Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Craft

Hello all!  I keep thinking that I am getting back on routine blogging but then all the sudden life gets busy again!  :P  But I will go ahead and warn you I am going to NH for 2 weeks so I won't be posting during that time but I hope to post some pics. from the trip when I get back!  I am VERY excited about going.  I have never been to NH before and while we are there the Fall leaves will be at there peak!  :)  So here is an adorable craft to keep you all while I'm gone...
I am so excited about this one because it is the first idea sent in by a girl that does not live in my country!  Thank you so much Hannah!  I love it!
Jordan

Rosettes


These can be used in so many ways:
-on a hair elastic
-on a bobby pin
(like that one up there)
-on a brooch pin
-on cards and for scrapbooking
-decorate the corners of your
tv or computer (if you have a fat
desktop one like me)
-sew them onto your clothes/hats
-make tiny ones for earrings
-on a dog's collar (so cute!)

and the list goes on and on.

They are so quick and easy to make, and you can use whatever fabric and buttons you want, to match any genre of dress. Every girl should like them.

For this size (ends up 4cm across), you need an 8cm in diameter
paper template, which you can use over and over again.



~1~
Pin the template to your desired fabric. I used an old top.


~2~
Cut out the circle. Sew a running stitch about 4 millimetres away from the edge. I started doing each stitch individually, but then my sister pointed out a quicker way to do it. You put lots of stitches onto the needle, and THEN pull the needle through. Like this:


Make sure it goes into a little bag shape; to help, you can stick your finger inside it.
Here's what it should look like once you've sewn all around.


~3~
Flatten out the 'bag', keeping the thread tight.
(The tan spots on my hand are the remains of a henna tattoo)


~4~
Next comes the tedious task of choosing a button. This part always takes me the longest, haha.


~5~
At the same time as sewing your button on, sew it onto your chosen item if possible.


~6~
Admire and wear.




 Hannah C., Victoria (Australia)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is a very fun and pretty rosette.Thanks for sharing Hannah!
Elizabeth M.

Kookster!!!! said...

You could do all kinds of things with this :) great idea! :D