Monday, April 18, 2011

Making my own embellies

So I tried lots of different things the other day, and one of them was rolled ribbon or fabric flowers. I have this cool fabric from SU, plus coordinating fabric covered brads, so I thought I'd give it a try, and this is the result.
There are lots of tutorials on this, just google rolled ribbon or fabric flowers. I don't remember exactly which tutorial I used. I'm not thrilled with how it turned out; I think I need a lot more practice! Maybe I should also try it with ribbon.

This next one is a simple yo-yo. I die cut some of the fabric with my circle nesties and ran a running stitch around the outside of the circle and drew it up like a little drawstring bag. I added a brad. I think it's very cute! You can make them just about any size; this one used my next to largest Nestie and is about 1.25" in diameter.
Well, I had fun trying something new! Hope you've enjoyed this post--thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

Jen A said...

I enjoy making both these kinds of flowers. Yours turned out wonderfully! Love the colors and fabric you used!

Banu said...

Beautiful flowers Amy. I have also admired these always and have never tried my hand at them. These turned out just perfect.

Chris said...

i love to make these! i think they turned out fabulous!!

Susan said...

Those are beautiful! I had no idea that SU sold fabric. I have been under a rock for sure!

Sara Paschal said...

I was under the same rock Susan;) Love these Amy! I think they both turned up really nice.

Michele L. said...

Amy,
These are all very pretty. Your girls will be so luck to have them as hair accessories! i make them for my DD all the time and moms always ask me where i get them.

Angela said...

These are really cute! I have seen these and should give them a try.... Love that SU! fabric too!