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Jul 31, 2009

Adornit Blog Hop

I just love swapping and on the great people I've met and wonderful projects I have gotten from all over the world. I'm currently in a swap over at 2peas that is Lollipop Flowers, based on the recent Prima style that everyone loves.

Making these embellishment are much more rewarding in my opinion, as you can make them to match whatever project your working on.

I've used the Prima design, but replaced the paper with fabric. By cutting 3 circles, 3 sizes it makes for a really full and fun flower. I use alternating fabrics/colors and each layer is 2 of that size to make them nice and thick.

I begin by sewing each pair approximately 1/4inch from the edge around the circle. I do this for the large and medium circles. Then I stack those and top with the smallest set of circles and sew thru all 3 sets in a small X in the middle to hold them all together.

After I'm done, I wash them in my washing machine and run then thru the dryer to fray the edges, allowing them to look really full.

You can also add buttons or other embellishments to the centers after the washing and drying.

Hope you like them...I see many layouts and cards with these fun flowers in my future!!!


**If you have not had the opportunity to start the blog hop from the beginning, please be sure to go to this site, so you don't miss any of the AWESOME goodies we have for you all.**

Next on the BLOG HOP is Charlotte Dixon!!!

27 comments:

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What great flowers!!

Penny Smith said...

I love making flowers! Thank you for sharing yours! They are adorable!

Janelle said...

so sweet!

bakscrap said...

Great flowers. Thanks for sharing the technique.

mcgeechs said...

Cute flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Zarah said...

They're sooo cute! Great idea with the washer & dryer! :D

Georgana said...

I've made flowers like this with paper but haven't tried fabric - now you've got me itching to try that. Great instructions!

Amy said...

I love the look of those flowers done with fabric. I may have to give them a try. TFS

DeeDee said...

well Angie aren't those just the cutest thing...I lvoe it and thanks for tellin us how to do them...

Jen said...

Those are too cute!!
Thanks for letting me stop by!
Hopping along..!

laura vegas said...

love the look of these kinds of flowers. so cute!

scrappymommyof3 said...

Those are very cute and creative!

connie said...

thanks for the tutorial! love the flowers.

Diana said...

these are amazing. love them all.
I wanted to let you know that I posted a challenge I know my blog was not up when you were there last. Check it our this weekend if you have time to scrap.

Rachel said...

I love these! Adorn it... hmmmmm- I will have to find more info on that!

Debbie said...

Thank you thank you for the flower tutorial - I have started noticing these everywhere and now I know how to make them! Your blog is great - I'll be back. Debbie Raymond, Adornit editor

Adornit Chix said...

cute flowers deff going to use that idea thanx for sharing

Kyla said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! I stink at sewing, but even I might be able to do some of these! lol Thanks so much for sharing your talent and inspiring us! ;)

Anonymous said...

These are adorable fabric flowers .. I wish I could sew .. I guess I could hand stitch them as well right?? Thank you for your time and sharing your talents .

Cheers ~ Scrappy Val
scrappyvals@hotmail.com

charlottemd said...

Thanks for sharing the awesome flowers. :0) Great Blog too

paperprincess said...

Really cute idea!

Tere said...

beautiful flowers!!!!

Tere said...

oh, and I almost forgot, I LOVE YOUR BLOG LAYOUT!!!!!!!!

Peek at My Paper said...

Thanks for sharing!

pysselpetra said...

great idea!!!
like all the small fun projects on your blog

Julie said...

these are gorgeous flowers

laterg8r said...

those are fan-tastic! great idea to wash/dry them to get them to fray - i am going to try this :) TFS