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« on: November 14, 2011 09:01:17 AM »

Hi all!

Here are some of the new things I've been working on. I'm trying to get ALL my Christmas crafting out of the way before the end of November (fat chance Smiley) and I'm making some progress.


This little guy is fuchsia canvas with a black button center. I've made a few in this color with floral stamen, too. The stamen look cool but are a b*#%h to work with, especially when covered with glue. I've wrecked a few flowers by accidentally getting glue all over them. I often will use a button to avoid the headache.


This one is bigger- almost 4 inches across. I'm kind of obsessed with the houndstooth leaves.


Simple, no leaves. My little sister loves to stick these on her big chunky knit hats, but the ones with leaves stick out too much. Hence, just the flower.


Okay, here comes Christmas. Although, this one is just red, so I'm thinking I'd wear it year round.


Last, but not least, A poinsettia. I had to have one. And come on, it's kanzashi! Of course I have to make the Christmas flower.

Thanks for looking. C&C encouraged Smiley

Claire
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011 09:47:59 AM »

These are all beautiful!! I love how you added the leaves. Each petal is so perfect.

Can I ask what kind of fabric you're using?
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011 11:33:22 AM »

These are so elegant! I'm sure they will make excellent gifts. How long did they each take you?
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011 12:24:53 PM »

Very Pretty
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011 01:31:04 PM »

HI guys!

Well, each flower takes about 30 minutes from start to finish. When I make a bunch like this, I do it assembly line style so it may take a little less time.

I pretty much use any type of fabric as long as I like the color. The fuchsia flowers are a cotton duck, the houndstooth leaves are canvas, the 2 layers of the red petals are a solid 'outdoor upholstery' weight canvas and the patterned fabric is quilter's cotton. The poinsettia petals are a red crinkle chiffon and the leaves are a shiny green satin.

I like the canvas because it has a nice body and hold the petal shape well. Also, I can get away with not ironing it Smiley

Thanks for the feedback!
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2011 01:59:04 PM »

Thank you for the additional info! I've made several kanzashi flowers before and I've always used quilters cotton. I love the look of the ones you did in canvas so I'll definitely be trying that!!
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