ruffled mum pins {new!}

i love creating new products!

i have had these mums in my head literally for years, but for some reason couldn’t figure out how to make them work.

finally it clicked and i worked up a sample, but in the wrong fabric.  it was cute, but just not quite right.

then i looked at my scrap pile from my ruffled scarves and the lightbulb went on!  the floppiness and curliness of the jersey worked perfectly!

and i figured it out just in time for shop for sharlie.  i made a downloadable tutorial for the shop and all the proceeds went to sharlie’s medical fund – yay!

but i just couldn’t wait any longer to get these babies in the shop!

wanna know the best part?

these pretties are “green” – since they are made of materials that were otherwise destined for the trash, they are a good use of resources – yay!

i have lots of colors available, but each color is very limited in quantity.  so if there’s a color you love, grab it now because it may be one-of-a-kind!



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    I purchased your tutorial a few months ago when you mentioned it here on your blog, and I’ve made a few mums in different sizes. They are so fun to wear on jackets, with scarves, etc! I also used the same technique you shared and created what I call my pink hydrangea. It’s one of my favorite pins. I’m not sure if you’ll be able to see this link, but I posted a photo of me wearing it here:

    Thank you so much for sharing that tutorial. It was money well spent both for the fundraiser, and because I adore your work and am so inspired by the beautiful things you come up with. So to be able to make a few cute pins on my own was awesome! And I too was “green” in doing so–the fabric I used was leftover from making braided scarves for my sisters :)

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    I love all the colors. And displayed on the cake plate? Perfection. :) Have a lovely Monday!

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    I love it when the light bulb goes on! It’s such an exciting rush of emotion. I’ll be using a similar method you used for these pins to make my son’s lion’s mane for his role as Ammut. Confused? I talk about the Egyptian god in last Friday’s post. Wish me luck as I am NOT a sewer! Any advice would be much appreciated as I’m waiting for my own light bulb to spark:-)

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    Tiffany Nelson says:

    they are very cute. double yay for being green.

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    I just purchased the tutorial! Not sure how I get it, but God Bless Sharlie! Alyssa of Boston Bee

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    I love them! I can’t wait to see you at Blissdom!


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    Nadir@StitchSense says:

    Beautiful! I love how “ragged” they look. So cute!

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    These are absolutely adorable. They will really “pick up” an outfit.

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    So happy for you that they finally “clicked”! It’s such a great feeling :) They are adorable!

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    Beautiful, beautiful! What a great way to use your scraps… I always hate throwing away my scraps from beautiful fabrics.

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    Pretty!! I love the yellow and coral- so fun!

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