Monday, November 8, 2010

Burlap Flowers and A Sign

First let me say THANK YOU to all my wonderful followers/friends! I can't believe that I have reached 151!!
I never imagined what it would be like blogging and certainly never imagined that others would even read my blog!
This blogging community has been nothing but amazing and all the wonderful people I have met have been so inspiring and thoughtful!


Thank you all so very much for believing in me enough to see what I have to say or what I have to share on a daily basis!

I hope to come up with a giveaway soon to show my appreciation.


Remember this?

My little burlap flowers that I showed you in this post?

I am sure that there is a tutorial somewhere out there but I will quickly show you how I did mine.

Take your burlap (I have a bunch of burlap ribbon)

Fold it and twist it and then gather it like this.

Insert your needle and thread to sew and hold the flower together at each layer.

Continue to twist the burlap as well as wind it around to form a flower

I had some left over double-ended wire with cute little clear bubbly things on the end, I took off the bubbly thing and inserted it into the flower to form three little centers.

I left the end out to fray a bit. I just liked the look but you can finish yours off.

I made three of them and then attached them to this frame that I white washed and then distressed a bit with a screwdriver and sandpaper.

I found the image on-line, not sure where the source is but it looked perfect in the frame.

Now, to find a home for this!

I also made this little sign last weekend to bring to my craft show on Friday and Saturday.

It's not perfect but hopefully someone will feel sorry for it and bring it home with them!

I am linking up to the linky parties on the top tab!


Noble Vintage said...

cute! Love the frame!!

Deborah said...

So beautiful Michelle!
The flowers, frame and photo blend so nicely together...they were made for each other... :)
Thanks for sharing!!

Lots of love,
Deborah xoxoxoxoxoxo

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Michelle, congrats on your blog. You deserve it, being so supportive of others. I love the little frame, what a great idea, and it's not one I've seen before. The little flowers actually remind me of a pretty nest with eggs too. The sign looks great, so very cottagy(is that a word, it should be) smiles, tami

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your little frame is sooooo dang those burlap flowers!!!


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Low Tide High Style said...

Michelle, those burlap flowers are so cute, and they look perfect on that frame! Your sign is one will feel sorry for it, but I'm sure they will buy it!

Kat :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

The frame turned out really cute! I love the sign, I'm sure it will sell. Good luck at the sale!

Finding Home said...

love the frame and burlap flowers, love the sign, especially the font. Good luck with the show, I hope it goes well for you!

Take care,

Tricia said...

Cute little burlap flowers Michelle...your frame turned out so nice :)

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I think your sign is great. You were my sign inspiration person. I am making one for my family room soon. I have yet to make a flower. I need to try sometime.

Anonymous said...

Those burlap flowers are cute and look stunning on a frame,i love,love the picture you chose so much.....i am going to think about the words of your beautiful sign today,
Love Kristina x

Jen said...

These are super cute! Thanks for the tute!!

Amanda @ Healthy House on the Block said...

Absolutely ADORABLE frame! I love the burlap flower touches -- it's perfect! And it SO goes with your house and decor (which I'd like to move into, btw!). Beautiful, Michelle!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I really like the picture you have in the frame. And that was a great tutorial. Thank you.

You are a sign-maker extraordinaire!

As if anyone would be sorry for that gorgeous sign. It's gorgeous!


Patti's Artful Design said...

Those burlap rosettes are on my "to do" list! Thank you for the tutorial. I agree with you, Michelle, blogging is a wonderful, continual journey in meeting interesting and creative people! Have a wonderful day!

René said...

Those little rosettes are adorable and I'm sure someone will want that sign. I do!


Vanessa said...

Michelle, that frame is absolutely darling and I adore the photo inside it! Are you keeping that one for yourself or selling it too? I'm so excited for you about the craft show and wish I could come drool over (and buy!) all of your stuff! I know it will be a huge success! :-)
Blessings to you my friend,

The Frosted Gardner said...

Those burlap flowers are so sweet. Now I want to make some. I think they would look so cute on a little Christmas tree... now you got me thinking. Always inspiration over here. :)

Drawn to The Sea said...

You really excel at taking odds & ends & creating something special. I'd be surprised if the sign doesn't sell... the imperfection (whatever it is) surely adds to it's charm :-)

Robin Johnson said...

Love this project. Fantastic job.

Heaven's Walk said...

Hey Martha.....ermmmm.....Michelle! lol! Thanks for the great tutorial, girlie - and those burlap flowers look fabulous on that beautiful photo! Another creative job well done. :)

xoxo laurie

Oh, and congrats on reaching 151!!!!! Yay!

Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

These flowers are really cute, I've got just the bag to try these on.

Lisa said...

This is so pretty! Something like this would look great in our bedroom...if we ever get around to finishing it. Thanks for the idea!

Unknown said...

Congrats on 151! Those would make darling tree ornaments, don't you think? XX!

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations on reaching over 150 followers. I agree, the blog world is just wonderful and filled with incredible women who are so supportive.

These are just adorable. I love their mix of casual rusticness and refinement. What a cute frame. This is a great idea for Christmas gifts.

Krista@RustikChic said...

Congrats to you! I am your newest follower...for some reason I thought I already was, but I guess not.:-/ Well, I am excited to see what you have to share in the future for sure...Thanks for all your lovely comments on my means a lot:) AND, I love the frame. You did such a nice job on the burlap cute! And I think the sign is perfect!

Amy Kinser said...

Love your flowers and love your sign. Thanks for showing how you made the flowers. I just brought home 5 yards of burlap a couple of days ago so I have plenty to play around with. Just did a tablecloth for my kitchen table with it.

Sassy Sites! said...

I love it! I found you over at the blog hop and I'm your newest follower! Come by Sassy Sites! xoxo

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...


{Read in a robot voice, please.}


Holly Lefevre said...

They look perfect on that frame...just gorgeous. LOVE the sign too.

Cristie said...

I love the frame..the burlap flowers are really fun.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Michelle,
I love your burlap flowers~ so sweet and your sign is beautiful- I think it will sell in no time! You always have such great inspiring ideas over here-Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday this week! :)

Vanessa said...

Hey friend! I know you have a lot on your plate right now so I appreciate it even more that you linked up to the party this week! Please keep us posted on your mom! :-)

Brenda Pruitt said...

What a great idea with the burlap ribbon! Love the flowers added to the frame. Superb idea!

Denise C said...

Oh My Gosh - I saw your sign and it goes perfectly with my link party - the RE-Party. I would love for you to link this post to it!


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