Yesterday I was playing around with some scraps of fabric - I hate throwing away leftovers after making a project. This was made from some torn duipionni silk. A little hand-stitching, some fluffing and a few freshwater pearl beads...and wouldn't you know it - a flower emerged.
But what to do with it? Well, I thought it looked pretty against a colored napkin as a table accessory.
And also as a pin on my black wool winter coat - which I am not wearing yet, but the day is soon coming. Or it would be pretty on a gift, tied to a bag, stitched to a pillow. Just thinking about the possibilities makes me want to make a few more of these.
And the scrap pile will diminish! Yay!
edited to add: Several have asked for instructions on how to make this flower. I hope to do a tutorial in the next couple of weeks.