Well my supervisor at work and a dear friend, Teresa, taught me how to make fabric rosettes. I have to say I was pretty freaked out about it at first and a little disappointed after I finished it...initially. The center looked really rough and like something was missing. So what did I do? I added more fabric. Here's what I came up with as the final FINAL product.
I used a chocolate silk to make this one. As silk is, it was a little slippery and hard to hold and glue at the same time but I kept truckin along. I was SO excited when I finally got it done! It did take me a while of looking at it to fall in love with it but when I did, I was instantly overcome with rosette fever! As this was made at my desk, at work, over the lunch hour ( I know... I have a great boss! We were both crafting fiends during lunch....however I only made one while while Teresa hammered out two really cute ones), I thought it turned out fantastic.
Anywho, so I went home all jazzed about making it and it turning out so cute. Showed it to the mama like a preschooler with a new drawing. :) We ate supper and I immediately commandeered the coffee table in the living room (much to mom's chagrin). Feeling a little cocky I decided to use two different pieces of material to make a rosette which so happened to be blue jean and a cotton bandana print. Wasn't too impressed with it but I completed it and set it aside. Then I figured I'd go broke and work with the material that was my favorite...a muted turqouise and copper brocade. Beautiful fabric! I felt really good about this one and even said so to mom. I was exceptionally pleased by the end product.
Well I had finished my wonderful masterpiece with the brocade I turned a scowl to the bandana & jean piece that I had made. It looked too blah for me....so I added a small piece of the bandana material in the middle and finished it off with a western-ish button.
Here's how they turned out.
You can't really see the button pattern but I thought it turned out really cute. The brocade will definitely be turned into a pin while this little country flower will probably go onto a jean covered headband for my niece.
I'm so excited about being able to make something (I'm no Martha Stewart that's for sure!) that it seriously has my creative juices flowing. I have a few more things planned but you'll have to wait and see. :)