we saw bright star this weekend, and except for the first few minutes when scott dozed off which he denies, we both enjoyed it. the love story between john keats and fanny brawne is intense and there were a couple of scenes so beautiful that i just gasped out loud in a very quiet theater - ohhh. but, i was also totally smitten with the hats and clothes. fanny was a seamstress and her designs were full of elaborate ruffles in gorgeous softly muted tones with an occasional red.
if i hadn't already made this corsage, i certainly would have after seeing the movie. i'm already thinking about how i can make one of those amazing hats from paper, but until then, here's what i did for the corsage. it's so easy -
- picked up velvet leaves, chrysanthemums and a rose, although you could use any type. these are from from tinsel trading.
- bound them together with floral tape so you can't see it in the front.
- glued on a pin backing.
- wrapped some seam binding through it a few times to keep it secure. tied a knot and a then a bow.
- it's a little bit top heavy, so i'll secure it with a corsage pin at the top by the leaves.
ps a couple of months ago i mentioned the this is home project and shared my submission. well, i didn't win, but my phrase 'home = love' was featured in one of the winning pieces and is available as a post card in their shop where you can see all of finalists. nice!