Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fingerknitted Flowers

One thing I would love to have in my house is live plants or better yet, fresh flowers, but with two kitties it's just not an option. So, I had to improvise...

A bouquet of cat and kid friendly, all natural, homemade flowers. I found a video tutorial for these here. They were quick and easy to make - I simply fingerknitted the flowers and sewed them onto the branches from our wool tree.

James loves these happy little flowers and spends several minutes every couple of days rearranging them, always making sure they're all facing forward. :)

Just a couple of side notes:

::Big hugs and thanks for all of your Happy Birthday wishes to my newly 3 year old boy! We had such a wonderful weekend celebrating this very special occasion.

::Don't forget to enter my Mudpuppy Giveaway - the contest ends on tomorrow!

20 comments:

Mommy Moment said...

Wow Mari-Ann,
Those a beautiful! What a beautiful addition to your home!

Blessings,
Jody

Theresa said...

These are simply stunning!
I too cannot have real flowers due to my kitties, I need to learn how to knit! :)

Lindsay said...

ooo so cute!! They totally brighten up the space!!

sippy cup mom said...

That is so precious, you are so creative!!!1

Jen said...

These are beautiful! I would love to see these in my home every day. Is fingerknitting harder than regular knitting?

Mari-Ann said...

Thank you for your kind words!

Jen - fingerknitting is SOOOO much easier than regular knitting! No needles invovled!

Kimara@weefolkart said...

These turned out super. I am on a quest to collect ideas on how to use finger knitting. This is a great one idea. I'll be linking on Facebook.

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

I love that video---we made the same flowers, my son really likes making them! Yours turned out so pretty !

Grace said...

My daughter is just learning to finger knit and you can only make so many chains! Thanks for the idea!

Kristine said...

How cheerful. I've always wondered what you do with finger knitted chains. I'll keep this in mind for when my oldest is old enough.
PS I came via the magic onion

Leigh said...

Cute! I'm stealing this one as our kitty eats plants and flowers too!

Martha said...

oh these are too cute. how did you do them?

Wabi Sabi Wanderings said...

Such HAPPY flowers!! I'm pleased to have "found" you through Natural Suburbia's Creative Friday.

Twig and Toadstool said...

what a lovely idea!!! I love finding creative uses for finger knitting! Flowers it is...especially in the dead of a Canadian winter!! (I can picture us finger knitting by the fireside)!
Maureen

Alison said...

I can’t tell you how much I adore this! Thank you so much for the fabulous tutorial!! I featured this tutorial today on my blog with a roundup of flower tutorials. Here is the link:

http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/07/wednesdays-wowzers-3-dozen-plus-four.html

Thank you so much for inspiring me. Have a wonderful day!

~Alison

Aria Mckinney-Pyburn said...

Hello there!
I recently found your blog and thoroughly enjoy it! I'm wanting to make these flowers with my daughter, but I'm trying to figure out what kind of yarn you used for them. I got some thick Lion Brand Wool-Ease, but it looks TOO thick! Do you know the name brand of your yarn?
Thanks for the inspiration!

Counting Coconuts said...

Hi Aria,

I used various bits of scrap yarn that I had on hand, so I'm afraid I don't know of exact brand names. Lion Brand is great for a project like this - wide variety of colors and very economical. I'd recommend you go with a medium weight yarn, though - it'll be easier for little fingers. :)

Mari-Ann

Mel said...

Would love a tutorial for these!

Counting Coconuts said...

@ Mel: Have another look at the post - I linked to a video tutorial. :)

Eva Persson said...

I have two kitties and have a lot of house plants. My cats leave them alone so I know that if I made these flowers they would leave them alone as well. Thanks for sharing this great finger knitting idea.

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