Its been a busy old week, but have managed to acquire a little bit of time to have a play with some of the fabric flower tutorials I found last week. Its been quite a success and im very happy with what i've come up with.
Firstly the layered, folded fabric flower from the House of Smiths tutorial. Really like how this one looks. It came out at 7cm in size, so i'd probably try and make it a bit smaller next time. I've attached a brooch back to this one and think it'll look fab on a cushion.
Below is my first attempt at a yoyo flower.
Love the simplicity of this one, so much so that I made another 2 and turned them in hairslides. See here for the how to.
True to my word, I have been researching online to find some neat and funky tutorials on making fabric flowers.
To be fair, I spent a good chunk of yesterday doing this. But there is something hugely satisfying about having an unexpected day at home, where you feel you can while away an hour or so, reading blogs and websites, without worrying that you should really be doing something else.
For those of you who know me well, you'll know about my slightly irrational love of buttons. I have two giant jars of them, but lets face it, you can never have too many.......which is why im always on the look out for more.
A little meander on Folksy yesterday and I discovered theses beautiful things......vintage buttons to buy, and some lovely handmade goodies using some great vintage buttons.
Ok, so we're a few weeks into January, and kind of back to normal after the madness of the Christmas break.
I have to admit to not having been quite as productive as I had hoped, but life does sort of get in the way at times. However with a growing love of the beautiful fabrics I brought recently I was eager to have a play with them as soon as possible.
I put them to good use and made this very vintage inspired corsage, taking a different fabric for each of the petals, and finishing it off with one of the super shiny buttons I also purchased.
Im really pleased with it.
I think im going to make a second one, similar but slightly different, over the coming week, but im also on the look out for tutorials on making fabric flowers to get a few new design ideas. If you have any recommendations please let me know.