Sunday, July 24, 2011

Flower inspirations


Perhaps it is the time of year and the lack of blooms that make flowers so attractive to me at the moment. Or perhaps it's the perusal of wonderful Rachel Ashwell books featuring marvellous roses, even reading of Tonya Todman's heritage rose farm is terribly exciting!
The other thing I've been delving into is my silk supply and silk paints. I'm working on fashioning blooms and these ones have been used for hair accessories for my long haired girls. I'm pleased with the results but now need to work on presenting the flowers in a more tidy fashion ie. the backs don't look nearly as nice as the fronts! I do so like the hand painted ones.
What do you think?


10 comments:

Nell said...

Gorgeous Kel!!! I have to say that red and aqua headband is calling my name! Don't suppose we will see it in your etsy shop anytime soon?!? Too cute!

The Handmaden said...

Thanks for the compliment Nell! I'm still tweaking the hair accessories, they're not up to selling standard yet but there will be more to come :)

Forest-Dweller said...

Love the flowers...yest as the heat sets in everything seems to wilt.


With All That I Am
Carrie "Forrest-Dweller" Duvall
The Handmade Homemaker"

Lacey said...

I LOVE the painted ones! they are stunning!

Nell said...

oh goody! Can I bags an aqua and red one like in the photo then? ;)

Kylie said...

They look great. I really like the yellow and pink/red one.

The Handmaden said...

I'll get working Nell :)

quilary said...

They look stunning - nice work!

Anna Bartlett said...

The painted ones are really special. Perhaps you could stitch a felt circle on the back to cover the messy bits? Good luck with perfecting them!

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh i try to have flowers in my hair all year round, ditto for my girls, they just make you feel happy, especially went delivered to school at -5C, brrrr Canberra. Colour, size, material choice, so many different ways to make them unique & beautiful, love your choices, love Posie