Thursday, May 15, 2014

fresh picked

Freshly Picked for Mother's Day

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.

making fabric flowers

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.

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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 long stemmed fabric  roses

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...

fabric rose bouquet

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fabric rose bouquet

roses for mother's day

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.

13 comments:

  1. Oh these are just so sweet. I think I need make myself some for my living room mantel

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  2. gorgeous! I won't be making these but I'm liking that you did! I'm still working on my penny patch quilt - hand-sewed it all - made the sandwich yesterday and will start the hand-quilting tomorrow maybe. My fingers have to learn how to do this. I like your sense of colour and design so thanks from a new quilter.

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  3. LOVE! Sooo doing this instead of buying flowers from Michaels!

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  4. I made about 100 of them in black and white prints for the center pieces for my son's wedding. They will be complimented by big bowls of succulents.http://noidlehandshere.com/wp/?p=260

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  5. Those are pretty! I had to look twice because I thought they were real flowers at first.

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  6. Love the green circle add-on. They're lovely!

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  7. That's a bouquet I would be delighted to receive.

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  8. Those are so pretty. MIL must have been delighted with them. I know I would be.

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  9. They are such a sweet gift. I especially love the yellow one with dots :)

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    1. The polka dots were my favorite too, but the white/silver color =)

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  10. Yep, I knew you would be great at this. They are lovely.

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  11. so pretty! I love my glue gun ;-)

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