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Shakespeare’s Flowers Embroidery Patterns – Out Now!

Shakespeare's Flowers - Wild Thyme

Yay! The last set of Literary Flowers are done and in the shop: Shakespeare’s Flowers!

Shakespeare's Flowers - Woodbine

This pattern pack comes with five small floral patterns, all mentioned in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (my favorite Shakespeare play – one of my favorite books ever). Where our poppies were bold and our tulips dramatic, these little flowers are sweet and delicate.

Shakespeare's Flowers - Violets

And small! Most of our patterns are large and detailed, but these flowers are by their real-life nature small and uncomplicated. Quite fitting for being the home of the fairies and all.

Shakespeare's Flowers - Eglantine

We thought it’d be nice to have some patterns that would work well on a pair of pillowcases (I can’t stop thinking of these on pillowcases, especially the Eglantine above!), or as embellishment on any wearable / useable item (a little sewing pouch! a tote bag!), or just as little wee hoop decorations. This one below, the Primrose, is going to stay in its hoop and hang on my wall – it’s just too sweet!

Shakespeare's Flowers - Primrose

There’s five patterns in the pack and you can check out all the pattern details on Etsy. We sure hope you like them, and there’s more photos on Flickr if you’d like to have a look!

Woolgathering: This is what my garden will look like

Woolgathering: This is what my garden will look like

1. cranberry flowers, 2. CANDYTUFT, 3. Scabiosa ‘Black Knight’, 4. Spider Flowers (Explored!), 5. Nigella hispanica ‘African Bride’, 6. Borage buds, 7. Peony, 8. Bleeding Hearts, 9. Flower, Blue lace flower, 10. Columbine, 11. DSC_0544 Red-Hot Poker-Kniphofia uvaria ‘Shenendoah’, 12. Black Tulips, 13. Blueberries, 14. Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) , 15. globe amaranth, 16. Bells of Ireland

I mentioned the other day about how my garden is all planted, but of course nothing’s really grown yet. There’s tiny young plants everywhere, but no flowers for a while, and not all of them will even bloom this year anyway. So this is a little mosaic of what my garden will eventually look like – I can’t wait to be surrounded by such lovelies!!

Woolgathering: Orchids

Woolgathering: Orchids

I repotted some supermarket orchids this week, hoping to keep them safe and healthy enough to flower again next year. I know nearly nothing about orchids, but they sure are purdy, no?

1. Maroon spotted yellow Orchids, 2. Orchids, 3. Wing-like white Orchid is tree-bound for now, 4. Orchid, 5. Orchid attack, 6. Orange Orchid in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 7. Franklin’s Lady’s-slipper Orchid, 8. Orchid, 9. Funky orchid (Bulbophyllum rothschildianum), 10. Orchids Of Finca Dracula, 11. Orchid Purple Rain 花痴展, 12. The Phantom Orchid (Cephalanthera austiniae), 13. Blue lady orchid, 14. Yellow Fringed Orchid, 15. White Egret Orchid, 16. Ghost Orchid closeup