Thursday, January 20


Greetings, dear reader!

I am currently in some kind of a creative "lull" (perhaps due to all the personal stress in my life recently) and find creating ANYTHING an arduous and difficult thing. However, I am continually inspired by these:

Gorgeous tattered velvet roses! Aren't they amazing? The above created by the incredibly talented Julie Campbell of A Vintage Chic

Gauzy cheesecloth roses...spritzed with rose colored glitter spray! (Image again from Julie!)

These beauties by OlivesandPearl's Etsy Shoppe.  The rattier the fabric, the more I seem to be drawn to them! 

And the melted-edge silk flowers make my heart swoon! These from Novadesigns

Could these be any sweeter?! From Anita Jamal

Having just signed up for the little 5x7 art quilt, I believe I shall have to try to incorporate some fabric roses SOMEWHERE on the quilt...
Now, to forage through my piles of fabric to make roses that are "just right!" My kingdom for red vintage velvets and silks!

More soon,
Paula Clare


SnowyOwl said...

I like them very much!!

A Vintage Chic said...

Good morning, Paula! Just saw your comment on my blog & came right over--you're always so sweet to me! So glad the rosettes make you happy--me, too! I can't seem to find your email--here's mine:

I'll be VERY happy to tell you how I make them!

Talk to you later!


Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Spray glitter? That sounds right up my alley!
Creative lulls happen... I'm crafting again after a looong break of some 4 months? You'll get it back! ♥

Linda Ruthie said...

Paula, I'm not surprised that crafting is difficult for you right now. I'm sure it's due to having more important things on your mind.
Julie's creations are so inspiring. I recognized her velvet roses from the little thimbnail pic. Thanks for sharing such wonderful eye candy this morning.

vivian said...

love the roses, especially teh red velvet ones. julie is very talented isnt she? I think we all go through little dry spells now and then. Your creative mojo will return. I'm sure it took a little break so you could concentrate on your other life issues. looking forward to seeing the little quilt project youre cooking up!
have a great night

Sandy said...

You have been in my thoughts a lot lately, I am glad to see you have been able to come up for a breath....please know that I am hoping things get much better very soon! Things are better here on the homefront, long story, maybe Skype one night! :):) Love, Sandy

She'sSewPretty said...

I love those tattered roses too. I signed up for that collage swap too. I'll look forward to what you do. I know you'll find your mojo Paula. It's just there waiting for you.

My Vintage Studio said...

Hoping your day is a good one for you and your family.

Thank you for visiting my blog so early this morning!

Hugs, Sharon

Elizabeth's Place to Be said...

Creative slump here too Paula. There isn't another Valentine craft I can possibly think of making and February isn't even here! I have found several of us in this same place. I think the end of January just drags. Please hang in there and know how cared for you are! Elizabeth

Nan said...

I love these tattered roses. I must look up a tut for them on the net. When I do this they turn out more like semetrical spirals. I need help as I'm doing something wrong here.