Krispy and I have an incredibly talented friend whose floral arrangements are all the more beautiful because she handcrafts every flower out of paper--scrapbooking paper, tissue, coffee filters, Q-tips, wire, and floral tape all come together with paint and bleach and hot glue and scissors to make a thing of beauty.
And then she does it again.
And again and again.
She does make some very gorgeous flowers and not only that, she arranges them too! Her creations are so beautiful that people are always asking her to decorate. I say she should charge them by the hour, or at least by the vase. I mean look! All the flowers in this post are for one particular event. Our friend is a flower-making machine.
We all have our creative outlets. For Krispy and me, it's writing and manatees and penmanship, among other things. I tried out flower-making under our mutual friend's tutelage and, er, I haven't quite her patience or her nimble fingertips or experience, so mine are not pictured here. They didn't come out half-bad, but that's largely because our friend did all the majority of the work painting and drying and folding and cutting and after she showed me how to assemble them, I merely finished up what she had done.
(This is the same friend who baked butterscotch Dalek cupcakes for Krispy's sister in the last post, by the way.)
She does some great stuff, eh? She should get that Etsy store of hers open so she can send her flowers out into the world. These won't wither and shed petals! Good thing she gave me a tissue flower because I have a black thumb and murder every living flower I touch.
Have you tried any new crafts lately or learned crafts from a friend?