Color Me Daisy is 1 this month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Michelle really works hard to put together amazing kits and they are definitely worth a look. They always include the latest product and embellishments. To celebrate, we are having a blog hop!!
For my project, i'm going to show you how to make fabric flowers. The August CMD kit came with two great swatches of fabric. And I do admit, sometimes fabric stumps me. What do I do with it? Here's a great way to make fabric flowers to match any of your projects.
Start with 3 strips of fabric. Mine measure 1 inch x 6 inches. Get a needle and thread in a coordinating color. I'm using the fabric swatches that came in the CMD August kit.
Put in a fairly big stitch by hand using the needle and thread along one side of the fabric strip.
Gather the fabric along the stitches.
Tie a knot with the thread to secure the section.
My fabric isn't long enough to fan out to make a complete flower. So repeat the same instructions for the other two fabric strips. Then attach the 3 sections together. I used Fabric Tac, but you could sew them or use another type of fabric adhesive.
Now add a big button to the center. I used fabric tac again for adhesive.
There you have it, a custom fabric flower! It's not perfect, there are some loose threads and it doesn't line up exactly. But that is part of it's homeade charm! Now add your flower to any project you wish.
So... my challenge to you is...Create your own homeade fabric flower. You can use this tutorial or any other way you choose. THEN use your flower on a card!! That's it!! Make sure you LINK BACK to the Color Me Daisy message board to show everybody your project.
Here is another flower I made. This time I used a 1 inch x 18 inch piece of fabric. Used the same technique, but it was long enough to just adhere the two ends together and fan it out. No need to make 3 different sections.
You can be sure i'll be scrounging around my stash to find some more fabric. These are fun and fast and add a little bit of homeade flair to any project. Make sure you link back to the message board with your card. I can't wait to see your flowers!!