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fleurs en papier

fleur en papier

I was going to photograph my Spring garden today but it’s raining.

Instead I ‘m sharing with you my ‘Paris Flowers’ that I made earlier in the year.

I called them this  inspired by the combination of soft pink  wash I painted on the paper and black satin ribbon bows that form the sepals.

Paper flower making  seems to be having a ‘moment’ by the stream of gorgeous ones appearing in my instagram feed lately.

There are some exquisite ones by artists making them from crepe paper, special crepe paper mind you not the flimsy bright coloured stuff of kindergarten craft memories.

I think though my métier is for using real flowers for my garden fairy dresses so my fabric scissors are safe from being given over to paper anytime soon.

fleurs en papier #2

Retro Raffia In The Golden Quad

© Sandra Alcorn 2012

Blumarine Window Display Milan Summer 2012
© Sandra Alcorn 2012

Strolling around the Quadrilatero d’Oro in Milan last summer I took some photos of the fabulous window displays.

This Blumarine one caught my eye not least because of the fabulous clothes but also the great bag adorned with raffia flowers – it reminded me of the ‘flower loom’ I was given as a child and still  had tucked away somewhere at home.

A year on and the idea of playing with my flower loom was lost amongst all the other inspired ideas from my trip – until last week when I was looking at Edwina’s blog re:retro.

It wasn’t difficult to remember where the flower loom was stashed and I even managed to unearth some raffia – just enough for one flower!

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

© Sandra Alcorn 2013


Until I get a bigger supply of raffia I created myself a virtual bag.

raffia flower bag

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