Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
So, here are my 6 favorite blogs...
1. Maggies Holmes Photography and Scrapbook Blog... She used to live across the street from me and I just LOVE her scrapbooking style! I also love her photography.
2. UCreate... I just have to go to her site whenever I am looking for a new creative idea.
3. Nanny Goat... Cute ideas that are my style.
4. Games for Family Night... easy, simple, ready to print FHE lessons.
5. Dear Lizzy... love her scrapbooking style.
6. Make it and Love it.... The blog has a totally new look and it's even better than before.
And six of my (Cami's) favorites:
1. A Beautiful Mess -Once a Creating Keepsakes darling, Elsie is an individual in a sea of crafters. She's adorable to boot and has a really fun personality. Lately, she's been adding mini-tutorials to her blog.
2. How About Orange-A fabric designer with a fantastic sense of humor and self. She has great ideas, finds great stuff at Etsy.com and occasionally has a great internet time-waster on there for fun (or inspiration). Tutorials and photo-fun as well.
3. Craftaholics Anonymous-This girl oozes clever creativity with the power of using-your-supply-stash
4. The Purl Bee- This is mainly a knitting site, but they have crochet as well, but truly, I like visiting because it is an absolutely lovely site.
5. My Mama Made It- So creative when it comes to sewing. I have little blips of sewing skills, but this woman oozes skill. I LOVE the kids' clothes.
6. Ric-Rac- Lots of fun here! Toys, dolls, felt, vintage charm, sewing...
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Taking the larger circle, I sewed on the brooch mount.
You may be tempted to use hot glue.
Hot glue doesn't like metal, long term. Sewing holds it closer and looks so much better.Sandwich the leaf (make sure it's where you want it in relation to the brooch mounting pin) in between the two circles and whipstitch around the smaller circle, joining all three felt pieces.When flower is dry, use tiny stitches with floss to attach petals to the felt. You want the petal tips to have free movement, so stitch around the edge of the larger circle and leave them free. Just make sure you stitch into each side of each petal to keep it lying flat.Here you have it!
I used a size G crochet hook and worsted weight yarn. Any variations with make the flower larger or smaller.