First, I must issue heartfelt thanks to you all, for the positive, encouraging comments about my book project. You've made me feel SO much more confident about this undertaking. Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Now.... what could this be?
Well, it looks like fabric flowers made using Blair's tutorial, connected by what appears to be the world's longest scrunchie.
And yes, each flower has a tiny light bulb poking out from the center.
And leaves are added here and there, twisted on with pipe cleaner stems.
Let's plug it in and see how it looks!
By now, you've probably gathered that my latest borderline insane idea was to make a flowery garland from a string of party lights. The string came from World Market, and originally the lights had paper lanterns on them. I popped those off and fitted the flowers onto the rubber grommets that held the lanterns, and added a pinked circle to hold the fabric away from the bulbs. (I sewed the flower petals further out from the middle so I could cut an opening in the center) Then in my usual fashion, I decided perhaps it needed some leaves, then had the brilliant (not really) idea that I could cover the wire with a sort of scrunchie effect. Well, try turning a one inch-wide, sixteen foot long tube of fabric and then tell me how great an idea that was. But it turned out pretty darn cute when it was all said and done.
It is now entwined in the lattice over my studio work table. Its really quite festive! If you'd like to see more fabric flowers, check out the Flickr group!
Well... onward to the next zany adventure!