Although I had things I knew I should be getting on with, yesterday didn’t exactly start on a high point of efficiency and purpose.
As is my usual habit, I got lad’s breakfast, then sat looking at Pinterest over my own bowl of granola. And as I looked at lots of pictures of flowers, an idea blossomed.
I would make some little stuffed fabric flowers, using the same method as for my doll face brooches!
I wasn’t sure exactly what I would do with them once I had made them, but I still wanted to make them nonetheless.
Alas, my first attempt did not resemble anything floral. More like a strange, lumpy little blob.
I tried adding some decoration, but it didn’t seem to improve things much.
I cast it aside in disgust. Not such a great idea after all.
Determined not to end the day’s making on a low, I decided to tackle one of the things I had promised myself I would do.
A while back I bought this stack of mount-board offcuts, thinking that they would make good backing material for stitchy pictures.
And it just so happens that I need some pictures for the Sherwood Art Week exhibition in June that I’m participating in.
So I thought – here goes nothing, and got stuck in…
It turned out ok, I think.
But despite my success, I just couldn’t get that lumpy little blob out of my mind.
I hate discarding something I’ve made, even when it hasn’t really worked out. I thought – it just needs something…
So I turned to my newest obssession – beads. I love ‘em.
I keep visiting the bead shop and having to restrain myself from leaving with a rainbow sackful of those colourful vials of seed beads.
They’re tiny, they’re blingy, and they seemed just the right thing to perk up a lumpy blobby flower, being in every sense just the opposite of lumpy and blobby themselves.
And lo and behold – what a transformation!
My beading needs a little practise, but I want to make more of them. I want to make this one into a pendant on a long string, for me.
And now I definitely want more beads.
Because anything that can transform that blob into bling has got to be worth having in quantity, hasn’t it?
Do you think if I wore enough beads they might work some of their magic on me? ♥