Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wallflowers

A couple of months ago I was visiting Secret Haven, a cute
little shop in my area, when I happened to see these wallflowers
hanging on the wall behind the counter.







I thought they were adorable so I thought I should make some
for my very own.  


They are made by cutting fabric into circles, sewing the circles together,
stuffing the circles with fiberfill,  then hand sewing them closed.
Then you take six strands of embroidery thread and, starting in the 
middle of your flower, wrap the thread around and around the circle
(in a kind of pie slice shape)
making as many "petals" as you want. Finish it off with felt or a 
big button for the flower's center.


I had the perfect place for them.  Above the daybed in my craft room.

I even made a kind of collage with a leftover wallflower and an 
old canvas I had stashed away.




11 comments:

Annie said...

So cute!!!! i think maybe Kayla's room needs a few of those.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

These are completely adorable, Mimi...like big fluffy pincushions! Really wonderfully decorative!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Mimi, oh so sweet, wall flowers, great idea. Blessings Francine.

Kerin said...

Too, too cute!
How creative, and they certainly are darling!!
Thanks for sharing the idea!

warm wishes..
K.

Jenny Holiday said...

Ohhh they are just so much fun! So sweet! :)

xo

wendy said...

That is just SO CUTE. I think it'd look so cute in my grandaughters room.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

these are adorable!! they kind of remind me of something you'd find at anthropologie.

thanks for sharing!!!!

xxo
becky

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

these are adorable!! they kind of remind me of something you'd find at anthropologie.

thanks for sharing!!!!

xxo
becky

Pollyanna said...

Oh this is just charming and the pastels are so relaxing. Lovely!

Diane's Photography said...

sue Welch I wished I had your creative brain! Can I borrow it for a few weeks? Love you friend!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh my gosh, these are sooo cute! Perfect for a studio or a little girls room. Love these:>)