Friday, October 12, 2012

Fabric Flower Friday #5

Welcome to another Fabric Flower Friday blog entry.  
Today's flowers were inspired by something I saw on the internet and then added to the idea on my own. 

I am going to show you the finished flowers first and then how I put them together.  I don't have a "home" for them yet, maybe next week.  Or maybe not.  You never know with me.  LOL
They are pretty simple to make.
The flower base is a piece of 3 by 20 inch fabric, folded in half, gathered up into a circle and tied off with the remaining gathering threads.   
Next I got out my die cut machine and cut some flower shapes out of felt using a couple of flower dies from Spellbinders and Tim Holtz.
Here is a picture of the first flower and its parts.....
   And the finished product with a button added to the center, holding it all together.

 And the second one..... showing its parts....
And the completed flower including the button to hold it together. 
And the final flower.............
and here is the finished project....
They are easy to make.  If you don't have a die cut machine you can probably just find some patterns of flowers on line and cut them out yourself.  I am thinkiing about adding them to a wall hanging that I still have to make. We shall see as time goes on.

If you have any questions you can email me.  Or any better ideas for what to do with them, add a comment.

Be sure to check in here on Tuesday for Tea Cup Tuesday.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Second TeaCup Tuesday in October!

 This picture is of our dogwood tree decked out in its fall foliage. It is in front of my shop.... (you can see the shop in the back.)  As you can see the leaves are falling.
 It has really gotten cooler out since last week.  I hope it is only temporary.  I love fall and not ready to have the weather change to winter.

Last week we went to our favorite flea market.  If you check the blog post before this you can see some pictures from there.  While there I actually found a couple of really nice tea cups and bought them!  I am showing one this week and will show the other next week.

This week's is a Queen Anne. (according to the mark it was probably from the mid 50s.  There was  no name on it but it is lovely.  The colors don't show as well as they do in person however it is a very soft turquoise color.

After you visit my post today be sure to check out  these other tea posts.

                                                            ALSO: Rose Chintz Cottage

AND, check back on Friday.  I have a series of posts" about making fabric flowers.   I have another set of flowers already made to show you this week.  And check the blog entry from the past Friday to see more on Fabric Flowers!