Fabric flower inspiration

Thank you for all your well wishes and comments on my New Year Resolutions post. I was so surprised that so many had the time to read through that long rambling of words and very happy that it meant something and maybe helped some of you to set new goals and make some resolutions! Resolutions that maybe you’ll just love keeping this new year!?

Blomster in fabric made by @ihanna

I’m personally in love with my own vows right now! And if you didn’t make any promises to yourself, it’s not to late today or any day during 2008. The 1st of January is just a nice symbolic date – there are no rules to when you can give yourself a fresh start with new intentions!

Back to crafty land, will you come? Here we go…

I made a couple of fabric flowers;

Fabric flower / Blomster i tyg made by iHanna #DIY

Fabric flower I made

And, they make great photos! Hehe. I really like how pretty they are, and how easy it was to make them.
There is about 1000 ways to use these, just use your imagination. Hanne (her blog is Heaven & earth) who made the pattern suggests brooches, but you could attach them to your hat, clothes, toys or use them as Christmas decorations/ornaments and even garlands if you have a lot of time, jewelry for kids (or yourself), in your hair, on the curtains, pillows – or a bag! Wouldn’t that be something? Hehe.

Blomster in fabric

I found the idea in Matthiessens book Nyt liv i gamle klude that I bought from her. It’s in Danish which is kind of similar to Swedish. It’s about her shabby chic quilting style with thrifted or second hand fabrics. I thought it would be a book for my mom, but though she said she liked it shabby is not realy her style at all. But it sure is my style and I love the images in this book very much because of the worn fabric that is used!

Spread about fabric flowers in the book:

Blomsterbrocher

I had fun making mine! And here is another spread from the book:

Duge og servietter

Fabric artist trading card sewn by @ihanna #ATC #scraps See that cool table cloth with a vintage blue embroidery of children that now has party hats? I think that is fun, and the fabric ATC sewn to the table cloth in this book is made by yours truly Hanna Andersson and sent do Denmark in April 2006. Can I now say my artwork has been published in a book?

Ha ha, no I don’t think so but it was quite strange to see it in there.

 

Take care and Happy New Year again to all of us!

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4 Responses to Fabric flower inspiration

  1. Tere says:

    That’s great Hanna! Congratulations! I LOVE these flowers. They remind me of yo-yos but prettier. I think they would also look neat on a blanket or quilt too. Also, I agree with what you’re saying about making plans and making things happen. Very good advice.
    Here is how to make a yo-yo :) http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/photos/how_to_make_a_yoyo/index.html

    Tere

  2. Alison Gibbs says:

    Love the flowers Hanna.
    Have fun in 2008.
    Alison

  3. OH YUMMMY HANNA! Can I buy one?

  4. Hanne says:

    Hi Hanna

    Just realized you’ve actually tried out the “flower-pattern” AND found yourself/ your ATC included in my book!

    I always feel a bit the same way when I see my book – or other pieces “of me” in somebody’s blog posts: Surprised – and also a bit confirmed/ honored: somebody appreciate my stuff.

    I’m always happy to see what people are doing with the inspiration. Because whatever they make up from a pattern or idea of mine – somehow the result always ends up with a little twist/ something “extra” that makes that very piece individual – and especial theirs.

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