Friday Photo Challenge

Todays theme for the Friday Photo Challenge set by Postcard from Gibraltar is delicate. Not any easy subject when you like quilting and dressmaking, but I managed to find a few…

This was the first hummingbird block I made, I think it’s design looks pretty delicate with it’s pieced wings and tail.

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This is the summer side of my Tall Year Square etui with it’s delicate shades of pink, blue and green and the pretty dragonfly centre.

Tall Year Square Etui

These are the seed heads from the Pasque flower, or pulsatilla,I think they’re just as attractive as the flowers. They look really delicate but they’re actually quite tough, last for ages on the plant…

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…whereas the beautiful blooms of my magnolia stellata look stunning when they first emerge in the spring, but given bad weather they soon brown and look tatty. They are stunning but delicate!

Magnolia Stellata

These flower paste roses are not as delicate as they look, with care they can last for years, I’ve still got some from special occasions 15-20 years ago! These were left over from a wedding cake I made. I popped them in a Tupperware box on the top shelf in the kitchen cupboard and completely forgot about them! About 2-3 years later they worked perfectly as a quick Christmas cake topper.

Decoarting Christmas Cakes

Finally a cute little spider (it’s the only spider I would ever call cute!) on it’s delicate silver web. This was one of the first things I embroidered on my silk ribbon and stumpwork flower lattice embroidery.

Flower Lattice

Please follow the link to Postcard from Gibraltar to see more delicate photos.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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4 Responses to Friday Photo Challenge

  1. prue batten says:

    Love the pulsatilla and the spider’s web especially. Stumpwork spider webs always seem to give even more depth (and life) to an embroidery, I think. Cute little money spider…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Wonderful crafts and photos!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Pingback: Friday photo challenge (week 40) Purple & a super-duper summer round-up! | Postcard from Gibraltar

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