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Sunday, May 29

Flower Broaches for Sis

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I recently received a message from
"Emily" who said,

"I stumbled across your blog today and saw the most recent entry with the necklace and the tinkled pink giveaway. I have been trying to find a lesson or tutorial on how to make a specific kind of rosette, but I just can't seem to find what I am looking for out there. The second featured necklace in that entry includes the type of rosette I am trying to accomplish. Do you by chance have a link or previous entry of how to make these? Any direction or suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you! I will be a regular reader from today on."

Thank you for your question Emily.
You're in luck! 
My darling Sis is having a birthday
& she asked for rosette flower pins.
Here's how I make them . . . 

I like to use
satiny fabric for these.
The fabric is 6" wide & about 40" long.

I usually fold the raw edges to the center,
but if you want the threads showing, 
skip this step.

Start with the center with your rosette
by twisting one end of your fabric.

Stitch it into place with the end on 
the back side.

Keep twisting the fabric & wrapping
it around the center.
Stitch it into place here & there
(keeping the stitches toward the back of the rosette).

When the rosette gets to the size
you'd like it to be, you're ready to finish
the back. This is done by wrapping
the excess fabric to the back of the

Tuck the fabric under & whip stitch
around the edges.

All you need now is the pin!

If you want, you can sew some
beads on the front as well . . .

For the style below, I use a chiffon-type fabric.
Just cut several sizes of circles &
burn the edges with a candle.
Then stack layers & sew into place with
some pearls or beads.

By the way, 
I'm so lucky to be blessed with a 
sister-in-law who is also my best friend.

I think this poem sums up how I feel about her . . . 

"For there is no friend like a sister, 
in calm or stormy weather,
to cheer one on the tedious way, 
to fetch one if one goes astray,
to lift one if one totters down,
to strengthen whilst one stands."

                                                     - Christina G. Rossetti

Happy Birthday, Sis!

Linking up to these great parties . . . 

Pinkalicious Thursday at Frugalicious Me
Craft-O-Maniac Monday
Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative
Tutorials & Tips Tuesdays at The Stories of A to Z
Vintage Wanna Bee
Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife


  1. love, love the rosettes! just beautiful - thanks for the tutorial :)

  2. You did a fabulous job on those!! I love rosettes. They are so pretty:)

  3. Thanks for that great tutorail! I know what I'll be making today:)
    Thanks for sharing at Pinkalicious Thursday!


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