.. .for you!!!
smiles of loveliness, today!!!
& a small journal which i made for a little girl in the neighbourhood, who seems to look at me as though i have something she needs, which is maybe just a little TLC.. .so i made this & had my little sister run it over for valentines day :)
Hi lovelies, these are quick but oh so pretty, i folded a paper doily we had leftover into an envelope, a touch of beauty for those important little notes & cards, you could dress it up in endless ways!!!
Hi lovelies! this is it.. .its mainly made of fabric & thread, with a couple of buttons & beads sewed on at the end.. . to begin, cut some elongated squarish oval shapes, these will become the "leaves"
then twist them in the centre, one by one
& stitch them all together in the middle where you pinched.. .
take a couple of strips of fabric about 3 inches wide & 15cm long
begin with one piece of fabric & fold it in half, right sides facing outwards
to form a flower fold a triangle at one end. this will form the middle of the bud.
then continue to fold the fabric in right angles as you turn it, to form the petals of the flower
i stitched all that through the middle & then added a button & a couple of crystal beads to the centre. i then did another slightly smaller flower & stitched them together. i wanted the flowers to stand out more so i then added another layer of silk organza, twisting as i went & gluing it into place between the folds of the first flower. i used alternating colours.
i then attached the leaves to one side, & added a ruffle to the front, to add interest & colour, & voila!