Sunday, 17 June 2012

Getting creative . . .

Since I'd cancelled my craft-fair at the weekend (just as well as youngest kiddo was full  of the cold) I had a little time on Thursday to play around with my tweedy-scrappy flowers.  Eventually I had made enough to make a little mosaic image with them . . .

I sort of like seeing them as a whole like this  - the top three flowers were made into pendants with some hessian string attached (the flowers all have felt backing so no itchy necks!) and the rest have brooch  pins added - I think they may be something I'll continue to make, either for sale in their own right, or for using as embellishments on zipper pouches, etc.

We've  had quite a relaxing weekend and seemed to be the only place in the country where the rain didn't make an appearance :) 

Here's some more of 'Little S's' shots (I think he may have been clocking my own love of wild flower photography closer than I thought!) . . . 

I like how the clouds are a little blurry in the background here, and the blade of grass caught in the foreground . . . 
Some lovely cuckoo flowers (Lady's Smocks) - my favourite!
Wild crocus - nice shot :)
A lovely view of the sea, just a few yards along from our house . . . .
and a cute shot of a fishing boat, in Broad Bay - just off the local pier. 

Perhaps this is something I could keep him amused with over the summer holidays - photographer in residence, hehe!  Knowing him, he'll probably try and charge me an extortionate fee for his services - typical 10 year old!!!

Not sure what's planned for this week, I'm going with the creative flow I think - the boys will be on school holidays in two weeks and my creative/productive timetable will  probably go right out the window - better make the most of the time I have left!

Back later in the week I hope - have a  good one :)
Alison x

5 comments:

peli said...

well these flowers are super cute!!!

Alessandra said...

your flowers are all gorgeous!!! I like the ideas you have on how to use them all and the future ones!!! Good work, my dear!!
Your little boy (same age as my little one!) has a good eye for pics!!!
xxxx Alessandra

Biba said...

The flower pins are beautiful, and you have one very talented photographer in residence!

june at noon said...

That first shot, with the clouds and the flower and grass ... very nice. Loving that. He's got a good eye for composition!

Claire said...

Alison, your brooches all look lovely together.
Great colours and I love the lace and button combinations.

Beautiful view of the sea near your home. You certainly live in a picturesque corner of the globe. You might have to get Little S his very own camera...

Claire x