Thursday, May 15, 2014
Do you remember those fabric flowers on my "to make, to do" list? Turns out they weren't destined for me at all. They were for my mother-in-law on Mother's Day! I followed this tutorial with one tiny alteration. And even though it took longer than I expected, I have to say I enjoyed the make! This shabby chic color scheme and sweet style were absolutely perfect for my dear of a MIL.
Using non-fabric elements was a challenge for me here. I needed straight, attractive sticks and had to use... the glue gun (dun dun daaa!). Nothing was actually so hard, but it was one of those new experiences that take a bit of gumption.
Between the fabric dust and twig shavings and glue gun strings, we were a serious mess for while though. Even pulled out the Go Baby cutter to cut tiny circles for my alteration. I added a green circle underneath each blossom to hide the not-so-neat underneaths. Looks more flower-like too!
My favorite part was shaping them all a bit different - this one wide open, this one in first bud. Well, I kind of love how they came out, so here comes the deluge of photos...
If you're looking to make a small girly gift, I think this one is a winner.
Fabric Notes: Botanics Metallic Succulant, Hothouse Flowers Dots, Little Black Dress Dots, Squared Elements Lemon, Bungalow Hive.