I know, it's been a while...
Using felt, I made some flowers. I'm not even sure what I will end up using them all for, but just "felt" like doing something. I think they turned out pretty cute. First, trace out some circles using a bowl and a large plastic cup (or whatever you have around for different sized flowers). Second, cut a spiral starting from an outside edge towards the center use scissors or pinking shears. (I used pinking shears on the pink ones, but opted for a smoother cut with the white ones. I even made the edges on the white ones a little wavier after I finished them.) Third, stitch the inside edge of the spiral from the center outwards. Fourth, pull the stitches tight and work the material into a spiral flower as you tighten. Do not cut the thread yet. Knot it tight if you would like, though. Lastly, hand-stitch the bottom of the flower together to hold its shape. The white circles above are cut for the same size as the smaller sized pink rosettes in the photo. I even left the pink outline on the white rosettes...I thought it added to them. Overall, I think they all turned out great.
No-sew felted glove-ettes! All three of my kids wanted fingerless gloves which they have always called them glove-ettes. So, I made a trip to a couple local thrift stores and found some wonderful wool sweaters to use for this (and other future projects). I ran the sweaters through the hottest wash & dry cycles a couple times to be sure they were shrunk as much as possible. Afterwards, I cut the sleeves off a couple sweaters, made sure the seams and stitches were still intact, and measured to cut thumb-holes in each. One of my daughters wanted pink rosettes on hers, so I obliged. The other opted for solid color & no decor what-so-ever.
Food for thought.
What else have I been doing instead of posting? Hmmm...for one, probably indulging in some yummy food. I've been trying to cook and bake more lately. Although I don't eat these foods every day, I sure do like them. Home-cooked breakfast of eggs, turkey sausage, and French toast, a banana-chocolate, chocolate-chip pancake breakfast topped with whip cream for dinner, and my sweet husband made me my favorite chicken scallopini dinner the weekend after Valentine's Day. I am going to try to start posting more often, though.
My name is Candie. Many labels describe me including wife, mom, friend, and independent consultant. However, alone, none of them capture all that I am or love and there are too many to list. Some of my likes include cooking, crafting, and creating. Reading, camping, and spending time with my family also bring me joy. I love my life...