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Bracelet With Fabric Flowers

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Howdy! How are you today? I am back from our Boston vacation. Man, did we have fun! I love traveling with these people - they keep me smiling!


 I'll share more on my trip later. Today, I want to share what to do with a Charm Pack.

Last month, at the Texas Bloggers Arts and Craft Retreat, we were treated to an encouraging talk from KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms. She also gifted each of us with these wonderful Charm Packs from her Hoffman fabric lines - Sweet Tea and Simply Eclectic. 

Then we were given The Hoffman Sweet Tea Challenge if we chose to accept: 
"What would you make using the squares from the Sweet Tea Charm Pack?" 

Laura at Decor to Adore had already made some goodies and shared things to make with us. I absolutely adore the small sewing kit she made each of us.


Of course, I instantly started thinking of things to make and just as quickly discarding said ideas as either all ready done or not something I'd use. Hmm, what then?

In getting ready for my trip, I was wishing I had some unique jewelry to take that fit with my red, white and blue theme.  (we were going the 4th of July week!). As I thumbed through the different fabrics, it struck me how many blues there were along with a few faded reds. Then it hit me!

I was going to make a bracelet with fabric flowers. I dug out the blues and reds, picked out the ones I wanted to use, and got busy!

One was cut in half, sewn together, folded and voila! It became the band.



Then the reds were cut into fourths and made into a flower, followed by the blues. Each got a contrasting center sewn in.

Fold each square to form a triangle; stitch together

gather and sew five petals together

make a circle with running stitches

stuff lightly with some polyfil and gather to form middle of flower

Next, I sewed them to the band. Then I adjusted the length, added a snap with a button on top for decoration,


and now I have the coolest bracelet ever and I'm loving the different fabrics together. So fun!

It wasn't at all hard to do! Most of it was hand sewn. The flowers came together easily. I still have plenty of fabric squares left over so I can make more. You could use them as pins, add them to a hat, or decorate a lampshade. The possibilities are endless!

As for how it looked? Check it out -
looking out over the Charles River



I was stylin' in Boston! :o)

So there you have it - my bracelet from the challenge! Voting begins Thursday July 14th at 6:00 AM Eastern and lasts one week. Just click to vote. Thank you!


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  1. This is super cute and I bet it was pretty comfy too. Now if only I had the patience to sew. Sounds like your Boston Trip was a blast.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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    1. Haha, I don't particularly like to sew. My mother made sure I learned and it's a skill that comes in handy now and again but enjoy it? No. Would much rather garden or paint or craft. The bracelet was easy and it is comfy. Boston was great! :-)
      Cecilia

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  2. Adorable and oh so creative! You definitely rose to the challenge Cecilia.

    xxx

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  3. Cecilia,
    Now this is one cute and clever craft! Love the way you took the challenge and ran with it! I really love those little flowers:)
    So glad you had a great trip, I enjoyed having you share it with us on social media!
    Sort of felt like I was with you:)
    xo
    Jemma

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  4. How cute Cecilia! So in style too. I love what you did. :)

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  5. Oh my stars and garters your flower bracelet is just darling. You're such a clever and crafty girl. Thank you so much for the sweet mention.

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  6. Such a cute idea! I love the fabrics, too.

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  7. Cecilia,

    You are the best! I love the bracelet and it's such a fun way to show off the fabric for summer!

    Thanks so much for participating in the challenge!

    Happy day!
    karianne

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    1. Thank you!!
      I had fun, KariAnne! Thanks for the fabric! :o)

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  8. Cecilia this bracelet is so adorable! It is so festive and pretty. I love it!

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  9. Cecilia,
    Stylin' in Boston... love that phrase and your stylin' bracelet. I enjoyed meeting you at the Art and Craft gathering in June where the Sweet Tea Challenge was first issued. Talking with everyone and sharing ideas was such a fun day. Looking forward to more gatherings to come...

    Judith

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  10. What a lovely bracelet ♥

    summerdaisy.net

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  11. How cute this is. I've always wanted to know how to make fabric flowers. Now I do.
    We had fun that day, didn't we? This has been such a fun challenge.
    I love what you came up with.
    Katie
    Let's Add Sprinkles

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  12. Yes you were certainly stylin' in Boston, Cecilia! Your flowered bracelet is so creative and I love the jewels in the center of the flowers. You're so talented!

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  13. Fabric flowers are the best-- and I like how you incorporated them into a wearable accessory!
    :) Samantha

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  14. Your bracelet is adorable. Fabric and flowers, win win.

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  15. Very original project and use for Karianne's fabric. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspried Designs.

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