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.

5 comments:

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