My friend Renee from Sewn with Grace started this great idea last month. We are to make something every month to put away for a Christmas gift. I just didn't get myself together for January, but I worked a little bit each week to have this ready for February.
Acually, this one is for a friend. She was here (I'm embarassed to say) almost a year ago and we visited Strawberry Patches , where she bought the pattern, and a yd of that big polka dot. Then we were off to GW to find a pair of jeans to recyle.
My friend had surgery this month, so I was inspired to get this finished and off to her.
I am having issues with the flower, so the smaller one is still waiting for it's rose.
The pattern says to heat and curl the ends of the petals. I have done that with the iron and curled it on a chopstick. It opens up when cool. I tried the curling iron and that worked a little better, but due to my natural curly hair, my iron is "ginormas" (I got that adjective from my granddaughters, but it fits.)
Does anyone have and idea for curling these petals so they will stay curled?
Here's a closeup of the flower.
I think I will
run walk up to my DIL's and borrow their "Baby Curls" iron. It is tiny and meant for Shirley Temple type curls, but I would still welcome any suggestions.
One of the reasons I wanted to do Sewing Christmas with Renee was because her button is just so stinkin' cute. Click on it on my sidebar or here to see other gifts people are making to put away for Christmas.
God is Good!!
Life is Good!!