Friday, May 28, 2010

Recipe for Floral Happiness!

Ever since I saw a post on my good friend Wendy's blog about an evening she spent cutting out fabric flowers from the Tattered floral die, I have wanted to try it. here is my recipe for them!
Ingredients: Masses of fabric scraps in co-ordinating colours (hunt down bits in your local charity shop), a Tattered Floral Die , a sewing needle, cotton thread, a bead or two, a large eyelet, and a good pair of eyes ( these are needed for threading the needle!!)
Method: Cut out the flowers in lots of colours, pile them up high together, and scrunch. Sew tightly from the back squeezing the material so it bunches up, add a bead or punch a large eyelet through the front....add a brooch back or not!...Floral Happinesss......
Hugs

20 comments:

Wipso said...

Sorry I didn't catch up with you Wednesday but my eye just wouldn't allow it. It's a little better today so I'm trying to catch up on a few blogs.
Really love those flowers. Gorgeous colours.
A x

Fliss said...

Thanks for the tip Jennie. Those flowers are just gorgeous and as I now have that die set will have to rummage in my fabric box.
x

The Inky Minx said...

Looking good Jennie.. that die is still on my need list :P

Hels Sheridan said...

Cute flowers... you know me and sewing though ROFL Mind you, those Bra's I did for Andrea turned out ok... I found that backing the fabric with sticky back canvas gave it a really cool firmness without being too stiff *oooerrrr missus* :O))

Sid said...

These fabric creations are gorgeous Jennie and that die is so very useful !

Heavenly Anarchist said...

lovely flowers :)

Joanne said...

Fab. Must make these. Thanks Jennie.
Luv Joanne xx

Kaz said...

Those are lovely, I think I need to make some of those xx

Amanda said...

I'm addicted to making flowers from this die. I made some nice ones using felt which works well too.

Carole said...

Really beautiful flowers :)

Netty said...

Terrific idea.....another for the 'must do' list.....just need those precious play hours. Love them. Annette x

Lori said...

Wow, just fantastic! Those are also on my to do list. lol.

craftytrog said...

Fabulous creations Jennie! Such a brilliant die, I used it to cut fabric this week too, it works a treat! x

Lottie said...

These are just gorgeous - great colours for summer

Wendy said...

Fab idea eh! oh and I found that cutting the fabric in layers rather than one piece at a time not only gave you faster flowers but it seemed to cut alot better too. Back really frayey (you know what I mean) fabric with bondaweb or similar x

MD said...

superbe. superbe bravo MD

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Sweet, I have mine cut out, now I'll try butting them together your way!

Fuchsia said...

Really FAb idea lovely colours too .

Glad you got your dies back safe and sound cant wait to use mine

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely flowers and I think this die looks fantastic cut from fabric. I have nominated you for an award on my blog. Hope you don't mind I was nominated for one and I have to nominate 10 others and I would like to nominate blogs that inspire me. Tracy Evans x x

Cynthia said...

Really nice looking flowers...I am in a flower frenzy lately,,,making alllll kinds of looking flowers...these are beauties! Thanks for the inspiration!