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.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Stitching with Scraps
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Oh those are so pretty! Could you please show how you stitched them together? Love those!ReplyDelete
Followed your link from the Inspired Room, lovely fall posts here on your blog space. Thanks for sharing this wonderful creative peice. It is fabulous!ReplyDelete
I teach napkin folding and this is a gorgeous adornment!ReplyDelete
I'm with Lori...I would love a quick description of you stitched them! So gorgeous!ReplyDelete