Monday, 21 April 2014

Spring bloom...no watering required!!

 
Happy Monday Folks!!

A visit from me before I get out in the garden, the rain has done wonders for the soil so should be nice and easy to dig. We also have a few docks appearing the the paddocks so they need attention too. Added to that I can burn off the calories I consumed yesterday!!

One of our patients, at work, left a home crafts magazine in the Waiting Room. 
I don't buy these so was interested to see what projects it contained. There was a rather nice fabric flower so I skimmed the instructions and came up with this. Whoever she was I do hope she will bring the next issue for me to have a peep at!!



I used a saucer to cut seven circles, then using embroidery thread did running stitch about 1/2" from the edge. My assistant held the fabric while I put a ball of stuffing (NOT sage and onion though!!) in the middle and then pulled the stitching tight. I actually stitched the petals to the centre but I'm sure  a hot glue gun would work just as well. The stem is a chop stick covered in ribbon. The flower pot actually contains a citronella candle so for "demonstration purposes" I stuck the chop stick into it!! Ta dah!!

Ooh...playing along here

Anything But A Card - Spring Forward

Cheerio for now.
Thanks for sharing your day with me!!

18 comments:

  1. Looking good Sarah, a lovely fabric flower. Hope the poor patient isn't put on permanent recall as a result of this! Jx

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  2. Stunning, fabulous colour. Such a clever idea. Love it.
    Laine
    xx

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  3. What a fab project Sarah, you have done a great job considering you only had a quick look at the magazine, Hazel xx

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  4. Wow, this is fab. Love it. Very pretty fabrics.
    Hugs
    Annette
    xx

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  5. This is gorgeous Sarah, I love the pretty material you have used and fab design.
    Sue xx

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  6. This is stunning love the colours you have used. Love Alison xx

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  7. Aaah gorgeous hun and i wish i could sew like that, Luv Sam x

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  8. Fantastic idea!

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Hope you had a lovely Easter!!

    Hugs

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

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  9. What a neat project to do and I love the fabrics and colours Sarah..gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  10. Oh my Sarah!!!!! just think a garden full of these...no more weeds hahahahaha its gorgeous I love it .. lots of huggles Sue xxx

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  11. Hi Sarah, I have seen this in the magazine but I've not had a go at it yet! Your flower is gorgeous! I really want to make one now!
    Hugs Lynsey x

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  12. oh so clever, Sarah! LOVE this idea and speaking of stuffings, instead of sage and onion some lavender will make this a fun little piece to freshen a room. can't wait to see what the next issue will inspire you to do. :-)
    hugs, Asha

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  13. Oooh this is lovely Sarah! Bright and happy flower :-)

    Your comment about the CC Kitsch bows being very stiff is spot on! I gently folded mine round a pencil.

    Hugs

    Di
    xx

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  14. oooooh i'm very impressed with your creations!! how clever and inventive!! you are one talented crafter!!

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  15. Wow, this looks fabulous! I always love to see beautiful projects like this as I've never tried anything like it before - so inspiring!
    Rebecca.

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  16. Ooh love it Sarah, it looks FAB :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  17. oh this is great fun! love it :0)

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  18. Lovely project Sarah x Susan x

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