I separated the pieces I found pretty into "color families"--groupings that I thought looked nice together. From there I used a circle template to draw with a fabric pen (the kind with ink that disappears within 24 hours), and then cut the circles freehand from there.
I use a small straight pin to attach them to my shirts (though perhaps a safety pin would be a better idea!), and have worn the flowers out to lunch and to two recent craft fairs. I have always gotten positive, though not effusive, comments on them.
|I guess I can't blame the horribleness of this photo on the fact that my three-year-old took it. She's not responsible for that terrible hair-do, after all. But I DID want you to see the flowers on my sweater!|
|If you look closely, you can see a different two flowers pinned to my sweater for the firehouse craft show.|
And just in case you were hoping to see yet another photo of me behind my craft show table display, here is a picture of my spread at the Interboro High School Fall Craft Fair this past Saturday.
|You can see another layered fabric flower on my sweater here: same sweater, different flower!|
My last craft show of the year is on Saturday, at Haverford High School, where I spent 9 out of the 11 total years I worked in the field of education. It will be fun to be in those halls again, this time selling my handmade art and crafts rather than teaching European History or World Cultures!