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This archived content is from Mary Wilkins’ sewing and quilting message board “Sew What’s New,” which was retired in August 2007. It is being provided by “Sew What’s Up,” which serves as the new home for many members of “Sew What’s New.”
From: ariesldy
Date: 10-30-2004, 05:55 PM (1 of 6)
i go to auctions,yardsales and thrift shops buy silk flowere, colored panty hose , cup and saucers, small planters ect and i create flower pot dolls, magnets, pins, and pin cushions. have a look at my work.
User: ariesldy
Member since: 10-30-2004
Total posts: 2
From: dmoses
Date: 10-30-2004, 06:35 PM (2 of 6)
Welcome to the SWN discussion boards. :smile:
I like your favourites are #s 7 & 15. :up:
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
Total posts: 964
From: ariesldy
Date: 10-30-2004, 06:44 PM (3 of 6)
these crafts are very easy and cheap to make. found book on soft sculpture faces and i have been practicing. keeps me busy. grand kids love the flower dolls for their rooms. those flower faces can be pins or magnets. tks again shirley
User: ariesldy
Member since: 10-30-2004
Total posts: 2
From: MaryW
Date: 10-31-2004, 01:56 PM (4 of 6)
Those are so cute. You could really get carried away with those faces. LOL
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: abcameo
Date: 11-05-2004, 10:40 PM (5 of 6)
I have waaay too many arts and crafts projects now (take a peek at my website--it's been up just over a month but pretty much took a lifetime to develop), but I am suddenly getting quite interested in creating really pretty couture-style flowers (probably mainly roses), of different fabrics, as accessories for some different designs.

I looked up some books, and the ones by Helen Gibb seemed very interesting. One was "The Secret of Fashioning Ribbon Flowers". They looked quite stunning, but I am not only interested in using ribbon. I'd like to use leftover organza, silk, and other pretty fabric remants.

I found some reduced rates for this and her other books on the web, but I am hoping to get some recommendations on which you think might be the best reference book for me to purchase.

I'd appreciate all suggestions.
Many thanks,
User: abcameo
Member since: 11-02-2004
Total posts: 131
From: nancy33
Date: 01-29-2005, 08:30 PM (6 of 6)
:monkey: These are all so adorable..GOOD JOB!!
User: nancy33
Member since: 01-29-2005
Total posts: 4
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