Hooray! Today is my stop for the blog tour for the new book Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers by Amy Barickman. Lucky me, the publisher sent me a review copy of the book, plus two Clover Kanzashi Flower Makers (two sizes) to try. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the blog tour schedule. With each one, you’ll get to see that blogger’s ‘Flower of the Day’ plus get a chance to win some prizes. There’s also a discount code I’ll share, that you can use at Indygo Junction’s website for your next purchase.
Here’s a peek at the book.
My project: Tailored Tie Flowers
Here’s my ‘Flower of the Day’, Tailored Tie Flowers, page 46.
This required two men’s ties. I went to a local thrift store and picked up two silk ones with contrasting colors as the author suggested.
I took them apart and cut out some usable strips. I ironed them, but you can see I still had some wrinkles in this photo.
Here’s the small Clover Kanzashi Flower Maker. You will make one petal at a time. For each one, I placed the plate onto a square of fabric from one of the ties. Next I folded the plate in the middle, sandwiching the fabric without creating wrinkles. then secured it with a fastener at the top of the tool. Next, I trimmed the fabric sticking out from around the tool, getting as close to the edge as possible with my scissors. Then, with a threaded needle, I started with position 1 and followed the numbers to the end. Finally, you take it out of the plate, and pull the thread to form your flower. It’s that easy. I repeated five times for each flower.
Once I created the two flowers (you can probably make yours look better than mine), I stacked them and added a button I scavenged from a blouse in my closet. The button has Ideas on it, which I thought was cute. Now, for the really good part of this blog tour, the giveaway.
Giveaway: How to enter
Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers is a nice book, with 25 flower projects for decorating your clothing – like I did with my wool jacket – or your home. You know you want a copy. And you’ll need both Kanzashi Flower Makers to make this project. So, for a chance to win leave a comment on this post letting me know if you have ever deconstructed a man’s tie for crafting/sewing. That’s it. Contest ends March 9, 2013. I will announce the winner of the book and tools March 10th. Good luck!
Blog Tour Schedule
2/2/13 – Indygo Junction Kick Off Post
2/4/13 – Kollabora
2/5/13 – CraftFoxes
2/6/13 – Sewing Secrets by Coats & Clark
2/7/13 – Princess Lasertron
2/8/13 – Dollar Store Crafts
2/11/13 – Tater Tots & 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 – Me!!!…Quilting at 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
Use discount code FFBK18 to get 20% off your next IndygoJunction.com order (offer expires 5/1/13).