Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Paper Flowery Rosette-like Thingies

I have been very busy with Proofreading Projects. Therefore no time for Papery Projects (which tend to be much more interesting). But I photographed these flowers which I made a while ago. I used old magazines, some ribbon, lace and vintage buttons. (I actually mean 2nd-hand buttons, but vintage sounds so much better...)
I have used quite a few for wrapping presents (see above and below).

But mostly I wear them as brooches ...
even on my silver beanie
and my sun hat ...
I'm thinking they might be good for decorating for a spring tea party or something...


Now it must only stop raining ...

9 comments:

editor said...

this is fabulous. i cannot wait to make these - i will use magazine pages (gee, i mean IF i can find one...or maybe 20 magazines just, you know, lying around...). these are going to make such great bows on gifts. i LOVE decorating gifts!!!!

bronwyn said...

These are absolutely amazing, I love the colours, different materials, everything....please dear Anairam, don't you ever doubt your creativity and creative soul...so, I'd like to ask you, in my previous post there's a fashion collection with gorgeous material/fabric flowers and pearls, I'd love to try and make the flowers...what are your suggestions...maybe we could try something together (PS I'm adding your link, and you won't be rid of me anytime soon...hmmmm...hope yo're ok with that:)

Linda Sue said...

HA! Hamster, actually is what it is nicknamed it is really Bellingham- I DO love the paper flowers! What a great idea! Thanks for the comments on my felt work...I am getting ready for a couple of big deal shows here but doubt that people will be too eager to buy - the dollar, you know..in the toilet! I am selling the chokers for well below what they should be but must make room for new ideas. Always that! Cheers!

kendalee said...

These are gorgeous anairam! Any chance that you might open an etsy shop so that those of us who don't have the magazine and vintage button stash or are just too lazy to make our own (guess which category I fall into?) might enjoy wearing or decorating our gifts with your flowers? Also, are you planning to sell any of your very limited edition zines? If so, PLEASE consider putting me on the waiting list already... Or is that just too cheeky? Either way... etsy? just asking.

Anairam said...

editor - I'm glad you like them! They are great for decorating a gift, and the thing is, you can then tell the recipient that he/she can wear it on his/her hat as well. They might look at you as though you are totally crazy, but that is okay. Soon they will realize the total brilliance of what you have just given them.
bronwyn - Aaah, I've just had a look at your fantastic Milan post - those neckpieces are quite stunning with the pearls and all (I can actually see myself wearing something like that to a tango salon ...) Those look like they have been made with stiff fabric. (I actually tried fabric first but it was way too floppy and I didn't know how to starch it, that is why I ended up using paper - lots of different layers with softer tissue papers in between). I am so looking forward to see where you go with it - let me know what happens! (anairamtraws at hotmail dot com)PS And I'm totally okay with your link - thanks!!
linda sue - Jeez, I'm relieved that it is really called Bellingham! (There is a wine estate near here called Bellingham). Wine just sounds so much better than a rodent, don't you think? Your felt objects are truly beautiful - I hope you will post about the shows!
kendalee - Oh, you are too sweet! But as for etsy, I think not. There is a good reason for it - I've seen the objects people make and they (well, the ones I look at anyway) are made so beautifully and with care. And I am just not like that - I'm really very slap-dash when it comes to craft and creativity. I like to put thought into the idea more than into the execution, if you know what I mean? And I can't work neat, I've tried and I just cannot do it. As for the zine, well, it will probably be an edition of three and not more than 10 pages(already I'm thinking, aaaaargh, what have I let myself in for!) and it will not be anytime soon (I have to learn to draw first), but if the final product is anything near presentable I will send you one - how's that?!

editor said...

"They might look at you as though you are totally crazy," ah, i am all too familiar with this look from friends and family. ;)

Jesse said...

These are gorgeous!

Freshly Found said...

Wow these are lovely. Would love to try them myself too!

aimee said...

these are gorgeous! i would love to know how you made these!