So to keep myself from going crazy I've been trying out some new skills. I got some watercolor supplies for my birthday and I've been working on learning how to work with those. They are a lot of fun, I made a totally disproportionate painting of some silk flowers in a glass last night. I really like playing with the colors.
Today I decided to create some floral hair accessories. I've been seeing really pretty ones on Etsy for a while, but cannot afford $50 for some silk flowers attached to a comb just for my hair. Though they are very pretty. A while back Hobby Lobby had a 50% off sale on their fake flowers so I bought a bunch and they've been sitting a too-small vase for a month or so. I took the pink and green peony with a bud and made a nice little facinator out of it. I'm pretty pleased. I sewed the flowers and leaves to a piece of craft felt and then sewed the clip to the underside of that. I suppose I could have used glue, but I really like sewing things together. Also, if I decide I don't like the way something looks it's usually easy enough to snip some threads. Anyway, here it is! Don't mind my frizzy hair, the humidity is making it act up.
|From the side. You can see I kept the bud on it's stem.|
|The color on the flower was what really attracted me to it.|