My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Fabric, Paper and Ribbon

Just wanting to mention to those of you who haven't seen my laundry room that the new "Pages" at the top of my blog just under the banner and entitled "My Home" includes the photos of my laundry room, which you just might find interesting. ;-)

On th' rose kick again, chicks. Just trying out different things I can do with them really. These are what I've come up with. I may try selling them on etsy though. Every single one is a different rose unless I mention that it's NOT or they are in groups. I don't remember how many I've made the past few days. DUH!

Back of the above lolli. I love pink and red together.

I call this one my "grunge shabby froufrou" lolli. ;-)

Backside of one above.

I call this one "majesty." Pink ostrich feathers and a rolled fabric rose. I also put a pink crystal on it.

The back has another rolled rose made of iridescent fabric.

And this one is another paper rose I'm experimenting with at the moment.

And one in pink.

Again, these are made from coffee filters.

My absolute favorite one so far. It's really beautiful for a paper rose.

These are NOT really orange but are simply too close to the camera but I've got to hold it while taking the picture and that's pretty much CLOSE.

Now, these are the ones I dipped in food coloring but later I added yellow watercolors around the edges. I just dipped the brush in the watercolor and dragged it around the edges. No right or wrong way to do it, just practice to get the effect you like best.

Two with the yellow edging. Each one will turn out differently.

This one I edged in darker pink—almost magenta edging. Gorgeous in person!

This one I painted with acrylic paint around the edges. It turned out really lovely.

This one came out blurry and I knew it would because I was taking it in my studio (I've decided to call my craft room my studio) without much light plus I sort of moved when I clicked the shutter button and the settings were too low but after I downloaded it to my iPhoto I liked the soft ethereal look of it. I thought I'd just show you along with the better photo of it. Call me silly. ;-) But this one I used acrylic paint on it.

Here's the one where I didn't move.



  1. Goodness Connie. You've been one busy chick. The roses are so soft and pretty. Don't you love it when you get on a kick. I've been sewing, maybe one day I'll actually post about it.

    Hope you're enjoying a gorgeous Sunday. Hugs...Tracy :)

  2. Love your lollies Connie...they're very pretty!
    And your coffee filter roses are stunning! I love how you've tipped some of them, just beautiful!

  3. Wow - these are amazingly effective. And if you run out of ideas, you can make coffee too, lol. Love these - what a very clever idea.

  4. Better than ever, go girl.. happy Sunday. very nice.


  5. Beautiful, as always, Connie! I always love seeing what you are up to in your studio.


  6. Connie your roses are luscious and so dainty. I adore making the paper roses and nothing quite like experimenting with the filters. I also love using the brown ones. Thanks for sharing your fun and creative beauties! XXMollye

  7. Hi Connie:
    I have visited your blog many times and love the creative ideas you come up with. I truly like the roses!!!
    I am following you, finally : )
    take care and have wonderful day

  8. Wonderful lot of sweet roses, my dear.

    I love the paper ones and your colors really make them pop.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Aunt May's Cottage
    Shades of Old

  9. Oh Miss Connie your roses look so real!
    I love when you add color to the edges......
    And those lollies are too cute!

    Miss Emma loves your hugz and sends some back to you!

    Blessings, Dolly

  10. Ooooh Pretty !! I love the last one, that is my favorite :) Hugs :)

  11. After checking out your blog on Pink Saturday, I wanted to come back and visit a while. Your blog is just beautiful. Can you tell me how secret? How do you get your pictures to show up so large on your blog? This new blogger would appreciate the info.


    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  12. Love those pretty posies!!!



  13. Hi Connie! You are always so busy doing something! I love all of these roses you made. I'll have to see if you put any in etsy cuz there's a couple that would look very nice living with me!!

    I've had lots of family stuff going on lately but things are much better now and I hope to be back in the swing of blogland! It's always a pleasure to visit with you!!

  14. Thanks ever so much for coming by The Open Window and leaving a peachy sweet comment!

    These roses are really fabulous and fun...thanks so much for sharing them : )

  15. Wonderful roses! See I knew you were making roses while cleaning your craft room!!

    I tea dyed some filters and have been playing with roses myself-they are fun!

    Can you believe it's already a brand new week!!? Pray it is a blessed one for you!

    bee blessed

  16. Hi Connie, so nice to meet you! I'm really loving your paper roses, all the ways you can make them, I can see they'd be addictive! LOL The one with the tinted edges is just gorgeous!

  17. I love this tutorial! Your blog is beautiful..I invite you to come visit mine. Have a great day!


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