Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dahlias and Roses and Wachoo! Oh my.

I've been working on lots of flowers this week. These won't be making it to my shop, they're all commissioned/gifted pieces.

I only meant to make one Dahlia but wound up with two thanks to a small measurement mishap. It thankfully didn't ruin the first one but it did make it too big for my project so I had to put it aside temporarily. Here's the proper sized, first completed (second started) Dahlia in action:

Can you believe 40 petals on that flower? All hand cut and rolled by your truly.

The box is a repurposed (4) mug box so it's nice and sturdy. I left the bottom alone with it's polkadotted paper but painted and then recovered the lid in Beige Linen. To break up the Beige-ness on the lid, and have something to attach the Dahlia Pin to, I added an Ivory Satin Ribbon down the center. It's not shown in this photo but I'll be lining the box with purple tissue paper. I've also folded wax paper divider boxes because this box is soon to be full of tea and homemade cookies! Nom.

I don't have a pic of the other Dahlia finished yet but there is one of it 2/3 complete with Tiger Buddy plus another pic of the Roses I'm working on on my Facebook page.

xx ~Static


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