Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Bunch Of Flowers




Thank you so much for all your supportive comments on my last post - they really raised my spirits, and also inspired me.  Josje suggested flowers, and so I attempted my very first bunch, red parrot tulips.  Not quite as spectacular as Ilona's fabulous flowers, but the best I could do using all I had to hand; florist's wire, watercolour paper, water colour paints and a mini snowflake punch.




They look quite at home on the mantle piece, and really do enhance the paintings on the chimney brest...


And I do like them on the parlour table too.


I've started the chippendale sofa, made from an Xacto kit, but it still needs quite a lot of work.  The rug is only a paper print out, as I will sew one soon, but I wanted a visual guide for the proportions and the colour. I think a little more faded would be best, more threadbare!

And I could definitely do with more blue and white china... the shelves look very empty!



                                                                  Jonquil

8 comments:

  1. Hello Jonquil,
    The flowers look lovely. in the picture they look perfect, and I just love the table. I agree an aged carpet would really add to the story of the room. It's just ebautiful.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Thanks Giac,

      there's nothing like a bunch of cheerful tulips to brighten up the day. It sure worked for me!

      Jonquil

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  2. Hello Jonquil,

    Your parlour is looking lovely, the furniture looks just right for the room. I really like the table, and the sofa is very elegant too. The rug looks quite real in the photo, will you use that as a guide to copy for the one you stitch? That will be quite a project!

    Your flowers are very pretty, they do look good on the table.

    regards
    Andy xx

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    1. If only the paper copy looked as good in real life as in the photo- then I wouldn't have to take on ANOTHER stitching project (but I so xant to do it!)... I'll probably simplify the design as this one is realy detailed, but I will use it as a guide.

      So I'll finish sometime in the next decase or so!

      Jonquil

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  3. Hello Jonquil! Those parrot tulips look great, I love to see them on the mantle piece. We have the vase in common ;)! Your rug looks great, I think you're right about its color: a little bit more faded would be better.
    Thanks for mentioning my blog, please feel free to email me about my flowers.
    Hugs, Ilona

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  4. That's praise indeed coming from you! You're welcome for the mention, you totally deserve it!

    Jonquil

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  5. These are perfect for the job with just the right amount of "droop"!

    I'd never have guessed it was your first attempt.

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  6. Hey Jonquil, I only just read this piece on the flowers you made. They're lovely! I really like parrot tulips as well. They were the first flowers I ever made myself.

    The tulips give that splash of colour you wanted in the room, to coordinate with the red in the painting. However, I think the vase, lovely as it is, is too high and straight in this scene. I think it needs a rounder, shorter vase to compliment the shapes of the furniture and paintings and to be more in proportion with the flowers.

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