Tuesday, January 12, 2010
A Bit of Whimsy
I love flowers...real, fabric, painted...it doesn't matter! What girl doesn't?! I've discovered a fabulous use for the small fabric scraps left over from bigger projects and have been making colorful and whimsical flowers to adorn all sorts of things. I've used fabric, paper, tulle, beads, buttons, sewing thread and am going to try using the thick colored paper/cloth that came on the bouquet of flowers Chris bought me yesterday.
My favorite so far is a attaching a fabric flower to a plain colored beanie.
Carrie loves attaching them to scarves (pics to follow) and they are adorable clumped together on plain t-shirts and sweaters. The possibilities are endless!
To make these beautiful flowers cut three strips of desired fabric in varying lengths and widths. Hold the end of one strip between your thumb and forefinger and gather it together in a circular motion toward the middle to make petals. Once you have your desired shape, pin to hold in place. Once all three layers are made, sew them together with embroidery thread and embellish to your heart's content!