Wow, this is my first blog swap and I am so excited. Thanks Anne.
My name is Becky from BeckysCraftCloset and I am a craft addict. When I see something new I just have to find out how to do it. My most important job is as a SAHM with 4 munchkins and a hardworking hubby that I rarely see. So I also craft for therapy. Lately I have had a thing for refashioning.
Recently I have been working on turning this women’s shirt (a $2 old navy find) into a dress for my 10 year old daughter. It was pretty simple it just needed some excitement. So today I will show you how to add rosettes to fabric.
1.For this project I found some knit in a matching color. (another $2 old navy shirt find) It doesn’t have to match it can be contrasting if you’d rather. Cut into several one inch strips. I used about 2 yards for 3 big flowers.
2.Mark where you want the center of the first flower to be. Start by sewing in the center of the end of the fabric strip.
3. Wrap the fabric back and continue stitching in the center of the flower.
4. Continue step 3 until your flower is the size you want it to be. This is a great project to do while watching a good chick flick. (for me it was the Olympics, so sad its over)
I suppose you could do this on a machine, but I know I would really mess something up, so I prefer to do this by hand. Here is the finished product on my little model. Use your imagination. You can make this into flowers for headbands, purses, etc.
I try to share my advice as I learn a new craft. I enjoy “trying” to decorate cakes, Making jewelry, sewing, mostly refashioning and whatever else looks like it would be fun to try… This week I will be blogging mostly about jewelry. But not only Jewelry…..
Wishing Anne and all of you a lovely week!!!