flower brooches

how fun are these?!? i made some fabric flower brooches like these a few years ago as favors for a baby shower i hosted for a friend. this time i used really fun fabrics in lots of combinations. you like? the tank above with the 3 flowers may look a little busy, but its really fun on.

but here’s a slightly subtler version.

for the flowers on the frame i just used packing tape and made a small loop on the back of each flower and slapped them on.

here’s a fun way to dress up a bag. each flower has a pin clasp on the back.

but i think it looks even cuter with three flowers!

here’s a close-up.

although this picture is terrible, picture how great these would be on a vintage coat, a sweet cardigan, or even a plain t-shirt.

or a tank (again).

so here’s the line-up. 1 through 10. each one is handmade of 2 to 6 different fabrics, with a covered button center and a pin closure on the back. i could also make these into magnets (oh, how cute would that be?!), or hair clips, or ponytail holders. let me know by number which ones you’re interested in, and what you’d like on the back (pin, clip, or magnet) @ 5cheneys@gmail.com
they are $5 each or 3 for $12. shipping is $2.50, and 1$ for each additional item you may want to add from here.

UPDATE: #’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 ARE SOLD.


flipflops & applesauce

so fun! if you want to get to know me a bit better, run on over to flipflops & applesauce for a fun little interview chrissie did with me! if you haven’t been to this great blog and you’re a mom, dad, grandparent, baby sitter, or just like kids, stop by and say hello and get a wealth of great ideas from this new blog.

things i’m thankful for:
my boy still nursing
the girls not fighting as much
tractors in my backyard
forgiving neighbors
fun playdates all week

have a great weekend!