Wednesday, September 22, 2010

a flower in my hair




i wore this flower in my hair today...
i originally made it to go on a pillow...but it looked too cute in my hair!

it felt almost like i was wearing  a vintage hat.

i loved it.

i have never gotten so many compliments in one day...


then my mind started racing with all the colors i needed to have these in...all the places i could wear them...


i went to target and bought these two hats...and yes i did...


i sewed one of these flowers onto each of them...


i was happy about it :o)




yes i know, you need these in your life!

here's how:





after the first part of the flower is finished...put some pins in the back to hold it together.
then start with the second wider strip you have leftover and repeat the steps above.


then hand sew it together. 
i started in the middle.
hide your stitches.


when i hand sew i work mostly from the back...this helps hide those stitches.

 

then your done!
i am obsessed with making these right now!

wait till your husbands are nice and asleep...then sneak down and start crafting.
my husband has no idea what goes on in my nightlife.

i need a name for these flowers!

any ideas???

 

115 comments:

ohabbyreally said...

That is so chic! I love the first picture.

Pink Princess said...

LOVE it ♥♥

Plum Cox said...

Wonderful! I can't wait to get making these, and telling my friends to look up your blog and learn how to make them too!

Thanks!

Daisha said...

Geeze you're cute. I could never pull off wearing something like that. Love 'em.

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

tHAT IS so cute. I will feature it tomorrow (since it is a party day today!)

Busy Working Mama said...

Very pretty! You're so creative!

sewmuchfun4 said...

It's a BODACIOUS BLOOM! Way to pull that look off and the hats are really cute too!

:) Ann

mikaysmom said...

Ack, I love, love, love these! can't wait to start making some of these! I have been looking for some flower ideas and this is just perfect! Thanks! What to call them? Perfect Posies? I don't know,they are just gorgeous!

Randy and Capri Bird said...

They are so cute! I want one! I will have to give it a shot. If I can't figure it out, I may be paying you to make me one ;)

Pamela Michelle said...

So cute! I think you ought call it a giant rosette! I make those on a smaller scale and call them rosettes :) I like to put a gem or a pearl in the very middle if I'm feeling extra saucy that day!

Heather said...

I stubled across your blog, those flowers are gorgeous!

We are homeschoolers as well!

Elle Bee said...

Those flowers, plus your whole outfit, are super cute!!

Jessica said...

Cute! At first I wasn't so sure, but once I got a better look- I thought it was fabulous.

You could call it Flora...

Jessica at Chapman Place

Emma Jane said...

You should call it The Compliments Flower

Morgan | Mrs. Priss said...

SO adorable!! I was going to try to figure out how to make these to put on a gray pillow, like the ones they have at Target. Now I know how, YESSSS.

Kelly said...

oooo-you're so cute...I need your outfit too!

Janas Bananas said...

I LOVE these!! I need you to make me one!! Maybe I will try myself, who knows what wild and crazy things I might start.

Anna said...

so pretty, love the color you used. gonna have to try this, but I usually can't stand hand sewing. :)

joolee said...

ADORABLE. Must. make. some. :)

Creative Ruby said...

The flower is perfect! I love reading your blog by the way. You inspire me to have fun! Maybe that sounds silly, but it is true. Thanks for the tutorial!

Tanya said...

oh my gosh you guys are so kind! thanks for all the comments.

lucy said...

That looks very beautiful and sophisticated. Actually, I need pretty hair accessories for a friend's party, and I think this will be perfect. =)

Vally said...

I like fabric flowers a lot and yours is really beautiful! I will try to make one for my winter coat! Have a look at my fabric flowers: Grey fabric flowers , Stripped fabric flower , Purple fabric flower !

mle said...

Ack! Super super cute!! : )

Terra Howard said...

Name: BIG FAT FLOWERS!!! : )

Jill said...

Beautiful Flowers!! Love them, can't wait to try making my own. Reminds me of a perfect rose.

Taylor said...

Seriously! How cute are you!?!? I am SO making a bunch of these for my hair, sweaters, pillows...basically everything!!

Cheryl said...

All I can say is LOVE! Can't wait to get my craft on this weekend and make some of these. Uber fab!

Krust said...

I'm definitely going home and doing this tonight!
The fabric color and texture looks PERFECT!
Thank for sharing!

Kelly Munns said...

you have lots of energy my friend! i miss you! ps. you should call them, "yes, i have a giant flower on my head, so what?" ...too long?

Rachael said...

I absolutely love this! :) I can't wait to try to make one!
I just have a couple questions... What did you use to fasten it in your hair? Did you just use bobby pins, or did you put some kind of clip or comb on the back? And What kind of fabric did you use for this?

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous! Would look beautiful in a bright red!

Katrine said...

This is beautiful! I can't wait to make one for my 16 year old daughter. Thanks for the tutorial! I was reading your post when I read, "wait for my husbands to be asleep" For a second I thought you were a polygamist with multiple husbands! haha

Aubree said...

Love this! The hats are so cute for winter and fall.

I really love your outfit too!

Margo Tinnin said...

Love it! Made me think of these as hairclips too, http://margoiscrafty.blogspot.com/2010/08/eco-friendly-felt-brooch-tutorial.html

Jenn said...

Way Cute!!! Thanks for sharing!

naturallady said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I have been trying to figure out how to make these flowers for the longest.

Vic said...

If you wait until hubby is asleep before making them then the perfect name would be a night-flower, I think! Super cute, as is your outfit; gorgeous!

Bridget said...

you make it look too easy- i don't think mine would look nearly that cool. but i love it.

FullertonRegan said...

GREAT tutorial!! Love all the pictures, and you're pretty as a picture!

Janette said...

Love it so much! I made one as soon as I saw them on your blog. I am putting mine on a pillow (I have been wanting to make these ever since I went to target and saw them on a dwell studio pillow).
I love it on the hats and it is way cute on your hair;)
btw, I am friends with Emily and I found your blog off of hers...

mariah said...

LOVE LOVE L-O-V-E this!!! 2 things... what kind of clip did you use for your hair?

And name suggestion: Fabric HairBlossom

like?
Thanks so much for the Tutorial! You're awesome!

Hannah said...

Absolutely stunning! I NEED to make some of these big flowers! I love the color too.

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Scotty and Chels said...

I want to marry this fabric flower!

creativejewishmom.com said...

just love it! And your advice about crafting after the husband is asleep is just too funny, I guess he doesn't read your blog? I'm a night owl too, it's the only way to get any creative stuff into the day! I'm going to link to this project on my linking party, and would love to see you there in person too!

Stephanie said...

ADORABLE!!! Too sweet! I can't wait to make one - thanks for sharing! :)

Little Lovables said...

love it! call them Gatsby Roses or something!

Mrs. Noonzie said...

Call 'em Posh Posies!

Grab Ur Fork said...

Very chic!! I love it! I don't think I could actually make it and have it turn out like yours did, though...I have a desire to try, so we shall see... :)

Kathryn said...

Looks great!

the Spartan said...

How about Super-Fab Fabric Rosettes? I am SO adding these as embellishments to some cardigans...it just seems like the right thing to do!

Jill@Barnes Yard said...

Love, love your white shirt, where did you find it?

The Farmer's Wife said...

I LOVE THIS! So super chic cool! I may add one to a canvas tote.... Oh, the possibilities!

Julia said...

so cute!!

how about "not your gramma's vintage flowers"

Tanya said...

Jill,

I got that shirt at Anthropologie. I just looked it up to see if it was still on sale and it is sold out! Sorry.

Kristi~The Slipcover Girl said...

love these! thanks for posting the how to!

aPearantly sew said...

Oh, I adore these! Thanks so much for posting the how to!!!

Bessie said...

They have Tanya written all over them, but they are calling my name too, can't wait to try them. Thanks girl!!

Lorajean said...

Love your whole outfit here! Great blog btw!

kimberly said...

i love these! i came across your website and think that your ideas are brilliant! i am having trouble rolling and making the flower .....can you make the steps simpler at all? when i roll the material it just looks like a roll, not a pretty flower like yours. help please!!!!

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog, PaperFriendly.

Nancy Ward
http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

Amy Hadley said...

I keep thinking I need to start a monthly craft party. This will be our inaugural project when I do!

aezra noell said...

my first thought??? "my big fat chic flower" its cheezy but only b/c its True! thanks for sharing...always appreciate it!

Meg said...

that flower is absolutely fantastic and you have a killer sense of style. i'm your newest follower :)

Classy Clutter said...

those are sooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!! my gosh i am making some RIGHT now!!! Looks like my chemistry homework will have to wait! LOL

Thanks so much for sharing!


xo, Mallory

D and A said...

How about Lucy's Rose a la mode!?! These are the epitome of in fashion!

aezra noell said...

I like Flora...then of course i always love the look and sound of things in french...Ma Fleur...meaning "my flower". swell job on those flowers, i can't wait to get my hands on some fabric!love what cha do, keep it up :o)

Sarah Marie said...

Super cute! I adore large flowers and have been known to sport a couple in my day. I would call them "why knot." i think that speaks for itself.

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Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Hey Tanya! Just wanted you to know that I used your tutorial to make my own big rosette! I posted about it today at Crafts & Sutch. Come take a peek when you get a chance and grab a SUTCH an inspiration button too! :)

Erin

http://craftsandsutch.blogspot.com/2010/11/big-red-rosette.html

Nichelle @ Vintage Wanna Bee said...

I LOVE THIS WITH ALL MY HEART!

I'm totally making one now!

http://vintagewannabee.blogspot.com/
mucho love
Nichelle

Renee•Candy Stick Lane said...

its big and very flapperesque, the flapper? but being that it starts with a knot you almost need to use that 'knot your grandmas rosette' how about 'perfect' xo

Anne Kaz said...

Thanks, so cute with your permission I published

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Jennifer Cameron said...

That is super cute! I might have to try that.

ApronTails said...

This is sooo cute! I just found you from another blog. I have to ask, these look rather heavy, what did you attach it to for your hair and how did you attach it? Thanks so much for the tutorial. Have a great day!

Allie said...

You are always so good. I don't remember how I found your blog, but it was the beginning of my craft blog obsession! I love this huge flower! You look great and I am in love with that color right now, too. :) Thanks for sharing!

Allie said...

You are always so good. I don't remember how I found your blog, but it was the beginning of my craft blog obsession! I love this huge flower! You look great and I am in love with that color right now, too. :) Thanks for sharing!

Alisha said...

What a chic sassy flower! I love it! I'm going to make it tomorrow, I'm so excited. I want to make an orange one to go on a pillow, and some for my hair too. Thanks for the great ideas :)

CraftyNana said...

i like these flowers. you should call them 'posh petals'. my daughter follows your blog . she made a bunch of these into corsages and boutteneirs for her little sister's wedding last weekend. those were great! i can so keep this one around w/o worry, as well as incorporate it into my wardrobe. i think i'll try them. i can so do this!:)

SewHappyGeek @ excellcrafts said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm linking to your tutorial from my blog - but giving you all the credit, I promise! Great Tute!

A glance at my world said...

That is so cute! I'm going to have to try this :) Thanks for the tutorial!

Skye O. said...

I've been itching to figure these out-I have the same fabulous pillow. Inspired by you...I made a new tote tutorial. Thanks for your inspiration!!!

A glance at my world said...

I am in love with these flowers! I really want to make one, but I was wondering how you keep it in your hair? Did you sew a hair clip or comb to the underside?

JulieAnne said...

I love this! I think you should call it something lovely and old-agey like Cosette or Antoinette or something...:D

gina luv said...

you my dear are fabulous! i am new to your blog and so in love:)
gina
www.hiyaluv.com

Dominique @ Craft Couture said...

So cute! do you have any idea how big these measure across when you are done? thanks.

kadie dahl said...

I love it! I can't wait to get home and make some. My husband will just be thrilled...

A single working girl seeking free time said...

I made an "edited" version of your flower and I love it! I work in a hospital and can't have HUGE things in my hair, but I love the pattern and I'm not always at work. Thus, I made it in 2 parts. A little flower for when I'm at work that attaches (via hook and eye) to the big flower base for when I'm anywhere but work. Perfection! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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Mrs Amber said...

Cute!

Katie said...

I love the last line in this post, too funny :).

Lexie said...

hi! love this idea. I have been trying to find a cool way to make a smaller flower like this for my daughter's nursery! Question for you: do you have any idea what size pieces of fabric I should use for a smaller rose? 3 inches or so in diameter?

I have been trying to find cool, small sized hooks for her wall and have decided to make fabric flowers and glue them to small picture hangers that are hidden behind the fabric flower so I can hang a few of her clothing items from hangers, etc... I think this will do the trick if I know what size fabric to start with...thanks so much!

Micaela said...

L-O-V-E!!

The Rustic Alley said...

These are fantastic! Can't wait to make some and put them on just about everything! I featured this project on my Repin Wednesdays post. http://therusticalley.blogspot.com/2011/10/repin-wednesdaysdiy-projects.html

Carmelo Mason said...

I used to Buy Viagra and I had a friend like you!! I think that you are really beautiful , you like like a sweet girl !

Amyhasbangs said...

This is so cute, but more importantly YOU ARE SO ADORABLE!!! I love this picture of you. I want to put you in my pocket :)

This Little Daisy said...

Hello! I just stumbled on your tutorial and absolutely love these flowers! Wondering how you attached it to your head/hair to wear it? Beautiful! Thanks!

Mandy said...

I just LOVE these flowers, I MUST make them this week....I just have to ask HOW did you get it to stay in your hair...did you hot glue a bobby pin on it {or that seems to small} or some type of clip.... dumb question probably....let me know if you could....my email is msmandyboyer@gmail.com or comment on my blog. SO adorable!!!!

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