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Roses are NOT always Red . . .

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It is Monday and it is another fun filled challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  This week’s challenge is “Paper Roses”. You will need to make a project using paper roses and have at least ONE Cricut cut and LINK up your fantabulous project!  If you are needing inspiration  the Design Team came out in full forces for this challenge and there are some amazing inspirational projects!

Well… I kind of have a confession to make… my project is not made with paper roses.  It was MADE by using a paper rose cut from Cricut’s Flower Shoppe, but it is not paper, it is fabric and jute.  I also was on a double date in my craft room with both my Cricut and Cameo.  They seemed to assume their proper roles and helped me come up with an amazing project.

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I have seen this type of project floating around where people used buttons or fabric, but I wanted to pull out my Hempitique thread (Hemp thread) that Dave over at Hemptique sent me and see how it worked in regards to how it embroiderer.   Boy did it deliver! It was strong, super easy to work with and the color is just vibrant! {LOVE}!

What I first did was sketch out the monogram on the light canvas fabric using my Silhouette and Silhouette sketch pen.  Then using my Cricut, I cut out two sizes of flower patterns from Flower Shoppe (Scalloped 5 inches and 6 inches).  I then traced the flower stencils on fabric, cut, rolled and held together with hot glue. DSC_6561

For the embroidery portion, I just used a tapestry needle and a high quality soft canvas and stretched it onto a 6 inch embroidery hoop.  I just did a simple chain stitch and ta-da! I had myself my first ever made hemp embroidered monogram!   After that was finished a stitched the two buttons on with the hemp thread (the yellow button was from  a score from Pick Your Plum!). I then hot glued my roses on and secured the left over edges to the back of the hoop with just a few stitches. To be clear, I am not someone that you see with a needle and thread, even the hubs looked at me cross-eyed, but I am expanding my horizons and actually liking it (I only stuck myself once on this project 🙂 ).  I am still afraid of my sewing machine and I am hoping I can gather enough courage to turn that thing on and make a few things! 🙂

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I just loved how this turned out and I have a feeling I will be making more of these!   Now be sure to pop over to FCCB, check out the great projects the DT has and link up.

Thanks for sharing a peice of “I can’t believe I am using a needle and thread” pie with me!

Linking Up To:

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday 

I Gotta Create – Wildly Original Linking Party

The Real Thing –  Real Family Fun

 

 

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About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

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  1. That’s absolutely right! All Roses are not Red! Your roses are absolutely beautiful! Love the embroidery that you’ve done. Fabulous project!

    Susie

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  2. Arin, this is wonderful and I love those fabric flowers!! Great idea to trace them!! Fabulous. Have a great week.

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  3. So super beautiful and creative. I’ve seen these hoops in the store. Love how you dressed this one up. 🙂

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  4. BEAUTIFUL Arin! This would look so cute as part of an Alphabet Wall. Maybe you should make a whole wall of these!

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  5. OH my, can you say “F” for FANTASTIC?!?!?! This is terrific…..I’ve always wondered how those flowers would do if they were cut from fabric! I love it my friend!!

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  6. This is terrific! What a great idea to make the flowers out of fabric – they turned out great!

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  7. Beautiful embroidery and your flowers are awesome thanks for the inspiration!!
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  8. Pingback: Sunday {Fun}day- Happy Mother’s Day!!

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