Friday, 29 June 2012

Black Zipper Orchid...


...not to be confused with a Slipper Orchid ;-)! I made another zipper flower today while the little guy was taking some Zzzzzzzs (I am in packing denial).

I got myself a thimble, and even though it was obviously made for bridezilla and kept falling off my finger (and I'm no small person) it made the job MUCH, much more pleasant. I also tried sewing the flower onto the felt circle. That worked well too....but I ended up applying a second, larger felt circle over the back once I was done...just to hide the really messy stitching.

I left the slider on this one, as a bit of a 'feature'. I also applied a button in the centre....which was SO much easier than sewing in the twirled up zipper end, although possibly not quite as nice looking...I'm undecided.
Now it's time I went foraging in the fridge for some dinner! Wish me luck...

Have a good one,


Blogged to: 100% Pure Love - Crystal Waters, I Drove All Night - Cyndi Lauper, Don't Bring Me Down - Electric Light Orchestra and Bridge to Your Heart - Wax.

4 comments:

KimB said...

I love the addition of the zipper pull Sam, adds a really decorative touch. I can't decide whether its more of a stamen or stem but either way it looks good :)
xxx

Asha said...

You're on a roll now, Sam! I definitely see a black orchid. The slider detail...that's just pure genius. Is there anything you can't do, woman?! ;-) I am in awe!

hugs

Jodene said...

That looks so cool! I love this!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wonderful! So funky! Xxx