Monday, February 22, 2010

Velvet Ribbon Rosebuds


I love these little calico rosebuds on the front of Home Sweet Sewn (sadly however these buds and their felted tea cosy are the only project in the book I find interesting). They created a mad desire in my heart to sit in a chair all weekend rolling up fabric into rosebuds of my own. I did mine in velvet, first cutting strips of the dark red, then moving on to already-cut-in-strips-also-known-as-ribbon which worked beautifully. I used about five inches, sewed the beginning end into a little point, then just rolled and gathered, and folded the second end under before stitching it in place.


It was kind of hard to stop, which is why I have a pincushion thoroughly garnished with these beauties. I'm trying to think of what I don't want them on though. I want them on my shoes, my dress, my bag, my hair, my daughters . . . .

12 comments:

Livin' in the Sonshine said...

Oh, so beautiful!

Jan J. said...

These are beautiful!

StrivingSimply said...

That would make an awesome throw-away bouquet! I love it :)

Margo said...

ha, I totally know that obsession with making little fabric flowers! It's so quick! So pretty! The possibilities are endless!
I just make some calico ones over the weekend, too, for a birthday gift, that I will post on soon when my sis-in-law has gotten them. I used yarn as stamens when I sewed the center together.

Lisateresa said...

They look good enough to eat!

Sharon said...

Those are precious! I love them Anna :)

Have a wonderful day!
Sharon

Kristy said...

Could you quickly tell me what the make and model of your sewing machine is? I'm looking for a new machine...

Anna said...

It's a midweight Brother that isn't made anymore, cs-8072.

Heather said...

I once did the bodice of a winter white silk velvet wedding dress in tiny ribbon rosebuds for a December wedding - the bride was so enthralled with them that she had me make 400 more to cover the bodice fronts of her flower girl and maid of honor dresses - your ribbon rosebuds remind me of making those bits of beauty in my college dorm room until I was nearly blind - it was so much fun!

carrie said...

Those are nothing but sweet!! I always ohhh and ahhh over your sewing projects because I can't even sew on a button!! As always, thanks for sharing your beautiful projects, Anna. Carrie

Gigi said...

Oh, I love those! I'm going right now to search for velvet and I just might spend my entire day off making roses and knitting.
Blessings,
G

Kristy said...

Thank you!

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