Sunday, May 1st, was a typical Sunday for me. It consisted of catching up on sleep (please don’t tell me that crashing for more than eight hours one day a week does not make up for time lost prior!), grabbing a coffee and enjoying the delicious sunshine with a friend at Green Lake, and of course, church (which is my favorite part of Sundays – seriously!). Unfortunately, it did not consist of taking part of the May Day tradition of dropping off a basket full of posies on a neighbor’s stoop. I was, however, able to enjoy some blossom making in anticipation of visiting one of my friends and her new (and oh-so-sweet) baby bear in the upcoming week. Here’s to having my own, if not delayed, May Day!
Before I continue, I want to refer you immediately to Jones Design Company. It is the first blog which I started reading regularly and its writer/creator Emily radiates warmth, beauty, and some incredible projects! JDC is solely attributable to the project which I’m sharing today so I hope you hop on over immediately (PS: if you do so this week, you’ll catch even more flower-related projects)!
I love babies and baby things (check out the beginning of a sweet baby quilt here) and I’ve somewhat come accustomed to bringing a ‘welcome baby’ gift whenever I show up for my first snuggle fest. It usually isn’t a big gift but I enjoy bringing a little something-something. This fact combined with the optimism provided by our rather nice weather led me to decide that trying out JDC‘s ‘Flowers‘ was the perfect way to make something pretty for both mommy and baby alike!
I’ve included some pictures of my brief crafting session as well as some additional project notes at the bottom. A complete tutorial (including pictures) and material listing is available at JDC though so check it out and start blooming!
*This is a great project to use all of those replacement buttons that you get with your clothing purchases!
*In Emily’s tutorial at JDC she forewarns that some polyester satins will ignite versus melting. I went to JoAnn‘s and purchased some fabric from it’s Casa Collection and it did not catch on fire. It was also on sale – hooray!
*I bought 1/4 of a yard and only used a 1/3 of it to make both flowers. This included a couple of practice blooms too. With the fabric being on sale for $4.99/yard (regularly $7.99), I only spent ~$1.25 plus tax.
*I definitely used long handled tweezers to hold my fabric over the flame.