Saturday, February 5, 2011

Summer is................watermelon and fresh peaches....

Yes... summer continues in Auckland... today is probably one of the hottest we've had for a while... the morning was extremely humid and now the sun is shining and it is stinkin' hot and humid.... earlier I was making a Lemon Meringue Cheesecake to take to the BBQ we are going to tonight, and the sweat was dripping into my eyes and down my nose.... my kitchen windows let in so much sun!!!!!  So a nice cool slice of watermelon....ahhhhhh.  Hubby has headed off to the beach but I had some Focaccia bread baking and it needed 30 mins rising and 25 min cooking time!!!!!!!!  Smells amazing now as it is in the baking stage....

For once my craft room is reasonably cool... so I have been working on some very tiny roses...
 they look like baby Primas.  I found a couple of videos on you tube... here and here.  I used flowers the size of the first video... about 3/4 inch wide.  They are fiddly to work with but worth it.  The yellow ones are made with some card that I crumpled and worked till I could pull it apart ~ feels like soft suede.  I them inked it up with Wild Honey distress ink and over-stamped the HA Envelope background in Brushed Corduroy. It is lovely and soft and looks scrummy.  The blue flowers are patterned paper - blue with white dots.
This is what they look like prior to putting together.  The green bits are from a Cuttlebug Alphabet die, cut from scraps of white card and covered with Forest Moss Distress ink.  I put some stickles on them.... Frosted Lace on the yellow ones, and Baby Blue on the blue ones...  The finished rose is around 1/2 inch across so quite little.  Now just to make some cards to use them.... I want to make a whole lot first....

Hoping the humidity drops so I can get a good nights sleep.  Even sitting in here, I can feel the sweat pouring down my back ..... so sticky... off for a cooling shower before heading out.

Take care... thanks for visiting.

10 comments:

Tiffany said...

Dawn! Your first paragraph is making me really hungry! :) Love your handmade flowers, WOW! I think you could have your own little production line going here, so cute! I love the blue ones!

Virginia L. said...
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Virginia L. said...

Ah.... summer!! It seems SO far away from here and now as we are in the deep FREEZE here in Canada! I love the rosettes that you made! So beautiful! I imagine they will look gorgeous on your cards!

Barb said...

Oh, those little roses are fabulous, Dawn! Thanks for the link. . .will take a look in the morning. I feel the same as Virginia. . .in the DEEP FREEZE! Can't wait to feel the warmth of summer again! Hope you find some relief soon.

donna mikasa said...

I'm missing the summer fruits, but we're enjoying the Pacific Rose apples from NZ! I often think of you...

Your flowers are amazing! They really look like the little Prima roses! Must check out that video--thanks for the link!

Sue said...

Lovely Roses Dawn, bring them next week at Stamp group for me to see.
Smiles:)

Nancy said...

I'm so hoping you get some cooler weather soon...but at least you didn't let the heat slow you down! I mean baking bread and cheesecake and making all those fabulous tiny flowers...you amaze me, Dawn!
sending you cool thoughts,
blessings~

dustypenny (Joy) said...

You made these, Dawn?!? They are beautiful! Hugs.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful flowers! Hard to imagine your heat while we are the opposite end of the temperatures. :)

Heather Maria said...

Wow Dawn, your flowers look amazing - thanks for the links to the videos! Lemon Meringue Cheesecake - now that sounds delicious!