11 May 2012
Simply does it
It certainly applies in this case. I had a little problem and it's only taken me the best part of three months to figure it out.
So, what can this pile of randomly coloured flowers possibly mean?
That I've finally figured out what I'm doing about ties for my Thrifty Curtains? Yes, indeedy. That's exactly what it means.
At first I thought I'd sew something. Then I thought a crocheted something would be better. Then... nothing. No inspiration struck, no idea seemed to suit. I thought of using the Rose Ties pattern I'd used in the bedroom, but I didn't really feel that roses suited these curtains.
Then I remembered some other flowery patterns I'd come up with a while ago. They might just do the job, but how to use them exactly? I wasn't sure exactly where I was going, but I started flower production anyway and crossed my fingers that some little idea might float to the surface.
Very fortunately, it did. The oldest idea in the book really, but I think it's just what I needed for these curtains. I just kept it really, really simple. No extra leaves, big bands or ties, just simple, simple chain crochet, and pretty, pretty flowers.
I like it. The fabric of the curtains doesn't need anything more added to it and these plain, pared down ties don't get it the way of those big fabricy flowers. Simple but effective.
I'm going to be writing up the pattern for these little ties, so if you want a simple solution too, this might be just the thing.
I've also had a few people ask me about these little flowers. They are the same ones I used on my Eclectic Grannie Bag, so I was thinking another tutorial may be in order?
So stay tuned, the pattern and possibly a tutorial too could be coming soon (ish!)
Update - 14th June 2012 The pattern has arrived!
Click here to go to the Cherry Heart Boutique, the Simple Curtain Ties pattern is in the crochet section.