I designed this pillow by making slight modifications to my Wall Flowers Pattern. I've had many requests to write this project up in an actual pattern, so that is on my list of things to get accomplished this Fall.
Let me know what you think, and is this a pattern that would interest you.
What's really special about this project is, after the wedding the Bride & Groom have a very pretty keepsake to treasure forever.
So, after my pattern for the Wall Flowers was published and doing well, I did a bit of Brain-Storming with Nancy the owner of Snappy Quilts, and after bringing our ideas together I developed the Poinsettia Wall Flower Pattern. The response from customers was so positive about the use of Cotton Silks for these flowers, that I had to create flowers in a bunch of colors....and boy, am I happy I did! These turned out so pretty (just omitted the leaves).
You can now purchase this pattern and the Wall Flower Pattern (need this to complete these flowers) at www.craftsy.com Just type in the search field "Wall Flowers" and the pattern for both should come up.
So, instead of going out to a field to pick flowers...you can now, go to a fabric store and pick out a bunch of your favorite fabrics to create these lasting beauties!
We are all so happy for the added member to our Colorado Family; Bentley brings us incredible joy each day.
But, it is time for me to get back to some sewing and pattern designing. So, this past weekend, after the 4th of July festivities...I decided to dust off the sewing machine and serger and get down to business. But first things first...had to start working on a pair of curtains for the new studio. Once I get them finished I will post a picture.
So, this coming Sat (July 13th) I will be giving a free demo on my "Wall Flowers" pattern, from 10:30 to 1:30. Snappy Quilts, in Littleton, Colorado, has done a wonderful job of selling many copies of my pattern....So, it was time to do something fun for them. If you live in the local area, come join us, and learn how to turn your favorite fabrics into beautiful flowers to charm your walls.
My new fabric creation ...."WALL FLOWERS" collection. These beautiful flowers are made from batik fabric (a special dying process), mounted in a 13" X 13" shadow box frame. I am so pleased with the results of this original design idea, I had stored away in the creative side of my brain. These will look wonderful hanging on a wall in my new sewing/craft room.
For some time now I have had the idea to create beautiful fabric flowers and frame them like art; and here is my first attempt! I am quite pleased with the results, and have purchased more fabric in other colors to create more versions. I love that each one will have it's own "one-of-a-kind" style; these will definately be gracing the walls of my new design studio. If you would like any made special for a gift to someone or maybe yourself, just let me know.
Well as promised, here is, my new sign....made from from 2" squares of scrap fabrics!
After sewing my squares together, I wasn't sure what to create from my piece; but after a couple days of looking at it, then walking away, then coming back to it...it suddenly hit me! I am very pleased with the results. My best work comes when I don't force my creative gears to work. Sometimes, I have to step away for a few days, even work on something else....and then magically, an idea develops.
It's a new year, and I decided this was the best time to move forward with changing my business name to better reflect my style of orginal designs. I am excited to roll out my fun, fresh new ideas, to all of you. I have been wanting to do this for awhile, but with my daughter's wedding last year, business took a back seat. While designing for the wedding, I did discover a defined style that matches me; this really gives me motivation.
Many of the items I have made have been from patterns created by other fellow designers, that are highly talented, and I thank them for sharing their wonderful patterns. These items have been greatly popular with my customers, so I will continue to offer them.
The headbands, which are my original design, have been extremely popular and I will continue to offer them as well. If you have a particular fabric you would like headbands made in, just contact me.
The new business name "Bloom'n Creations" comes from all of my "flower" designs. These are orginal designs I created, and you will see many more items created with these beautiful flowers. The picture above, is a ring bearer pillow, inspired from the wedding. This beautiful pillow becomes a pretty bed/chair pillow after the wedding...what a lovely keepsake!
Thank you for visiting my new site, and I invite you to add comments.
Have a wonderful day!
A paper pieced quilt I made in memory of my cat, Murphy. Framed and hanging in our entryway. Pattern by Artisania