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Showing posts from August 16, 2009

New Work

In anticipation of my favorite season, I have strayed from my usual feathery work and started to create burnt fabric flowers in rich autumn colors. Somehow it seems fitting that the flowers are made by burning fabric since one of my favorite fall smells is that of burning leaves. Here is a sampling of my work that can be found on my Etsy page.

Flouncy Flower Headband How-to

While shopping in thrift stores fabric, not clothing style, is what usually catches my eye. Months ago I purchased a see through light blue shirt for 98 cents, brought it home, washed it and have restlessly moved it from room to room wondering why I purchased a translucent shirt that would fit in Molly Ringwald’s Pretty in Pink wardrobe. Not that I don’t like Pretty in Pink but at 37, I don’t think I can pull off the look. So after much thought and some inspiration from Anthropology I came up with an idea for a repurposed flower headband.

What you will need:
1/8 yard of Flouncy Fabric (such as chiffon)Sharp ScissorsStraight PinsSewing NeedleThread Medium to large sized buttonHeadbandSquare of feltGlue Gun

Download the Flouncy Flower pattern by clicking here. Print pattern out at 100%.

Cut 12 flower petals using the flower petal pattern from the fabric. HINT: Since the fabric is thin you can cut out several at a time by layering the fabric.

Thread the needle using at least a foot of threa…