Sunday, 27 December 2015

Making flowers

Hello. I made a mistake yesterday and published the video with no words. In the short time it was live eight people viewed it, apologies if you wondered what was going on. So, what's it all about? I thought I would try and make a tutorial on film rather than just pictures. With no one to hold the camera and no fancy equipment,  I set it up in a block of polystyrene balancing on a plastic box and a tin, secured together with sellotape to stop it falling over.

The first attempt was not good, the position of my hands was too high so some of the details were lost because they were out of shot. The second attempt is much better, even though there are some shadows due to the lighting I put behind me. Nevertheless, it's not bad, and I hope I have made it easy to understand.

If you have some spare time on your hands perhaps you might like to try making the flower embellishments. This is just the basics, you could adapt them to fit in with your other craft work. You could make leaves, and bundle them together to make bunches of flowers. You could make the stems longer and cover them with green wool or ribbon. You could add multiple flowers to one stem. Use your imagination to think of new ideas for them.



Thanks for popping in. There are four of us on the Walk 1000 miles challenge, anyone else going to join us?

Catch up soon. Toodle pip.

PS, Just to let you know I added a video to the post 'From one singleton to another', on December 24th. You might like to go back to it and have a look. It's a programme about a doctor who goes to live with a family who need help changing their lifestye and diets. It's a bit of an eye opener and well worth a look. 

14 comments:

  1. Your tutorial is fantastic! I`d watch more of those if you`d stick them onto YouTube, too.
    Those metal flowers are looking great. Your hanging basket idea is fab as well!
    I`m spending a few days after x-mas just slopping around the house in my PJs and dressing gown, relaxing, watching a few bits on telly and the comp, also reading a book that I had wished for and received as x-mas present from my youngest son. I`m doing things that I normally have no time for at all. It`s lovely to be a slob and lazy cow for a few days, lol. After that it`s back to my normal routines of looking after granddaughter and then work again. It was fun watching your tutorial. You have a great way of explaining things to the total novice, so make a very good tutor!!

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    1. Hi Sarina. That made me laugh. I love that expression, 'slob time'. I had two days of doing nothing much at all.

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  2. Nice video - I think your hanging basket is wonderful.

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  3. Great vid! I enjoyed watching you do those flowers and your basket is looking fabulous. You are very good at explaining things. Debbie

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  4. Hi I have viewed the video, was surprised to. Learn two slices of bread is worse than a snicker bar for blood sugar. Thanks

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  5. Don't stop there, this is brilliant and useful and wonderful!

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  6. I will join the 1000 mile walk, but it will be 1601 for me as I work in kilometres. That will also be my New Year's Resolution too. Thanks for letting me know about it.

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    1. Great stuff. Good luck, let us know how you are getting on.

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  7. Hello,Ilona.Lovely flowers,great idea for many different uses too.You are, as I have said many times before a very good teacher and so creative.I've just read all of your very interesting posts of the past several days.Your Christmas video with Rocky was very heartwarming and cheering. I was all misty eyed and sniffling.Your blog has been a bright little beacon for me. Anyone who wants to make a change for the positive,live consciously,avoiding financial and spiritual pitfalls can enjoy and learn from your easy,unpretentious,honest wisdom and lifestyle which is so generously shared by you.Thank you for a great year of reading!I look forward to 2016.It's great that so many are up to the walking challenge. I can't join in but will watch the progress with interest.All you walkers are amazing,best wishes!Bye for now,D.

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  8. I am lurching towards the 1000 mile goal ;). Almost committed. Thank you for mentioning it.

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  9. Hi! This is off subject but I have wondered if you are getting too much rain there as in other parts of Britain? Hope it's not TOOOO wet there.

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    1. Hi Caterina. We have been lucky so far, some rain but no flooding in North Lincolnshire. We had it two years ago with the tidal surge when the water came rushing up the river. I feel very sad when I see the pictures of Yorkshire, some of it is only 30 miles away.

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  10. What a brilliant idea...another of those for when I have time! xxx

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