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Saturday, February 1, 2014

The African Violet Leafs

I wanted some leaves to go with the African violet, and when I look at real ones they are close to regular violets in shape of flower  and leaf, the only difference is color seems darker for both and the leaves are furry like.






This is the basic shape, and I have seen this style in lots of tatting pattern books, but I connected it with a small chain and did four of them in size 80 to go with the flowers.  That is a miniature close pin not real size!
Must keep leaves together or they get in the way.


Below is an even smaller violet with 2 beads and one less double stitch in between picots.

Here is same violet made even smaller with 2 beads and 1 less picot in between each picot.
Here are the sizes; first two are size 80 thread. The first one is the one made with the 3 picots petal the second is 4 picots  in the ring of the petal the last is same as the first but size 20 thread and same as the first! I did change the bead count. Just showing thread size!

21 comments:

  1. Lovely leaves, have a look at a wild violet plant their leaves are more heart shape than the African violet plant. Just an idea.
    I still like the African violet flowers.
    Margaret

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    1. You are right they wild violets are heart shaped, I forgot I have none alive in my lawn hard to recall ha ha ha. The African leaf is not hopefully this looks more like African violet leaf!

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  2. Wow, beautiful! I love all these 3D flowers people are coming up with right now!

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    1. Yes they kind of "grow on you" for real ha ha! thanks

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  3. Everything looks so pretty! Will you put them in a little flow pot?

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    1. That is a good idea I will use that I think I found one at a craft store long ago I like this idea thanks!

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  4. I love your posy! Those leaves really add to the effect. You could pin it to your collar as a nosegay.

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    1. Wow! didn't think of that one either, that would look good too! well I'll look forward to getting to the store Monday!

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  5. Oi Minha linda!
    Não conheço,violeta africano.
    Mas que o ramalhete ficou lindo e fofo.
    Ficou mesmo.
    Beijão fique com Deus.
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    1. I wish I could really grow them in real life, they are beautiful!

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  6. Muito lindas ,que trabalho tão delicado.
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  7. OOOh, my favourite flower!! You are good at making leaves. I loved the green on the strawberies,remember? I wish I could write more, but I have to go to sleep now, it is 01:53 ! Thanks for all that beauty!

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  8. Oh so cute Carolyn! Realy smal work, this work takes time I think.
    Lots of...

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  9. I know, It seem crazy but satisfying ! :)

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