Keeping busy is a full time job, my friends. With a four year-old on virtual house arrest (due to an extended illness), we've been up to our eyeballs in crafty, felty projects.
'Forget-me-nots' are probably one of my favorite flowers. Growing up, our back garden was a wonder. All kinds of things, blooming in happy profusion. Some reliably, some reluctantly. The patch of periwinkle blue, teeny-tiny, forget-me-nots never failed. Much like this felt version.
Cut your petals and slip stitch them together with several lengths of sturdy thread. Pull the thread, and when all of the petals are tightly gathered to your liking, knot it. Glue on your 'flower shaped' middle piece of felt. Add several seed beads of your choice. If you're using a barrette, bobby pin, ring back, or brooch fitting, attach a piece of green felt as a base for better adhesion. Finally, glue the completed flower to the fitting.
Assembling the flowers, she had the biggest smile on her face. Planning on bedecking everyone in flowers this Christmas, even our postman.
Are you making anything crafty for Christmas?