For this week’s challenge – CREATE – I am posting two of the projects I did a year and three years ago, respectively.
The first one is a crown of rosettes that I made for the traditional May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary last year. This was fashioned from twisties that were, well, twisted together to make the round frame; white and pink ribbons to make the rosettes, and beads, and an assortment of bows.
The second photo is of the flower girl basket that I made for a family member’s wedding 3 years ago. We got the basket from Michael’s and spruced it up with nylon, lace, ribbons, and beads. I fashioned some of the ribbons into little rosettes which accented the orange and gold bows that I made.
My mother is pretty good with fabrics – she being a seasoned seamstress. It is from her that I got the interest to tinker with cloths although I never learned to sew. When I was a child, I helped her put beads on the dresses she was making. I also saw her make cabbage roses at one time or another. When I was in grade school, we were taught how to make flowers out of crepe paper. I enjoyed doing it. Since then, I would sometimes fiddle with tissue paper or any longish and soft paper to make flowers when my hands get twitchy. That helped me fashion rosettes from cloth when I needed to. To hold the form, I stitched the folds in places.
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