Today has been a little cooler, only about 20 degrees, so I have spent some time finishing off some projects and creating one new item.
When I recently visited the rose garden with Ally I was taken with the rose pictured above. I don't know what it is called but it is pretty.
I thought I would try to create a brooch that looked a little like the rose. Layers of chiffon circles were stitched together and then held over the gas flame to curl and colour them a little.
Bright beads form the centre and the backing is wood: I bought this backing from a stall holder at a craft show years ago. He makes these pieces himself and I have kept it hoping to find a good use for it.
I stitched through the rose and through to a button on the back to be sure it was secure.
All in all I am quite please with this. I might add a little more pink. mmm.....