Tattered Yellow Roses

I'll tell you a secret. I don't really like yellow. But there is something about yellow roses that I'm willing to make an exception about. They're just so buttery and lovely. I made this yellow tattered fabric rose corsage the other day. It was sort of my template on the whole idea. I really love it. I also added a touch of green burlap leaves to the piece. Because leaves are just as an important part of the rose, don't you think? Can't forget the greenery!

Henry was a most a patient model as well. He always looks just a little put out when I photograph him. He also likes to lick at his face, which is odd, because he's not even a licky dog. It must be a strange "I'm getting my photo taken" tick like some people have :) I also took a photo of Henry lounging on the couch, his domain.

Believe it or not I'm working on Christmas art at the moment. I am going to be so ahead of the game. What do you think of the idea of me offering pre-orders for Christmas postcards? That way you can get your cards all picked out, get exactly how many you'll need, and I'll have a much better count of how many to order. I've done a few autumn shows now where someone will swoop in and take 20 of a single image (which I don't mind, don't get me wrong!) but it leaves me with a low count on some cards. This way, there will be enough to go 'round for everyone! What do you think? A good plan?

Well, it was 116* outside yesterday, and no I'm not being funny ;) I imagine if I saw snow now, I'd positively sizzle. Stay cool and safe!~
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16 comments

  1. love the roses!
    116! aag. i thought it was hot here! let's hope for some cooler weather soon ;)

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  2. WONDERFUL and I am with you on yellow,but like you I also make an exception for roses! Henry is SUCH a good boy!
    GOOD idea to offer pre-order on postcards for Christmas too, I would be interested.....I need to email you ~ I will do so this weekend, as I am still sorting out the laundry and cleaning after a week of B and B guests!
    LOVELY post as always, you always make me smile when I come here Heather!
    Karen

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  3. Forgot to say, BEAUTIFUL photos too.............dashing off to get the washing in!

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  4. Henry makes a great model! I was never all too fond of yellow until recent years, and now I've fallen in love. It's just so happy! And those roses look real, nice job!

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  5. Ooo!! The yellow roses are wonderful!

    Blessings, Linnie


    PS And Cecily is quite cute and pretty herself!

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  6. You know my first thought? Obviously this is coming from a fellow heat-wave sufferer like yourself. "She is quite fierce to be able to don a long jacket outside in this heat for a photo shoot." Ha! And yes, I love the yellow roses, too. Tres cute!

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  7. Thanks so much, Karen! You are so sweet! I plan to make a few new Christmas designs and let people choose which ones they like best for Christmas postcards. So stay tuned! And I always love visiting your blog too, such a treat~!

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  8. Thank you Andrea, Holly and Linnie :) I'm glad you like the corsage. I absolutely LOVE making them. Its very arty, seeing how the blooms turn out and arranging them just perfectly. Im glad that people seem to be liking them!~

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  9. Lol! Valerie, I'm so glad that someone has noticed and appreciates that I went out in a sweater to do these photos in the midst of the most blistering summer on record ;) we did them in the morning though, thank goodness, so it wasnt too terrible :)

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  10. Gorgeous. gorgeous yellow roses, although I did think for a moment there that those leaves had been knitted, which would have been too perfect ;) I'm just amazed that you haven't melted right away!

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  11. Oh, knitted leaves, that would be fun! I'd have to figure that one out though ;)

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  12. Henry is so adorable. What a sweetie. Heather, I just ADORE your lovely roses. There IS something so special about yellow roses - I do agree. :) 116 degrees? TRY and stay cool!!!! At least Christmas will bring about "cooling" thoughts - pre-orders are a great idea. :)

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  13. Yellow is the perfect colour for roses! I love the way you make flowers. They just capture the feeling of a real rose perfectly!

    I found an easy pattern for knitted leaves in a book called '200 Knitted Blocks'! They look really nice too.

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  14. Oh yeah, I am not the only one who is not a fan of yellow. BUT your little rose pin is wonderful. And Henry, well I am in-love xoox Clarice

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  15. what a pretty corsage! and what a handsome henry!

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Each and every comment is appreciated! Thanks for coming to visit me :) ~Heather

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