Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hearts and Roses

Good morning fellow crafters ~ I thought I’d show my latest two creations.

Hearts are a symbol of love and roses are an ancient symbol of love and beauty. They are two of my favorite things. I have a collection of hearts made from various materials, and in my cottage gardens I also grow roses.  I love their scents, colors and forms.

In my needlework, I enjoy creating them and here are my two latest pieces. They are made with felt, silk ribbon and embroidery floss.  The silk ribbons are colored with alcohol ink markers.

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I’m just learning to embroider with silk ribbons and enjoy it very much. Using the alcohol ink marking pens is nice too as I don’t have to have all colors of ribbons, just white in 3 sizes.  Can any of you tell me where I can get 5/8” organza ribbon and also places to buy silk ribbon? I bought the ribbon I have from Thread Art.

Very good videos online for ribbon embroidery are by Crafty Attic.  I would buy from her but she accepts PayPal only. You will enjoy her videos.

That’s it for now.

Happy Creating whatever your medium ~ FlowerLady

43 comments:

Stephanie said...

So, so, SO pretty! I love how feminine they look - beautiful job :) Hugs to you!

Sandy said...

Really beautiful, Lorraine. I so love sitting in my studio working on all my artsy projects. Nothing like it for providing pure peace.Glad to hear you're doing well.

Susan Hook said...

Your roses are very pretty and a good idea to use the ink pens. I am not sure about buying ribbon, I am sure you will find an internet site somewhere.

shirley said...

Your roses are lovely lorraine, you certainly get some lovely colours with your ink pens. Have been away and just catching up. Sorry to read you have been feeling a bit low with all the heat. Keep your chin up girl you can make it.

Julie said...

Gorgeous hearts, Lorraine! Great job doing those ribbon roses. I haven't even obtained any ribbon to start learning yet!!!!! Good idea for indoor fun during all this hot humid weather!

Love, Julie

Terry said...

Hi Lorraine,

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. It is always so nice to receive a comment.

Your work is stunning! I just received an email from Lion Brand that they are carrying silk chiffon ribbon. I'm not sure if that is what you are looking for, but I thought I would let you know. www.lionbrand.com

Have a wonderful day!
Terry

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Very pretty! Your stitches are all so perfect. A sweet little treasure :)

Ozjane said...

Love the hearts, so soft with the wool. I love silk ribbon also and have quite a collection and need to begin using it again.
Thanks for your visit.

Nancy Mahlendorf said...

So beautiful!

Deborah Montgomery said...

I think I found you on MK's blog, via one of your comments. I have to tell you I'm bookmarking this page; I've always wanted to do this kind of embroidery. When things slow down a little, I'll definitely be back! I love those little hearts!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I just found your blog and I love your beautiful creations. What lovely work. I will visit your blog often.

Consider It All Joy said...

Such beautiful work, Lorraine! Hope all is well! Blessings, Cindy

Susan Elliott said...

Your ribbon roses are beautiful Lorraine!

valerie greeley said...

such neat and pretty work.

Beth L. said...

You are doing such a beautiful job with the ribbon embroidery. It is a craft I enjoy on occasion.

FeltByRae said...

Beautiful; so very pretty and so delicate adore them both but the purple is my favourite (mostly because it's my favourite colour!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello greetings and good wishes.

Very creative idea. Lovely hearts, beautiful roses. Fantastic.

Best wishes

summer said...

Beautiful! love these little hearts and Roses.

Madelief said...

Dear Lorraine,

I am popping over to thank you for your kind comment on my blog! I appreciate it very much.

The hearts you embroidered look really sweet!

Happy weekend ahead!

Madelief

Diana Studer said...

exploring another of your blogs. This one has gone quiet sadly - as you have such an enchanting header!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Delicate, feminine and just lovely.

camp and cottage living said...

Is it hard to learn?
Because those roses look complicated.
It is so pretty, Lorraine!

Connie said...

Your ribbon flowers are just beautiful. It's a craft that you do not see much any more . . . I'm delighted to see that some people are still doing it and keeping this lovely art alive and well. Stunning, absolutely stunning:)

Linda said...

Very beautiful and creative!

Debbie said...

Your ribbon embroidery is lovely! I am so glad you stopped by Seashells and Lavender...it caused me to come over here to visit you. I've been wanting to get back into ribbon embroidery, and you have inspired me to do so! What a special blog you have here.
Debbie
xo

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I sure love these heart creations. They are indeed awesome.

retriever said...

Wonderfull creation, Greeting from Belgium

http://louisette.eklablog.com "Mons ma ville"

Beatrice Euphemie said...

These are so pretty! I love that you hand-color the ribbon! xx Karen

africanaussie said...

My sister in law has done some of that silk ribbon embroidery - it looks sooo hard! beautiful and so clever to dye just the pieces you need.

Madelief said...

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog Lorraine! Hope you will be able to see the bluebell woods for yourself one day. They are incredibly beautiful!

Madelief x

Maria Elena said...

Beautiful hearts! You are very talented. Take care, Maria

Kasztanowy Domek said...

Wonderful!!!

xxBasia

Carol said...

You are creating such pretties, Lorraine! Your work is so delicate and very appealing.

Thank you so much for visiting my new craft room, and for leaving such sweet comments!

Happy Weekend!
Carol

Still Woods Farmhouse said...

You are so talented. The lavender in this piece is lovely. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!
Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Lorraine, you have out done yourself. So pretty and love the choice of colors..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Summer said...

These look so simple and charming ♥

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Traditional Simplicity said...

They are so beautiful! I really like the darker pink inside the lighter pink. I would love a smaller one that I could make into a pin and put on my winter coat! Lovely work. Hugs to you.

Kerrie said...

I have had a wonderful time catching up on all of your beautiful creations, it makes me smile and feel happy just looking at all the color and beauty! You are so talented! Hugs, Kerrie

Stacey said...

Lorraine, your heart needlework is beautiful!! I used to collect heart things years ago and then stopped somewhere along the way. You are making me realize that I should revisit that. :)

Thanks so much for the very sweet comment you left me today.

Valerie CottageMakingMommy said...

Very beautiful. I love anything heart related.

Sandi said...

I am not a crafter, sadly. The ability to make these beautiful things looks like a superpower to me, Lorraine! Thank you for sharing a bit of your gift with me. :)

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

So very pretty and dainty!

Still Woods Farmhouse said...

I've said it before and will say it again...you are so talented. Lovely hearts and roses!
Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse