Tuesday, September 17, 2013

got (elderly) flowers?

do you remember when prima first came out with their little mulberry paper blossoms? because i do... vividly. they came in big jars, with only one or two colors in them, and it seemed *impossible* to choose which one to get. i guess other people had the same dilemma, because while i was trying to decide i saw someone on ebay who was selling a little craft organizer with an assortment of colors and sizes. i bought one, immediately, of course. i've used some and added some and used more and added more and... well... i've still got a pretty full organizer, though probably most of its current contents are second or third generation flowers:

at the moment the purple section's a bit depleted looking, however, because this week at shopping our stash the brief is to use your oldest flowers (or oldest flower stamp, if you prefer) and i've sewn over a dozen onto this gift bag for niece lindsay's upcoming birthday:

florals: prima + oriental trading co; patterned paper: colorbok, bo bunny, lily bee, making memories, dcwv; chipboard letters: gcd design; brad: making memories; pearl: recollections; border punches: recollections, ek success; ink: colorbox; various bits of lace from my stash; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, gluedots, low temp hot glue)
please excuse the truly appalling photo; i ran out of daylight, then time, and finally, patience. the layers are not actually all crookedy and weird, either, i swear! but this thing is oversized and super-shiny and... well, i think there's a vague possibility it may have secretly joined the witness protection program at some point, because i know it really, REALLY did not want me to take an accurate/attractive photo. in real life it's pretty cute, though, i swear! in fact, you're all invited over to see it in person, at which time light (but not well-lit, alas) refreshments will be served! :)

do stop at SOS on your way, though, because the rest of the DT have made cool projects and taken excellent pictures. go and see! go and seeeeeeeee!!!


  1. witness protection...LOL....you crack me up!
    Awesome altered gift bag!

  2. Seriously, I'm giggling! Not well-lit snacks indeed. LOL.
    I am in love with all these layers - and that gorgeous lace bow!

  3. I never got much into the whole flower movement. I think I did buy one bottle of wine colored/pink flowers circa 2003 or earlier I'm sure. lol. theres some of them around here somewhere. I remember they came in a bottle. ha! I like how you have all the pretty colors in the container to store them. ;)


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