My Blog has always been an outlet for my creative endeavors and I never was able to classify it in any one category. This probably would have been more beneficial when folks were looking for certain topics but I didn't think about that when I began blogging. I just started making things and posting pictures.
Now, this isn't going to be a flash back post, so don't be alarmed! I just wanted to say that I should have made a section for Shabby Chic, because for me, it will never go out of style! I love old lace, shattered pink silk and little porcelain doodads.
When I am working on something I often tea dye the trims and fabrics so that they appear older and frayed. I made this bear several years ago in a Marie Antoinette phase I was in and loved the decadent use of silk flowers, pearls and velvet. The ship's sails were made from satin and linen and I strung the masts with crystals and beads.
Last night as I was wandering around the webs I found a new (to me) site called The French Cupboard and I knew I had to share the rosettes with you. Here is the link to the page with all the different tutorials and how to's.Check it out- there are some really nice flowers shown there.
I would love to do something similar here and have a giant Rose/Flower making party with everyone linked up to their blogs and showing off their own flowers. Ever since I posted my own flower making tutorials my stats have jumped off the charts with crafty types coming by to get the info on twisted flowers and fabric roses that I make, so I know how popular they are.
I woke up my right brain this morning making a few new flowers to jazz up a new bag I bought recently that is made with natural canvas and trimmed in tulle and wrinkled ruffles of muslin. I love wearing skirts and dresses and pinning on a big flower just makes me smile. Maybe it's too old fashioned but I see lots of 3D flowers being added to t-shirts and around necklines, so I think it must be trendy now- modern old fashioned- I think we can be liberated and still enjoy wearing aprons, ruffles and lace without it diminishing our power as strong women.
Maybe I can do a Shabby Roses of September Slumber Party here with a virtual celebration of all things shabby, chic, french, sweet, tattered and feminine. What do you think? Would you participate? Do you make flowers to wear or pin in your hair? Next month, several of my friends and I are going to have a slumber party- it will be my first and I anticipate fine food, paper doll making~ stamping fun and chick flicks and giggling! Lots of giggling- I might even take my mini trampoline just to keep things hopping! heehee. I think it would be great fun to make some flowers to wear to add to the festivities!
Leave a comment if you think you might want to participate in the Shabby Roses of September (virtual) Slumber Party and I will notify you with details as I get it all together.
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