This past weekend wasn’t quite the one I had planned. I had to sit out a couple crafts fairs because a stomach bug kept me in bed for 72 hours. I was getting a bit of that cabin fever on the third day, so I forced myself out of bed to work on some pressed flowers pieces.
My mom sent a few more phonebooks filled with pressed flowers and leaves from Alaska. The phonebooks have been sitting in a corner of the room, and I didn’t get a chance to really go through the contents.
I’ve said this many times on my instagram account, autumn is my favorite season of the year. Imagine my surprise when I saw these beautifully pressed and preserved maple leaves! It smelled so sweet too, imagine that!
For a change, I wanted to make something other than the basic wreath and and landscape type pieces. I quickly doodled a sailboat on a scrap piece of paper.
Then, I picked leaves, buds and blooms to fill the space. I tried my best not to snip or cut petals. I have a thing about keeping them as is, however they end up being pressed. Once I was satisfied with how everything was, I started gluing each piece in place.
I’m totally in love with this piece. I love how it really looks like a boat from afar. It’s only when you take a closer look that you realize it’s made of small beautiful flowers. ♥