My "Flower Frenzy" continues, as I am engrossed in hand making my flowers now!
Don't get me wrong- I am not out of love with my Primas and other gorgeous purchased floral beauties, it's just that I am having so much fun discovering how to and making my own flowers now as well.
Here's what I made that I want to share with you tonight:
I have seen these on the internet a lot: on blogs, on YouTube, for sale on ETSY. And I can see why! They are loads of fun to make, and so, so pretty! I will tell you, I have no shame. I have totally copied them. But hopefully I will be able to start making them more "my own". I have a few ideas swirling around in my head now as I am getting the hang of these.
I don't really feel as if I have "perfected" them enough to my liking yet, though. But I couldn't wait to share them with you anyway! I do think I am headed in the right direction, at least. The more I make them, the better they are coming out. But isn't that pretty much true of anything? ;-)
I wanted to take some really close up shots for you in hopes that you could get a feel for the softness and texture of these. I love the lace layers and the little hints of netting.
When I heated the fabric, it caused it to burn a little. I kind of like that look. But I am going to make some without the singed edges as well.
And making the stick pins to add to them was super fun. I just bought some great vintage beads at an estate sale that I plan to use on my next "bouquet".
I also love using feathers and sequins in them. Reminds me of the "flapper era"!
So there you have my latest floral creations. I'd love to hear what you think of them and if you have made any yourself.
Thanks for stopping by!