Thursday, 22 January 2009

Petal Love

Its petal love around here at the moment.

I have a miniature rose in my garden that originally was from my shop, I would put it in the doorway each morning when I opened. Anyway, it never did very well, and then I almost killed it over winter by leaving it water logged in its pot!

Well, look at it now! Blooming prolifically. I have it in vases everywhere and the bush itself is still laden!


Little bud vases.

The Princess and I went to the garden centre yesterday, I bought lettuce, she bought Petunia's! I planted them, I water them . . . petal love, mother love!


Amongst all these 'real' blooms I have been creating fabric ones. I found this tutorial sometime ago here and so in my typical fashion I fixate on one thing and start churning them out! But they are so fun to make!


I have three on offer as a giveaway as part of the One World - One Heart international giveaway. Go and have a look, amazing giveaways on offer and gob smacking talent!

If you would like to sign up for my giveaway you can do so by leaving a comment on my One World-One Heart post right here.

Have fun!

Bye for now
Rachaelxo

37 comments:

Lori said...

your roses are lovely!!!

Linda said...

Rachael, your roses are so beautiful....I think I can almost smell their heavenly fragrance...hugs, Linda

bluemuf said...

Rachael, Beautiful roses and with all of our snow and cold it is so nice to see these lovely flowers. I love how you have some of them displayed in the glass compote...so elegant.
Thank you for sharing the pattern for your lovely flowers.

Hugs karen

thriftymrs said...

How beautiful.

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

BEAUTIFUL flowers love their colour

Jen

Amy said...

Lovely roses Rachael! My iceberg roses are blooming too although i think I have to spray them.

Pink Slippers said...

So pretty and perfect for the coming Valentine's.

Kerryanne English said...

All your flowers look lovely Rachael. Don't roses in vases cheer up the house?
Hugs,
Kerryanne

LiLi M. said...

Whow those roses! I wish I could pop over. Here it's stormy, rainy, rainy, rainy, dark and cold! So I could use some color to cheer me up! Your selfmade ones are sooo cheery too! Have a nice weekend!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Gorgeous blooms...all of them!!!

M ^..^

The Old Painted Cottage said...

So very pretty indeed!

oxox
Jennifer

Sherri said...

Rachael, those roses are lovely. I enjoyed see the real petals and the "fake" ones! Thanks for sharing!!

Connie said...

Yes, I've seen the OWOH but I have too many things going on at the moment to enter the giveaway, sweet thing. It's a worthy event and maybe I can get in next year, chickee.

I looooove the little pins you made!! I may make some for gifts to little girls in our ward.

Smooches,
Connie

Beth Leintz said...

Those flowers are darling- I'm thinking that might be a great use for old hankies.

I'm off to sign up to WIN!!!

celestina marie said...

Hi Rachael,
Your roses are gorgeous and make me long for spring and flowers in the garden. It is very cold here today in the 20's right now. Yesterday was near 80 degrees. GO figure!

I sure love those fabric flowers you are making. Way cute!! I already entered your giveaway too.

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments. Always great to see you. Have a nice weekend.
hugs, Celestina Marie

Hollypop's said...

What beautiful roses, lucky you.
Enjoy your weekend.
Nickyx

Just Between Us Girls said...

The real roses and the fabric ones
are just astonishing. Long time since we talked. Have fun every day .
With all good wishes,
Pat

The Whispering Poppies said...

Such sweet roses! I'd trade our snow and cold weather for those roses any day! =)

Your handmade posies are just lovely! I love your button and fabric colors, Rachel! =) Happy weekend!

She'sSewPretty said...

That rose is gorgeous!! And I love all of those little brooches you've been creating!

Shirl said...

We're in the midst of winter here and it is so lovely to see your roses and flowers, such beautiful colours.

Joy Zaczyk said...

Hi Rachael,
Thanks for your kind comment on my blog!

Your roses are lovely. :)

Joy
xo

Dawn said...

Oh I love to see unique items, and these are unique xxx
Thank you for comments on my blog would be honoured to go in the draw for your giveaway

peace, Dawn x

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Rachael!!! What a beautiful and uplifting post!! You dont know how nice it is to see real flowers, lol! I would love to reach through the screen and touch them. Your so lucky to be in summer right now!

I love the handmade flowers too! what a wonderful giveaway. You are so sweet!

Love ya,
Amy

Vintage Tea said...

Blooming Lovely!!!

Victoria xxx

Gail McCormack said...

Love both your roses and your creations - I love the fabrics you've chosen - the buttons are so sweet!!

Linda said...

Hi Rachael,
Pink miniature roses always remind me of my Grandmother she had the most beautiful bush at her house in Auckland, the flowers were so tiny but perfect. Can you belive how many have joined OWOH I am still slowly trying to pick my way through all of the lovely blogs.
Cheers and best wishes.
Linda

Linda S. Socha said...

LOVELY Pleaswe enter my name in the give away
Linda

Sophie Rose Designs said...

I love your roses and petunias!!! Those are both my faves!! I can't wait for summer here so I can see mine again, lol!!
Your fabric flowers are lovely....so sweet and happy!!! :)

xo
Dara

Fete et Fleur said...

I love the blooms. It is so dismal here right now. Thank you for sharing the beauty.

Hugs!
Nancy

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Hi Rachel,
You can come and play at my house if you wish! Lol
While in there, you
can show me how to do those wonderful "flowers pins".
I love them all, and I`m hoping that my name comes up! Lol
By the way, I love your "real flowers" to!
Debbie Moss

England

The White Bench said...

Gorgeous roses!!! Love them!
Thank you for your recent visit and lovely comment, it was much appreciated!
Monica.

Alison Gibbs said...

Rachael what beautiful roses and such a pretty colour
Alison

Marie Antionette said...

Rachael,your roses are beautiful.i love the fabric ones also.Hugs Marie Antionette

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Mmmmm! Pretty!

Muriel (Wipneus) said...

Ah your Roses are beautiful Rachael!

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog!!
Hugs

Talking Horses Arts said...

Love roses...love your blog too!Its so cold here that roses are not an option right now. In the summer it gets so hot that they dry up even when you water them a lot..lol.
Please enter me?
Andrea.

Lori Anderson Designs said...

Wow -- this makes me miss the cutting gardens I had at my last house. But now we live on a postage stamp.