I'm going to blame the heat for melting my brain lately... I have not been crafting much. However, I did manage to make something the other night after the sun went down. Wanna see? Of course you do!
I was inspired by this amazing photo from Flickr friend Little Chrince -- it's her her wedding bouquet. It's fantastic -- I love it!
Through Little Chrince, I found the amazing Etsy seller, Violonjello. (Seriously click on that link to see the lovely things she's making. Look at this beautiful bouquet. Wow.)
I'm almost embarrassed to show you what I have made, after linking to those two amazing artists, but here's my first attempt at a felt flower. I tried not to get too hung up on being perfect -- sometimes that homemade-y look is nice, right?
It's Browns colors (first game is today -- go, Browns!) but I'm not sure what will come of it. It's pretty big for a pin (over 3 inches wide) and I think I'd feel self-conscious wearing it in my hair. But I may try it anyway. This was basically a practice flower, so I'm not getting too hung up on what I do with it.
I used some really beautiful 70% wool felt that I have. It feels great -- so much nicer than acrylic "craft" felt. (I know you'd disagree, Miss Wool Allergy!)
The buttons are from my huge button jar -- I love how that orange button fit perfectly into the dimple on the brown button. You can see that better in this photo:
The back looks awful (messy, messy stitches) so I definitely have to work on that when I make the next one.