Monday, 19 July 2010

Wear those pretty flowers.

I have really enjoyed making these felt flowers.
I space dyed the felt before before making up the individual flowers, then I made the centres and stitched on the seed beads.
The velvet leaves I have been selling for a couple of years and have used them alot in other flower pieces.
Heres a closer look I made a few different designs in different colours. These are velvet delphinium millinery flowers from my collection combined with felt balls stitched with yellow seed beads, I love this antique blue. This is such a rich shade of purple, I cut out some organza flowers with my soldering iron to give them more texture then added centres made with space dyed cotton velvet.
I learnt this technique to make these fab flowers at a workshop I did a couple of weeks ago, although they are felt they feel like ceramic, I can't stop making them. I've made necklaces bracelets and a brooch.
All this industry has to stop as I am off to London for a few days. My grandson is going to a Street Dance Summer school at Pineapple Studios in Covent Garden. We have booked some economy rooms in University Halls.
He will be dancing for 5 hours a day and I'm going to see loads of Exhibitions and Museums. I'm especially looking forward to seeing Grace Kelly's Clothes at the V&A.
Writng this post has been great as I have a new internet provider, Its so fast, what a treat, I'll be posting more often now I can do it In 30 minutes instead an hour and a half.
Hope you all have a great weekend.

6 comments:

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Angela, Your project turned out great. Thank's for stopping by for a visit. Have a great weekend...Julian

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Angela, It looks like you enjoyed making those necklaces and they all turned out beautiful!
Have a save trip to London and a lot of fun!
Hugs,
Julia

soggibottom said...

They are beautiful. x x x

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Those are sooo pretty!

My friend from Soggibottom sent me over - you have a lovely blog!

soggibottom said...

Thanks Angela.... x x x
Totnes every Friday/Sat ?

hungryhippie said...

These are gorgeous!! Following u back from hippie land. :o)
natalie