Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Preoccupied With Flower Brooches

When I found out I was pregnant a little over a year ago, I was CONVINCED it was a baby girl. No doubt in my mind. I started looking for tutorials on-line to make those cute flower headbands that look so adorable on baby girls. I found a LOT of tutorials for various fabric flowers. Then it all came crashing down when I found out I was preggo with a BOY!
But the bug was planted, and I've still had to click over every time I come across a tutorial for a fabric flower. Because now I really want to make flower brooches. I think the right flower brooch could make a bland outfit pop or pull a slightly eccentric outfit together. I think a fabric flower brooch in every color and combination of colors MIGHT help make my life more complete. So on Sunday, of course I noticed that one of the contestants of HGTV's DesignStar wore a flower brooch in every scene. And I loved them. So here, in no particular order, are some of the fabric flower tutorials I've come across in the last year. One day when I finally find the time to MAKE one, I'll share that...

Peony Flower from Yoonie-at-Home
Rosette from Bored and Crafty
Fluffy Flower from Artsy-Craftsy Babe
Scrappy Accent Flower from Fisk-A-Teers
Organze Flowers from Reese Dixon
Ribbon Rose from Inspirational Tips, Techniques, and Tutorials
Haute Couture from Oh So Crafty
Fabric Flower Bobby Pins (could put on a brooch!) from Martha
Kanzashi Flowers from Mookychick
Ribbon Flower from M&J Trimming
Another Ribbon Flower from NynaeveAS
And More Ribbon Flowers from The New New Blog
Felt Flowers from How About Orange
Fabric Flower from Boutique Nutmeg Designs
Fabric Flower from Wise Craft
A List of Fabric Flower Tutorials compiled by Tip Junkie
Fabric Roses from DuhBe
Couch Flower by Heather Bailey

When I find the time for my own constructions, I might combine some of these ideas, and maybe I'll EVEN try my first tutorial.


  1. The ones my friend Nicole (florabond.etsy.com) makes are super-easy, and super-fast to make. She's offering a free tutorial on her blog (well, there's going to be a winner of the tutorial) http://florabond.blogspot.com/2010/01/free-flora-bond-rosette-pdf-tutorial.html Her stuff is super-cute!!!

  2. Thanks for the heads-up! I like her flowers, so I may just have to enter... :)