Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Daisy Daisy


Once again I have got slightly sidetracked. I have a plan for a slightly bigger knitted toy, but other things keep getting in the way. My best sellers at the craft fair were my baby shoes. I added a cream dupion silk shoebag to keep them in, which I have also added to the shoes for sale on Etsy. But noticing that I only sold the decorated shoes, I decided to jazz up the few plain ones I have left with some handknit daisies. I love daisies: such a simple but pretty flower. 



So I set about designing some daisies. I have knitted fairly large ox-eye daisies for the shoes, but then thought I would also have a go at some tiny daisies, like the ones on my lawn. So this pattern shows you how to make flat daisies for decoration in both sizes, and how to knit a stem and sepal back if you want a really realistic flower. The pattern for these daisies is available on Craftsy or Ravelry.


Just to show you what you could use your daisies for I knitted a hairband, which is probably heading to my Etsy shop.  I just love these little daisies, and think they could look lovely on all sorts of things.



Little One was not really in the mood to have her photo taken in the garden, and she was suffering from hayfever. A bit ironic really, though I guess knitted flowers is one solution.






55 comments:

  1. Love your knitted daisies! So sweet!

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  2. Oh I love, love, LOVE the headband!! I know 2 little girls who would love it, too! :)

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  3. So perfect. These daisies are wonderful.

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  4. Oh the Daisies are lovely and look so sweet on the baby shoes and head band on your lovely model.
    You are very clever knitting up daisies......

    Claire x

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  5. Adorable knitted daisies! Love!

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  6. aw they are so lovely! Love the headband, it's the kind of thing my 7 year old loves to wear. The daisy booties are just sweet!

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  7. Oh your daisies are beautiful!

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  8. Theyarelovely :) iknow a little girl (well 2 of them actually!) Who would love them :)

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  9. The daisies are perfect! Love them!

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  10. Daisies are so pretty - love yours!

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  11. They are gorgeous. So delicate !! xx

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  12. So many daisies! My favorite are the ones in the little shoes.

    Here's my WIP: http://mibruno.com/en-proceso-90/

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  13. I love your daisies. Great idea to put them on the headband. Very effective.

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  14. The daisies are so sweet :)

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  15. These look so lovely and happy! xx

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  16. I adore the daisy embellishments especially on the headband.

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  17. How lovely! I've got too get better at knitting.

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  18. How beautiful! I especially like the headbands on the little girls!!

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  19. I LOVE these!!! And not just because my name is Daisy :) Here’s my Saturday Snapshot

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  20. Goodness...those little slippers are too precious!

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  21. Wow! You do beautiful work! I'm heading to your Etsy shop to check out more. I love the designs you came up with, especially the daisies. So pretty! And Frankie is adorable even when she doesn't want to pose! :)

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  22. Aw, what a lovely model you have! The flowers are just cute as can be!

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  23. I loooove the daisies with the stems!

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  24. How cute! You are so creative!

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  25. One word...adorable! They are versatile, I love how you've used them :)

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  26. Adorable !
    The daisies and...Frankie...
    Thanks for the visit !
    Have a nice week !
    Anna

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  27. i can't imagine how you would knit such beautifully intricate little flowers! They really are so pretty and super versatile too - another great make!

    love your baby shoes too, the daisies definitely make them something special :) x

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  28. I love, love, love your daisies. Daisies are my favourite flower (simple and unsophisticated tastes, I know!) and yours are just perfect.

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  29. Aaaah, what really gorgeous daisy makes. They are all so lovely. Hope you have a good week.

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  30. You are right - your daisies would look good on all sorts of things. I am not surprised your baby shoes are popular. :)

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  31. Those baby shoes are totally adorable!

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  32. They are really cute. I love the baby shoes - so sweet in their scale and design.

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  33. The Daisy headband is lovely, as does your model!

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  34. I love daisies, you will often find them in my paintings. I even like them in the lawn but hubby keeps mowing them down. They look really pretty on your model.

    Jan x

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  35. I agree the little daisys finish things of perfectly. Your model looks pretty with the daisy headband on.

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  36. Those little daisy shoes are so sweet!

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  37. I love your tiny daisies. It must be daisy weather, as I have one on my blog this week too! Maybe the sunshine we've got at long last has inspired us!

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  38. Such cute daisies. To me they are perfect for summer.

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  39. Gorgeous daisies! I love the hairband and they look very cute on the shoes :-) Simmi x

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  40. I remember making daisy chains when I was little. Perhaps you could use your stemmed daisy to make one. I wish more people would do patterns for knitted flowers for those of us who don't crochet.
    Your daisies are beautiful.
    Have a crafty week.

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  41. Those are beautiful. I love the hairband! perfect for Spring.
    Luciana

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  42. The daisies are gorgeous :)
    and not surprised the shoes are so popular

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  43. I'm loving your daisies, girl!! And those little baby shoes are so sweet.

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  44. Ha we're all at it - I've been making daisies this week too! https://twitter.com/EleanorLucyHats/status/342038430026444800 They're such quintessentially English summer flowers aren't they - I love the teeny tiny ones especially, and they look adorable on the shoes. I bet they go like hot cakes at the next event - keep us posted! :)

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  45. Gorgeous, and I really can't imagine how one would knit a flower like this, not being such a big knitter myself. Thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  46. LOVE them! So inspiring. Makes me want to knit some baby booties.

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  47. Just such pretty daisy accents. I myself don't knit but I have a neighbor that will surely love this idea. (maybe I'll even received some of the finished product. :-) Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  48. So pretty!! Thank you for sharing on Sharing Saturday!!

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