Sunday, May 30, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy!


Wow!  It's been over a week since our last post.  This time of year is crazy busy! End of school year stuff, weddings, family, yard work, Memorial Day and our dad had unexpected, and extensive back surgery.  Nicole has been a lifesaver helping our parents around the house while our dad recovers, she even climbed a ladder to clean dead birds out of their attic crawl space! Me?  I will bring treats! I can cook....I can't clean dead birds. :) Nicole definitely deserves the daughter of the year award!  
Yesterday was my sister-in-law's wedding. I have been hunting the stores trying to outfit four little boys. Her wedding colors were red, cream and black.  I found red ties for the boys and hubby, but needed an extra touch of red for me. 

( on our way to the wedding :) )

Thanks to blogging I was able to recall the kazillion singed flowers I've seen made. No matter how busy we are, somehow crafting sneaks into everything we do! 
  A few months ago we made a spring pillow, we tried Regan's tutorial- from A Day In The Life.  Her tutorial was great and her flowers are so pretty!  I did google organza and chiffon flowers and found the most wonderful site.  Her blog is called Calamity Kim.  I have gone back a couple of times just to stare at her colorful flowers.  You should check them out.
 These are so fun to make. I had great intentions of making the beautiful pearl and organza flower necklace I have seen on blogs, but it didn't quite look right on me. So, I hot glued a pin for clothing on the back and passed out the extras to the other family members.  We showed my niece how to make singed flowers about a month ago and she has gone to town making them. (I LOVE THAT!) She made flowers pins and hair accessories for everyone and some of the cousins in the family. It made my heart happy seeing all the red flower accents on everyone. Too cute!
I used a mix of chiffon and organza.
I singed the edges.  I usually just stick them over the flame and let the entire piece curl and crinkle up.  This time I gently held the edge to the side to the flame so the petal lays flat. 

I sewed on a freshwater pearl in the center.

On some I added a few beads to give it a little sparkle. 
Nothing new, but they are so fun to make.

Hopefully our lives will slow down a bit and we'll be back to share more projects with you.  I'm hosting the Memorial Day party at my house tomorrow, so I'm heading off to make some yummy food.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day!! 


  1. I need to pass the along to the ladies at the church for the women day program. Thanks!

  2. The boys look cute in thier RED ties. Love the roses. Saying a special pray for your dad, hope he has a speedy recovery. Blessings, Vicky

  3. These are beautiful!! There are so many variations possible with different beads, colors of fabric, etc...wonderful work, as usual! And I hope for a speedy recovery for your dad!

  4. I've been wanting some cute clips for my girls FOREVER. They haven't really wanted me to do anything with their hair until recently, so I am so excited to finally make some cute hair accesories for them.


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