January 29, 2010

I Just Couldn't Resist...

I know, I know...I said I'd finish that beaded shawl first,
but the French silk ribbons were calling me.
I couldn't concentrate. I tried to resist, but I just couldn't.
I ran my fingers through the ribbons and selected shades
of soft pink, seashore blue, earthtone, white and sand...
and then I started to manipulate and stitch them to buckram.
I added a milliner's bow in champagne duppioni silk, and then
a few velvet leaves and buds...and created this combination to be
used to embellish a new project I've been working on in my head.The soft cotton candy pink ribbon became a large rose,
and I hid clusters of sand and earthtone blossoms with
sparkling beads beneath its petals. There will be more to this one
before it's finished, but for now I'm happy with its sweet beginnings...Ribbons in soft, sultry colors make my heart sing.
Just like sending a Valentine to myself.
Resisting these ribbons is like resisting chocolate.
These ribbons make me weak in the knees.
I just couldn't resist.

18 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Sharon said...

I think I need to come visit you for lessons. Just beautiful my friend. Yummy better than chocolate. Sharon

The Farmer's Attic said...

Oh my, they are absolutely beautiful! I love to stop by each day and see your creations. I am in awe and inspired!

Thanks for sharing,


Anonymous said...

unspeakably gorgeous, I'll take those over chocolate any day.YUMMY...Love you Mumsy

Linda K. said...

I'm in love with these roses. I'll have to learn how to make them. The colors are so pretty. Yummy.


Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

I can see why you couldn't resist the ribbon--beautiful, and as always you've made them into something that leaves us breathless! Thanks for sharing. ; )

Kristine said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Katie {My Paisley Apron} said...

and they're gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

Just enchantlingly beautiful, Donna!
I agree with you...these colors, textures are just irresitable!
Thanks so much for sharing their beauty and your extraordinary talent with us!


Cozy Little House said...

The word that best sums this up: exquisite!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Donna...they are so gorgeous!! I can see why you can't resist making them...I hope you are feeling so much better and on the mend ~ wishing you a restful Sunday dear friend, hugs and love, Dawn

The Rustic Victorian said...

Soooo pretty Donna,,,I think ribbons and lace are just the best therapy,,,along with buttons, and of course chocolate.

Shirley said...

Your ribbon roses are going to be beautiful. I can understand how you couldn't resist. It is like being a child in the candy store. I will be anxious to see your pink one finished. You take care

Room to Inspire said...

They are simply gorgeous. I love the ribbons, better than chocolate!


Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh my I love these so much. I can not believe how talented all my blogger friends are and I can not even stand up straight.
Love this post

beedeebabee♥ said...

How beautiful your flowers are! I don't think I could have waited to play with those gorgeous new ribbons either! Soooo pretty, Donna! Hugs, Paulette ;)

sanjeet said...

Just beautiful my friend. Yummy better than chocolate

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Libbie said...

These are really pretty! I love them! Good job!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Oh yeah...they are sooooooooo fabulous!!! Dag girl is there anything you can't do???


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