This one is completely new to me! A South American plant, it is also known as Lady’s Purse, slipper flower, or slipperwort. Also, the fabric version really looks a lot like the real thing!
As with so many of the flowers in this book, I start with a circle.
Then proceed with a little folding and a little stitching.
Before you know it, there is a Lady’s Purse.
Doesn’t it look just like a purse? All it needs are handles!
The leaves gave me a bit of trouble, but that’s probably because I am not using silk ribbon. The cheapo, organza type has a completely different look and feel.
By the way, that is really three shades of green! Sometimes the camera has it’s own ideas about color no matter what I do!
Well, here it is – the first flower of Autumn. In the US, the calendar says we are approaching autumn, but the weather is saying something else! It’s HOT! But I can think about cooler evenings while I work on these flowers.
I wonder what flower will be next.