Selvedge Dahlia: Amy Barickman’s flower of the day from her new book Fabric Flowers (and a giveaway!)

I was invited by Amy Barickman and Indygo Junction to participate in their Fabric Flower Blog Tour by creating one of the designs from their latest book, Fabric Flowers. I chose to create the Selvedge Dahlia, a pretty posie flower that utilizes all the tiny scraps we always tend to accumulate. I love that you can use so little fabric to make this flower, and I REALLY love how quick and easy it is. I didn’t have to learn any tricky new techniques, and I got to enjoy making a pretty flower with materials I had lying around my work table, so I give it a definite A+.

Tonight I made this flower with scraps from the lady bow ties I make for Hello Holiday. It all came together in about 30 minutes, and I’m sure it’ll be in regular rotation with the rest of my favorite flower accessories.

Amy Barickman also is sharing a copy of her new book, Fabric Flowers, and Clover’s new Fuse N Gather & Wrap N Fuse Piping tools. I’m talkin’ Nancy Zieman status, y’all. You can also receive 20% off of your next IndygoJunction.com order with code FFBK2. In this video you can see more previews from Fabric Flowers–there’s clearly lots of project inspiration in there, so if you’re a flower lover or a craft hound, you will probably find lots of fun things to in this new book.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment. I’ll contact you at the end of the Blog Tour and get the book and some extra goodies sent to you ASAP!

Tons of bloggers are sharing a new flower each day, and you have a chance to win in each post! Check out the rest of these awesome bloggers on Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers Blog Tour:

2/8/13 – Dollar Store Crafts
2/11/13 – Tatertots & Jello
2/12/13 – Family Ever After
2/13/13 – This Mama Makes Stuff
2/14/13 – Amy’s Creative Side
2/15/13 – Today’s Creative Blog
2/18/13 – Lazy Girl Designs
2/19/13 – Skip to My Lou
2/20/13 – The Sewing Loft
2/21/13 – The Crafty Cupboard
2/22/13 – Fishsticks Designs
2/25/13 – Taradara
2/26/13 – Diary of a Quilter
2/27/13 – Craft Gossip
2/28/13 – How Joyful
3/1/13 – Lindsay Sews
3/4/13 – Flamingo Toes
3/5/13 – In Color Order
3/6/13 – See Kate Sew
3/7/13 – Handmade Charlotte
3/8/13 – Sew Caroline
3/9/13 – Indygo Junction Wrap Up Post, Bonus Giveaway & Free Flower Project

stay crafty. xx

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  • Brittany M.

    These are so cute. I love the fabric you picked!

  • Sherryl

    Oooh! I love fabric flowers. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize!

  • Carmen

    What a fun flower – so cute with the polka dots!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=733525026 Jessica Johnson-Gammon

    This book looks like so much fun, and I am loving seeing a bunch of new blogs while following along :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1588941579 Michelle Smith

    What a wonderful giveaway! I need this book to make flowers for my 2 1/2 yr old daughter!

  • Jenny S

    Your flower is darling! Love the polka dots.

  • http://www.facebook.com/susan.dietrich.921 Susan Dietrich

    Thank you for showing the Dahlia. I am enjoying seeing all the beautiful flowers and having all the plans in my head for ways to use the book and any goodies. Thanks.

  • Liz O

    Lovely flower! Thanks for being part of this hop and for the chance to win a copy of this book!
    Have a wonderful day!

  • Gina S.

    Love your flower and would love to win the book

Letter to Alice no. 32

As I look back over the letters I’ve written you in the past, I feel like there’s a theme of reassurance, joy, and calm in the gifts you give me as your mother. You seem to always make my life easier exactly when I need it most. My heart is always yours, and it will always be yours, in every world, in every life, in every drawing you make, in every dream you have.

Hello Holiday is hiring an intern.

Hello Holiday is hiring a college marketing intern and we're doing interviews this week and next week.

Progress report: A muted jewel tone bouquet

I've got the thread pile and pincushions back out on my lap and I've got a bazillion movies queued up on Netflix, and that can only mean one thing--I'm back in the saddle doing some more bridal bouquets! Here are some flowers I finished tonight that shows the first phase finished. Next come the buttons, choosing the perfect color and shape for each flower to compliment the bride's vision for the color and tone of the bouquet. After that, each flower gets stemmed and arranged, and then I start working on filler flowers and leaves which are added last. The colors used in these flowers might seem kind of all-over-the-place, but once the buttons are added and they're arranged together, it will look very cohesive.

New for March: My favorites!

It's that time of year when we're starting to get a lot of new things into the shop, but this season is even more exciting to me because so many of our designers are brand new to us as well. I'm noticing a theme throughout my favorite picks--lots of words and messages. I generally think it's good to let your clothes speak for themselves, that they don't need to speak for you, but a playful message here and there (especially one of our enamel lapel pins on a conservative business suit?) can be memorable in a good way.

sent from the phone of megan hunt

1. A skull and crossbones drawn by Alice. "It means 'Pirate.'" 2. Before dinner with Rebecca Forsyth at Gordon Ramsay Steak in Las Vegas, my favorite restaurant ever. Maybe we'd had a few by that point. I think Rebecca looks so gorgeous here! A true living doll.
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