I hope your week is going well. I have been enjoying the more spring like weather we have been having and all the daffodils are looking gorgeous.
The new challenge starts today on the Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) challenge blog and the theme is Handmade Flowers.
Well I am making lots of paper flowers for our daughter's wedding. Including buttonholes for people to wear. Here is a link to the page where you can see the things I am making for the wedding.
This was my first attempt, although I have made all the buttonholes, the final design is different to this one. I used the Cape Daisy die collection, designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions, to make the flowers. I shaped the flowers once I had stuck them together and I made a hole with my pokey tool in the middle. Then I threaded through a wired pearly embellishment that I had cut down. The leaves were cut with the Faux Quilled Leaves die.
I stuck some florist wire to the back of the leaves. I twisted the wires from the embellishments round the florist wire. Then I covered the stems with florist tape. Now this is weird stuff and I had not used it before. I opened the first packet the tape was not sticky. So I opened another packet I had got from a different source this also was not sticky. So I turned to Google and I discovered that the tape becomes sticky as you use it. I added a pin with more florist tape.
Here is my husband modelling this buttonhole on his jacket. He did like this design.
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