8/4/11

Footstool Flowers


Yesterday was one of those days
when I just felt like hanging out in front of the TV.

So, I gathered supplies to create flowers
and parked myself there for the day.


My workspace for the day?.....my favorite puffy pink footstool.

I cut fabric squares in varying sizes. The largest
depends on how big you want your flower.

You want to use a synthetic fabric
that will curl, not something like cotton
that will burn.

I folded my square in half, then half again,
and half one more time.....


until it looked like this.


Then I rounded the corners with my scissors.




Then I patiently held each piece
above the flame of a candle,


until the edges start to curl. Be careful
that your petals don't touch the flame.


I inked around the edges of some
of my petals using my stamping inks.


Using six petal pieces for each flower,
I stacked and stitched them together.

If you pull your stitches taut,
the pieces curl together very pretty.

You will probably want to wear
a latex glove while using your inks
so you don't have bright pink fingers, like me.


I stitched a few of my flowers more loosely
to allow space for some pretty rhinestone centers.





This was a great project for a day
when I really needed some down time.

I love things I can do in front of the TV.

That way, I can be lazy and productive at the same time.


16 comments:

Lovey said...

Now that's a great tutorial! Awesome! I will have to try this in front of the tube! Ha!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Thanks for showing that. I have heard about it, see the finished product, but never step by step!

mercedes scott said...

What a fun way to spend your time! Those roses turned out beautifully... I love how you have a basketful of them! :)

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, Debi! These are fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your method of making these beauties--I'm definitely going to give it a try!

Wishing you a lovely day, my friend...t.v. days are VITAL sometimes!

Julie

Awishdream said...

Hi Debi!...I just love your flowers! so pretty!. I will have to try this, thanks for sharing your tutorial!
Hugs,
Melanie :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful tutorial & good idea! I also like to do crafting while watching the tv.

Precious Crafts said...

So romantic! Absolutely lovely flowers!

Elyse said...

down time for me requires a free hand or 2 for snacking! love what you did with your TV time!

pretty pretty!

xo
elyse

Createology said...

Your flowers are beautiful and what a great way to spend the day. Sunshine Summer Smiles...

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Absolutely adorable!

Zaa said...

Sweet tutorial and what a lovely basket of roses... Thank You for sharing..HUGS

Karen said...

Perfect! Love your pretty flowers.
How come I don't have days like these?
Sigh. Soon. And then I'll show you what I do with it!
HUGS! Me.

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

OH THIS IS SUCH A GREAT PROJECT TOO! I love these flowers, debi! So romantic~....and yes, I do know what you mean, I love to always sit with my cotton threads and crochet in front of the boob tube at night with my hubby!

ahhh.....such bliss is this creative life we live, yes? non?

ciao bella

creative carmelina

FredaB said...

Your flowers are beautiful. Thanks for giving us the directions. I will park myself in front of the tv this weekend and make a few.

Thanks again

Hugs

fredaB

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Debi, Your flowers are just beautiful, I really love the inking, it makes them look so real. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Terri

FredaB said...

Hi Deb

My daughter wanted to make some flowers and I knew I had seen a tutorial somewhere on your site. I finally found it and am sending it on to her.

They are so gorgeous with the pink edgings. Look like a real rose.
I am going to try some also.

Hugs

fredaB