13 July 2011

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Here is a little tutorial I made up today. I had really intended it to be a bit less defined and a bit more scrappy looking, but I didn't quite get there.

Anyway, start by layering 3 strip together. Mine measure 2 1/4", 2", and 1 1/2" wide and are 15" long. Baste them together 1/4" from the raw edge. I used a beige cotton crochet lace, off-white cotton crochet lace and a strip from an Aviary Honey Bun (it's a gorgeous collection).

Pull up the bobbin thread to gather the strip. Overlap the ends and glue or sew them together. Glue or sew a felt circle to the back.

Make 3 rolled frayed rosettes, a large one to measure about 3" and two small ones to measure 1" each. You can find the tutorial for these here in my Etsy shop. For my large one I layered a ribbon with pearls along with my fabric. Again, I used strips from the Aviary collection.

Make 3 loops from 1/4" satin ribbon, one a little longer than the other 2. Glue them together at the ends. Make a couple sets if you want. Cut another strip of ribbon for tails.

Glue them in place.

Now glue your rosettes in place.

Make a bow from a strip of crochet trim. Glue in place and add a pearl to the knot.

And that's it. This makes a pretty big piece. I think it would look nice on a boho or shabby chic bag. It might look nice on a crochet beanie too! I made a Christmas stocking last year using the Aviary collection, so I thought I might use it on it.

Some of you might recognize this stocking from last year with a different spray on it. You can see that post here.

I'm gonna have to keep working on that other flower spray until I get it how I want it.

1 comment:

  1. I found your blog through your Etsy shop (which I also love), and I'm just loving your beautiful creativity!

    P.S. Since I just am loving your blog so much, I have awarded you the “Versatile Blogger Award”. Please stop by my blog to snatch it up and wear it proud on your blog! You deserve it! Congrats!

    Kellianne @ tinkeranniebelle.blogspot.com


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