Crochet Flower Enthusiast

I Love Crochet Flowers

Crochet flowers are not a new thing but there are endless new ideas and patterns you can find online now. They are beautiful, colourful and glamorous add-ons for clothing and accessories. Look for a crochet flower purse, hats and of course, hair accessories.

These flowers come from AnnieDesign, on Etsy.

Some crochet flowers are very intricate but most are not too hard for a crochet beginner to pick up. Give them a try!

I learned to crochet on my own. It was frustrating! No matter what I did I could not seem to get past the part where you move to the next ring of the granny square. Now, I don’t know what blocked me. At the time I can remember trying over and over and over.

Finally I did get it. Somehow it all just clicked. I made a mountain of granny squares and began looking at ways to use them.

Then, I wanted more projects to try. Simple things. After my early learning efforts with crochet I thought my brain would need a break before getting into a big, complicated project. But, that didn’t stop me from picking out several great things I wanted to make. One being a tea cozy with a couple dozen crochet flowers on top. My Grandmother had one from a Christmas Bazaar one year. She gave it away to someone else later. I have always wanted one since then. It is just one of those perfectly romantic things. Not so girlie that I couldn’t stand it after a week, but beautiful and feminine.

Anyway, I started making simple crochet flowers. I haven’t progressed far from there. My aspirations for the tea cozy, a crochet dress I found and a crochet quilt in the style of a patchwork crazy quilt, are all on a shelf still.

I can understand why some people don’t try to DIY and go with the pay someone to do it instead. But, even though you don’t need to wait nearly as long or settle for the imperfections you make along the way, there is something great about having conquered something you thought was difficult and worth doing.

Old crochet flowers. I lost track of the source for these, they were from a vintage pattern. A simple pattern I wish I had kept track of too.

Do You Compliment Men?

Change things around and bring him flowers, chocolates and a sincerely meant compliment. If you can bake make him a cake, a pie or cookies, homemade may not be perfect but it’s far more intimate/ personal than something from a bakery.

Stop suggesting changes to his wardrobe and bring him flowers in bright colours instead. Later you can try a shirt or tie, inspired by the colours he liked in the flowers. Or, not, really how terrible is it that he dresses himself, even if you don’t approve of some of his choices. Keep in mind that he wants to look good, he just doesn’t want to be told to change.

A compliment will work much better. Tell him when he’s looking good. Tell him he’s having a great hair day. Tell him those pants look great on him, that shirt brings out the colour of his eyes and he looks so polished and professional when he wears that suit.

People like positive feedback, which is what compliments are. No one is going to accuse you of nagging when you give a sincere compliment to them. (Don’t try turning negative feedback into a compliment – that’s just mean and phoney).

Complimenting men is fun, once you get started. Compliment random men. The guy who held the elevator or the door for you. Smile when you say “thanks” and actually look at him too. Such a small thing can really make a difference in someone’s day, for both of you.

Being pleasant never goes out of style.

Guys love compliments

‘As men, we crave compliments. Nothing will make us happier then to be told we look good, smell good, etc. This is why… we men tend to compliment women too much sometimes. We sometimes over use the golden rule, we treat women as we want to be treated.

‘I have worked with some pretty attractive men who would get hit on often which was nothing for them but the second someone actually complimented them they lit up like a god damn gorgeous Christmas tree.’ – Betamaletim

Quote from a post at Marie Claire.

A Romantic and Sexy Blindfold

Black and white, silky and sensual for use as a blindfold with your submissive. Not too pretty for a man.
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A lovely soft satin vintage-inspired sleepmask in a light silvery violet with flourishes of brocade-like dark violet flowers. Bordered by black

Source: Satin Bella Adjustable sleep mask Marielle by lovemesugar

Can A Slip of a Girl Find Lingerie Sexier Than This?

A friendly challenge for A Slip of a Girl.

Yoshie Gown –   Alluring, intricate French floral nude embroidery, decorated in clusters of solid pink and skeletal black flowers, sits over open net tulle, both veiling and revealing in equal measure. The ‘70s style babydoll gown has embroidered cups with an under-bust seam to hold and support. The puff sleeves feature silk-bound keyholes that fasten with a black tassel button, while the gown fastens at the centre front with black rouleaux and two further black tassel buttons.

Source: View All Lingerie by Agent Provocateur – Yoshie Gown

10 Texts You Can Send to Make Her Day

best part of my day

  • I’m giving you a massage tonight.
  • Just thinking about how gorgeous you are.
  • I. Love. You.
  • I want to kiss you all over.
  • I’m picking you up after work.
  • The rest of the evening is a surprise.
  • What I would give to be holding you right now.
  • You’re incredible. In case I haven’t told you that lately.
  • I’m still thinking about how radiant you looked this morning.
  • You are the sexiest woman I’ve ever known.
  • I adore you.

I know you can do better than my list and I want to help all the hapless men out there whose idea of a sexy text is: “What r u up 2? LOL.”

via Dear Men, Here Are 10 Texts You Can Send the Woman in Your Life Right Now to Make Her Day – xoJane.

Why does romance have to be dead? I can remember being at work and imagining I had someone who would send me a note like this. That was before mobile phones so, of course, my note would have been delivered along with flowers (or in person).

On the other hand… I was a client in an office when a full bouquet of flowers were delivered to one of the men there. They were from his girlfriend, not for any special reason. I’ve never forgotten how touched he was, even a little emotional.

So, romance is not dead and romance is not just for men or women to be the givers. Anyone in love can instigate some romance. For no special reason at all. Just show them they are special – that’s the reason.