Bumble Bee's Craft Den

I enjoy crafting and like to try my hand at different things. If there is anything that you see on here that you would like made, please feel free to contact me bumblebeescraftden@gmail.com or by going to my page on Facebook www.facebook.com/bumblebeescraftden. You can post on the wall or send me a message there. I appreciate any comments that people leave so please feel free to comment!!!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Grungey Leather Poppy

Wow, we are having some lovely hot sunny days here in Bristol.  It makes such a difference to be able to go out without a heavy winter coat and an umbrella.  It is supposed to go on for a bit longer, but my only worry is that this may be our summer and come June/July and August we get rain instead of sun, agggrhhhh - I hope not!!

I have not made much this last week as I was trying to source some more leather so I could get a few other colours.  I managed to get some red leather so made a poppy, it's quite a grungey style poppy but I am pleased with it.  Here it is:

I've have also got some lovely yellow leather so I think I will go for a sunflower style one next!

Pop on over to my Facebook page if you are interested in buying any of my leather brooches.  You can find them in the album named 'Flower Brooches'.  The large ones are £8 plus postage.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

More Leather Flowers

Hi - just a quick one from me today.  I have made a couple more leather flowers using the same tutorial that I posted a few days back.  This time I made a petal template that was much shorter than the die cut one that I made previously.  This gave a smaller flower but looked very nice as well.  The finished flower was approx 10cm in diameter.

Here are the 2 latest ones

I've placed a £1 coin next to them to give you an idea of the size.

These are very addicitive and I need to source some more leather scraps now to make more of them!!

You could make these out of card and shape the petals using an embossing tool rather than burning the edges!  I may try this next!!  They would look great on shabby chic items and you could adjust the size of the petal to suit your project.