Sunday, January 13, 2013

unreal roses

 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.....



 

5 comments:

margaret said...

a lovely brooch you have made Dianne, it will be hard to sell it as I am sure you want to keep it for yourself!You will have to make some more, they would make great birthday presents.

katherine said...

Looks fantastic Dian. It is such a pretty rose.

Juliettecherry said...

Really pretty Dianne. Reminds me of summer, which is so far away from us here in the UK ar present.

shirley said...

Your brooch is pretty Dian, and how simple to make it.

Linda said...

Your fabric rose really does look like the real deal Dian!! It's so lovely, and I can see you really love making these. It's been so hot, nobody is feeling like doing much at all. Cheers.