Hello and welcome to the Zeus and Zoe blog hop! If you arrived from Norma Gomez, you're on the right trail!
"The exiting design team at Zeus and Zoe is leaving with a trail of pretty blooms. Of the handmade variety. Come join us for an amazing blog hop where you can learn how to make pretty blooms and win some amazing prizes along the way!
There are 6 fabulous RAKs to be won. All you need to do is leave some love at every stop along the hop. You have until 11.59pm EST on Wednesday 31 July to leave your comments for your chance to win! Winners will be announced on the Zeus and Zoe blog on 2 August."
Your next stop is Yvonne Yam. If you get lost along the way, the whole list can be seen here at Zeus and Zoe blog!
Here's my RAK - you can win it by leaving a comment. The RAK includes some vintage images from 7 Dots Studio, some diecuts from Donna Salazar Designs, ribbons from May Arts and Prima Marketing and random embellishments, like the flowers I created in my tutorial! Good luck!
Here's what you'll need: tulle, vintage buttons and vintage crocheted doilies. You'll also need needle and thread.
Measure your doily and divide the measurement by two. Cut the tulle to thin strips, about 1 cm (1/2") narrower than your measurement.
I didn't have any doilies left so I used these kinds of half doilies - not sure what they actually are, I've inherited them a long time ago.
Sew a thread to the other side of the tulle. Use relatively long stitches and then pull the thread tight, making a little tulle rosette. Secure with a knot.
If you're using half doilies like me, this is the time to sew two together to make up a circular one. Use little stiches here and there.
Then it's time to layer all the pieces together. Place your needle at the center of the doily. Add first the tulle rosette on top of the doily and run the needle through the centre of it. Then add either a vintage button or a piece of jewellery on top and sew it in place. Do a few stiches and secure with a knot at the back.
Here they are, all sewn and assembled. They are pretty at their own, but if you want a little extra, you can also add some color, glitter glue or for example gesso.
I colored my flowers with Glimmer Mists. If you use a heat tool to dry the flowers, be careful not to melt the tulle with the heat!
Now it's time to continue hopping to Yvonne Yam! Enjoy the hop!