Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fabric flower

I made this fabric flower today using a chiffon print fabric and tulle.  I cut both fabrics 2" x 22".   Fold each fabric in half and put them on top of each other.  Using a needle and thread do a running stitch through the fold of both fabrics together (4 thicknesses).  Pull the thread, gathering the fabric.  As the fabric forms a flower, stitch in place to secure.  Cut a small circle of felt and hot glue to the back. 

If you don't want the "ravelly" look, you could do the running stitch on the raw edge instead of the folded edge.

Depending on how you plan to use the flower on, you can attach a pin to make a broach, hair clip, glue it to a card, frame, or book.

Use whatever fabric and/or ribbon that suits your application for this embellishment.  I'm going to make some using burlap and tulle together for an interesting contrast.

Let your imagination run wild and have fun with this.  Let me know what you come up with.  This is a great project to use scraps or remnants as it takes very little fabric. It's also a good project to do while watching TV or a movie since it is VERY simple.



Friday, August 31, 2012

Clementine Glamour Girl Paper Bag Book

To make this Clementine Glamour Girl Paper Bag Book I used one of the gorgeous papers from the Close To My Heart (CTMH) Clementine Paper Packet (X7156B) as the background.  Then I took the front of a greeting card and attached it to the front of one of the paper bag book. (Instructions for constructing the basic paper bag book, can be found on  I made the small roses using CTMH's exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686).  The green adhesive backed epoxy badge button (Haunted Assortment Z1741) is above the center of the glamour girl's head.  The sparkled swirl embellishment is Clear Sparkles Flourishes (Z1708).  I used CTMH's Liquid Glass (Z1679) to attach the dotted chiffon ribbon.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that Liquid Glass!!! The leaves on the large rose on the upper left were also made using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I attached pink fringe and a trim on the edge of the fringe to finish it off.

If you came from Marilyn McCormack:, you are in the right place.   If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

The next blog on the list is Cydney Fowler:  Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using the Clementine paper pack.  If you get lost, just hop on over to Damask Divas Blog/ for the full list.

Be sure to check back often for more fun and exciting ideas and inspirations.  Also remember to join our Damask Divas Blog hop the first of every month for a variety of ideas from the Paper Packet of the Month.  Next month, October, should be exciting with tons of spooky hauntings from Close To My Heart's Moonlight Paper Packet.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Welcome to my Blog

Hope to see all my craft friends here soon.

Adorable Baby Banner

I made this adorable baby banner for my granddaughter, Lauren, who is still in the oven.  She's due out of the oven mid-July.