I am so thankful for macaroni and blueberries on my hardwood floor, for nighttime feedings and getting up before the sun. I am thankful for the minefield of toys I trip over and the mountain of laundry I wash every day. I am thankful for these things because they mean that my little girl is right here in my arms.
There are no words to show the depth of my sorrow for the families who lost loved ones in Newtown, CT last Friday. At times like these we often feel powerless, wondering what we can do to help.
Here are some places accepting donations for Sandy Hook.
Here are some other ways you can help if you are unable to donate money.
Today I’m sharing a really simple and easy fabric flower tutorial in memorial of the 20 children and 6 adults who lost their lives on December 14th.
Fabric Flower Tutorial
what you need:
2 pieces of coordinating fabric (craft fabric works great but you could use old clothes too)
needle and matching thread
buttons, beads or other embellishments
What you do:
Cut a piece of fabric 2 inches wide by 10 inches long (or any size you want really). This size will make a 2 inch diameter flower.
Fold in half lengthwise, wrong sides together (nice side facing out) and press with a hot iron.
Sew a running stitch about 1/8 inch from the long edge of the open side (this doesn’t have to be exact) and then pull the thread to gather the fabric (it should start to curve into a flower shape).
With the thread held tight, flip the raw edges to the back (the side with the knot of thread) and stitch about 1/8 inch seam.
Using pinking shears, cut a small circle out of the second fabric (I just eyeball it).
Sew the button and circle of fabric onto the flower. You could sew the button to the circle of fabric and then to the flower or you could just sew them all together at once.
Now you can add your flowers to headbands, handbags, clothing etc. They are great for wedding boutonnières and bouquets, baby showers and bridal showers.
How would you use these fabric flowers?