It’s funny how my brain works sometimes. Not funny, “ha, ha” but … just plain WEIRD funny.
I got this Kanzashi Flower Maker at the Clover booth at CHA last summer (or was it winter?) and right away I saw a Poinsettia craft.
I kept it tucked away until NOW saving it to make a poinsettia with it.
I remembered where it was even though I can’t remember what I had for breakfast.
I remembered what I wanted to make with it even though I have eleventyhundred ideas a day and don’t remember them 5 minutes later if I don’t write them down.
So I spent some time on Sunday stitching up some Kansashi Poinsettias for Christmas Crafts while I watched an old movie.
I had to look it up.
Side note: I love the actress Thelma Ritter who plays the mother in law in this film. She played the greatest characters.
I couldn’t decide if I liked the front or back of the flower best so I used both sides.
I decided that I didn’t want buttons in the center but little gold jingle bells in stead.
The fabric in the lower flowers is probably more than 10 years old. Just a smallish bit of fabric that I couldn’t let go of.
The darker fabric is a newer fat quarter I picked up somewhere. It reminds me of a men’s neck tie. Yeah, neck tie Kanzashi flowers. I think I’m on to something there!
This is a great way to use up bits of fabric as you only need a small amount. I think I got four flowers out of a fat quarter.
Now I have these adorable poinsettias that I can glue or stitch on lots of great Christmas crafts.
- pony tail rings
- napkin rings
- place mats
I can add a pin back to it and use it for a brooch or to pin to a handbag.
Or stitch them to the top of your mittens or Christmas stocking.
What other ideas do you have for them?
In the interest of helping my friends (YOU) out I’ve searched amazon.com and found the Kanzashi Flower Maker and some tiny jingle bells – just click on the photo to order from amazon at no extra cost to you. If you buy a couple of items from the list I’ll earn a few pennies so I can buy MORE CRAFT SUPPLIES! 🙂
Originally posted on 12/4/2012