Saturday, March 5, 2011

So, I have this muslin, part two

How's Saturday going?  Mine has been busy and fun.  I got to hang out with Dolly all day, and we went to some craft stores and Ulta.  Just some of our favorite destinations!

Here's what I've been doing with the muslin I showed you the other day.

I love all of the fabric flowers out there.  They seem to be everywhere, jackets, clips, shoes, headbands, bags, small dogs...okay, so I'm not sure about that last part, but it could happen!

My friend, who has this great blog here, showed me how to make these.  I might have a small addiction to them now. Support group, anyone? 

 Since I am a sharing kind of girl, here we go!

First, I punched a circle out of card stock, and used it to cut out a piece of felt.  It does not need to be perfect (thank goodness!).  This is where your flower will be anchored.

I used the same card stock circle to cut out a bunch (technical term) of circles out of my colorful muslin.  Guess what?  They don't have to be perfect!  While you are cutting, your hot glue gun can be heating up.

Take your circle, fold it in half and then fold again. 

This is the outside row.  I put glue down on the felt and held the tip of each petal down for a few seconds.  I found that putting a touch of glue between the first and second folds worked to keep it together--check out my arrow in the above picture.

The rest of the flower seem to go on easier.  You just keep folding and placing petals until you reach the middle.

For my middle, I rolled up a tiny scrap of muslin, and glued it into the middle.  At first, I wasn't sure if I loved how shabby it looked, but now I'm sold.  I love not having to try to be perfect!

I made a few with the hot glue, and one with Fabri-Tac.  The jury is still out on which I prefer for this project.  The only answer is to make a few more! 

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  1. Oh my fabulous! I have to run out but will be back to drool over these later!

  2. That is a beaut! :) I love the two tone effect!

  3. I love muslin (I buy it by the bolt sometimes!) Thanks for another idea!


  4. I have been wanting to know how to do these so thank you for sharing with us!

  5. I love all of the flowers that are so popular now, too, Christine! Yours turned out great, thanks for the awesome tutorial!

  6. LOVE these!! Thanks for the great tutorial. Just now starting to learn how to make all these amazing flowers you all make!

    Visiting from MMM-

    Megan @

  7. I've been wanting to give these a try. Yours turned out so cute!

  8. Such a nifty & creative idea! I invite you to share your idea by linking to my blog bash K.I.S.S. Happy to be a new follower too! :)

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

  9. Cute! Shabby is a winner, lots of fun! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Been wondering how...thanks for the tutorial!!

  11. LOVE it,,, the color of the muslin is so pretty too, like watercolored roses.

    I would LOVE for you to link this up to my party Bella Before and After **AMAZE ME AUGUST**, and GUESS what? I have a fabulous giveaway going on this week for an original AVOCADO ART painting, by ME!! Come enter before it's too late. GIVEAWAY HERE, I really appreciate the support girl.

    Bella :)

  12. The flowers are beautiful!!!


  13. Love these! I needed this for an upcoming project!
    I'm stumbling!
    All Things Heart and Home

  14. Love the flower...motivated to go make some LOL (sort of)

  15. Hopped over here from CSIs 5 dollar link up and saw these precious me!!!!

  16. Hopped over here from CSIs 5 dollar link up and saw these precious me!!!!

  17. Cute! Shabby is a winner, lots of fun! Thanks for sharing!


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