Today's project was inspired by NINA's Inspiration Challenge
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I'm so glad that creating your own Embellishments is so HOT right now! Makes me not feel so bad that I cannot just run over to my local Michaels and pick something off the shelf. NOT TO MENTION, my last two little jaunts to the states had me scratching my head as to why someone would pay for some of the items. SEE THAT BUTTON???? That IS my hot embellishment purchase from the states. Ok part of me was completely overwhelmed by having so many choices but HONESTLY, I purchased a pad of paper, 6 buttons, 2 packs of seam binding, 2 punches, 3 $1 stamps, and some $1 spools of ribbon. THAT IS ALL !!!!!!!!!! And to think, I've always thought I was missing out. Guess NOT I was thrilled with how fun and easy my homemade flower was to create. I simply started out with a scrap strip of OLD flannel, made a RUNNING STITCH along one edge, PULLED the stitch, TWISTING it as I went then STITCHED my Button on to hold it all together. OK and if you have severe ADHD like me, you don't even really make all the stitches. I kind of FANFOLD my fabric and PUSH my NEEDLE through all of the layers then HOLD onto the NEEDLE and that last end of the fabric, THEN PULL the STARTING end in the OPPOSITE direction. MAGIC!!!
Crafting in Croatia: Inspiration
Creative Card Crew: April Showers bring May Flowers
The Crazy Challenge: Buttons, Bows & Brads (I used a button)
The Shabby Tea Room: Comforts of Home (FLANNEL, as I sit here in my flannel pj's)
A Spoon Full of Sugar: 3-D (I think that flower counts for sure)
...........Supplies I used.............
Stamps: Hero Arts (Truly Appreciated)
Ink: Tim Holtz (vintage photograph)
Cardstock: Stampin Up (bravo burgundy, pink pirouette,
Patterned Paper: DCWV,
Tools: Martha Stewart (doily lace edge punch), Spellbinders (Nestabilities circle)
Misc: button, scrap fabric, thread, DCWV (ribbon)