Some of you may have wondered what I was doing with this vicious looking tool yesterday...
I wasn't making rugs but instead was creating some flowers for a special occasion...
Some of you may have read on Mrs Lucy Locket's blog about a bloggers blind date that will be happening in London in March and Mrs Moogsmum suggested she might wear a pink carnation so we would recognise her. Well being textilely creative types I thought we should all have fabric carnations. I remembered reading a tutorial on Molly Chicken's blog long ago before I started blogging, about how to make a rag rug corsage so I looked it up and ... hey presto... a pink carnation (of sorts) You'd recognise that chest anywhere!
And when not wearing it on one's chest... you can take a simple pink bag (with retro Laura Ashley lining)
And simply pin it on!
I felt the back needed some matching ragged embroidery
Of course now I'm totally hooked (Ha! excuse the pun) and want to make a rag rug but have so many other things to finish first. Which of course means I'll probably make a start on the rug tonight.
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Thank you everyone who left a comment on yesterday's post... the names will all go in a hat.
(Except Neil... your marmalade awaits!)