These are finished now and will become birthday cards. It felt very virtuous to use up some oddments of hand dyed perle and silk ribbon for the stems and leaves.
The thickness of the felt gives the flowers a pleasing solidity and three dimensionality as well.
I particularly like using ribbon stitch for simple leaves. It’s such a straightforward idea to go back and pierce the top of the ribbon to make the stitch but so very effective.
I notice I’m just playing around with oddments at the moment rather than getting on with anything more significant but after a very hectic year and in the middle of the usual Christmas madness, I think I’m just going to go with it and see what comes to hand next.