Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Flowers and things
Confession: I'm kind of an accidental blogger. No, I didn't accidentally set up this blog. But basically I'm really quite naive as to how to do it all right. I just kind of do what I think feels right and hope people respond. I don't even really know how to read all of my stat counters, or how to interpret the results. Basically if you start talking numbers to me my mind shuts down. I once dropped a college math class after the first day when the teacher said, "math is the most beautiful language there is." I figured I couldn't spend a whole semester sitting in someones class who had such a radically different math motto than me. My math motto is more along the lines of, "math is a necessary evil. Pure, pure evil." No, not really, but pretty much I don't think in terms of numbers AT ALL. But one thing I can tell from what draws people to my blog is that everyone likes a good old fashioned fabric flower tutorial. So I'm thinking of doing a few more of those. I won't do a tutorial for these rolled flowers because they are just that simple. But after I saw the cute headband I got from CE I thought I needed to try some of these rolled flowers myself. I've seen these around quite a bit but never really tried them until I needed something simple to keep me busy at my sister's house.
Here's the low down on these rolled flowers. I used felt. I used cheap felt. I bought a variety pack of felt at Wal-Mart, they had surprisingly good and vibrant colors. I used a rotary cutter and mat to cut out the felt. I wouldn't even attempt this with just scissors unless you have a super steady hand. I cut my fabric length wise 1/2 inch wide. Then you simply use some good fabric glue, give yourself a whole line of glue and roll (tightly). These bigger rolls used 2 strips of felt and the smaller used 1. Anyway they were really fun to make and would make a fun kids craft.
I do have some other fun fabric flower ideas in my head, I just need to get them formed in reality, and then I'll share. These are about the only vibrant flowers around me right now. Today's high here is 50 something with a forecast of rain. Here's hoping that April showers bring May flowers!