The flower that saved the day!!! And makes me want to make a thousand more because they are SO easy, and SO cute!!
Okay, so... to start at the beginning:
I had this dress of my daughters, which she out-grew, and it had stains on it, so I couldn't give it away, and it was too cute to throw in the trash. So I decided to make this project with it. I call it the "pencil purse".
First, I chopped it up, and sewed these two squares.
Then I measured what would fit inside my pencil purse. This is how I did my measuring (I know, so professional hey?! Don't laugh).
After MANY hours, and MANY thoughts of calling it quits, it all worked out in the end. Even though my sewing is not great, it is too cute to throw out. And I am sure my daughter won't care.
The sketch book was from the dollar store, a place I know they always carry them, and they are cheap to replace when finished.
Okay, so the flower that saved the day:
I cut four circles out and found a cute button to add inside.
I melted all the sides of the silk circles to give it the raised texture. This was fun!
After I had my flower in place I sewed them together (if I knew where my glue gun was I probably would have glued this, but maybe it's better this way -stronger).
The back of my flower.
The finished flower.
I added some ribbon to tie the ends together on my pencil purse (I'm calling it mine- hmmm.)
Feminine and fun!
Trust me this project deserves LOTS of pictures for the pain in the butt it was to sew. But, I LOVE it.
Should I keep it? Shouldn't I keep it? Hurry up and make up my mind because my daughter will be home pronto...!
I am joining this Pantone Party: