Welcome one and all! Today I thought I'd share with you the easiest little project to make some grungy prim daisies. I think they look prim sweet for spring and you could make up quite a few in no time at all!
Here's all you need: some cream/off-white calico, or cotton or some such fabric; some different homespuns; a little bit of fiberfill, a few twigs, needle and thread; coffee and vanilla/cinnamon mixture.
Now here's what to do~ First cut out at least 3 different size circles - just draw around a candle jar or a small bowl and for the smallest circle I used a cotton reel.Layer them as in the pic. above.
Next take a bit of fiberfill and put it under the smallest circle. Then stitch the three layers together around the center circle as shown in pic. below~ Then cut in towards the center circle all the way around both outer layers, just be careful not to cut in too deep, only about 1/2 inch. Now all you have to do is coffee stain them and leave them to dry over heat or in the oven at a very low temp so as not to burn them and they should shrivel around the edges and look really grungy - just how we want them!
Lastly, attach each flower to a twig. You can use a glue gun or stitch firmly on the back of the flower head.Arrange in a basket or jar as you please and display for Spring! Mine are really darker than shown - it just a lovely bright day with lots of natural light that makes them look 'not-so-grungy'!
I hope you give them a try and enjoy them in your home!!
I'm off now to read one of my all time favorite magazines - yes, Country Sampler Home Tours 2010!!! Didn't think I could get my hands on a copy but my nephew came home from New York where's he's studying for a year and brought it back for me!! Needless to say I'm thrilled!