Monday, March 28, 2011

My fabric rosette necklace

This turned out so cute!!! I wanted to make one of these rosette necklaces.
This is what you need: needle, thread, ribbon, fabric, felt and pearls, and hot glue gun.
In the other post I showed how to make the rosettes. I used pearls which I sewed down. I next placed the flowers on felt in the pattern I wanted. I glued them down and cute out the felt. I cute strips of ribbon and then hot glued them on the back so I could tie it.

I found this adorable pink one online and wanted to make it. I found that I had blue fabric so I made....

This one!!!
This is the one I made and the next pink one is the one I found online.

Making fabric rosettes

I love these rosette flowers and you can make them from so many different material and use them for so many things. There are many ways you can make these but here is what I do. I had some blue satiny fabric that I cute about 1.5 inches wide and as long as the piece was. I folded the piece in half so the rosette can be thicker. To begin I place the long piece on my left side and have it folded in half. Then fold over an end as I did in this pic. After I fold the piece over, I fold the piece over once or twice and it starts creating a piece as below. I have a needle and thread that I will put through the whole thing (once I have it the way I want). For the rest of the time I will not put the needle through the whole flower because it will make it really tight and end up like a ball. As I twist the flower around, I keep twisting the fabric to my left and place it on the center flower and once I have it where I like it, I use my needle to pin it in place. Here is what I have now and you can see the twisting. There is no right or wrong way, you can just start twisting till it looks good to you. Here is a picture of how I don't thread m needle through the whole middle of the flower, but I just 'tack' the flower on the ends. And here it is with a little more fabric. When I have the flower the size that I like, I keep a piece at the end and I just glue it or sew it to the backside so no ends are showing And here we go!!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cute Modest Swimsuits- For Emma

I told Emma yesterday that I found modest swimsuits and bought one! Even though it snowed yesterday, but oh well I am excited that there are modest swimsuits out here and when she comes out we're going to look for some as well. And since she has complained I haven't blogged about her... here is a post dedicated to you... and other guys looking for modest swimsuits :) jk. Feel free to look! The first ones are from and the rest are from and

These are from Downeast at

This is my new swimsuit!!!

Swimsuits from and