Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Abominable Weather and Fake Flowers

The weather here has been cold and rainy for 2 weeks without signs of letting up.  "Sigh"   I keep waiting for it to have an at least, dry-ish weekend so I can do the photoshoot of my latest pattern but no luck.  Dark, rainy, no sun, it's really starting to get to me, and everyone I know.  I can't wait to have one nice day.

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.


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