I wanted to make something May Day related for my May entry for the Monthly Make Challenge. Two reasons really - firstly, I thought if I linked it to May Day (ie, the beginning of the month) I might stand a chance of actually finishing the project this time round! Secondly, I have been practicing making structured felt flowers, (as opposed to flat, five petal daisy shapes which I have used on other projects) and thought where better to use flowers than on a May Day project.
My initial idea was to make a May Queen Crown, but then realised that my new flowers might actually be slightly too heavy. So I opted for a flower basket instead. I've used pinks and purples (as they remind me of cherry blossom and violets) which I think gives it a spring feel. Some ribbon, a couple of structured flowers and some little button detailing finishes the look. It's not too big and as I've not designed or even made a a little bag from felt before I am really happy with how it's turned out.
With all the thoughts of Weddings this weekend I even wondered whether it would work as a Flower Girl basket?