Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Not my contest, but Purple Cows contest!  My friend and fellow Fiskateer, Cristal Hobbs aka Pinky is on the Purple Cows Design Team and alerted me to the huge giveaway that they are having.  Find out more on Pinky's blog or the Purple Cows blog  As a DT member, Pinky has a chance to win $2000 in cash!!!  Please become a Purple Cow blog follower or a fan on their Facebook Fan Page and tell them Pinky sent you!  Plus, if you follow thru with a project you could win a big time Purple Cows product prize package--4 runners up ($1000 value prize) and a grand prize winner ($5000 value prize).  Now that's a cool contest!  Oh and Pinky has some blog candy to encourage you, too.  Thanks bunches!

Now for a little something crafty.  I'm participating in a homemade flower embellishment swap.  I decided to make ribbon flowers but saw a 50% off sale on seam and hem tape at the fabric store.  I can't resist a bargain so decided to try lace hem facing and this is how they turned out.

I used Wrights 2 inch hem facing and each flower is about 1/2 yard in length.  I basted along one one side.  Then I gathered and tied the thread ends off so it made a circle.  I punched 1 inch card stock circles to put on the back to provide a good spot to add adhesive.  Then I sewed the button to the front, thru the card on the back, with embroidery floss.  The buttons are from La Mode, La Petite, and Blumenthal Lansing.  I think these would look really neat as a pin, sewn onto bedroom throw pillows or on a gift or trinket box.

Thanks so much for dropping in!  Would love to know what kind of flower embellishments you make so leave a comment!


  1. Love these made out of the lace...I like to cut felt flowers out of with my sizzix and also LOVE to use different sized paper flowers one on top of the other, spritz the heck out of them with glimmer mist...scrunch them up and then fasten together with a brad. SO CUTE!!

  2. wow...these ribbon flowers look awesome. Expecting the procedure of making ribbon flower in your upcoming blog.

  3. I love these! Wonderful job!!!

  4. These are super cute. I might have to borrow your idea for a fall project I am doing.

  5. Feel free to borrow anytime, lavendarrose29! Thank you for the compliment.
    And thanks to all who have commented.