Usually the bunnies nibble the stems of the tulips. Then the buds fall off and I never get to see them bloom. For some reason, this year the *%$&! rabbits left my flowers alone and I took a series of photos with Rosie posing with the posies.
I need a piece with a botanical theme and I really like this shot.
I wanted to work big this time, so I cropped it, converted it, made a line drawing, and printed out this pattern on my computer. I laid it out on the rug and taped the sheets together.
note to self: next time vacuum up the dog hair before laying out the papers!
I traced it onto freezer paper and began cutting out the fabrics. I'm using raw-edge appliqué for this with MistyFuse for my glue.
Getting the eyes done really makes a difference.
I made the tulips using Tsukineko inks on plain white fabric. Then I fused them. The pieces were just too small to fiddle with and I plan to cover them with thread anyway.
I'm linking up with Nina Marie at Off the Wall Fridays today.