March 27, 2011

An Ever-lasting Orchid

For Christmas my sister Sara gave me a cd of sewing patterns from Sweetie Pie Bakery that she picked up at an Ohio craft show. The pattern cd, Sushi Dining, includes several patterns for sushi, a teapot and cups, even chopsticks. It also includes a pattern for a potted orchid. When I first moved to Portland and needed some items to decorate my apartment, my step-sister Remi turned me onto the beauty of the potted orchid. So when her birthday came around this year, I decided to try my hand at crafting her a felt one.

The pattern called for a brown felt layer around the stem, but since orchids don't thrive in dirt, I decided to needle-felt/wet-felt some pebbles.

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