I think they're lovely and absolutely perfect for a spot of instant gratification (which, as you know, I'm a big fan of).
I'm also thinking hair clips, brooches and, of course, bunting:
These (which are called hellebores in my new crochet book - don't look that much like hellebores to me, but anyhoooo) are my favourites:
And this one is my favourite of the favourites:
These are made from my new book (soz for the slightly dodgy pictures):
I was very excited about this book arriving (I've had it on back-order for ages; it's only just been published) and just couldn't wait to get started when it finally came. The first thing I realised, which I stupidly hadn't cottoned on to before, is that it's American. This in itself isn't a problem, but my crochet head speaks English and so when I've been making these flowers, I've been translating as I go. This is all well and good when I actually remember that I'm supposed to be translating... (I'll say no more about that other than that there have been a couple of slightly irritable unpicking incidents) Humph. And while I'm in a slightly niggly mood: it doesn't tell you when to change colours. Sometimes it's obvious, but sometimes it's not. And that's just a bit irritating.
That said, it's got some lovely looking things in it and I know I will return to it again and again when I want to add a little bit of something to a project. It's laid out in a clear, logical way and has both written and drawn patterns, which is good. It has taken its rightful place on the bookshelf with all my other inspiration/source books, and I would recommend it, but just make sure you've got your American crochet head on!
I'll finish this post with a 'blossom' (colour combo chosen by my lovely friend Bookworm) isn't it pretty? x