|My handmade flowers|
Hi folks. Well its been a wee while since I've made any flowers but I made a lot of these for a lovely lady that sent me some gorgeous Timmy goodies. Thank you so much Jean, I loved all the goodies you sent me. I really hope you liked the flowers I sent you.
Just before I show you the flowers, I have one question.......any word of Summer ANYWHERE in the UK or Ireland yet???? What is going on here people??? I'd ask for a refund for this broken weather but there is no customer services helpline on this one!!! I am on my sofa with the central heating on full blast AND a single duvet pulled up under me cheeks practically!! My wee eyes are peeking out over the top of my duvet with one hand sticking out to type this post! lol. I look completely ridiculous but I'm freezing my butt off here!! Gale force winds, hail stones and frost at night and the mornings..............does that sound like late Spring to you??? I'm that cold that I was eyeing up Nimbus.....our cat who is a long haired fluffy fur ball. I actually wanted to lift her and wrap her around my neck as a scarf!!! Though for some reason she didn't agree with this method of me staying warm so I conceded defeat and had to make do with her keeping my feet warm instead...........the spoil sport! lol
Anywho, here are the flowers that I have been making. Beware........there are quite a few photos as there are quite a few flowers.....
|These are made using various different laces with my wee flower centres in the middle.|
Fluffy Goodness flowers
|I was just messing about with some left over bits of material and came up with this. Its so pretty.|
|Again this flower can be "fluffed up" or kept flatter for whatever type of project you have in mind for it. I added some pink satin ribbon and a button to the centre.|
|Some more lace flowers|
|This one is made simply by gluing the lace to a circle of card and gluing it from the outside in to the centre. So simple but makes a very affective and beautiful flower. Again it can be fluffed up or left flatish.|
|This would be one of my favourite laces as its incredible soft and fluffy and makes the most beautiful flowers. This flower centre was simply made by using a wee buckle slider and a 10mm flat back pearl glued to the centre.|
|This is another beautifully soft lace and makes stunning flowers.|
|This lace was tea dyed by me. Yip........I was out with me big bowl of boiling water, tea bags and fresh vanilla and I soaked my white lace in the liquid. The beautiful vanilla smell perfumed the lace and my house at the same time.|
|This is a beautiful 2 tone lace sent to me by my lovely friend Tricia who is alittleshabbychic on Youtube. You should check her out, she makes the most beautiful projects. Click here to go to her channel.|
|This one is made using white gathered lace. I only had a wee bit of this lace left and it was just right for thid flower. Gathered lace is surprisingly difficult to find here and when you do....it costs a small fortune to buy!|
|These would be another one of my favourites. They just look so shabby chic.|
|Made using cream lace and one of my flower centres|
|Another Fluffy Goodness flower using pink satin and black tulle. A completely different look to the lace flowers|
|The dimension on these flowers is just beautiful and because the tulle is quite stiff, they hold their shape and dimension really well.|
|I made the wee pink rose from pink satin ribbon and the some beautiful brown polka dot material.|
|I love the fabric on this wee flower|
|Country Kitchen collection flower|
|This is made using a beautiful satin flourished fabric and white lace with one of my flower centres|
|The fibres of the material come off a wee bit on this flower but I think it just adds to the shabby chic style of them|
|And lastly I sent Jean some of my flower centres as well. So now she has plenty of flower centres to make her own flower.|
Thats it from me folks. Sorry if Ive been a bit absent lately. Loads going on in Loopy Land! If any of you happen to bump in to Summer......could you send it over to Northern Ireland please?! Cheers big ears.
Ps.......Before I go, I just wanted to wish my wee Granda or Grangra as my wee sister used to call him, a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY for yesterday. Hope you had a wonderful birthday wee Spring Chicken.