October 6, 2011
I've been working on some new flower techniques lately. I made the flower above out of piping. My sister wears a lot of olive green and couldn't find ric-rac to match so I tried my hand with this. For the most part I like it. I think it has a more modern look to it. I'm not thrilled that you can see the stitching that came on the piping. On my next one I may try pulling that out once the flower is sewn in place. In my head it will work...we'll see how it works in real life :)
The flower below is a completely new technique for me. I made a few similar to it for a halloween wreath hanging in our apartment. At first I thought it looked too childish. I played around with some button combos and fell in love with the orange and aqua. The flower still didn't seem complete. I remembered I had all these tulle circles cut out from making my wedding bouquets. I snipped 2 down to size and sewed them on with the buttons. I think it gives the flower just enough sparkle! This one actually isn't a hair pin either, it's more a brioche. I put a pin back on instead of a clip and wore it with a sweater on Sunday. Will definitely be making more pins!
I've started making Christmas flowers for a craft fair I'm going to be selling at called Budafest. It will be my first one! One of my best friend's sister, Jess will be sharing a booth with me. I've been to tons of craft shows with my mom but I've never actually sold my stuff in person. I'm a little nervous but mostly excited!
I plan to sell my flowers mostly. I've already made 6 sparkly Christmas ones and have 2 more ready to sew when I get home today. I will also be making some everyday color combos. Aside from my flowers I plan to make some felt covered mini notebooks, maybe some reindeer nuggets (based of these cuties), and hopefully some other cute accessories. I made some super cute garland for halloween out of yarn and store bought pom poms (glittery and plain) that I plan to reproduce in Christmas colors. I might make some to sell as well.
Of course, anything I don't sell at the fair will be put in my etsy shop. I hope to post some sneak peak pics of my progress during the next 2 months. Here's hoping I don't lose steam and show up with 8 flowers and nothing else :)