Thursday, July 1, 2010

Making Fabric Flowers

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A couple of days ago I "googled" tutorials on how to make fabric flowers and found several that I wanted to try. I whipped up a few in about an hour ~ I was wanting to make them for the purses I am going to make from Amy Butler's "Birdie Sling" pattern. I choose 2 different fabric lines to make 2 summer purses ~ "Midwest Modern" from Amy Butler, and the "Blush" line by Basic Grey for Moda. I even got to play with some of my vintage buttons and beads, selecting ones to use for the center of the flowers.

(Midwest Modern

(Blush from Basic Grey)


It was a lot of fun putting my hands to work creating again. It has been soooo long since I've allowed myself to do so, or even spent any time in the craft studio. And this is a quick and easy project for a "creative fix." Spending time in the craft studio this week has motivated me to try and get things more organized, and it is such a challenge. The room is not very large and I have windows on 2 walls, 2 double closets on another, and the quilting design wall taking up a whole wall. I am rethinking that, as well as other storage options with little to no wall OR floor space! Think I might have to look at the ceiling? If you haven't visited any of the "Where Women Create II" blog postings, you can click on the image link in the column to your right...I've been getting some ideas... :)

'Til next time,

Mary

4 comments:

Aunt 'Reen said...

Mary - I LOVE those fabric flowers you made! The vintage buttons are such a lovely touch. I also like the fabrics you've chosen too!
Thanks for sharing!

hugs,
Doreen

Patty said...

Mary your new pieces are BEAUTIFUL! OMGoodness I love everything about them. The fabric, flowers, and buttons are so lovely together. I want to see more :)

Patty said...

Please (smile).

Kelly~MysticalEntities said...

Those are beautiful Mary! I look forward to seeing your sling purse.

Hugs,
Kelly

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