Only one more week until summer vacation, yippee! In the midst of the end-of-year insanity, I’ve been playing more with Kanzashi flowers. I got a fabulous book, Kanzashi in Bloom, which shows you how to make three petal shapes. The book is gorgeous. The projects are incredible, as she provides instructions for all different sizes of flowers, and lots of materials (including leather and vinyl!)
You may be wondering, what about the templates from Clover? I still love those. They’re great for making kanzashi in the car, and I like the way the thread holds the petals together so effortlessly. BUT, with the folding techniques in this book, you can make flowers with any size petals you like. Remember the rounded petals from my earlier posts? Here’s the same shape, but teeny tiny:
Love it! These are going into my idea for kidlet #4′s birth announcement wall hanging.
The book also teaches a ruffled petal, which you can’t make with the Clover makers. This petal makes a stunning flower. I’m working on the following flowers for teacher gifts (more on that next week!)
The fabrics pictured above are random scraps from my stash. The funky buttons came from Wal-Mart, of all places. So much fun. If you’re looking for more inspirational kanzashi, be sure to search on the etsy website. They have some incredible items and patterns!
So that’s been the extent of my crafting week. I’m also working on a mug rug for an online Inklingo swap, and I hope to have pictures of that ready next week.