Monday, 18 July 2011

Some Fabric flowers Ive been making

I have just recently being playing around with lace and decided to make some flowers with some of the different laces in my stash and this is what Ive come up with so far.  A very lovely friend from DoCrafts, Maddy AKA IzzWizz sent me some beautiful vintage buttons and since then Ive been trailing ebay to add to the ones Mandy sent me.  Maddy is an amazing crafter and her style is right up my street.  If you would like to see her gallery, click here.

If you would like a tutorial on any of them, please don't be afraid to ask, it would be my pleasure.  Flowers seem to be everywhere at the minute and are having a bit of a resurgence.  I'm seeing them on clothes, hair bands and even on canvasses.  I saw a gorgeous big fluffy flower the other day on the waistband of a dress in a Shop in Belfast and stood for ages looking at it to see how it was made.  I'll be playing around with more fabric me thinks and I'm going to attempt to make more fabric fluffy ones.

Be gentle with me, these flowers are my first attempts at fabric and lace flowers in a very long time.  My primary school teacher taught me to make a lot of flowers but it's been a while since I made them, so be gentle with me, lol.

Thank you so much for any comments, all are greatly received.  Loops xx

1. Made these by twisting lace



2.  Little catherine wheel type lace flowers with
card candy and crystal buttons centres

3.  Purple lace and card candi

4.  Blue Lace and card candi

5. Pink lace and card candi

6. Cream & brown lace, gorgeous buttons from Mandy and garden string

7.  Cream & brown lace, gorgeous buttons from Mandy and garden string

8.  Cream Lace and button centre

9.  Cream lace and button centre

10.  Close up of lace and button

11.  This is made with gold trim which you can just see, ruffled lace
and a gold trim light brown button

12.  Purple and white lace with a small silver button

13.  Side view

14.  Blue lace with gold button centre

15.  Side profile

16.  Teeny flower, black and blue lace and gem centre

17.  Teeny flower with black and white lace and red button

18.  Group hug!!

19.  Made with Cream & brown organza material, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals
and pearl bead centre
I used my heat tool to singe and shrink the petals.

Hope you like my new creations, these are my first attempts.  If you would like a tutorials on any of them, please let me know.  Thank you for any comments and happy blogging. Thanks again to the lovely Maddy for her kind generosity.  She's a star.   Loops xx


11 comments:

  1. Hi Lee! Your new creations are adorable! Brilliant, my dear!

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  2. Hi Lee! you done it again these are brilliant love the buttons Finish them off perfect,
    Bernice

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  3. oh wow love your flowers ... I particularly like number 6 and 7 ... the lacey ones ... well done and thank you for sharing with us all ...happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  4. Hi Lee
    Your flower's are gorgeous just love them all
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  5. gorgous flowers lee,well done they are lovely sue xx

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  6. Gorgeous flowers and so pretty. All are lovely but i especially like the cream one. x

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  7. wow these are such a fantastic way to use lace Lee...I love love love the ones with the buttons they just add something special to any craft dont you think...amazing work as always
    Mina xxx

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  8. These are so beautiful Lee!! I'm a sucker for home made blooms and your's are gorgeous!! Love your blog design too, how beautiful! xx

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  9. Wow!! I loved them!! I so wish I could make them as well as you. I've never tried making flower will fabriic before but you just inspired me to. Awesome work, Lee.

    Shruti

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  10. You're posting some really good tutorials Lee...after my hols, I'll be back to have a play! Jx

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  11. now these i think i could have a go at making and putting on my cards as they don't look too 3D.
    so, tutorials for all thank you!! LOL!!
    better get some time set aside!
    kathleen mc x

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