Monday, August 18, 2008

Flower Bling

You all remember my Mom.....
Flickr photo by Barbieportrait
Her love for all things red, bling, and gold lame' has earned her the title of "Glam Ma" by her grandchildren and some casual acquaintances.

Well, "Glam Ma" is quite creative and has been very busy moving her bejeweled fingers to create crocheted bouquets.

And since I can't convince her to start blogging herself and selling her work on Etsy, I have been the fortunate recipient of a variety of flowers that arrive at my house in small plastic "ziplock" bags.

So I've been finding homes for these colorful jewels.

When I visited Sammy this last month I was able to play on her "felting" machine....Oh My Gosh...if you haven't tried one of these yet you must! There is so much possibility for creating amazing surface design with these machines.

I've been experimenting with a collage of different fibers....

felting, applique, machine stitching, sharpie graffiti, and "Glam Ma's" flower bling!

September 1, 2008
Labor day, I will be drawing a name from the comments beginning with post #95.
Leave me a comment or send me an e-mail at
If you link my blog banner I'll enter you twice and be your friend forever.


Funky Art Queen said...

Your mom is very talented! I love that Barbie! Cute stuff and brilliant colors on her flowers!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, these are gorgeous. My sister, Susan is the knitter and fiber artist in the family. She has been experimenting with felted characters, and she loves it. She has put them on her Etsy shop. I must tell her about the felting machine. As always your blog is filled with beautiful colors and texture and so much inspiration. Happy creating. Karen

sammy said...

Oh my gosh, don't you see my running around, jumping up and down trying to get my name into your drawing... me, me, me!! You know I will find a usage for all of it.... and Yes, I will put your banner on mine... now can you tell me how> just me, sammy

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

Lucky you, lucky lucky you!! Those crocheted bouquets are gorgeous!
A felting machine you say? I swear my "want" list is growing by leaps and husband said I need a "sugar daddy"! ha!
Can't wait to see the whole of all that fiber mixing etc.
p.s. I will add your badge to my sidebar!

'fancypicnic' said...

Adding your banner too - I love the pic!

Snap said...

I promise to link to your blog -- putting your badge up tonight. Love your mom's flowers. I do a little crochet and have an idea for a handbag ... will have to add flowers! Love your blog. Always fun to visit.

trisha too said...

Wow! We're friends FOREVER!


i wish i could crochet pretty flowers like the Glam-ma!

Sahmy said...

I love those flowers! They are beautiful!

3rdEyeMuse said...

oh! those crocheted boquets are FABULOUS! I feel really lucky to have stumbled here before the drawing actually happened(s). Fingers crossed - check; toes crossed - check; wishful thinking - check, double check!