I’m so happy that you are visiting today. I hope that all of you have had a lovely Mother’s day weekend and have felt all that extra love coming your way. I have been having some fun making (what I call) Joey Flowers.
These flowers are easy and fun to make and you can used up a lot of scraps making them. If you were to go and purchase them they would cost anywhere between five and ten dollars. All you need to know how to do is a basting stitch and with some flowers all’s I used was a glue gun.
This is how I made them. I used a long piece of fabric from an old lace curtain then hemmed it on one side and the other I hand sewed a basting stitch on the other side and then pulled the end thread to gather it.
Pull the thread until it looks like this. You don’t have to hem the other edge if you don’t want to. This is the basis of the flower. From here you can stack as many of the ruffled flowers on top of each other and glue as you go.
Each flower can look different or just a like if you wish. I used lots of ribbon and made the tails quite long. You can embellish them any way that you like. Here I used a crown and a key. I did these all in neutral colors.
Here I made a garland of Joey Flowers. I tea stained a long white grosgrain ribbon, then added different yet a like in color Joey Flowers.
Here is a close up of the different type of Joey Flowers that I made. I added some squares of burlap on the back of this Joey Flower.
I even used some old charms of my two older children one of them. Can you believe that the baby boy in the picture is only three months old? He was huge!
You can even use buttons and printed images.
Each flower can be as individual as we are of course I had to do some blue and white ones for me. Have a good time making these and if you don’t like to make them email me and I’ll make some for you.
Have a lovely day!
I will be partying this week at these great blogs, come and check them out!
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm
Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill
Tuesdays With a Twist @ Back 2 Basics
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm
Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner
Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose
Tweak it Tuesdays @ Cozy Little House
Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques
Tuesdays with a Twist @ God’s Growing Garden
Before & After Wednesday @ The Dedicated House
What’s It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasures
WOW @ Savvy Southern Style
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Home Matters @ overdueorganizing.com
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Things
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Party Junk @ Funky Junk
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home