Jan 20, 2012

These are a few of my favorite things!

I love brads! I think they are some of the cutest things I've ever seen.  They can add so much to a hand sewn flower.  

Hobby Lobby had them 50% off so I went a little crazy.  I put them all in an old canning jar and want to continue to add to my collection!

I also recently found out how to make flowers from rik rak and I'm in love with them!  I bought the .99 cent stuff to try out since I'm still trying to master those rosettes that are so cute but mine fall apart.  I took pictures as I went so that I can remember what to do, so I thought I'd share.
I took 2 pieces of rik rak and twisted them together.  I have a small size and have been told that the larger sizes are easier to work with.

So this is it pulled straight so you can see better how it links together.

I then put a stitch in to keep them together but don't pull to hard or it starts to gather.

You then start rolling it up.  I would sew the bottom as i rolled to keep it together.

This is it all rolled up.  I put the tail on the bottom and sewed it in there.

This is after I opened it up a bit.  Just peel back each layer one by one.  

These are so cute and I can't wait to make more.  I got some felt to try to make some felt flowers. I'll post more when I make them.

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