Thursday, June 2, 2011

A flower

I am so very late on my May Sewing Swap over at Craftmad.  Yes, MAY!! it should have been at my partners by now.  We had to make two handmade fabric flowers.   Well I have one done and another to do today.

This flower I made using some purple satin with a Snoopy print.
I followed the tutorial that I found here at Diamonds, Fur and Laundry.
I found it surprisingly satisfying sitting there burning the edges of the material. 
Probably not a great project to do when the kids are around as they may get ideas.
The only downside was that after burning all the layers I ended up with a yellow glow in my eyes from staring at the flame for so long. lol
My flower has nine (9) layers.

An update on what is happening over at Craftmad.
The wonderful Kaye has posted two new sketches to challenge for cards and one for a scrap page.  Kaye has even posted her version of what to do with the sketches.
The groups are open now for members to add there name to be part of the sewing swap and the card swap for June.

Sewing Swap is one Fabric Card
Card Swap is two cards using butterflies as the theme.

The Create and Chat night is on again this Friday night (3rd June, 7pm QLD time).
This time Kaye is talking everyone through a 'Handbag Album'.

IMPORTANT:   You will need to be a member of Craftmad to join in all this fun.  Don't worry it is all free just pop on over and sign-up.  You can fast track the system though by emailing me your Username once you have registered and we will pull your registration form and make things happen quicker.

Must dash....happy Thursday everyone.


  1. looks beautiful! So realistic, I love the colour!

    Awesome work!

  2. wow that would look lovely ontop of one of the journels. In that purple colour. So stunning

  3. Gorgeous flower Merry! I can't wait to see the second one :o)

  4. Wow I love your flower. I tried that once and nearly set the house on fire. Mmmm maybe I should try it again, but outside, with a bucket of water. LOL. Have a great weekend. Sharon

  5. absolutely stunning! I'm sure your partner thought it was certainly worth waiting for.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog.
    hope you are keeping well. Have a wonderful weekend
    hugs rozzy xx

  6. Love the flower! Been wanting to try that technique...will have to remember to look away from the flame...AND try not to burn myself at the same time! Could be challenging! LOL!


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