Friday, March 12, 2010

I have this disease...

I have a major undiagnosed problem. I have this disease where everything cute and lovely and overpriced that I lay my eyes on, I consider a personal challenge to try and figure out how to make it myself for a lot cheaper. If you don't believe me, just ask the Sassy Seamstress. So please consider that information while reading my post today...

How stinkin' cute is she? I came across emersonmade.com yesterday and I have been salivating ever since. I think this must be Emerson and I think if we knew each other in real life we would be best friends. Actually, probably not...she looks a lot cooler than me. Okay, sorry, this is not a post about Emerson the person, but rather those flowers that I am going to try and create on my own. That's legal, right? Assuming I can figure it out just by the looking at her picture.

I mean seriously...why is that not me in this picture?
Now that's just to die for...
Here is my first attempt. I learned a lot, I burned a lot of fingers, pricked myself a few times...but I think I've got it. Oh the possibilities...oh the little amount of time I have to do anything other than change diapers! But I'll tell ya, it beats the heck out of paying $90 for one...I don't care how cute she is...and she is pretty stinkin' cute!
So here is the tutorial that helped me on my quest for creating the perfect fabric flower that doesn't cost $90...it comes from Nori at Love2Create. Thanks so much for the inspiration Nori! I hope you don't mind that I have taken your words of wisdom and tweeked a few things. I just love these flowers!
Oh and if you are here from Better After...welcome! Thanks for the shout out Better After...your blog is the best!
I am linking this post to Twice Remembered: Make Your Monday. Wow, did I really just include five links in one post? That is a record.

Amy

15 comments:

Beautifully Inspired said...

Very cute! I did find you from better after.. and I'm glad that you did! You have done a lovely job on your home!

Nicole

www.sobeautifullyinspired.blogspot.com

The Peterson 5 said...

I found your blog from better after...I LOVE what you have done to your house! You have a wonderful blog!!

meredith said...

you are so stinkin' creative, i love it!! i'd probably by your DIY goodies!!

Jill said...

That is one cute flower! I think yours looks fantastic. You are one creative girl!

The Fab Five said...

Sooo, how much?

Between You and Me said...

So, did you find a tutorial or did you just kind of guess how to do the flowers? I found one but I can't remember where I found it...I have the instructions written down if you need me to send them to you..

I love what you've done with the white one...

Amy S. Norris said...

okay, this makes me laugh because i ALWAYS find myself with expensive taste and before i know it, i always mutter, "oh....i bet i can make that." ha!

Jemsmom said...

You rock!!! That is awesome! I always say I will make it and then don't! Now, take some pictures of you laying amongst a bed of flowers and I bet you will look cuter!! You go girl!

Rebekah said...

Show us how! Show us how! : D

Caroline said...

What a great idea...I would love to add a flower to a sweater. And there is no way I can pay $90.

I would love to see a tutorial!

Great job! = )

sassy seamstress said...

great job! now, get busy. we need alot of those!

The Starr Family said...

Oh wow. Love at first sight.

Shannon said...

too cute...
i have this diease too- soooooo...
can you please show a tutorial??

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Those are great and would have been a great pick-me-up to wear in this horribly rainy weather we've been having here!

Nori said...

i love how your flower turned out! thanks for stopping by my blog and for linking back to my tutorial! :)

are you addicted to making those flowers yet??? i sure am!

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