Tuesday, May 19, 2009

help me out a little...

According to the all-knowing employees of Trader Joe's (seriously, they're like Wikipeople or something) daffodil season is officially over. So the $1.29 bunches of ten daffodils that I was using to brighten my night stand are no longer. So I'm looking at my followers, some of whom are friends -- I've got at least one friend on Etsy, Elle can sew and is quite good with all things creative, Ashley cooks and triple-steps, and Krista keeps finding new ways to make ordinary photographs freakin' awesome-- and I'm asking my craftiest and thriftiest of friends, followers, fans, stalkers, and people who have nothing else to do on a Tuesday afternoon:

Where's a good place to buy (realistic-looking) fake flowers to put in an apple-green vase on my nightstand? I am fully aware of the joy that is Michaels, but any other ideas? I'm open to everything -- cutting pictures of flowers out of magazines and attaching them to pipe cleaner, actually considering an idea that came from Martha Stewart, whatever. You name it, I'll let you know what works best. Because flowers brighten anyone's day. And right now I need a little brightening in my life. :)

5 comments:

Dave said...

Well crap. I don't know anything about fake flowers but I thought I'd better get the comment box moving. Have a great day anyway!

Phoenix said...

lol thanks Dave!!

krista said...

i've got a couple of awesome tutorials for some ridiculously awesome paper flowers. but i'm in arizona at my sister's right now and the link is bookmarked on my computer at home. i really want to use 'awesome' in every sentence.
so i'll get you the info when i get home this weekend. awesome.
you're awesome.

Phoenix said...

Krista -- that's...awesome? Can't wait to see and try. :) Also, my good friend Mildly Sensational sent me a bunch of Etsy "daffodil" links. I found a bunch of cute daffodil fabric hair clips that I might just stick on to the end of pipe cleaner. :)

Elle said...

I'm in Krista's boat, sort of, in the fact that I'm not at home and can't show you just yet...

I had some strawberry and flower fabric lying around the house, and I've REALLY enjoyed sticking things in my hair lately, so I cut out the strawberries and flowers and leaves (there were leaves too) and hot glued them onto bobby pins. Too cute! Wait! I went to a seminar with you and I was wearing one! So you could just do that.
Or let this inspire something awesome:
http://belladia.typepad.com/bella_dia/2007/10/felt-flowers.html

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