Friday, February 12, 2010

Roses

Since it's that time of year when roses suddenly triple in value,
I thought I'd share some you could make for yourself.
(They don't die either!)
Aren't they sweet??
I made mine from wool. Tried a few different colors.
The best part? They are SUPER EASY!!!
I got my inspiration from Nedra who shared this tutorial by Betz White.
So darling. So simple. So many possibilities.
The other best part?
Each rose takes hardly any fabric.
So even if you're using real wool, it's not very expensive.
The circle above is all that it took to make the rose next to it.
(Bobbin is merely there for size reference - you don't even need to sew!!)And while we're talking about wool, here is another cute little hair doodad.
And while we're still on the subject of cute rose hair doodads,
check out these cute ones from the Purl.
Wow. I haven't tried them yet, but they make it look easy too.

So now? Roses for everyone this weekend!
Have a good one.

20 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Now these are sweet!!

Nedra said...

Oh my... I had no idea I was inspiring you to adapt the tutorial into headbands. Great idea! Aren't those wool roses easy to make? Your girls will be the talk of the town.

Trisha said...

Very cute!

angela said...

Adorable roses! You should make some red ones - add them to some aqua - and make a little Cath inspired dodad!

Rae Ann said...

Soo sweet! These would be a little girl's dream to wear one of these in her hair. You're very clever!

felicity said...

aDORable! (Needs to be said with a singsong voice).

Also? The word "doodad" is one of my favourites.

pinksuedeshoe said...

Those are brilliant. I saw those over at Purl, but they looked a little bit labor intensive... but those first one's are just so cute!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Super cute!.....These will last a whole lot longer.

I could see these in many different colors that can be used throughout the year.

Dotty Jane said...

Very cute and still grown up looking!
Very nice finish!

Michelle said...

those are quite simply lovely!

I can't wait to give my own a shot!!

nima said...

wow...pretty...visitng you from sew and tell

Mandy Noble said...

They are gorgeous, I may have to make some for my girls!

Nina... said...

So cute! I checked out the tutorial and i'm gonna give it try! Thank you so much for sharing!

Aunt Spicy said...

Super fun!

KQuiltyBee said...

very nice--

Kristen said...

They look wonderful. I need to dress up a head band and elastic or two for my daughter. Great idea!

Leslie said...

i really love the headband....so adorable

Rene' said...

This is a beautiful headband. Love the wool roses. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

Your roses are real pretty.

Brooke said...

This is why I love your blog - I'm totally going to try this!