Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Treat For Me

I must confess that I am not usually Martha's biggest fan. While out shopping the other day I came across this very large book of crafts from Martha and after skimming through I just had to take it home with me. I was pleasantly surprised at the numerous different crafts this book contained. What made it even more appealing was all the wonderfully colored photo's.... I do like to see what the finished project is supposed to look like. I finally settled on making some fabric flowers. First I had to stiffen the fabric and then let it dry. Next it was just a matter of punching out the flowers with a flower punch. Once the stamens were added and wrapped with some floral tape the flowers were done. What fun these would be tied to a birthday gift, I must admit it could get pretty addictive making these. I love how they have been glued to these branches and placed in a vase. It would be fun to color co-ordinate them with any room. I think there is something for everyone in this book, I just adore these little pom pom critters....... and there was even a chapter on soap making. I thought these soaps were just so lovely. As you have probably guessed, I am pretty pleased with my new book.

9 comments:

Kellie H said...

Love those fabric flowers..very cool! I do like some Mrtha myself!

I am glad you are off your bloggy break =)

Jenny said...

I can see why you like it....it looks like a very pleasing book all round!

Sue said...

That looks like a great book. I love those delicate flowers. I can see you storing things away for the next craft fair.

wonderwoman said...

looks like a great book - its always nice to have something you can dip into and get new ideas - at least thats my excuse!!

x

jojo-caramel said...

Your treat looks lovely ! I have two questions :) What is the Fabric stiffener for ? (i don't understand > to stiffen, stiffener) and your flower punch is special for fabric ? Because i have a lot of them, but i cannot cut fabric with them. I think, it migh be that question of stiffener :) I love love love your fabric flowers !!! Have a very lovely day :) xo

hetty said...

Sounds like a great book! Love your little flowers. But 'Stiffy'? That makes me smile! Surely they could have called it something else.

twiggypeasticks said...

looks fantastic
Twiggy x

iSew said...

Well, I'm glad to hear that someone else on this planet doesn't worship Martha. I do like her stuff, but I'm not a fan of the woman. (Sorry, rest of the world.)

Anyway, it's good to hear you like the book. I've seen it but haven't even flipped through. I'll take a gander next time I see one.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looks like an inspiring book - Martha always has the best ideas!