Thursday, January 13, 2011

Flowers in January

Hi there! I have something a little bit outside of my "comfort" area. I'm just going to throw this out there, but I'm not a huge flower-y person. I love flowers, the real ones, but on clothing I usually get the seam ripper and get them off of there ASAP. However, the other day while I was cruising some blogs online I came across a zipper flower photo! Carla's Feathered Fibers has a blog about recycling fibers, zippers, scrap fabrics, and even tin cans into jewelry! It's pretty amazing stuff! Even if you're not going to make anything from her blog, you should at least look at it and get your creative juices going!

Well after seeing this post I went right out to my quilt shop where we have a great color selection of zippers and bought a couple! :) I tried to get a good idea of how I was going to make the petals by just holding them in the center, but then they just kept sliding around on me. Well....screw it. I'm going straight to stitching the sucker. I even left the zipper on the one side, just for kicks. I'm really happy with how it turned out!

These photos are of how the first flower turned out. One is with the flash, the other is without.