Monday, 1 September 2014

Spring Baking

 Am I the only one who has never heard of 'rainbow roses?'
Tell me, please.
 I spied these beauties at The Grounds in Alexandria, Sydney.
Frankly, I fell in love.
There's a fair bit of frippery involved in making these. Google told
me that you have to split the stems; three ways; and pop the stems in dyes.
Well, I never.

How's your Spring going?
I had a lovely weekend, fashioning fleurs.
Boring the Dog of the Year witless.
Who subsequently had to spend hours staring at the flooring.
Hoping it would open up and a side of beef might appear.
While I dyed.
Yellow and purple.

 Trimmed and sized.
Dried and shaped.

 I did a bit of Spring baking.
Shaping and drying those thermoplastic petals.
Keeping a certain eye on the oven timer and temperature.


How's your spare time?
If you have got it, pop into to the Brisbane Arcade and check out the boutiques, including
The Hat Box's Spring collection.
Window shop.
 There's some pretty fleurs around.
It's not quite Paris, but it is all we've got.
And, it's lovely.


Friday, 29 August 2014

Spring Headpieces: Visual Diary and Creative Spaces

 Here's some of the visual stimulus inspiring my Spring headpieces.
I'll start with lovely, old pastel-coloured diamante brooches.
Jewell colours.
 Lace and pink vinyl.

 Dyeing pink silk and organza.




Two big, papery pink, sequin embellished fleurs bought in Paris. Transported to the House of Flora 
wrapped in the corners of my suitcase.

 Creative spaces.
Enjoy your weekend.
I will be house-keeping.
And, fashioning a bit of frippery.