Tuesday, August 31, 2010

MORE BLOOMS- THIS TIME IN SATIN!

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!

6 comments:

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

All right now, girl, I am just drooling over these BEAUTIES!!! By the way, you can send ALL of them to my house,hehe!! WOW, are you kidding me? Sarah, these are out of this world and I would so love to know where you learned how to make those beauties? Please, share a link, please, pretty please:D:D!!!I truly love all of them but that pink one is just melting my heart.....oh I need to learn how to make them. Have fabulous day my friend!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Barb said...

GORGEOUS!!! These flowers are just breath taking!!! Please share howyou did them!!!

Wanda said...

Hi!
I LOVE your lollipop flowers. They are very delicate and the colors you choose are very nice. I LOVE to make them as well. I found they are very easy to make and with the feathers and pin they look very nice.

tfs,

Wanda

Suz Long said...

WOW. They are outstanding. I can't wait to have one in my hand and see what you did in person.
I am still grinning about being so lucky to win blog candy!!!!! I don't usually use to many embelishments. Realying on the art work of the stamp, some color, and embossing. The blog candy got me expanding my stamp room supplies. Next step... glimmer mist. I'm getting my list ready for our meeting.
You are bringing the flowers right?
XOX Suz

Laura said...

These are GORGEOUS! Absolutely lovely! I look forward to seeing all the cool things you'll make with them!

Shari Winterstein said...

These are stunning flowers. Thanks for the video tutorial and for blessing my evening. I just signed up to follow you so I don't miss anything! :)