All I can say is this.... Making things makes me happy. It gives me a reason to get out of bed and clean up my house. It gives me satisfaction as an accomplishment that my children won't undo. It gets my brain working and my creative juices flowing. And that my friends is the real point when it's all said and done. We joke that crafting is cheaper than therapy, but it's not really a joke, is it?
Besides, a handmade card or tag, a gift designed specifically for the recipient or a scrapbook containing my voice and personality can't be bought at the store...
(Used in the above project: Art Angel Mini Deck, Art Angel Stamps, Wooden Buttons in Natural and 2" Gluber.)
On that note I had some leaves left over from my garland and I am not one to let a good scrap go to waste! I made the above flower with my paper leftovers and was so happy that I decided to teach you all how to make your own.
You can easily follow the picture tutorial, but in a nutshell here's what I did.
1. Cut petals in half, then make a cut to split them open stopping 1/4-1/2 inch from the tip.
2. Fold the right side of the lower half over the left side to make the petal cup.
3. Fold a pleat in the center of the petal.
4. Stick to Gluber.
5. Repeat until all the Gluber is covered.
6. Peel and stick to your awesome project.
For my fabric leftovers, I created this "ruffled leaf flower" by overlapping the leaves slightly as I gathered them through the center making a chain. When they were all strung together and ruffly, I folded them in half and brought the ends together, pulling my thread tight. A canvas brad in the center is perfect with these coffee dyed fabrics!
Have a happy Friday, a wonderful weekend and a great autumn season..... and, make something beautiful today!