This morning I made some more felt flowers and two cuffs, after lunch (fed five hungry tree planters some home made red Thai curry!) I forced myself to sit down and finish several of the flowers by adding simple brooch backs. The weather has been wonderfully crisp today so I was able to take some photos of the completed works and have just now uploaded them to my Etsy shop.
This large orange and turquoise flower would look equally at home pinned to an outfit or tying back your hair so I am actually giving the purchaser the option of finishing the flower with either fitting or else I can include both the findings for them to stitch on themselves! It was actually when Hilary and I were working on Saturday that I thought of this colour combination. Although I always tell students to either compliment or contrast I have never actually combined turquoise and orange myself before. The mulberry silk around the outside of the base layer provides a nice highlight to the finished flower. You can check out some more of the flowers on Etsy and I have also uploaded the cuffs too.
The tree planting is almost finished, it is amazing what 4 or 5 men can do with 13,000 trees when armed with a simple spade and a bit of will power!