Apr 18, 2010

Paper & Fabric Flowers, & Craft Fail

I have been on a roll lately making this cute little things.
I think this one is my favorite.  Instead of the constant circle shapes in the middle I did a square and a pin wheel.  I really like how it turned out.
This one is full of recycled materials.  The book page in the back of course, a pretty flower image that I cut out of an old magazine, another book page, a luffa I had laying around and some fabric from an old makeup bag.  I love the button I found in my SMALL stash.

I love the look of burlap but have none on hand.  I found a Starbucks advertisement in a magazine and the background looked like burlap!  I cut it out and used it for this paper flower.  LOVE! <3

This is the most colorful one of them all.

I was attempting to make a notebook cover following By Small Means directions.  I found this about a week ago and decided this would be the craft that we did at the Crafty Gathering for June.  I don't sew... much (or well) so I wanted to see if it was possible to do a no sew version.  I picked up the fusible stuff at Walmart today and some $1 fabric.  After 2 attempts so far, I'm not having much luck.  I'm not giving up yet though.  I'm learning a lot.  Needless to say I had a lot of wasted left over fabric that I just refused to let go to waste.  It was fabric that had been fused and was thick and it had my mind going.  All I could think of was flowers.  LOL!  What can I say I've got flowers of all kinds on my mind.  Here's what I did.
I also tie dyed some napkins tonight while making cup cakes so I add that into these fabric flowers for some extra texture.

*Update * See what I am going to do with these HERE

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9 comments:

Maria@ChicaBellaCrafts said...

These flowers are so pretty, love all the materials you used. I have a ton of scraps that I can use to make these. Love your blog, I'm a new follower.

Scrappy Gifts said...

These are fabulous! I'd love if you linked up to my Scrappy Saturdays: http://myscrappygifts.blogspot.com/2010/04/9th-scrappy-saturdays.html

raggygirlvintage said...

I heart your flowers, so creative!
Tracey

malia said...

really great project and i am lovin the faux burlap! sorry i am having trouble with "commenting as:" so i'll just give you my blog address http://yesterdayontuesday.typepad.com

too Blessed to Stress said...

ohhh I love your flowers! I made some recenlty, but not as fancy as yours :)

following you now!

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Alison said...

Ashley, these are so absolutely fabulous!!! Love your fabric :) Great minds think alike! I love all of the color combos. I just can't get enough of all these fabric and paper flowers this spring!!

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

Love these little flowers!! Thanks for sharing!

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linda said...

Ashley,
What cute flowers! Thanks for joining the Craftaholics Anonymous party!
Linda

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