have followed this blog for a while, you know how much I love our garden and flowers have always been close to my heart.

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After writing Crocheted Succulents and Crocheted Houseplants, this book was the logical next step. But to be honest, creating something which is so beautiful and delicate is a bit of challenge. There are 30 flower design you can choose from. They are really good fun to make, quick and easy and the perfect way to use up oddments of yarn. The blooms range from cheery sunflowers to ruffled roses, cool cornflowers and a bristling thistle.

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Some of the flowers are crazy easy to make – and I have tried to capture flowers from different seasons. So shall I pick out some favourites. Well the daffodils brought me so much joy. The anemones, viola, primrose and pansies were all based on actual flowers in our garden.

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With every book I write there is a very extensive techniques section that gives detailed instructions on all the skills you need to make these realistic blooms and you can flip through the stylish gallery pages beforehand to choose your favourites.

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If you have enjoyed my previous plant books I think you will love this one. There is an exclusive 20% discount for my followers available from my lovely publisher: GIFTSHOME. You will need to use the promocode R5622.

If you want to purchase any of my other plant books you can pop over to the shop – where I have a few signed copies. The cacti have been an absolute boon in my gift making for a couple of years.

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I do hope you love it. As a book it is really close to my heart, flowers bring me so much joy and I have designed flowers which really do delight my heart. Plus…. they won’t wilt.