Monday, October 1, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Over the past week I have been going back and forth between numerous projects and today I am featuring just one of them- given that it is the start of October, this is most appropriate
So far I have made just these 3 felt flowers that I am in love with. These (and any others I make before then) are being donated for an auction at work which will raise money to go to the Breast Cancer Foundation. Too many women's lives are taken by breast cancer each year and I hope that these flowers will not only remind people who wear/display them to self-examine regularly, but also remind those who see them.
I want to focus on this one, because when I posted it on facebook, I was asked how I made it. The tutorial for both the center and the main flower are from Design Dump. I actually made the base of the main flower bigger and it just worked out that I had this space in the middle that I wasn't 100% sure what I wanted to do with. From there, I had a reject "rose" flower that I just on a whim placed in the center and LOVED!!! Why do I call it reject flower, you ask? Because when I cut the spirals for the flower, I made them very skinny and as I glued the flower together, it got tall instead of wide.  All in all I totally love how it turned out and hope it helps contribute nicely to the auction money!  The flower on the left was made in the same manner and the one on the right was made with a tutorial from icandy handmade and although I was initially annoyed with the cutting, after completion I am more than happy to do it again.


autumn said... [Reply]

thanks so much for sharing!!
they look fabulous!


Jodalee said... [Reply]

thanks for stopping by Autum- happy to try out your awesome tutorials