Thursday, April 09, 2015

Cheerful Posies

Happy day, friends!
Many of you know that I love making fabric flowers
and I love having them around the house. 
You see, I have a slight problem. . . I can't seem to keep the "real" flowers alive.
Maybe it's the fact that I forget to water them 
than when I do remember I give them too much water. . .
It's a vicious cycle :)

Anyway. . .
I thought my red kitchen needed some posies 
{ it is spring after all }
so I made these little pretties in a jiffy.



I used a free flower template which you can find here.
The circle template was used for the center of the flower.

On the front side of the flower I hand sewed on the circle
and then added a button.




I hand sewed the flower around the edges
and left a small opening to fill with batting.
After that I sewed the opening closed.


{ April showers bring May flowers }

And finally. . .
I used red paper straws for the stems.
I simply slipped them into the flower and voila!
If you feel the need than you can add some glue for extra stability.




Happy . . . Cheerful . . . Bright




I placed them in a vintage canister which held rice - 
perfect for holding the flowers upright.




Create a fun bouquet for you or for someone special.
And the good news. . .these flowers never die :)
Although they might need a good dusting every now and then.




Thank you, sweet friends, for your visits and comments - you are a joy!
Hugs and blessings!

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Love the fabric? Me too :)
You can find this sweet fabric and more at Donna's Lavender Nest.

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69 comments:

magnoliasntea said...

Stephanie your fabric posy is adorable! And I love the birdie fabric...birds are my indulgence. ;)
Have rosy posy kind of day!

Sarah said...

How cute! I love the vintage fabrics you used.

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

Love your forever flowers, Stephanie! So creative and unique!

Melanie said...

I definitely understand, Stephanie. Real flowers (and plants) don't last long around my house. Your fabric ones are adorable!

Cranberry Morning said...

These are so cute and cheery. I love the bird and umbrella print!

Birgitta said...

So lovely,so creative and unique! Wishing you a beautiful day.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

You are so talented Stephanie! Your flowers are adorable. I can keep my outdoor flowers alive, but don't do so well with indoor plants. Sweet idea. :)

Mildred said...

Sweet flowers and such cheerful fabrics. I love these. Have a happy day.

Debbie said...

so pretty, i really like your choice of fabrics!!!!

Anne Payne said...

Those are sweet! And yes, I adore the green fabric. :)

Have a great day, my friend!
{{hugs}}

Kelly-Anne said...

Aww! Stephanie, these are incredibly gorgeous little flowers!
What a sweet way to cheer up your home in time for spring!
And the fabric is just beautiful, too:)
Sending you sunshine and smiles today!
Much love,
Kelly-Anne

Michelle Palmer said...

Such pretty cheerful flowers.
Enjoy this wonderful day.
Fondly Michelle

Alex said...

Delightful and so cute!
10 out of 10 for cheeriness!
xx

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Very whimsical!

Christine said...

Perfect spring blooms, Stephanie! And just the kind I like too as my real ones seem to fade too quickly!
Thanks for a sweet tutorial!

Sola Scriptura said...

The fabric you used is so cheerful! What a lovely spring craft project.

Mehrll said...

You are so creative and imaginative. The posies are lovely and add cheer to your home. Hugs.

Debbie Harris said...

What s bright and cheery way to add beauty and inspiration to your kitchen, Stephanie!
They would put a smile on any face. :-)

All morning I have been watching the little barn swallows feast on the left overs from the bluebirds and Turkeys. There must be a good 20 or more. Their so precious, content to eat what is left and freely moving about with a song in their hearts.
They cause me to reflect on the goodness of our Heavenly Father, and to be content with His provisions.

Spring is here! :-)
Have a happy day!
I love you ~ Mom

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What sweet flowers for your kitchen, Stephanie, and I love the darling printed fabrics. They look so pretty with your flowery plates. Happy Spring! Love and hugs!!

Shoregirl said...

What cheerful flowers! I too have trouble with keeping things alive - though I'm doing better(smile)!

Home Meadows said...

Your flowers are very cute. The fabric with the birds is darling and perfect for spring. Hope you are having a great day, Heather

Trisha said...

These are adorable and I absolutely love the whimsical fabric you used. What a fun idea!

~Trisha

Sheryl S. said...

so pretty and lovely fabrics

Kate M said...

These fabric flowers are fabulous!!
Lexie will love having a go at these.
So sorry that I haven't been round recently - life gets so hectic from time to time!! We have had two holidays already this year (in search of the sun!) and had replacement windows fitted, so I have a rather poor excuse for not being available some weeks!
It will be a while before we go away again, but the golfing season has started in earnest and I have played three times this week already!!
It's lovely to come and visit and I will try and catch up on old posts.
take care my friend and God Bless!!
Love
Kate
xx

Debby Ray said...

Oh my...how delightful are these?! Hey...and I recognize some of those vintage printed fabrics too...hmmm...wonder where I've just recently seen some like them??? Lol!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Stephanie, I love your fabric flowers you made! They look so bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing how to make them too! Enjoy your day and the weekend.
Julie xo

My Garden Diaries said...

Oh goodness!!! Those are too adorable!!!! I love the shape and colors and everything!!! Such a pot of happy!!! Well done my friend and a wonderful Thursday to you!! Nicole xo

Libby M. said...

These are so adorable, Stephanie :) I love flowers, too, but whenever we get real flowers they always seem to bring bugs in with them- something I do NOT like ;) I've been trying to find a little craft project to work on and this may just be it :) I have some extra fabric from a previous project that would be just perfect for this- thank you for sharing it with everyone today!! Hope your day is full of sunshine and love! Sending you a hug!!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

So perfect for a red kitchen! I just started adding pops of red in my blue and white kitchen. How cute these would be!

Vee said...

I have been looking at the fabric closely! It makes a big difference. Sweet, cheerful posies!

Red Rose Alley said...

Stephanie, your fabric flowers are so delightful. I really like the designs and colors you chose. I didn't know you had red in your kitchen. I had red in my kitchen for so long until I changed it to white because of my grey countertops. But I still love to see red in the kitchen. You did a great job on the flowers, they're so cute.

I wanted to thank you for the comment on Nel's PhD, I appreciate it very much. She still can't believe that she is finished with it all. She keeps thinking she has more to do haha.

love, ~Sheri

Miss Val's Creations said...

These are so cute Stephanie. I love the bird with the umbrella. So much easier to care for than the real thing!

hobbyloes said...

Oh, Stephanie, I love the beautiful fabric flowers you made.
You have so many lovely ideas.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Dear Stephanie, You are one talented girly my friend. I love your cheerful bouquet. Such wonderful fabric and makes a special centerpiece.
This would brighten anyone's day.
Thank you for sharing and always the inspiration.
Blessings to you with love, CM

Miss Michelle said...

OH! How adorable! I love the idea of paper straws for the stems. :D

Vicky Hunt said...

Oh these are adorable! You have such wonderful creative vision Stephanie. I would love to walk around your home and look at all the beautiful things you have hand crafted to beautify your home. So pretty! I need to make something bright and fun like this for my new kitchen! I'll share if I do.

Blessings, Vicky

Margie said...

How cute!

I'm also guilty of over watering plants and flowers. I've been flower-sitting my boss' orchids at the office and they've been blooming beautifully, despite the excess watering. Heh.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh so sweet my friend! The colors, that is what WE NEED HERE! It is snowing as I type...can you believe that?

Scrappy quilter said...

Oh my friend, those are just the most delightful flowers. Great job!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The cute fabric really makes them special! You make the cutest things! I'm still working on tea cup coasters! heehee! Hugs, Diane

Deborah Montgomery said...

Just adorable! and so cheerful, too!

And I love your new blog look, too. Very nice, my friend.

NanaDiana said...

Those are just darling, Stephanie! Love the fabrics you chose and no water needed! They are bright and springy looking, too. xo Diana

doodles n daydreams said...

I love the way you make these projects so simple that even I could make them :)
Have a lovely day

Diana

Joyful said...

Your fabric plants are so happy and spring-like. Have a wonderful weekend. xx

Beatrice Euphemie said...

These are so charming, Stephanie! They must make you smile every time you walk by! I love the fabrics, too - thank you for sharing the link. Have a lovely weekend! Hugs xo Karen

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello dear Stephanie

I love these posts of yours with inspiring projects to jazz up our homes!

This is perfect even for those that don't sew as they can put these flowers together with a little tacky glue at the edges - easy peasy!

I'm like you - a disaster when it comes to indoor plants, but I have green fingers when it comes to my garden thank goodness!

Wishing you a happy fun filled family weekend
Hugs
Shane

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Stephanie,

Your fabric posey is so sweet.
Hope you have a happy weekend

Hugs
Carolyn

Poppy said...

Stephanie, these lovelies are as sweet as their creator! So dainty and darling!

Happy weekend, my friend!

Hugs,
Poppy

Anna said...

Adorables !!!!!
Have a lovely weekend !
Hug
Anna

SarahGeorge said...

Lovely flowers Stephanie! Miss your beautiful posts, so very much!

Feral Turtle said...

What fun and colorful prints you used for your beautiful flowers Stephanie. Looks like spring is here on your blog! Have a wonderful weekend!

camp and cottage living said...

Your flowers are so cute, Stephanie!
I love the cheery fabric you chose for them. It will be so long before I see any real flowers here, I should make fabric ones too!

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

Hi meet you at grow your blog Have had time to revisit. Love your blog .I'm the same can not grow any thing any more maybe cause I forget to water too.
I will be back hope you visit again Laura

Kat White said...

Hi Stephanie, Happy Belated Easter Dear Sweets. I love your flowers and that fabric is the bomb! I see you have been a busy bee crafter as always. I am poking around in here. Have a lovely weekend! Hugs

Simply Linda said...

Big, Big, smiles here! Blessings

mari said...

Stephanie, they are just adorable :0)

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

What sweet little flowers! They certainly say Spring! Nice work, Stephanie!

Ana said...

Oh Stephanie, these are soooo cute, bright and cheerful. Love, love, love them. Happy Spring day my friend.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Huckleberry stitches said...

Those are adorable! I love that you hand stitched them! A dying art.

handmade by amalia said...

These would cheer up any room! So fun and bright.
Amalia
xo

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Hi Steph, you are so talented. How I wish I could sew and create something pretty and artistic as these flowers. I must admit I do love gardening, I guess it balance it out
Thank you for your visit the other day, so sweet of you.
Hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

Hugs,
Aida

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

They are so cheerful! Perfect for spring... and they'll last till winter!

Lady of the Manor said...

Thank you for your visit and kind words! Your posies are such a cute idea! I also loved looking through the links at your party. I'll try to link something next week. So glad I've found your blog!

Lorrie said...

I've been perusing your blog (thank you for leaving a comment on my blog so I could come and find you) and I like what I see! Such a pretty blog. I'm your newest follower (via Feedly).

Kim said...

Your floralicious posie is singing the most lyrical and colourful of songs! They are darling and the fabrics are adorable. Love, love, love those gorgeous red and white plates in the background!! So happy you visited me because now I can return again and again to your lovely blog and be filled with delight at all your pretties!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

These are so sweet!! Adorable!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment!!

Hugs,
Debbie

JES said...

Oh, these are so happy and pretty! Thank you for sharing yet another lovely craft with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays :) My daughter spent some time looking through your blog today for some inspiration. Thank you also for providing a "clean and wholesome" place on the internet for her.

Jann Olson said...

Stephanie perfect posies for Spring. Love the fabrics you used! Certainly would make you smile each time you look at them. I have used rice in bottles before and it does work great. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Stephanie, what beautiful posies for your kitchen - that will last much longer than real flowers and are oh so pretty with the beautiful fabric! I just love the vintage-style fabric and the colors you've used! Totally adorable, and these must have brightened up your kitchen and you!! Hugs, sweet friend!

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