Crochet Poppies Garland

It seems writing on the blog once a week is a bad idea. Visits declined dramatically. My experiment wasn’t successful. So I decided to post news about my shops frequently, maybe not every day but sometimes a week.
I was crocheting hard all last week to complete my longest poppies garland, and I sent it to the USA, KS, on the 1st of December. The bunting is 180 inches or 4,5 metres long. I hope it is delivered to the customer before Christmas. However, shipping in December is a lottery. Cross my fingers!

New Schedule

I have been writing on this blog non-stop for 539 days. The number of readers decreased until it was down to 1 person. I thought posting every day was not worth doing. So, I decided to write once or twice a week, not more often, because it’s not my job, only a hobby, a desire to share something new that I’ve managed to create. That’s why I’ve been silent for most of the week. I hope you’ll forgive me for that. I’ll be mainly a Sunday blogger, hence my first post after the break today.
So, what’s new in shops? I received several orders this week from all three of my shops. One of them in CrochetCabinetCrafts is perhaps particularly noteworthy: a poppy garland flew to the island of Guam. I’ve never shipped there before, so we’ll see how long it takes for USPS to deliver this order. Immediately after the shipment, I received a new order, again for a poppy garland, but this time with a length of 180 inches, which is 4.5 metres. You can see this garland in action in the picture. So far, I have crocheted 30 poppies, have to make 29 leaves, and the bunting will be ready. It’s the biggest one I’ve ever crocheted. https://www.etsy.com/listing/938898472/crochet-poppies-garland-handmade-poppy

There are new orders for a collar and a black Gothik choker at LaceCrochetFinds. I have already crocheted the choker, but I’m not satisfied with it, so I’m finishing the second one. I’ll see which one is better and send it to the customer. Yes, that’s right, I can crochet the order several times if I don’t like something about it. The life of a perfectionist is difficult. I know a thing or two about it. https://www.etsy.com/listing/1027245160/black-crochet-gothic-lace-choker

And finally, a new scheme appeared in the shop StitchersLand: the wreath of wild roses and leaves. I hope you will love this pattern as much as you love all our other projects. https://www.etsy.com/listing/1353506425/rose-wreath-counted-cross-stitch-pattern

And I would like to remind you that there is a 10% Black Friday discount in all my shops.

Crocheting

Because of the lack of orders last week, I started crocheting so-called supplies for my garlands – yellow and orange trumpets for daffodils, centres for autumn shades flowers, leaves for sunflowers bunting, etc. I crocheted different parts of my creations but any for poppies, campanula, and pumpkin garlands. And here is the new order for these three beauties. Fortunately, I haven’t got many lessons as my students are still on vacation. So my hands are full of work!

Shipping

My biggest ever order left home today to Switzerland. It consists of 7 garlands. Thus, the packaging was a challenge. I used my white boxes for Daffodils, Poppies and Campanula garlands and put four little buntings in one pack. Then I packed them all into a carton, which I got with my birthday gift from my loved daughter (you know, I am a boxes person). It fitted ideally. I hope the customer will be happy with her order.

Orange Poppy Garland

Yesterday a customer asked me if I could crochet orange poppies garland. Of course, I could. However, I decided to check what colours poppies can be. I was shocked: in nature, poppies can be white (Islandic poppies), yellow, orange, red, and purple. I think it’s worth crocheting the garland in each colour so my customer could choose the bunting by their preferences and home decor.