Friday, September 05, 2014

Decorating with Shabby Chic Fabric Roses

The details of the wedding are coming together, and I was sewing something today for the ceremony.  I stopped to take a break and to create a new item that I have been thinking about.  Listening to Celine Dion sing The Color of My Love.



I love vintage roses, especially to decorate a gift, pin on a jacket or accessorize something or other.

Recently I painted pink cabbage roses and turned them into fabric.  Spoonflower has a lovely cotton voile, which looks similar to nylon that they use for vintage flowers. Soft and transparent enough to give the effect I wanted, I call the design A Shabby Chic Rose Soft.

I started off by ordering a fat quarter of this design in my shop on Spoonflower.  I had it printed in their soft cotton voile fabric.


I  cut out the flowers, and using the flower shape as my template, I cut out a few in plain nylon to go in-between the flower petals.  Stacking them to create a fat enough flower.

Sewing them together and alternating between the plain nylon flower petals and my cabbage rose petals.  Using a pretty pink button, I sewed it on to create the center of the flower blossom.

I used a circle of felt on the back to secure the flower and to allow me to later add a pin for my purse or lapel, or ribbon to  attach to a gift.

Sarah's Birthday is next week, so I wanted to use this one to go on top of her gift.  So, I sewed a bit of ribbon to tie to the ribbon around the gift.


I used my Pink Cabbage Roses on French Script gift wrap design to wrap her gift.  I then attached my pink rose flower to the top of the gift.
(I also have gift wrap available in the Pink Cabbage Roses Design).
Ta Da...some gift wrap, cut-out voile flower petals and a bit of stitches.

The fat quarter hosts enough petals for several flowers.
 Here it is all ready to present.  I found an aqua gift envelope to match perfectly.

Have a beautiful day filled with gifts and smiles.  Now back to my sewing project for the ceremony.



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

When you wish upon a star...


So many details go into planning a wedding.  There's the venue and food selections...

And the wedding cake of course.

Sarah and Mikes' dream began in Disney World the day they got engaged.  It's seems like just yesterday and now the wedding is just a few weeks away.


There are travel plans to coordinate for people attending from out of town.

Ruffles sewn on fabric for the arbor, a guest book to design and flower box doilies to cut-out.

Joyce's little doll Khloe
For me it's deciding what to wear and how to get everyone to the rehearsal dinner and wedding on time.

Even Spider-Man would feel a bit overwhelmed.

So, we are getting down to the final stretch.  There's only a few more details left to get done...


I guess we'll just have to relax and smile.  Everything will get done in time.

Till then, I'll be practicing some dance moves for the wedding.