Thursday, 17 May 2012

Home Sweet Home - mark 2

Hi when I've not been busy with granny squares I've been dabbling with frames again. This one is bigger than the last one I found but I gave it the white treatment again.
No bunting this time but the flowers stuck......

.....those felt flowers, would you like to know how I make them? They are good for 3D projects and of course if you make your own  embellishments you get to choose what colour they are.
First cut five flowers shapes, I use my ever useful tattered floral die but if you don't have a flower die, circles would work just as well.
Take one of the flower shapes and fold it in half and half again so it's a quarter of it's original size. Hold it's shape with a couple of stitches at the pointed end.
Taking one the shapes as the base of your flower sew the quartered flower to the centre of the base with a couple of stitches. Repeat folding the other three shapes and sew them in position too covering the whole base shape.
Once you've finished you should have a fluffy looking flower. The felt gives it a very rounded shape and two back to back would give a pom-pom effect. (mmmmm now I'm thinking they would make lovely tree decorations.....don't get distracted!) If you make them from fabric they have a less structured look but are still as effective. It's fun to experiment with different flower shapes too.

Have fun creating.


9 comments:

Louise said...

oh wow Amanda I love how you've made the flowers for your gorgeous frame. All i need now is a nice flower die!

Wrightboysmum said...

Loving this as well.
Tree decorations now would they have the same production time as christmas cards lol? Bet they would look lovely.

Wrightboysmum said...

P.S Liking the new washi themed background.

Alana said...

Funny, I have that die on my shopping list:) lovely, fresh design and look to your frame. Your flower tutorial is great too:)

alexa said...

I have seen that die mentioned so many and your lovely flowers have finally convinced me to google and click! Love the way your butterflies rise up from the flowers and hover ...

Sian said...

I'm loving the new blog look and the fluffy, felty flowers!

favouriteworkofart said...

ooh, mand, fab project - and now you may have started a whole new line off there! christmas decorations indeed!!!!!

Sarah H said...

Thank you for showing how to make these! They would make a lovely embellishment for a bag maybe ;-)

Glen said...

Very pretty Amanda. Love the flowers. Thank you for the tutorial. ~Glen~