Here's my first blog, my fabulous fellow felt flower lovers. I actually really love to write and think I could have some good fun. It will be mostly related to felt flowers as well as the environmental responsibility. I like do do a lot of other making- particularly building and working with tools- and I may occasionally post other kinds of pieces- but just flowers for now.
So I started Aventines Felt Flowers and Botanical Art because I have pets and cannot have live flowers and plants in the house 😆 . They're at worst poisonous- had a scare with my girl Maggie chewing leaves of a potted plant a while back- and best case scenario they'll be knocked over because digging in the soil is so awesome. So no plants and flowers. I love my pets dearly so this concession was made and I did miss their color around the house. I came upon felt flowers one time on the (much missed) "Etsy Treasuries" and it was honestly love at first sight. I HAD to learn to make them. Then I gave them as pet-safe "flowers" to friends and family, then started selling. Now I've got my own website!
Maggie wants you all to know that she's ok! 👍
I worked in animal rescue for a long time and my house is home to cats and dogs. I love when pet owners buy my pieces because they've chosen pet safe floral decor. Spring lilies are super poisonous to pets and I've sold several bouquets of felt lilies. There are a lot of other things I love about felt flowers and those will be the subject of blog posts in the future. Also you will undoubtedly see more of my pets in blogs to come.
Ciao for now!