Ok, now for the sneak at this new product.... Scrapblocks...yes, can you say 6x6 size of glorious red rubbah! These are going to be released June 5th at Cornish Heritage Farms. You can see many more details on Lisa Strahl's blog, since this is her baby. Many of you know I love paper and fabric, this new product is again melding these two worlds for me!
Here is a photo of the plaid scrapblock stamped on fabric with metallic ink. The fabric pieces are 61/2x61/2 square. I used my cuttlebug "B" plate to stamp the traditional way with this scrapblock. If you have the 6x6 fancy pants acrylic block that will work fabulous, and I know CHF will be carrying a new block to fit these new stamps. I will be showing you some of the MANY benefits of this size.
To make the yo yo blossoms you need a 6 inch circle of fabric.....see why size matters! I cut a six inch circle out of paper with my circle cutter (EK Success) and laid it on top of my stamped fabric and cut it out.
When you are done cutting you should have two that look like this. They don't need to be perfect because when they are all gathered up you won't see small imperfections.
Now turn your circle over and do a loose basting stitch all the way around the circle.
This is what your circle should look like when you are done.
Now you want to pull both ends and gather all the fabric up. Tie a knot securely.
I use a button to cover up the little gathered opening. I strung the ribbon through the button first and then sewed the button on with thread and attached it to the flip flop with the thread.
Here are the links to the other CHF chicks playing along:
Julia , Julie, Lesley, Kristine, Lori, Dawn,Mona, Michele,Becky, Kim, Lisa