Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Girls of Summer...




All the beautiful flowers in bloom and hot, hot days- it's summer for sure! So out come the Flower Ladies. I learned to make these with Barb Owen of How to Get Creative, and they are simply a creative arrangement of magazine images. Barb provided a download for the faces, which is appreciated- I'm just learning to draw faces and mine might not look so serene.




Piecing these ladies together is a lot like piecing a quilt. There are lots of creative options, and moving the bits around to audition them is fun.






Of course, it makes for lots of scraps, but then so does quilting! This tutu girl may be my favorite, but it's hard to choose because I love the star crown and leaf wings of the first girl and the bright painted daisy of the second. Now to explore the uses for these Summer Lovelies.





And summer for us has always included a visit to Maine. Oh, the freshness of the air, and the beauty of the rocky coastline! So beautiful. We were there in the Kennebunkport area for a week and had lovely weather and lobster. Refreshing.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer.


5 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I adore your beautiful girls of summer. They turned out great. I may have to try making a couple, too. Yours are fabulous, and I love the faces the instructor provided for you. Each of these is a joy to see and such fun to read about how you put them together.

So good to see you returned to Kennebunkport and enjoyed the sea, the lovely views, and the LOBSTER. Yum!!

Robbie said...

The "girls of summer" are so adorable and charming!!! You are so creative with this type of media! You'll have to make a book to keep them in! One that they can come out to play from time to time! Delightful!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

These are wonderfully creative, Nancy! 🌺 Your visit to Maine sounds like just the ticket. Soon I am going to start on my first ever quilt!!! My youngest asked if we could recycle his Oxford shirts by making a quilt out of squares of the fabric. By reasearching for something for a beginner, I think I found an easy four patch design that would work: https://www.craftsy.com/quilting/article/four-patch-quilt-pattern/
We'll see, but that is the direction I'm going, a little more research & then I'll dive in! Happy summer ;0)

Jan said...

Very cute! I hope you will try your own faces too, I'll bet they would be just as cute. Now what are you going to do with them?

Lynette (NZ) said...

Sweet girls - I will have to check that idea out. LOVE the sea - it's my happy place. Hoping for a visit next weekend if the weather is fine here. Not quite spring yet so will be wrapping up for a walk and no lobster! Happy rest of your Summer xo