Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fabric Flowers for Valentine's Day

I tried my hand at fabric flowers today. It was so much easier than I though it would be! I'm slowly gaining confidence in my sewing skills.

I used this tutorial, over at Little Birdie Secrets.

I plan on making a LOT of these, to attach to purses, clothes, headbands for my future nieces, etc. They are so easy to make! All you need is a strip of fabric 20 inches long and 4 inches wide (I made mine a little smaller than 4 inches). Then, you fold it in half, sew a loose stitch and pull to make it slightly crumpled, then roll it up and stitch through the layers of the bottom several times.

This is what the backs look like. You can easily glue them to a headband, purse, etc (or sew them).

Also fixed my Dresden plates (added one extra to each). Here's the pink one, much flatter.

Future Mr. Quilty Habit and I exchanged Valentine's gifts yesterday because we won't see each other tomorrow - I'm leaving for my internship at 6 am and I have to go back to college afterwards. Instead of wooing me with the usual flowers and chocolates (or a bamboo plant, like last year!), he got me this shirt, and I love it :)

We have this thing in our house where 1) Oreos have to be in the freezer and 2) they must be dipped in milk. At least, for that second part, that's my rule. So this shirt is perfect. And it makes me laugh every time I see it. Hopefully we can have a Valentine's dinner soon. We did watch the Princess bride last night, a movie that we both love.

What did I get him? Milky Ways, Hersheys, and a ukulele. With replacement strings. Yes, really. He loves it.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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