28 May 2011

Etsy Sale!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

All clutches are ON SALE at my Etsy shop.

{ Was $20...Now $13 }

14 May 2011

Featured on Etsy

Today when I checked my Etsy page I was pleasantly surprised to find that my Nautical Map Clutch was featured in a Treasury! Thanks Liz (of WickedlyClean)!

I'm flattered that I was featured in such a beautiful collection of nautical accessories :)

See it here!

My New Fancy Felt

So, if you haven't visited the Giant Dwarf etsy shop you need to take a gander. Sue Eggen creates such beautiful accessories and sells Fancy Felt, an eco-friendly, high quality, fabulously vibrant collection of felt. I just received my Birthday Party color assortment the other day and can't wait to put it to use!

Don't you just love this bundle of color? I especially love the sweet note attached. Thanks Sue!

11 May 2011

Tutorial Time!

Flower Hair Pin Tutorial


* 17ish inch strip of fabric (1-2 inches wide)

* 1 inch circle of felt

* Hair pin

* Button or bead for center of flower

* Glue


Cut your fabric strip. It can be any fabric you prefer but should be thin enough to gather. Here I used a raw silk. The strip can be approximately 17-20 inches long, depending on how many layers of petals you want your flower to have. Leave the edges raw.


Sew a basting stitch down one edge of the fabric strip.


Pull one end of the thread to begin gathering the fabric. Once it is gathered to your liking, tie of the ends.


Coil the fabric to create layers of petals. The gathered fabric will naturally want to do this.


It's time to assemble the flower. Choose a button or bead for the center of your flower. Next, glue each end of the strip where you want them to secure the petals.


Glue the felt circle to the back of the flower and the button on the center front.


Glue the hair pin to the felt on the back of the flower...

...and TADA!