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« on: March 04, 2008 02:46:40 PM »

Poppies are my absolute favourite flowers, but the only poppy related item I own is a necklace that my great-grandmother passed down to me, which is what sparked my poppy-love in the first place. I decided that this situation needed immediate rectification, so, a poppy hair-clip! It's crushed velvet, burnt round the edges. Super easy to do, and it looks lovely.


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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2008 03:58:52 PM »

very pretty!

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008 01:51:05 AM »

Very nice!
Poppies are cool. I made a poppy needlepoint once, from a kit.

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008 08:42:09 AM »

Do you mean that you burnt it around the edges yourself?

That looks beautiful, it probably looks amazing in.  I love poppies myself, and am in the works to get them tattooed on my shoulders.   Smiley
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008 09:05:48 AM »

Yup, burnt round the edges myself. And, impressively, the fabric was the only thing I burnt!

I'd like a poppy tattoo, but I need to have a good long thing about designs and placement!

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008 11:38:53 AM »

That's gorgeous, does the colour variate as it does in the photo?  Also, did you use interfacing to make the fabric stiffer?

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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008 11:57:01 AM »

The colour doesn't variate exactly, but with crushed velvet it always gives off funny reflections like that! I didn't use interfacing, but burning the edges stiffened them up enough to hold the rest of the fabric in the right shape (rather than it flopping over.)

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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2008 06:37:11 PM »

I have recently fallen in love w/ poppies myself. I have found all of these nifty ones on etsy but I think I could do it myself. What did you use to burn the edges? a lighter? a candle? a match? I'm a little nervous to expriment my self. ;P
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2009 12:07:07 AM »

wow I love poppies and this is gorgeous!  Looks super simple and very elegant!

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