Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fabric Flower Brooch

It seems I've been away from my little piece of cyberspace for way too long. My Mum has been visiting for the past week, and even though there hasn't been any writing going on to speak of, there has been the odd spot of crafting.


Yesterday I decided to make a fabric rosette for my Mum to wear to a birthday party where everyone has been instructed to wear something purple (the birthday girl's fave colour.) I used rayon, and it was fiddly - but hey, that is what was in my stash, and I didn't have time to run to the shops since the boys were having their afternoon naps. It turned out OK I think, but if I were making another, I would use cotton. And make the strips wider. I also hand stitched it instead of using hot melt glue to stick it all together, So that would have made it a little more fiddly possibly. I added a circle of felt that I had stitched a safety pin to using hot melt glue, and it was done!


Jellyfish's hand doesn't really give you an idea of how big it was, but it was about as big as the palm of my hand - and I have pretty large hands! So, that is another thing that I wanted to try, crossed off my list! :) I think I might actually give it a go again some time, but with something a bit more substantial.

See you tomorrow for some more creative space fun! :)
S xxx


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6 comments :

  1. Nice to have you back! Great little rosette. Hope you have had a fab time with your mum.
    See you tomorrow for MCS:-)

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  2. Very 'shabby chic' and pretty :)

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  3. Hi there! I'm a new follower and your blog is darling! Love the purple flower, purple is my favourite colour too xx

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  4. lovely, lovely that colour looks amazing!

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  5. Super cute! I love rosettes of any kind, and this one is just adorable! Great job!

    By the way, I have a fun giveaway going on now, I would love to have you check it out--

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/uprinting-giveaway.html

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