I won't lie to you, Readers.
Not every frippery I fashion, seamlessly comes together.
It's not always glitter and artfully arranged crystals and Vogue.
This fez shaped pillbox and its vinyl flower gave me grief.
No matter what I did I couldn't get that thermoplastic magic to happen.
And, frankly, I just thought it looked out of sorts.
I was fine until I saw this old Dolce and Gabbana advertorial.
I had to change tack.
Roses and lace.
What a happy marriage.
I found these beautiful ready-made fleurs.
And knew they were the one.
I then reshaped the base into a heart.
I know, some people will never get well.
Two wired lace leaves stand up like ears.
You can lie them flat if you are so inclined.
I'll stitch that net in place.
But in the meantime, here it is.
In exciting news, it's the Mercedes Benze Fashion Festival is in Brisbane, this August.
Kerrie Hess has done the artwork.