Good morning! I definitely feel a bit like I’m learning how to ride a bicycle again when it comes to carving out moments to write in this space. I have a slew of photographs ready go, along with video tutorials to share. It’s that riding a bike and working out bugs with the new site design and a combination of time …and the fact that my body requires me to at least pretend to sleep. <– wish that wasn’t the case! But I’m working on that whole choosing-to-rest piece as well.
I digress, as I always tend to do.
I’m excited to share the first of the felt flower tutorials I’ve been creating! I got totally hooked on making felt flowers last year when Harlow asked to have a garden party to celebrating turning five. I spent late nights and early mornings crafting a felt crown, various bouquets to display and little flower barrettes for each of the girls attending.
Hooked, I tell you. Absolutely hooked.
I was a bit underwhelmed with what I could find as far as tutorials go on this here world wide web of ours, so I thought I’d push myself to improve the flowers I have been making along with teaching myself how to make new varieties, all so I can share these tutorials with you!!
I’d LOVE to hear what you think as well as what flowers you’d love to see me create next. Leave a comment with some of your favorite flowers, so I can add them to my list! I am hoping to publish a daffodil, 3 more daisy variations and an anemone in the next few weeks. Dahlia and Gerbera daisy will be following after that. I should have (now that I’m realizing Easter is this Sunday) done an Easter Lily…because you know, that would have been smart. But c’est la vie. I did not. Goals for next year, right?
First off, supplies! These are just a few of my favorite things when it comes to felt flower making:
This first flower isn’t as much of an actual flower, but more of a good foundation for how these flowers are made. I hope you enjoy!
Happy Tuesday! The sun is shining here, and we couldn’t be happier.