Friday, 31 May 2013

Honourable Mention

What can I say, the nest is no longer empty so I am dedicating this one to myself, lol. Aubergine is a beautiful royal colour which immediately brought thoughts of velvet, jewels and a crown. The crown wasn't as successful as I had hoped so after rearranging my personal ribbon collection I was reminiscent of the beautiful ones that were created by our guild members. The velvet was a challenge to properly pleat so scrunching was the main technique of this project. The small scallops on 3 sides were done by machine and trimmed with my new amazing "Karen Kay Buckley" scissors.

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  1. There should be a ribbon awarded to mothers whose adult children return to the nest, don't you think? Let's start a tradition! Your technical finesse is evident in this one, as always.

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  2. My mum always said she let me out on a spiders web like 'string' which meant I was always welcome back home - I don't she meant it.

    Aubergine is perfectly suited to velvet. What a gloriously special ribbon - yes, for all mums whose children return to the nest.

    Having tried to cut around scallops myself long ago without the benefit of 'Karen Kay' scissors, I take my hat off to you.

    Hilary

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  3. Beautiful velvet. What are you going to do with the rest of it? We should award ourselves more honorable mentions for what we do in life.

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  4. I must add I am not so sure I am ready to have mine return yet on a permanent/ semi basis.... a visit is just great! The aubergine velvet speaks volumes and you were very brave with your scallops.

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  5. I'll take my ribbon, for when the children bring their children to stay. Amazing fun - but the drain on your energy .....

    I'd never have thought of something like this, I love being part of this group!

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    1. Yes I agree with that one, Linda!

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  6. Sumptuous textures and lovely edges!

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  7. I'd love to see this one in real life, your work always has hidden depths. Love the deepness of the purple colour in the velvet, a perfect 'aubergine'. We have one child about to return, but she'd going to be living next door. A perfect solution: I get to see her lots, but she's still independent - and she's just got a job offer for when her degree finishes, so the financial drain will be less too!

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  8. This is a very interesting and different take on the challenge - well done on thinking outside the box - the contrast between the velvet ribbon and your background works really well.

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