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Simple Felt Fabric Flower

This is one of the easiest flowers one can make. I used as inspiration a tutorial from here. Cutting and putting together the petals is similar however, for a richer and fantastic effect, I added a central piece: hand made felt pom pom.

 1. You need: felt in 2 different colours, scissors, needles, thread, brooch pin or safety pin, tailors chalk and template.

2. Put the paper template over the felt. I use the chulk to design the shape and then cut it around the line. Cut 4 such shapes.

3. Next you fold the rounded petals into half. Press them to keep being folded or you can shortly iron them but do not insist too much.

4. Now you arrange them. The next petal corner has to be over the previous petal. Once arranged, it should look like in the picture.

5. Time for the pom-pom. Take a different colour felt stripe, about 4x10cm size. Bent it on half lengthwise. Start to sew the open edge.

6. Once done, cut along the other edge, creating a sort of fringe.

7. After finishing this, roll it up and sew the base trying to keep the layers together.

8. And here you go with the central pom-pom! It is cute, isn’t it?:)

9. Now comes the most difficult part of this project. You have to fix the pom-pom in the center of the 4 petals and start to sew it around by keeping together the petals while you attach the center of the flower. Once you are done the flower looks like this:

It can be worn as a brooch and secure on your blouse with either a safety pin or a sewn brooch pin.

More similar flowers you can see here.

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in Fabric Flowers

 

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July is here, anniversaries in the family

July is a month with few anniversary we have in the family – as title alreasy is stating. A present to be is work in progress. Below just a part of it. It is going to be a set of summer table napkins. Using an idea from Purl Bee, this is the first try. More to come to complete the set till 17th of July.

 

I like the food-summer printing theme in combination with the yellow linen. I have another idea, let’s see how all will come out.

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2011 in Others

 

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Easter Basket

Happy Easter, everyone!

We were travelling and spending Easter in Germany, together with my other half’s family. As they like and appreciate handmade things I planned to crochet 2 baskets – one for mother and one for Oma and stuff them with chocolete and other Czech sweets.

Crocheting few hours a day, it took me around 3 days to make one basket. It is the first time when I do such a thing and it looks nice. I plan to crochet also for myself a bigger one and keep some craft that I use almost daily.

I used hemp rope and crochet no. 6.

Pictures are not fantastic, I forgot my camera at home and I improvised:).

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2011 in Crocheting

 

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Queen Anne’s Lace Scarf

I found few days ago a very nice looking crocheted scarf and thinking about my friend that I will visit next days and wishing to make her few nice presents, I decided to make one for her. The model looks great and despite a complicate first view it is very simple to make. I used the pattern from a blog I found searching for models.

Still work in progress here but it will be finished soon:)

I will come back with the finished product:)

Update with the finished scarf:

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2011 in Crocheting

 

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Folded rose

Waiting for the real spring to come over I’ve spent some time and created few flowers using the technique called folded rose. The pattern and inspiration was the book I’ve already mentioned here, in some earlier post.

It is not difficult to make it. I used the kind of fabric that once folded was a bit tough to stitch it. The top of my fingers hurt a bit now because of pushing the needle was not an easy job. I consider buying a special tool to make my life easier…

Well, going back to the tutorial, here are today’s actors:

1. You need: fabric, scissors, needles, pins, thread, tailoring meter or anything that can help you to measure, tailors chalk

2. Measure 10 x 110 cm stripe and cut along of the fabric piece. Here I cut 2 different coulours as I plan to create 2 flowers:

3. Take the stripe and fold in both long sides that way that they meet at the center of the stripe. To keep them folded you either iron it or you can pin it for a while:

4. Twist the stripe at 45 degrees angles till the end of the stripe.

In this case I used some pins to help the fabric to stay folded:

6. When the whole stripe is folded, we can start to stitch it. We start to stitch along with one short side and continue with a long side:

After all it’s stitched you can start to gather tightly the fabric:

7. At this point you are almost done and start to form the rose:

You can choose to leave it like this or you can add a bead in the center. Sew it on the back carefully to catch all the layers but to still keep the shape of the flower. Then you apply a brooch pin and that’s all! Voila, here it is a yellow rose! Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2011 in Fabric Flowers, tutorial, Uncategorized

 

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1st of March – Mărţişor

Just a hello to the Spring which doesn’t look being lazy to come! One big step and we can also enjoy the green treese, the happy birds and warm sun!

Today in Romania it is celebrated Mărţişor!

O primavara placuta! La multi ani de Mărţişor!

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2011 in Others

 

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Spring is on the way!

After a long, dark and sad winter first shy sunshine is warmly caressing Prague. My inspiration is back and my mind full of ideas that stay just to get alive in nice things. Unfortunately I miss the time I would like to spend on the crafting zone of my flat.

Lately I started to crochet. I already did few granny squares which will end up in a soft and tiny baby girl blanket. Project WIP.

Variation of white, light pink, dark pink, light purple, gray. I love the way they look aligned but still some more work to do around this project.

I’m planning to finish this by end of March and really looking forward to see the final picture of it.

Since I haven’t written here, I created few bags as Christmas presents. I forgot to take pictures. They were warmly welcomed by their current owners. I also have done some flowers which need to have the final touch and ready to be used for the upcoming spring!

Enjoy the spring!:)

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2011 in Others

 

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