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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Gift Set

Last weekend we celebrated my sister-in-law's (and good friend!) birthday! I gave her an (almost) entirely handmade gift.

I did purchase the scarf. They are a great deal at Walmart and there are a lot of colors.

However, I did make this flower pin. It was easy. Just do a basic straight stitch along the edge of a length of ribbon and pull until it ruffles the way you want it to. Then sew a button on for a center and add a pin to the back. It's that simple.

The bracelet is a little more involved but still not hard. I created this method myself. I might just make a tutorial on how to one of these days.

And last, I made this darling headband. The flower is made using the same method as the pin. There are a couple for sale in my shop. The tutorial on how to make the headbands can be found on Ucreate, made by Ruffles and Stuff.
I had a lot of fun making this gift so I hope she liked it!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My first card!

I have added my first card to my Etsy shop! I have been making cards for years and have finally added one to the inventory list. It is perfect for the upcoming Valentine's holiday, or can be used for a wedding, anniversary, new baby girl, etc.!

Click here to view it in my shop.

Would you like to make your own card? Click on this tutorial for step by step instructions on how to make the flowers.

Watch for my first headbands in Etsy coming later this week too. I also have a couple of other projects up my sleeve but they are birthday gifts so I can't post them until after the gifts have been given!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Flower Necklace

I did it! I finally created a large flower bib necklace. After scouring the Internet for tutorials I put a few of them together and added my own touch to create this necklace. I love it! Fake flowers found at the craft stores are sewn on to lace with faux pearls as the centers. Little tufts of shiny fabric are placed in between the flowers to fill in the gaps. There is a felt backing and you can see that I added a chain to finish it off. This one isn't perfect as a first attempt and won't be put in my shop.
What do you think about it? If I made another one (a better one) do you think it would sale? I would list it for around $25 or $30. I would make a white one because I have a lot of the white flowers left. It would be fun to make other colors and sizes sometime. think it matches the current trends pretty well yet is unique.
I would really like to know what you think. Please leave a comment with feedback and suggestions. Thanks!


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