Saturday, 20 August 2011

Flowers inside and out!

For my birthday, in the spring, I had some Dahlias to plant. It was a mixed bag and if the leaf shapes and sizes are anything to go by there will be many different blooms!

This is the first to flower:


Looking forward to some more colourful flowers over the summer!

Talking of which...here's one I prepared earlier!




...a little random wooliness for a friend's birthday.....





...needlefelted onto a commercallyproduced bag using Rowan Biggy Print.

I'm hoping one day I'll be needlefelting onto my own wet felted items........





6 comments:

Rainy Day Crafter said...

I love dahlias, and your photo is so pretty! Your bag is lovely too, I'm sure your friend will be really happy with her pressie :)

Tracey Todhunter said...

Lucky friend :) I love dahlias, they always cheer me up when I see them in the garden.

Becky J said...

That dahlia is stunning, I love the way the colour seems to bleed in from the edges of the petals. Lovely bit of needle felting. I just love the colours in that wool. You must give 3d felting a go. It's not hard, just very time consuming!
Becky x
PS Thanks for entering the giveaway - good luck!

Jenny Blair said...

gorgeous flowers, atleast one of them will never fade as autumn approaches.Lucky friend you have :)

ThatFuzzyFeeling said...

I always admire your needle felted wool creations, Ali - I always needle felt using wool tops and never have any success when using yarn. I love the zingy colour combinations of that flower against the plain background of the bag! Liz x

Starfish Studio said...

The edges of the petals on that dahlia are just beautiful and I love what you've done on your friend's birthday bag - I'm sure she'll love it!