I'm sad to say that this is the first time I've ever sat and made pretty things with other women. :/ The craft groups or events around here are always 1) hipster knitters, 2) seniors at a senior centre, or 3) intended for small children.
It really was a lot of fun! If only Vancouver were more like... say, London, I could do this a lot more often.
Here is a terrible photo of the hair combs I made:
I felt like making roses that day, so they are both formed around hand-stitched satin roses. I made the blue rose out of a scrap of reptile satin left over from my Hallowe'en mermaid costume, and the mauve rose out of a bit of ribbon.
After the serious sewing part was done, I added feathers, tulle, beads, pearls, and lace with hot glue! Can you believe I haven't touched a glue gun since grade 1? Oh technology. :P
Here's one of them in my ballet bun -- but they'd work with various hairstyles (J. tested a feather haircomb our teacher made, and it held fast and looked great in her loose hair):
We stayed for about two hours, and then I had to rush off to a barbecue, so I finished this green one at home:
They are all available for sale! Full proceeds go towards the Barbara Ann Hutton School of Ballet. ;)
I also made this plush strawberry house as a "thank you" gift for the couple (and their toddler) who invited us over for said barbecue:
(Around the base is a strip of white lace that reminded me of a white picket fence!)