I was contacted by the lovely Polina, who runs the interview column of the EGST blog last month and of course I jumped at the chance to be part of the Featured Seller posts, among artists and crafters that I respect and admire.
This time I took two different purples and brown and mixed them up together. The outcome is the flower you see above and below with a petal contrast that's more vivid than my usual flowers (with the notable exception of these), which I really like.
The flower is quite big but it's not heavy because the fabric weighs next to nothing to begin with.The beading in the centre is really the thing to watch when making these, as that's where any danger of making them weigh more lies.
Weight is always a concern when I'm making these flowers. I know that my keyring is already pretty heavy with all sorts of keys, so I don't want any extra weight on it. That's why I try to make these flower keyrings as light as possible.
But the airy nature of the fabric itself ensures that the resulting flower is very lightweight.
(The leaves -admitedly- may add some weight, depending on the type of fabric used. These are a fabulous, crisp, red linen which is a dream to sew and not too bulky.)
My cousin's keys are currently safely kept on this particular keyring as it has already gone to it's new home.
The 1934 movie The Thin Man with Myrna Loy and Robert Powell, is one of those films that epitomize 1930s Hollywood for me: the women are ultra-glamorous, the fashion is amazing (with astounding gowns and amazing all-round attire) and the quips and witty dialogue just keep coming.
Myrna and Robert are a delight to watch in this fast-paced detective comedy.
Both movie-goers and critics of the time thought so too, which meant that another 5 'thin man' movies followed the original 1934 film.
The film was based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett and although he never wrote a sequel to the book, he was commissioned to write the sequels to the original movie.
The whole film is said to have been shot in sixteen (or eighteen) days and the co-stars had only the nicest things to say about each other. William Powell is quoted as having said "When we did a scene together, we forgot about technique, camera angles, and microphones. We weren't acting. We were just two people in perfect harmony."
Which is probably why their on-screen rapport and charm is so captivating.
I've got some great black and white stills of the movie which I will also be sharing with you soon.