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Fabric and button flowers

fabric manipulation

I finished these yesterday. What are they for? Well everything you can thing of..... to go on a clip for your hair, to be a broach, to be decoration for the hat or bag you make,..... I was thinking of it being the centre of a fascinator. So not quite  a finished product yet but I will keep you posted on how I finish it all off.

I was finishing my fascinator and started perusing the net for ideas as I want to make a couple more, smaller and better finished. I found the pattern for these flowers and they just took my fancy. Just a wee note. That I found if I followed the sewing instructions exactly that the flowers went a bit wonky. So once the petals were all pulled together and that tied off, instead of doing some diagonal seaming as instructed. I just went to the back of the flower shape and completed two more sets of running stitch through the bottom of the flowers. This tightened it and yet the flower kept a good shape.

It is so simple, easy to do in front of TV. So I got a bit carried away!! Just need a bit of scrap material and a button and you are away.

I would like your opinion - do you like the black background on the photo or the white? I chose the black as the photography of the flowers was better but I think if I had the composition right then the white would be good.

Do let me know. I link to these places.

Comments

  1. I'm not much help. I like both backgrounds.

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    1. Thanks for commenting though. I am really interested to know what others think as sometimes I am not happy with my choices

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  2. I prefer the black as there is more depth of field in that and a little fuzzy bokeh too :-) loved catching up today and thanks for the inspiration as always.

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  3. The flowers are lovely! Liking the black background, but mostly because its cropped in.

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  4. I like the firt photo because I like those pretty in detail ones.

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  5. Your flowers are lovely. The shadows in the white background are a bit distracting.
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    1. Yes I did look at that too, but when I used a flash it made the material look insipid, so using the black background conquers that. Thanks so much for your comment

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  6. So cute! I like the black background!

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  7. Great flowers. I think the colors look bolder on the black background. It's really striking.

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  8. Beautiful! I like the black background because the white shows up the shadows too much and you lose the striking contrast between the background and the colours.

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    1. Thanks for that. I agree about the shadows.

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  9. Black photo looks better to me, but I think it is because the lighting is a bit harsh in the white one. Generally I like a white background :)

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    1. Thanks for that. Yes the day was so hot and sunny, I normally like white to but felt it just didn't work. It is really interesting hearing other people's opinions. I am trying to take better photos but just have a point and shoot. In the old SLR days I had a really fancy camera and was seriously into photography, but not now with digital stuff

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  10. Hi, I love these flowers that you made! I saw it on thriving thursday. Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  11. They are gorgeous flowers! Normally i'd prefer a white background but it's quite bright so they look great against the black :)

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  12. I love these! I'd love it if you'd add it to our link party @ http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/2013/11/its-that-time-again-friday-follow-along.html

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  13. These are so cute! I like the black background because there is lots of depth in the photo, and because the shadows don't seem as harsh.

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  14. I love these flowers. Well done! I can see these looking fabulous on pins, hair pins or decorating clothes. I like the black background, really makes then stand out. :)

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  15. Congratulations! You've been featured on Wicked Awesome Wednesday! The black background really makes the button flowers' colors POP! Feel free to stop by the website and pick up your "I've Been Featured!" button!!

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  16. I love your fabric flowers, Karen!!! So many ways you could use them, but I think they'd look great as hair accessories. I prefer the black background as the flowers stand out more.

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    1. I've featured your fabric flowers today, Karen...

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  17. I'll be showing off your flowers as an inspiration for a project I did! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  18. These are so pretty!

    They look nice on either background...I think the black one shows them off more, though :)

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  19. Super cute! I usually photograph against white, but I'm really liking the black too! It makes the colors really pop. Great job. They turned out adorable

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    1. Thanks for your feedback. My photos need a bit of improving!!

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