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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2010 06:04:33 AM »

I really love the simplicity of them and the cute flowers. 
You could add to them, or you could keep them as they are.
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2010 06:58:55 AM »

Cute idea. My only concern is that the fabric flowers will fray (like in the picture.) I also like the idea of a pearly bead/button in the middle.

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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2010 07:08:14 AM »

cyndiq, I used this website http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/tsunami_kanzashi_flower_2 but I haven't used starch on them. They hold together really well and keep their shape. The more you do the quicker you get - I just cut out lots of squares at one time then got going. And I would make one when I had 5 minutes to spare, waiting for the bathroom or the hot water to heat!
I will definitely post a picture when I have one, but the wedding isn't until August!

sunshinekitty, they haven't actually frayed. There's just a thread hanging off each one from where I sewed it together ; I left it there in case I decide to sew on a button or bead.

I might experiment with using different sticks, to see if any are better, so they don't look so dead. I might try some long grass or something in between the flowers... hmmm  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2010 07:47:46 AM »

I just did a quick Google search and found this link
http://www.artdolls.info/how_to_make_a_fabric_leaf_1.html

You could do any shape leaves I think. I also like the idea of using buttons in the middle of the flowers!
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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2010 08:24:59 AM »

I think they need to have centers to help separate them for each other. Other than that...Awesome!
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« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2010 04:42:45 PM »

This is a cute idea!
Here are my thoughts:
- I agree with adding a center
- I also agree with adding a little somethin'-somethin'. I don't know if it should be
greenery or some different fabrics/flower types. But it needs more "fluff", I think!
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« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2010 07:21:33 PM »

Thanks for posting that tute.... I have seen these around blogs but never knew how to make them!
Good luck with the wedding!

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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2010 07:35:55 PM »

i agree that you should put a button or bead in the middles.  you could even make some with two layers (like a smaller flower inside a bigger one).  this website has directions for pointy petals if you want more variety: http://gabriellepollacco.blogspot.com/2009/11/kanzashi-bloom-tutorial-fun-handmade.html  as for the greenery question, maybe you could make some "branches" out of thick wire and red glass beads?  i love the fabric you used, and i think it would look nice to add more red to it.
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« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2010 05:38:10 AM »

what do you think about it with the red flowers in it? Undecided
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« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2010 07:05:46 AM »

what do you think about it with the red flowers in it? Undecided

In all honesty I like them better with just one colour of flowers, but it really is up to you, and if you like them with the brighter flowers added, go for it.
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