Dear Fellow Artists!
It is the corn moon and while I played around with several thoughts about incorporating corn into this month’s section – it just didn’t come together. Going through my “PO” I found a corn charm – but not very exciting. And then I found the handle of an old silver spoon that had corn on it but it was too late to make a mold and use PMC to make something a little more exciting. So that will get saved for another day!
Most all of you planted your seeds that were generously given to us by Peg. As I knew no one would be home to tend them as they started to grow I have left them in the packets…maybe next year! So instead of corn I decided to make my own fantasy flowers to share with all of you. They are a combination of bead embroidery, vintage buttons, felt and horse hair flowers.
I started with felting around glass marbles and then cut the hollow felt balls off of the marbles. Now that is a challenge! Trying to get the felt thickness even around the marble and then trying to cut them in half and have the halves even took a little doing! I made them in a variety of colors and two different sizes. The different sizes allowed me to stack the smaller halves in the larger halves to give them a little more “punch”. I also felted a small flat piece that could be used for the back ground. The center of 3 of the flowers have blue woven horse hair flowers in them that come from Chile. The others have a combination of beads and vintage buttons.
The flowers were then sewn through a piece of foam and the green felt so they would fit nicely into the space and the piece had some body to support the flowers. The horse hair flowers originally had green horsehair stems that I couldn’t let go to waste. I stitched the green stems through the backing to look like blades of grass coming up through the flowers.
So now you have seen my fantasy flowers….all coming from those wonderful seed packets given to us by Peg! It was a fun project and now I have visions of felted and embroidered flowers on wire stems so one could make a bouquet.
Now on to the next space…….H. And my mind is racing with things that start with H…..happy…hooray…holy cow…..hallelujah……halibut…hamster….handles…hat…..heaven…..so many!!!!!