June 17, 2010

Acorns And Roses...

I received a package in the mail yesterday. I hope the giver
doesn't mind that I'm sharing it with you today.
Christina Jackson of iCandy sent me this wonderful surprise!
I was speechless when I opened her package to find...
Aren't they stunning? I sure think so! She also included
some beautiful laces for me to use in future projects.
You already know that I've been playing around with
French silk ribbons, but this is a new project I did yesterday.
All you need is ribbon, ground fabric for the roses, stranded
cotton (floss), wool or cotton trim fabric for leaves, and needles.
I stitched my design, sewed the piece into a cone shape and
then ran a basting stitch around the top of the cone.
I filled the cone with batting and then, once it was full, I
pulled the thread tight...and then stuffed it with more batting!
Cut some green felted wool to look like opposing leaves, sew
them over the top where you gathered the fabric. I used a
blanket stitch to secure the leaves. There you have it!
My very first Strawberry Rose.

I'm really happy with the way it turned out.
This one was stuffed with wool, but I think I may
add lavender buds to my next one.
I love the teeny tiny blossoms and the strawberry shape.
A sweet, little work of art to share with my friends.
Looks nice with my new earrings, don't you think?
I'm going to make another that doesn't have the few "little
issues" that always come from a first attempt at something new,
and then I'm going to put the next one in the mail for Christina.

Oh, by the way...This isn't the project I gave you hints for a
couple of days ago. That's something completely different, and
you'll have to wait a bit longer to see that piece. It's a surprise!
P.S. Don't forget tomorrow is the Where Women Create II studio tour! I hope you'll come back to see how I changed up my creative space for this year's event. Plan to spend a little while on the internet. There are a lot of bloggers participating this year, and you'll want to visit them all!

12 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

gail said...

Hi,, I love your beautiful "Strawberry Rose" :) Its just so pretty. You did a beautiful job. I love the acorn earrings. What a nice suprise.

Have a pretty day, gail

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a gorgeous and thoughtful gift!

Do you see how much joy you bring so many people? You are so loved, Donna!

Cindy Geilmann said...

Hi Donna, thank you so much for you sweat visit. You are so lucky to get these cool earings. And, you are so cleaver, love your cone. Can't wait to see your room.

Big Hugs

DeeDee said...

I love the strawberry rose too...just darling...and you lucky lady very cute earrings too....

thanks for the project...I might take you up on this and try my hand at those roses....

thanks Donna

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Oh I love your strawberry rose! Such tiny details. I have been facinated with this ribbon work for some time now. Yours is lovely.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

MosaicMagpie said...

Those earrings where did she ever find them, or did she make them?
The Strawberry Rose is yet another beauty. The color choices are perfect. I think that is what sets your work apart from the rest color combinations and a great eye for detail. Just lovely Donna!
I am looking forward to tomorrow!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, Donna, I can't tell you how much I love your strawberry rose! Lovely, lovely, lovely. Have a beautiful weekend! Twyla

Deb said...

Where to you come up with these ideas? I just love that embroidered strawberry! And love those acorn earrings too!

Elaine said...

It's beautiful!!

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Ineke van den Akker said...

Wow! This is beautiful!

Michelle May said...

Gorgeous strawberry rose! Just so darn charming and the earings are just so perfectly you!
You are loved by many my friend. Me included!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh my goodness! That cone is just so lovely. Wonderful, wonderful work. :) And the acorn earrings are just precious. :) Theresa


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