Thursday, March 24, 2011

Flower Brooches

Okay, well I'm a little embarrassed. My sewing machine is in fine working order, with the exception of a broken light bulb. I feel so dumb! Dumb, but grateful my machine isn't broken! Thank you, Tori, for your comment.

While my machine was "broken," I felt a little stir-crazy. I wanted to make something, but I couldn't sew. I had found this tutorial on Make It Do for peony brooches. By the way, I LOVE Make It Do. It's a fabulous blog with lots of great ideas. I have wanted to make some large flower brooches for a while, and this tutorial was perfect! I only needed ribbon, needle, thread, felt, and a pin. I had all the stuff!

Calli made her flowers a little tighter than I did. I didn't gather the ribbon quite as much. I made two of my flowers (teal and coral) using 2 yards of wired ribbon and one flower(pink) using 1.5 yards. They turned out pretty big, just like I wanted, almost 4.5 inches in diameter. The ribbon is gorgeous! I don't know if you can tell, but the pink ribbon has a gold sheen to it. I got the ribbon from Hobby Lobby in the by-the-yard section. There. The perfect accessory!


  1. Yes...because it matches your eyes so well!

  2. No problem doll! Was it a totally bummer deal to replace your light? My Brother sure did make light changing not easy.
    XO torirae

  3. So happy for you that your Machine was an easy fix;) Lovely flowers!

  4. Oh, I like those! But I don't think I could pull them off. At least not as well as you. I would sure have some fun making them though.