Sunday, August 17, 2008

Late Summer Blooms

This time of year there is so little color in our garden. We're enjoying the hydrangeas and are surprised by a few late blooms on other climbing plants like our violet clematis. Usually I just enjoy these flowers from a distance because they grow over our arbor, but I love the detail in this close up shot.

Although this felt creation isn't quite a clematis flower, it has a fun, rolled up felt, fringe center that adds a nice detail.

A few years back I added a hydrangea tree to the back corner of our yard. It's been growing slowly in height, but has tons of great blooms. The other day after a rain shower I went outside to take a few pictures for inspiration. This shot really captured the shape of each individual flower and gave me a good starting point for creating this treasured flower in felt.

Here's a sneak peak at my work in progress - which features my version of a felt hydrangea flower. Visit our shop on Etsy soon to see the completed projects!

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