I am delighted to be taking part in the Blog County Fair, a fun brain child of Laura Bray & Vicki O'Dell. Just click on the button to hop along to see all the delightful entries in the County Fair!
I created an entry for the Quilting & Sewing Category. I posted earlier about my meeting Diane Gilleland at Clover's booth this summer. (See below) Since then I have been obsessed a little with creating Kanzashi flowers. With fall coming I have started creating the flowers in wool for brooches to wear on fall and winter coats. I have added extra petals in green for leaves and a stuffed yo yo for center!
"One of my favorite booths to visit at every trade show is Clover's to see what new tools and products they have. At the summer CHA show the most delightful young woman was demoing Clover's new Kanzashi flower templates. Diane Gilleland or Sister Diane as she is known online is the author of a beautiful book Kanzashi in Bloom and the popular online blog CraftyPod, "a blog and podcast about making stuff".
Clover developed the templates to create the flowers from Diane's book. The templates are easy to use. The folded petal flowers are an ideal embellishment and a great way to use up very small scraps. In her book Diane has twenty lovely projects from wearables to home decor. A stunning black and white check scarf is punctuated with vibrant red flowers."