Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Busy Making Flowers!

I took advantage of the snow drift on my front deck to get some natural lighting pics of what I have been up to this past few days.  I have made two dozen felted wool flowers.
I used all sorts of patterns, some I made up, some I found online. 
In the center of each flower I put a vintage earring which had been removed from the clip part!
That earring thing was my own idea...I was at an auction and saw a large lot of vintage beaded cluster earrings.
They were beautiful and in excellent shape, I left a bid, but didn't get them.
So I started looking around on eBay and found some that were affordable!
I love the pink earring above...and I love the charcoal flower below!
I have been trying to spice up my photos, so I used an old book of quotes I found at GoodWill as the background.
The flower pin below is a dark purple...I don't know if it is my computer or my camera, but I have trouble getting the true colors in my pictures.
This one looks like a poinsettia...
And this one is a strange combo of pink and red....
It has been fun having something this fun and easy to do while snowed in!  Now on to the cleaning I need to do!

39 comments:

Lindsey @ Confessions Of A Marine Wife said...

Super cute!

Meri said...

Gorgeous! I especially love the first large pic, the pink one. What a great idea with the earrings- I use buttons when I make my fabric pins (not nearly as fancy as yours, btw).
Well done!

Sarah said...

very, very PRETTY!!

and I love the idea of using book pages as a photo backgorund, I may have to borrow that idea in the future... ;)

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Ellen, these are sooooo cute!

janimal said...

Wow - those earrings look terrific! What a great idea. They are just beautiful.

Emily {WhipperBerry} said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks for linking this up too!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

How pretty these are. I really like your use of the vintage earrings. Hugs, Kim

JunkyJen said...

I love these. I made some similiar using old earrings as well and attached them to hats.

G and H said...

Beautiful!! I think the charcoal are my favorite. I can think of a bunch of things to put them on - like how pretty would they be as toppers on a wrapped gift? How fun!

Wendy Walker Cushing said...

I love your flowers! So beautiful!!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

These are beautiful!!!!!!!!!! Great job :)

Meg said...

Wow! Just...GORGEOUS, Ellen!

Shauna at The Reed Life said...

great idea with the vintage earring! love that!

DeniseAngela said...

these are gorgeous! love them all!

justlivesimply said...

Great idea to use the vintage earrings. They are all so beautiful!
Kristen

creativejewishmom/Sara said...

love these, and especially the earing in the center!
thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

Erin said...

You did a beautiful job!! I love the earring centers! :)

I'm planning to make flowers for a pillow I'm working on...this is perfect inspiration!

Betsy said...

I love these and the earring in the center is the perfect touch.

Emily said...

I am obsessed over felt flowers lately! I love these! Great touch with the vintage earring!

megan said...

I've been making felt flowers lately, but I haven't added the beads like you did. I love it!!

By the way, I am hosting a giveaway right now that you might be interested in!

Lisa said...

How pretty and clever, and the settings you photograph them in are perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Lisa x

Thendral said...

very pretty flowers!

Hattie said...

adorable! I love all the different shapes and colors. The vintage earrings add the perfect touch of glam!

Katie said...

Very cute idea! Great thing to try to do with some of my old earings!
--Katie

www.blah2beautiful.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

How pretty! These would look great on a wool coat or blazer!

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

I love these! I've been wanting to give these a try.

Love the earrings in the middle!

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

I love these!! I just bought a felt flower headband at a craft show actually :) I hope you stop by my linky party this weekend!

Simply Domestic said...

I love all your flowers! I hope you decide to do a tutorial or share your links!:)

Judy said...

Those are such beautiful flowers. I would love for you to do a tutorial on how to do these. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back. I am having a link party that opens up tonight at 8pm EST. I would love for you to link up and join the fun.

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

These flowers are AMAZING!

Misae Richwoods said...

They're really cute. Could you put a brooch clip on the back?

Jill said...

Oh those flowers are gorgeous! And they look great photographed on the snowy background too!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit this week!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

Very cute! The gray one is my favorite! I would love for you to link up any of your projects to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties.

And I'm a new follower :)

www.youngnester.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

So super cute! Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All!

Jenn Erickson said...

These are some of the loveliest felt flowers I've ever seen! I love all the ruffly layers of petals, the color combinations, and the creative touch with the vintage clip earring! Such a wonderful contribution to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Thank you! Happy Valentines' Day! Jenn/Rook No. 17

Debra@Common Ground said...

Darling, so sweet on a sweater, hat, or even pillows. love those soft pinks!
Thanks for linking up with VIF,
hugs,
Debra

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Cute flower pins. Love the extra touch of jewelry on them.

Danielle

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a gorgeous blooms!

I am having an antique auction on my blog. All sorts of lovely and romantic finds looking for a new home. I hope you'll stop by.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Atif said...

These flowers are AMAZING! and looking so pretty.


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