Tattered Yellow Roses

I’ll tell you a secret. I don’t really like yellow. But there is something about yellow roses that I’m willing to make an exception about. They’re just so buttery and lovely. I made this yellow tattered fabric rose corsage the other day. It was sort of my template on the whole idea. I really love it. I also added a touch of green burlap leaves to the piece. Because leaves are just as an important part of the rose, don’t you think? Can’t forget the greenery!

Henry was a most a patient model as well. He always looks just a little put out when I photograph him. He also likes to lick at his face, which is odd, because he’s not even a licky dog. It must be a strange “I’m getting my photo taken” tick like some people have πŸ™‚ I also took a photo of Henry lounging on the couch, his domain.
Believe it or not I’m working on Christmas art at the moment. I am going to be so ahead of the game. What do you think of the idea of me offering pre-orders for Christmas postcards? That way you can get your cards all picked out, get exactly how many you’ll need, and I’ll have a much better count of how many to order. I’ve done a few autumn shows now where someone will swoop in and take 20 of a single image (which I don’t mind, don’t get me wrong!) but it leaves me with a low count on some cards. This way, there will be enough to go ’round for everyone! What do you think? A good plan?
Well, it was 116* outside yesterday, and no I’m not being funny πŸ˜‰ I imagine if I saw snow now, I’d positively sizzle. Stay cool and safe!~

16 thoughts on “Tattered Yellow Roses

  1. WONDERFUL and I am with you on yellow,but like you I also make an exception for roses! Henry is SUCH a good boy! GOOD idea to offer pre-order on postcards for Christmas too, I would be interested…..I need to email you ~ I will do so this weekend, as I am still sorting out the laundry and cleaning after a week of B and B guests!LOVELY post as always, you always make me smile when I come here Heather!Karen


  2. Henry makes a great model! I was never all too fond of yellow until recent years, and now I've fallen in love. It's just so happy! And those roses look real, nice job!


  3. You know my first thought? Obviously this is coming from a fellow heat-wave sufferer like yourself. \”She is quite fierce to be able to don a long jacket outside in this heat for a photo shoot.\” Ha! And yes, I love the yellow roses, too. Tres cute!


  4. Thanks so much, Karen! You are so sweet! I plan to make a few new Christmas designs and let people choose which ones they like best for Christmas postcards. So stay tuned! And I always love visiting your blog too, such a treat~!


  5. Thank you Andrea, Holly and Linnie πŸ™‚ I'm glad you like the corsage. I absolutely LOVE making them. Its very arty, seeing how the blooms turn out and arranging them just perfectly. Im glad that people seem to be liking them!~


  6. Lol! Valerie, I'm so glad that someone has noticed and appreciates that I went out in a sweater to do these photos in the midst of the most blistering summer on record πŸ˜‰ we did them in the morning though, thank goodness, so it wasnt too terrible πŸ™‚


  7. Gorgeous. gorgeous yellow roses, although I did think for a moment there that those leaves had been knitted, which would have been too perfect πŸ˜‰ I'm just amazed that you haven't melted right away!


  8. Henry is so adorable. What a sweetie. Heather, I just ADORE your lovely roses. There IS something so special about yellow roses – I do agree. πŸ™‚ 116 degrees? TRY and stay cool!!!! At least Christmas will bring about \”cooling\” thoughts – pre-orders are a great idea. πŸ™‚


  9. Yellow is the perfect colour for roses! I love the way you make flowers. They just capture the feeling of a real rose perfectly!I found an easy pattern for knitted leaves in a book called '200 Knitted Blocks'! They look really nice too.


  10. Oh yeah, I am not the only one who is not a fan of yellow. BUT your little rose pin is wonderful. And Henry, well I am in-love xoox Clarice


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