Well, I worked a little more on my "Spring" designs. Here is what I added to the collection:
The first one if I am not mistaken is called a flower pincushion:
Olga and I had a private SAL, Olga suggested that we should make a sunflower pincushion. ( By the way, Olga is very good at making them and has a tutorial on her blog). I was busy doing something and promised my friend to make the pincushion later. OLGA, I did it!!! It only took me 2 years to do this but I've kept my word.
My pincushion is not an exact copy of the sunflower one. I used "Japanese" petals for my pincushion . Some time ago there were many tutorials in the Internet on making these petals. In Japan this is kind of folk art, they make amazing things with these petals. I used my own way to assemble the pincushion. Besides, I could not find a lid at home that can be used for the pincushion :-( . A small plastic cup was used instead.
To embellish the pillow and the pincushions I used some vintage buttons and made some pins.
Another project was "Spring" necklace, the picture does not do justice to it. In real life the beads are more beautiful .
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I worked a little on my Christmas SAL project too:
I've never spoken on cooking before. But today I'd like to tell you about the little kitchen tool we bought that we enjoy so much. About a month ago we bought Ninja Master Prep which blends, chops, mixes. I use it to make kind of fruit drinks or desserts. In the heat that we are already having our "drinks" are indispensable. They are really delicious and help me make my husband to eat more fruit - he's already lost some weight. I took a picture of one of our drinks. It's made of an orange, apple, some strawberries, cranberries, cubes of ice and a little of ice-cream. I sometimes add a carrot - you will never taste it in the drink, some honey or cream. I've tried different combination of fruit and berries, my favorite is pineapple + orange, my husband loves banana + strawberries. In the picture the straw in the glass is blue - that was my husband's drink.
The roses are just gorgeous, there are so many different colors, sizes, shapes. Next time I will show some more pictures from the park.
Enjoy the pictures:
Have a lovely weekend!