Friday, July 22, 2011

Two Patchwork Stones

Hi there, how are you all doing on this rainy day in july?

Tomorrow, John and I will be going to Austria for a few days and I thought I'd leave you with some impressions of my latest covered stones. If you enter "crochet stones" or "covered stones" in google, you'll get lots of fabulous pictures. Lately, there are also more and more stones covered with little fabric patches - and again, Margie Oomen's stones are simply outstanding (here's an example in her etsy shop).

Of course I wanted to try this version as well and combine it with my own ideas by adding crocheted flowers and the obligatory buttons. This was my first try:

I picked a really huge stone for this, because I thought I needed a bigger surface for this project.

On the picture above you see the little details, like the flower, the fabric butterfly and the buttons.

I'm really quite happy with my first try, although there are some details I'd like to improve for the next stones.

For my second stone I wanted to use fabric patches in different shades of green:

I think the patches look nice in combination with the green crocheted flower.

I'm really looking forward to making the next one! Sometimes my brain is overfloating with ideas, if only there was more time...

Have a nice week-end everyone, I'll be back in a few days!


  1. Absolutely beautiful - enjoy your weekend.

  2. They're very pretty Barbara - great work. :)

  3. Liebe Barbara,

    Deine Steine sind wieder absolut wunderschön geworden. Ich kann nicht sagen, welcher der beiden mir besser gefällt...beide sind unglaublich und ich bewundere Deine Arbeit sehr.
    Filigran, wunderschön, all die kleinen Details...unglaublich was Du zauberst!

    Für euren Urlaub wünsche ich Euch ganz viel Spaß und ich hoffe, Du hast auch ein wenig Zeit zum häkeln...
    Kommt gesund und erholt zurück und seid ganz lieb gegrüßt,

    Marion...die auch nur noch bis nächsten Freitag warten muss um endlich ein paar Tage in der Sonne abzuschalten!

  4. I am too late, but I want to wish you a lovely weekend and trip to Austria.

  5. Thank you all for your lovely words, girls :)

    Elisabeth - not too late, we're not the early birds when it comes to travelling ;) Our hotel's got Wi-Fi also, so I think we'll take the laptop with us anyway.

    Marion - danke für Deine lieben Worte und Dir auch einen erholsamen und hoffentlich sonnigen Urlaub, falls wir uns nicht mehr lesen :)

  6. Lovely! Spotted you beautiful creation at Show and Tell Saturday! Have a nice and safe holiday!

  7. The stones are absolutely gorgeous!!

  8. Hello Barbara! You have made just amazing and beautiful stones! I love stones and have made few simple with crochet but yours are really special!
    Thank you also for the link to see more stones!
    Sunny wishes from Crete! Teje

  9. Hi Barbara,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Wow a bull in your backyard? I love bloggland because learning these things makes it extra neat! Most other places in the USA do not have alligators, but here in FL it is one of the interesting things.
    I love these crochet covered stones you are making.
    xo Susan


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