Friday, March 12, 2010

Blog Swap with 733!

Hellloooo Fabulous Readers of Scraps N' Strings!
This is me with my two older kids.
My name is Kim and I blog over at seven thirty three - - - a creative blog.  You'll find a lot of crafty stuff in my little corner of the blogosphere - from fun tutorials, scrapbooking and other freebies to a Boy Crafts Weekly Round-up (every Thursday - come link up!) and Fun Feature Friday where I feature different creative items from around the web!  I am a mother to three great kiddos (9, 2.5, 10 mos) and have a wonderful husband who supports my crafting addiction (for the most part).  Crafting is relaxing to me and is a great way to spend my evenings and weekends winding down after a long day/week of work!
Oh - and if you're quick I have a giveaway for a set of decorative Easter Eggs ending tonight at 11:59 pm EST!

Now let's share a little tutorial, shall we? 
I love to use flowers as embellishments.  There are so many great ways to make flowers out there, and I just came up with one more... I got out some scraps and played around and this is the result:
Very simple, versatile and most of all, cute!
Materials needed:  Ribbon of varying widths, or as I used for this tut, scraps of fabric cut into strips (I cut mine 1/4" wide x 14" long.  For a bigger flower, cut them wider/longer), hot glue or fabric glue, button (optional)
Layer your ribbon one on top of the other.
Sew across the top and braid.  You can tape down your tail or just put the ends in your mouth and braid (as I did! Don't you love my self portrait as I braided, ribbon in mouth, one hand holding ribbon as the other takes a pic?  Yes, I'm a GREAT multi-tasker!).
Sew across the end to secure the braid.
Add a dab of glue to the end and begin to roll, adding glue as you go.
Glue the ends to the side, add embellishments and you have a sweet little flower. (oops!  Got ahead of myself and forgot to take a picture, but easy enough to figure out).
I added one of mine to a pre-purchased headband with a green felt leaf.  I also sewed a loop of elastic onto the back of my other two to create adorable rings.
I have also come up with a no sew version of this flower!
Thank you to Sammy and Ruth for letting me hi-jack their blog for the day!  I hope to see all you crafty ladies over at seven thirty three sometime (we really do have a lot of fun over there!).


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Ma What's 4 dinner said...

What a wonderful idea. I know what I'm doing this rainy weekend now!

Happy Saturday Sharefest!!!!

Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

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