A daisy book

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9 squares of watercolour paper later and decorated with one of my poems

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A little daisy book

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Here is my daisy poem

On the banks of the Seine
Daisies dance and squabble
Swaying in the breeze;
Praying for some sun.
Prim faces cloaked up at night:
Several sun bleached white-creased clothes
Interlocked one by one
Unfold as rays shine down
So bees and butterflies can perch
And rest, singing their summer song.

To make one yourself:
Cut out nine equal sized squares

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Fold diagonally

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Then fold in half straight across

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Fold in half in the other direction then open out

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Open out each square. Shape each petal using a card template
You can colour in the centre of the square yellow, if you just want to make it a flower

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Fold each square like this

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Glue the petals together on the quarters of the square which have no creases

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Daisy Chain

Craft 48/365 Daisy Chain

It was mufti-day on Friday for my daughter. She wore a daisy chain in her hair and had lots of comments from teachers. I found the little chain of daisies at a Christmas market and you can buy extra daisies to make really long chains.
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I decided to have a go at crochet using some remnants of wool and odd buttons. I started off with making a magic ring and 8 dc around it. Then I made the petals by crocheting seven chain and linking this chain back to the dc in the magic ring. The flowers were individually attached to a long chain of bright green wool. Considering I had no crochet pattern to follow, my daughter was pleased with the result!Image