Monday, 17 May 2010

Sneaky peek....................

As I explained earlier today I am taking part in Mel's bloghop on Saturday however I will be away at Scrapamia for that weekend. I have got to make a flower badge, necklace, etc for the crop and the minibook for Saturday.
Here is what I have completed so far.......................

Ok so it's upside down and I cant figure out what to do to alter it so sorry about craning ur necks!!!!!!!!

Here is the start of my flower. We were all sent chipboard pieces to alter as we have to be in specific groups for all the classes. I have covered my chipboard with some lining fabric to begin and have cut some paper patterns to make a felt layered flower. I chose 3 different shades of pink as I love it.
So I whip stitched the edges so they dont fray in embroidery floss and put a small stitch in the centre to fasten the petals together. I cut a smaller petal in pale pink and gently inked the edges in Distress Ink worn lipstick shade. I then stitched a small flower and some fuschia sequins in the centre to make the flower sparkle. I also stitched a running stich through the centre of a piece of pale pink tulle and stitched that on top of the original petals and then added the smaller central piece to the top and stiched it all together.

I am really pleased with it so far. But it's not a badge or a necklace, it'll be something different. I will show u when I finish.
I am off this evening to the library for a talk by a lady who has written a book about clearing ur clutter..............let u know how it goes and how it helps me to get rid of my clutter!


  1. The flower looks stunning,Jo....sounds like an interesting weekend.

  2. Beautiful flower Jo! I think you are going to have a fab weekend. And I like your sneak peek being upside's a bit sneakier that way!

  3. lol at Sian's comment about an upside-down sneak peek being even sneakier - that's exactly what I thought when I saw it! It looks great, can't wait to see the finished project :-) Love the look of that flower, too xx


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