From 1966 on, you could hear the Statler Brothers singing these lyrics,
“Counting Flowers on the wall, that don’t bother me at all
Playing solitaire ‘til one with a deck of 51”
It seems that each time I’ve finished a ribbon or felt flower that song pops back up in my head. I’m beginning to dislike it!
I started making the ribbon flowers after the Renegade Craft Fair that was held several months ago in Austin. One of the vendors, the Stitch Lab, taught how to make ribbon flowers and attach them to headbands. I was hooked! These are great fun to make and I just keep making and making and making them. I have a slew of them on clips and headbands at Paper Bear in San Marcos, Texas and have given many away to friends. Now I’m seeing flowers everywhere I go. I’m trying not to accost every little girl who walks by me with a flower in her hair, but it’s been fun to notice the many ways they can be attached to hair.
My daughter told me that felt flowers would be good for fall and I was off and running again. I’m amazed at the beautiful colors of felt that can be located and had fun creating numerous rosettes for the pins below on the left. The flowers on the right are flatter and I haven’t decided what they will be. The smaller ones may be added to ribbon to become bookmarks. Do you have suggestions? I’d also be interested in vending opportunities for these little beauties. Ideas?
By the way, I wait until after I leave the house to put a flower in my own hair. The concern on my husband’s face about whether or not at my age I’ve really lost it is just too much to bear.