Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sometimes it is the little things

Like the little things that mean a lot.

I love orange, a lot. So when I found a blog called How about orange. . . I thought I had found a long lost friend. Really, considering how most people loathe the color is it any wonder?

And it so when I opened my feed reader and read, I was struck by this post about paper roses from straws.

I thought it was indeed a good idea, to make something little and insignificant yet pretty and beguiling. So, I decided to try and teach myself to make paper roses each time I came across a straw with a paper wrapper.

I did not watch the tutorial, but I did look at the picture to try and understand how to do it... and here are my first three attempts... (btw below are close ups of my original pictures)

Attempt #1



Attempt #2



Attempt #3



I will try to keep my collection updates in a Flickr set here

2 comments:

justcath said...

You did it!!! I love that website and when I saw the straw rose I went nuts, but I would have never tired it myself - you rock!

Blair said...

I think you should try them, the first looks awful... but my last one was rather nice and I was glad I tried!