Sunday, January 24, 2010

I Might Be Addicted!


I think I have a new obsession! A couple days ago I made a couple flowers out of a wool sweater after seeing a tutorial on a blog. Today I made three new flowers roughly based on the technique taught in Gene Shepherd's proddy book. Except I didn't use wool for these, I used old t-shirts. I love the way they each turned out with such different textures. They're both quite large - probably 4" across.



When I finished with those, I found some mustard colored wool in my studio that was already prepped and perfect to make this cute little flower. I just coiled the strip and stitched it together from the bottom as I went round and round.



And then I realized that I made these three flowers a couple months ago using an old t-shirt also. Sometimes I just safety pin them to whatever I'm wearing - maybe I'll add some pin backs to make them easier to attach to my shirts/blouses.





21 comments:

Debs World said...

You are very talented and I am so impressed. I hope to be able to share some of the things I love to do but right now I really dont know how to blog very well so my sweet daughter will show me the ropes. I really enjoy reading all the blogs. I watched your segment on studio 5 and you were awesome. I also belong.
Love The BeautifulDees

Kim said...

Very cute. You did a great job with them. Do they take long to make?? I love the effect with the t-shirt material.

whitey said...

You give up chocolate and get a new addiction? This one I'm sure will not add to your waistline!

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

So cute! How neat to use tee-shirts! Although I love the look of the wool. Very nice!
Have a great week!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
Very cool! The blue one looks like a hydrangea.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Joanne said...

These would look so cute on a hooking bag too! These are really cool

Barb said...

Soooooooooooooooooo cute...

Nedra said...

So Cute! And it's OK to be addicted if you share them with us!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

These are darling, Gayle! I'd love one pinned to my denim jacket. I'm going to google and see if I can find the how-tos. If not, I'll be asking you!

katie said...

Gayle I love all the flowers I especially see one out of a t shirt that looks kind of twisted. How interesting.

Linda said...

Very cute, Gayle! You have quite a wardrobe of great pins to wear.

Mimi Sue said...

Cute as can be. Can't decide which one I like best. Mimi

Cristin@ Serendipity said...

Wonderful! Love them all...

Liz Revit said...

Gayle, so nice of you to drop by and enter my earrings giveaway. Love the title of your blog.

Will look around more!

Liz

Kelly Ballard said...

Hi Gayle,
These are so cute. I've been seeing alot of felted wool projects on the blogs lately. You may see me at the sweater rack in the DI today! Can't wait to try it!

Kelly
Scond Hand Chicks

Suzanne said...

Oh my goodness... I love those flowers. I've got to go check my closet and start ripping up some shirts! Thanks for signing up for my give-away and leaving such a kind comment. It's appreciated!
- Suzanne
justanotherhangup.blogspot.com

coinguyslady said...

Love the flowers.thanks for stopping by my blog.

CHER said...

Hi gayle!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I live in Price.

天兵 said...

cool blog,期待更新.........................

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Good job, Middle Sister!! I love them!!!

Mindy said...

Love those flowers! Those are really neat!