Thursday, April 8, 2010

{flower pins}

I've always wanted to make some flowers pins.
I've been inspired by The Pleated Poppy's posy pins, but these are a little different.

It all started with a dress.
{I forgot to take pictures of it, but you'll get the idea}
I bought it last summer at Ann Taylor Loft for five dollars!
I wore it once for the sweetheart's birthday.

You see, it had these sleeves that were just...poufy. Sometimes I like poufy sleeves, but not on this dress. So finally, I decided to do something about it. It was easy - I just trimmed off the sleeves, folded the raw edge in and hemmed the edges.

So to make the perfect accessory for the dress, I used the fabric from the sleeves, cut out a bunch of little circles, and sewed them in a circle on a piece of felt.

Add a button, and I was done! What do you think?
{I wore this outfit yesterday and got lots of compliments, so it's a success in my book!}

And of course, when my baby sister saw mine, she wanted one.

{I used fabric scraps leftover from my patchwork tote project.}


Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

How cute are you??? Very pretty!


Celeste said...

LOVE it! I often alter shirts/dresses -- what a great use for the 'leftover fabric' :)

Jingle said...

SOOOO cute! I love them! I love making all kinds of fun flowers for my hair!

Catherine said...

So cute! One of these would be adorable on a little makeup pouch.

{and I love the price of your dress!}

Leigh said...

adorable and so crafty! i wish i could think up stuff like that! keep it up! maybe i'll follow one of your patterns when my untalentedness doesn't hinder me! :)

Unknown said...

Awww, really cute, and the button is a nice touch!!!

Valerie said...

Super cute! I love them!

Holly Lefevre said...

Very sweet and even better when you can use things you already have!

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