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« Reply #1070 on: May 30, 2010 09:57:39 AM »

Thanks, ysmeine, MareMare, and CLM. Smiley

That Calamity Kim rose is cool. I don't think that I can flatten velvet with an iron, though. Maybe it would be safe to try with a pressing cloth?
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« Reply #1071 on: May 30, 2010 10:00:35 AM »

Here's the blog I was talking about it, I didn't see anything like that but she does have lots of lacy cute stuff!

http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2009/08/tutorials.html
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« Reply #1072 on: May 30, 2010 10:29:31 AM »

Thanks, MareMare. I love that blog. Smiley

Doing different Google image searches over lunch, I found this one.
http://carolestirrat.blogspot.com/2010/02/make-your-own-faux-primas.html
These might work for the flat type of flower I have in mind.

Still can't find the one I had open in a window last night. Gah. I should reflexively bookmark cute things, I guess...

Just found this image which is even closer to what I want to do. This is a 30.00 kit, but looking at them, it appears that they are sewn with the ruching method. Hmmm... that gives me another search to try. Smiley
http://www.artemisinc.com/Velvet-Flowers-L.jpg
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« Reply #1073 on: May 30, 2010 12:57:21 PM »

LL- I think you are correct. They look like you would start as a large yo-yo, the shape with rushing. Perhaps tucking and tacking with stitches as you go.
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« Reply #1074 on: May 30, 2010 05:02:54 PM »

ysmeine--a large yo-yo! That might work. I looked up circular ruching, but it is a little flatter and more orderly than what I have in mind for the velvet. The yo-yo might make it a little bit more dimensional. I want to make something flat, but not pancake flat. Maybe by morning I'll have an idea. I never was able to find that tutorial again. I didn't find it by a direct search; it was from a link I saw on another page, and I can't remember where I saw the link. Thanks for the help, everyone. I'll figure something out and shift some of my velvet out of stash. Smiley

CLM, your little one is adorable in her new dresses!
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ysmeine
« Reply #1075 on: May 30, 2010 06:26:53 PM »

I tried a flower out of velour. I started rushing in the round, but was not happy, so I tried folding pleats and rushing in the round. Still not happy. Perhaps if I folded smaler sections to pleat, so that they are straighter  rather than ruffled. I started out with a dinner plate size.


LL- let us know how your trial works. I have some white eyelet in stash that would look nice with some blue flowers at the neckline of a summer top.
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« Reply #1076 on: May 30, 2010 06:47:47 PM »

LOTS of Destash today:)

3 spools of thread
2 remnants of fabric
top of pants I had saved
4 buttons
4 sheets scrapbook paper
2 clipboards
flowers off of old sandals
melt and pour soap base
2 skeins of cotton yarn
2 pegcils
ribbon
sponge
tin
1/2 container of modge podge

I also have aida cloth to destash, anybody want to trade something with me for it?

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« Reply #1077 on: May 31, 2010 02:01:44 AM »

I made long fingerless gloves for my sister and got rid of two balls of yarn.

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« Reply #1078 on: May 31, 2010 05:12:35 AM »

Those fingerless gloves are amazing!

ysmeine, I really like your flower. I think it turned out very elegant. Velour is a challenge to work with. That flower would be cute on a purse or in the center of a pillow.

I woke up this morning envisioning the flower from the magazine cover being made from two long tubes of fabric that are narrower on one end being wound and twisted around each other and sewn to a base fabric at regular intervals to get that couture look. I had to type that out before I forget.  Smiley I probably wont get to try it today. One of my kids and my hubby are both sick.

I bet the ruching, like your flower, would look amazing in other difficult (but less bulky) fabrics like acetate taffeta, satin, or crepe. It would be a way to re-use old blouse fabric. I really like the yo-yo idea.
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« Reply #1079 on: May 31, 2010 06:04:25 AM »

So on Thursday I had no work due to Wednesdays storm knocking out the power. I spent the afternoon making jump rings out of wire I had bought for the purpose of making chainmail jewelry. On Friday I could not move my hand at all due to the carpletunel kicking in from all the cutting of wire the day before. I was too busy Saturday to start and so yesterday before I went to my grandmothers for the picnic, I finally started.

While technically I did just by the wire on Thursday, I used some of it up already. The pendant on it came from an old necklace. It looks a bit messy so I don't think I did it quite right, but I'm still happy for my first try.

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