Hi everyone and especially Tilly. What an awesome blog this will be when its filled with great gift ideas.
My name is Lore and I sew a lot over here: SewRedHot.
Anyway, I'd like to kick off with my latest passion. The organza fabric flower.
There are so many tutorials for these, and perhaps they are a bit old hat now, but I made my first one the other day and I'm totally hooked. They can be used to embellish bags or put on hair ties. Perfect for kids.
Anyway, like I said, there are tons of tutes, but my favourite is Calamity Kim's here.
And to make it easy to have circles of many differing sizes, my wonderful blogless but super crafty friend Tanya has created a template of a bunch of different sized circles. Its loaded up on google docs here.
Anyway my daughter made one
and rooting through my stash we found some gold and did a monochrome gold one.
That I tied onto a pony tail and wore to the Paul Weller gig at the enmore. He loved my flower. Well, I bet he would have. He's a cool guy.
So today I made a little zippered pouch out of purple velvet with a hot red inside and a red flower. Is this the stuff of christmas present bliss?