Daisy on Aqua Apron

DSCN0205My Mothers favorite flowers are daisies, so I made this apron for her thinking she would pick it for her birthday out of all the ones I had made. To my surprise she picked a Cheshire cat inspired apron that I had made on a whim, ( no photos of, at least yet). She really liked this one but the bright fuchsia and purple of the other made her happy. This was my first time working with cream  Cluny Lace, I was nervous but learned how to deal with it. I really recommend this type of lace now it feels nice and soft on a finished project.

DSCN0207 I loved the little pink flowers on the pocket, and I think goes well with the yellow straps that feature tiny little pink flower buds.

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Silk Poppy ,Hops and Feather Cascade Wedding Bouquet

I was recently married to the man of my dreams. I made the crazy decision to try to make everything, I mostly succeeded.  I made myself this bouquet after not finding anything vintage enough to go with my 1920-30s look. I never intended on the hops being part of it but  I couldn’t find any foliage I liked better so here it is; dusky purple Poppies, green and white hops, green ranunculus,  cream and green  love lies bleeding and cream feathers.  I covered the holder in a soft moss before adding the flowers so it looks fuller. I really loved how it turned out . My husband ( who is a big H.P Lovecraft fan) told me it looked Cthulhu-ey. while I no longer have my bouquet, I sent it up to be with my ailing aunt who couldn’t make it, it made me so happy, in fact i was informed by my husband that when I stepped out, he heard a gasp followed by “Oh my God look at the bouquet.”