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Flowers for summer

With assessors my problem is to find right matching colors. There can be something I like, but with wrong colors. Or then right color, but I really don't like the item. But like always, this is easy thing to fix by doing them yourself. I used couple summers sawing flowers. Most become hairpins , -bands and brooches. I got basic  bands and did petals from different kind of fabric. This was co-operation with my mother. Petals are cut from fabric and edges burned. I tried also with super clue, but it was too difficult and time taking. And the smell gave headache for me. Flame of candle or lighter was the way to go. They have different temperatures, so it vary, which one was better with what fabric. Taffeta was my favourite one to use.

My mother burned the petals and I did the flowers. I started from bottom and went up using little bit smaller petals on every layer. With this is so nice that, when every petal is just free handed cut, the unique shapes, makes it just look more natural. The stamens are made from pearls and you'll have endless amount of options, what to do. When you are using rubber bands or anything that stretch, you need to bear that in your mind. You can't just saw the peaces together like normally, or the stitch will break, when rubber gets stretched.  I used satin ribbon. This was perfect for all those small ends of ribbons that I've saved and those that I've cut from clothes. I did a loop around the band and saw the ends of the loop to flower. So I didn't had to saw the rubber band at all. Also the inference was hidden under the work. Most I gave as gifts, but of course I have view of my own.  @FromMadeByMeri





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