One of the next fabric flower styles that I attempted was from the ruffle shirt by Tea Rose Home on my grey ruffled tank. These are made by creating a ruffle in your fabric, folding it in half and rolling it into itself, sewing it together along the way. I have since used this method the most often to create other brooches and accessories to outfits.
My most recent endeavour was to make the rosette. I have been wanting to create a bib necklace, headband, bracelet or anything of the sort to get that vintagy, girlie feel from these beauties. There are MANY tutorials out there on how to make these flowers, but this one here from Little Birdie Secrets is perfect (I sometimes use hot glue in place of fabric glue which works JUST as good). Little Birdie Secrets also has an amazing post on rosettes and the MANY things you can create with them. Her genius idea of making these accessories removeable/interchangeable is awesome! Since I had no velcro on hand (or that I could find!) I simply used a second piece of felt on top of the original and adhered it with hot glue on only two edges of the circle--this creates a "tunnel" to slide a headband, bracelet or hair clip in. Now you can use the SAME rosette for your hair, a headband, bracelet, pin or anywhere you can think of! :)
My first interchangeable rosettes consisted of a larger one from a shinier black material and two smaller ones from the scraps of an old black t-shirt; all three finished off with a white pearl center. They look great all together, paired up or by themself.
Here they are paired on a headband, a single one on a strip of lace around my wrist,
and two variations slid onto a clasp bracelet.
I can't wait to make more and play around with multiple colors! :)
how cute!!! I love these!!
These are just too adorable! Thanks so much for sharing! I just found your blog through a linky party and can't wait to go through your archives! So nice to virtually meet you!
I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Thanks for creating such a fun and inspiring blog. I'd put flowers everywhere if I was living in a house full of boys!
these are all so cute!!! i love making rosettes, they make everything so pretty and girly haha. love all the different ways you used them!!
I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-2-and-features.html
Love how you make use of those sweet rosettes! I'll have to give it a try one of these days! :)
I've never seen these interchangable. Great idea!
I'd be oh so happy if you could share this with my readers tonight @Creative Juice Thursday. Get your crafting shoes on... Hope to see you there...
Just found your blog! These are so cute!
Yahooo! A new post! I absolutely LOVE your headband!!!!
Those are so cute! I LOVE fabric flowers!!
Thanks for sharing this at Creative Juice! Hope to see you back at the party tonight!
They look great! Love the idea of making a bracelet. I was just thinking I need to revamp my jewelry... Bingo. The thin headband looks really good too. Now if I could just get away with crafting while at work... Hmmmm.
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