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« on: May 13, 2009 12:58:51 PM »

I went to put this in the Occasions and Holidays section, but since it's to decorate a birthday gift package there wasn't a correct section.  This is the second time I've crafted something to decorate a present with and couldn't put it under Occasions and Holidays. Slow on the uptake, I guess.  I don't feel like it really belongs in Needlework, but that's what I came up with.



So it's several layers of white muslin circles with scalloped edges and a bunch of French knots holding it together. I used 6 strands of floss to make them plump and nubbly.
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009 02:18:10 PM »

Thats so pretty! I never thought about making present tops with fabric, I've always used magazines and stuff.
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009 03:23:02 PM »

I've used buttons for flower centers, but never thought about french knots.  This turned out very pretty, it looks like little individual seeds in the center.  Like the color and the frayed effect, too.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009 04:13:15 PM »

That's beautiful!  It would make a great headband!
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2009 04:15:44 PM »

So many evil french knots, making me dizzy.....
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2009 06:09:47 PM »

Thats so pretty! I never thought about making present tops with fabric, I've always used magazines and stuff.

Thanks!  I tend to go for the fabric for some reason... at least the 2 times I've made something for this purpose.   Wink

I've used buttons for flower centers, but never thought about french knots.  This turned out very pretty, it looks like little individual seeds in the center.  Like the color and the frayed effect, too.

When I started this last-minute endeavor it was going to be a felt daisy with a button center, but it ended up this way instead.

That's beautiful!  It would make a great headband!

Thank you!  I used a paper clip run through the threads in the back and I bet a bobby pin would work, too.  It's with the gift recipient now and she can do whatever she wants with it!

So many evil french knots, making me dizzy.....

Yeah, I'm not convinced I'm a devoted fan.  I LOVE how they look and I can finally do them most of the time, but they certainly aren't even and I can't watch TV while doing them, that's for sure. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2009 06:31:06 PM »

I Luuuuvvv this...clean and pretty and primitive and just wunnerful!
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2009 06:58:39 PM »

I Luuuuvvv this...clean and pretty and primitive and just wunnerful!

Well, thank you!  I was aiming for most of that and am happy I accidently got "wunnerful" too!   Smiley
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