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Flower-Shaped Treat Box How-To

One of the blogs that I read everyday is Prudent Baby. They have really cute projects and generally inspiring posts. They also have lots of contests for various prizes, but I usually don’t enter because their contests are usually sewing-related (and I am not a sewer–yet). However, on March 17th they announced a, “Sweet on Paper Contest,” to win an 11×17 Brother Printer. I really need a new printer, so I developed this flower-shaped box as my entry. The azaleas that are starting to bloom around our yard to signal the start of spring were an excellent source of inspiration.
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Knitted Flower

Knitted Flowers

I have begun knitting flowers in my spare time. Knitting flowers comes as close to instant gratification as anything in knitting. They are quick & easy & there are NO RULES.

You can use whatever kind of yarn you have laying around & make a whole bouquet. I started with Stephanie Shiman’s (of the Wool Peddler) pattern, “Plethora of Petals,” from Knitty. You can really go anywhere from there!