Redesigned 1970’s Floral Purses

After much procrastination, I decided to redesign the 1970’s floral bags I made a year or so ago as I made quite a few and sold, well, not so many! I turned most into large square purses, measuring about 5 inches each way, and left a few as neck purses, trimming their length to about 6 inches. I think they look much nicer now and the larger sized purses may be the way forward too!

Floral Felt Necklaces

I was never completely happy with my first attempt at making felt necklaces, so I decided to work on them some more. I attached the discs to flower shaped backgrounds and used ribbons to thread them onto the necklace cords. I also added a few wooden beads too. Much better!

Mixed Floral Badges

I found some great double-sided wrapping paper a while ago which lent itself perfectly to badge making. I’ve made some large 45mm badges from the front, layered with glitter and flower confetti, then trios of little button badges using both the front and back of the paper.

Chinese Floral Badges

I had some lovely little squares of floral Chinese paper stashed away for several years, and when I bought my badge machine I realised it would be perfect for button badges. Every badge is unique due to the size of the paper, and has glittery gold detailing. They look nice in sets of three, but could also be worn individually.

Bold Floral Badges

This lovely bright, bold floral wrapping paper was designed by Linda Barker (of Changing Rooms, remember that?). It’s just one small piece and was a bit more expensive than I would usually go for, but has made some lovely badges. Some I have made just plain, whilst others I have added a layer of black netting with various sequins and glitter underneath.

Floral Felt Brooches

I thoroughly enjoyed designing and making these floral felt brooches. I used my Cuttlebug to cut out a large selection of shapes in various colours, then spent hours layering them up in different ways before coming to a final choice. They were then embellished with embroidery thread, sequins and seed beads.