Archive for “April, 2011”

knit fabric flower tutorial & a wreath

My friend asked if I would help her to make a Spring wreath. She sent me a link to this wreath . I found it very cute and it gave me some ideas of what I’d like to do for my own wreath.

I wanted to use a foam wreath shape from my local craft store, but it was super expensive, so I turned to the dollar store. I found a willow wreath that I knew would work out great.

KNIT FLOWER TUTORIAL
I saw something similar to these knit strip florals at Target the other day and decided to give it a try myself. Here are the steps to this super simple floral.

1. Cut strips of knit fabric, about 1/2 inch in width. I used an old tank top.
2. Pull the knit strips length-wise, so that they curl.
3. Cut strips into 4 inches in length.
4. Layer on top of each other in flower shape.
5. Using needle and thread sew strips together in center. You can stop here and sew on a shirt or something, but I decided to take it one step further.
6. Wrap thread around all of the strips so that they flare out.

I used a few other tutorials for my flowers to make the wreath come together.
felt flower , loopy felt flower , rolled fabric flower , fabric yo yo’s (I added a button to the middle of mine), and for the leafs I used this tutorial again.

fiesta party invitation sneak peek

My husband is turning 30 this year. I know, so hard to believe. To celebrate I’ve decided to throw him a FIESTA!!! I first did a little research online in search of great ideas. I knew that the invitation would be the precursor for everything else, so I wanted to make them fun. Here is the inspiration…..

1. boden, 2. mexican sugar skull banner, 3. invitation via style me pretty, 4. amols party banner,
5. fiesta invitation via the sweetest occasion


In order to make them a little more unique I added some confetti. I just used my 3 hole punch to cut out circles from colored paper. I’m trying to do this party as festive and as cheap as I possibly can. I already scored some great party decorations at my local thrift store, and I’m going to be making a lot of the decorations and food myself, which will help to save some money.

I’ll make sure to post some more pictures after the party!

rolled fabric flower button

So, I couldn’t find any buttons that I liked for Char’s Easter dress, so I decided to make some cute rolled fabric flowers to go on an existing button. The tutorial is below. Super simple…

I started by using this tutorial for rolled fabric flowers. Cut a one inch strip, fray one side, and iron in half (length-wise).



Glue the rolled fabric flower onto a loop button (it has to have a loop, or else this won’t be able to sew the button onto anything).

 


 Continue to glue the fabric all the way around the button, twisting the fabric as you go.

Glue the fabric onto the back of the button, making sure NOT to glue the inside of the loop on the button.

Here’s the finished flower. You can see the loop on the back of the button.

Then, sew the button onto your project. In this case, mine is my daughter’s Easter dress.



Here’s the finished dress. I’ll make sure to take pictures of Char in it on Sunday and post them next week!

I also made a matching bow. So cute!