Then I found this!
This is an awesome kit by Laurie Cinotto who is an artist up in the Seattle area. I literally ran across this on my way out of Barnes & Noble on Saturday and had to have it. (Did I mention that my honey bought it for me, wonderful guy that he is?) This is the most awesome kit and Laurie did a great job putting it together and it's new on the shelves there as it was just released on March 25th. There is a very detailed book along with floral tape, stamens, floral wires and the most gorgeous crepe paper.It's not your dollar a roll party supply stuff this is nice with a great texture and it makes beautiful flowers. If you are interested you can order this directly from Laurie's website which is really pretty or I'm sure you can find it in your local B&N.
So, here's my first flower!
Not too bad for skipping over part of the directions on technique. And Yes, this is in my car. I was waiting for my fiance to finish with the evil dentist. It does take a bit of time and really takes a bit of practice. Needless to say, lack of technique means a flower that won't withstand being messed with for very long and I think I need to rebind it.