Now this is quite unlike me! When assembling my embellishments for the project I noted that Jean had used some coloured scrim on hers. I raided my fabric collection for something that might work and found a gorgeous piece of velvet. It is pink and brown and shot through with gold threads. I decided it would be too heavy to use as Jean had, but then had a vague recollection of seeing some velvet flowers on someone's blog. It's a while ago and I feel bad that I don't remember who had made them. If you think it might be you let me know as I'd love to credit you. Anyway, I got out the old needle and thread and made my own flower. It reminds me a little bit of Judith's lovely paper lollipop flowers, which are very modern looking. But by adding the pretty metal brad I'm hoping my flower will look nice with a vintage image I have my eye on.
It might turn out that the flower is a little big for this project but I'm quite pleased with it so if it is I'll save it for another occasion.