I first really noticed them back in January at CHA Winter 2010, and I see crochet flowers gaining in popularity as time goes by. A few options currently available:
Creative Charms [Scrapbook.com]
Ruby Rock It Designs [Scrapbook.com]
Crochet flowers and doilies that are perfect for scrapbook projects can also be found in abundance on www.etsy.com.
Why are crochet flowers surging in popularity? I believe it is because they go so beautifully with the immensely popular retro and shabby chic collections currently filling stores.
Adhesive that holds can be an issue for these, so I suggest using a strong double-sided tape, a generous dollop of liquid adhesive (careful if the flower is dyed though – it can bleed), or stitching (hand or machine) to hold in place.
I really like the old-fashioned and homespun charm of the flowers, not to mention the texture and dimension they add to my pages. Here I’ve made a simple page featuring several flowers.
Core’dinations cardstock [Scrapbook.com]
Creative Charms blue flowers [Scrapbook.com]
Jolee’s Boutique by EK Success (white crochet flower sticker)
Jenni Bowlin gold damask rub-ons [Two Peas]
The Girls’ Paperie chipboard letters [Scrapbook.com | Two Peas]
Tattered Angels glimmer glam in Hay Ride [Scrapbook.com | Two Peas]
Tim Holtz sanding grip [Scrapbook.com | Two Peas]
Whether you’re looking to add some feminine charm, a touch of vintage appeal, or just wanting something a bit different, I strongly recommend trying out knit and crochet flowers. They are widely available and in a growing assortment of colors and styles.
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