Sunday, 6 December 2009

playing with fire...


I'm using a technique I saw somewhere - but god knows where on one of my report avoiding blog/craft site rambles, that involves melting the edges of synthetic fabrics using a candle flame. It's quite exciting really because until you get the hang of how the flame affects the different types of fabrics they can burst into flames at any minute!

But those bits that survive make quite pretty flowers. They are quite quick to put together and therefore a good one to do for this market coming up suddenly where I don't have a lot of time to put things together.

As necklaces.

I've decided to do these and some crocheted toys to top up what I have left over from previous ventures. As I don't want to spend much money for this event as it is the first time the school has had stalls at the christmas carols and it may not attract a large crowd- then again it could be good (fingers crossed) Plus I think it is a good thing for the kids at school to see me there selling my craft work - a good example of the Arts in Society outcome!!!

PS: an afternoon's work. (I had the circles pre cut, that was an evening in front of the T.V)

4 comments:

Luhlahh said...

These are lovley - would make beautifl brooches too...

little red hen said...

Thanks. Yep I've made one for myself as a brooch but unless I can find some brooch backs in my stash I don't think I'll make any for this particular stall....then again....

Luhlahh said...

Don't you hate it when you have 200million things in your stash, but not the exact thing you need?? I love the yo-yos too!

bowerbirdz said...

You did a great job - these look lovely!