Monday, March 30, 2009

Made my own....

Hello folks...how are we all doing today?
Snow again last night..pfff!!
No flowers showing up in the garden yet..soo...I made my own..lol
Including some pictures here...


Some paper, felt and a branch can liven up a day. The cherry origami blossom is not glued onto the branch. These little pretties have a piece of wire on them, this way I can take them of and reuse the branch for something else or put other flowers on it when I get bored with these. They are made out of tissue paper that came out of a shoe box. I used the papers to swap up some spilled ink and voila..instant dye.
The purple flowers are made from recycled cotton yarn ( old sweater pulled apart), which was a dirty creamy white. I made sort of pompoms and then dipped the whole in the dye without soaking it totally. Then squeezed them out in paper towels and dried it with a hairdryer. This is the only time I use this thing...in crafts and arts. It has never seen my hair..lol. I used a comb to get the pompoms fluffy again. The paper towels are waiting to become beads..Yeah...
Next is a little clutch made from brown paper bags, acrylic paint and stamps. The whole is sealed with an acrylic sealer. Have not decided yet what to put on for closure. On the inside is brown paper too, its sealed the same way. This was actually fun to do, the what if factor as well as the challenge...lol.



Soo, there it is for today..some flowers and a clutchie thingy mebobber..lol.
For any questions on these projects..mail me!! Thanks again for all your wonderful comments...you wonderful people!
Everybody have a wonderful great day and go and create!
Andrea.

3 comments:

maggi said...

Love the flowers and what an original way to make them. Glad we do not have your snow. The little clutch bag is pretty too.

*jean* said...

i think we're getting the snow tonight...ugh...your flowers really brightened my day though...

*jean*

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

You are a gal of many talents! Like how you have an eye for repurposing too!