|Ohhh look at my pretties|
Hi folks. Sorry Ive been MIA. It was my Birthday on Friday there and it was more of a Birthday Weekend and then I ended up in bed with something!!! AND NO......it was not a hangover or whatever other badness you were thinking of! I know what you are all like, you naughty girls! Nah nothing as exciting as that. I know, "something" is hardly naming an illness is it?? It wasnt a cold and it wasnt a flu exactly. It was an awful sore throat, ears and neck, a high temperature and achy all over.....so whats that called? Loopy Largy? Who knows!
Anywhoodles, here are a few photos of some pretty lace flowers Ive made. The colour isnt the true colour of the real life flowers but with the awful grey Northern Ireland weather, it was the best I could do!
I took a great big bowl and filled it with boiling water and chucked in 2 used teabags. I didnt want to use new teabags as I didnt want the colour being too dark. So I gave that a good ole stir and then added a few drops of organic vanilla extract. Ohhhhhh the smell was stunning. I added the 2 different white laces to the bowl of tea water and let them soak for about 4-5 hours. I gave them a mush about, being careful not to burst the tea bags, every so often just to make sure I was getting even colouring all through the laces......I dont do patchy lace!
After that I took the laces out, gave them a good ole Loopy squeeze (which is better than an ordinary squeeze you understand!) and air dried them on an old clean tea towel. And then I made my wee pretties. Here they are, all smelling yummy of vanilla.
|These flowers were made by just gathering and folding the lace and gluing it down, round and round on a circle of cardstock, working my way in to the middle.|
|I made some of my blingy flower centres and added them to the flowers|
|Arent they beautiful. Sorry the colour isnt showing perfectly. But they do look incredibly beautiful|
|They have a lovely layered and soft feel to them without being too bulky on a card or scrapbook page|
|Here is my second flower. This one is made by taking a strip of lace and doing a simple running stitch. My tutorial is here for this type of flower. I then made a smaller flower by cutting the lace in half, right up the middle of the lace to make it a teeny wee flower and placed it on top of the bigger flower and sort of cupped the lace around my pearly centre that I made. As usual I used my trusty hot glue to glue the small flower on top of the bigger one and hot glued the flower centre in place.|
|This flower is so dainty and elegant|
|The colour is really gorgeous, I just wish the photo showed the true colour|