Monday, 25 January 2010

A little needlework

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.


craftimamma said...

No wonder you're pleased with it Jo, it's lovely. Hope you do get to use it this time.

I've made a start on my project but our photo editing programme is playing up so can't post anything until OH has a look at it.

Lesley Xx

Elaine said...

Great Jo
These projects are leading us out of our comfort zones already. I have found some organiza to use, but like you I am not sure how to fit it in - it is going to be a challenge for me, but I suspect my approach might be more of a casual scrunch, than a beautifully crafted flower! Well done!
Elaine xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Very pretty Jo, and very vintage, which I love. I do vintage too! The colour is gorgeous, so it would be a shame not to use it, as you say, if not for this project, then for another one. Judith x

eraser carver said...

Very pretty - it would work wonderfully as a brooch too - just gorgeous!

Aquarius said...

Love this flower - must start raiding my fabric stash