The other night while my oldest daughter was sleeping I threw a skirt together for her!!!!!!!!!!
Sounds a little crazy, but it took no time at all.
I have some Jersey Knit in my stash and I knew she would love the color. I cut out a short Maxi Skirt Pattern. The tutorial is on Elle Apparel blog. (This blog is a really great inspiration). I have made other Maxi Skirts as well.
I had to measure her hips while she was sleeping. You know you are a little bit loosing it when you wake your sleeping child to measure her for a project. Oh, my *poor* children.
After putting the skirt together I added a cute Hibiscus flower to it. I outlined the image on fusible web, then ironed it to black broad cloth. With the image on the back of the fusible web it is really easy to cut out intricate shapes. The paper peels off the back and it is really easy to adhere to the skirt. Essentially fusible web makes most any fabric into an iron-on in any shape you want! I love that stuff. One year my MIL got me an entire bolt of it for Christmas. I was over the moon excited about that gift…
Using a darning foot and free motion quilting techniques I sewed all the edges down.
As mentioned, I did this project late in the evening, thus there are no pictures of production.
With the June Wreath in mind as well and the disire to celabrate Cananda Day, my daughter and I headed to our favorite garden center.
We were on a search for Red and White flowers. It was fun searching around for the right shape and shades. We found what we were looking for. And a whole lot more, it is hard leaving all those other plants behind. I know they would be happy with me!
The flowers are all planted in a rectangle flower pot, then the pot was attatched to the wreath. Word to the wise, attatch the pot first. Sometimes my thoughts go faster than my hands. I covered the pot with a small piece of burlap. It lends a more rustic look.
What a great way to celabrate July and Canada Day.
Happy Birthday Cananda.
As you may have figured out by now I love flowers. Making flowers with all different mediums such as fabric and paper. I have yet to try polymer clay, but I am looking forward to that adventure.
For the April Wreath I made spring flowers out of tissue paper. And for the March Wreath, you may recall, I made shamrocks out of fabric. Well this month I am using flowers that were made the Master Flower Maker Himself.
That’s right, real flowers. What better way to celebrate the month of June but with potted flowers?
I chose flowers of different shapes and sizes. For the last few weeks I have been trying to encourage them to bloom. After they felt safe and secure I took them out of the pots and ripped them apart.
I needed small “pots” that would keep them moist, so I loosely wrapped the roots with plastic wrap. This way I will be able to water them throughout the month without making a huge mess all over the door.
After I wrapped them I stuffed them into a vine wreath.
So? What do you think? Do you like it?
I love it! And go figure, all the flowers are purple!