Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sweet Tea Challenge

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited by Jemma to a Texas Bloggers Craft Retreat at her lovely home. The special guest of honor was Kari Anne of Thistlewood Farm.That sweetie pie came bearing gifts like all good southerners do. We all received charms packs of her beautiful new fabric line.Charm Packs are 5 inch squares of fabric all packaged up in the cutest way (Sorry I don't have a pic. You'll have to trust me. It was adorable!). And what glorious fabric it is!

It's pretty and graphic and comes in the most fun colors.

A challenge was issued and accepted. What could we make with the fabric in the charm packs?

I immediately thought of corsages and boutonnieres.

As an event planner I have had occasion to make both out of fabric for a wedding's house party, special guests or even proms and formals.
I even made one for my son in love.

Here is a variation of that one in Kari Anne's beautiful fabric.This time I made a fabric yoyo for the the center along with a key.The petals are circles I cut out tracing around a spool of thread.
Just hot glue the petals, yoyo and key onto a base of felt or even card stock.Attach a pin back on the back and voila!

I often use keys on boutonnieres. I think they're awfully romantic, how 'bout you?

This shabby flower corsage is fun to make and receive.
Trim the fabric square corners to make rounds. Stack at least 3 and stitch the center with yoyo and button. After stitching go back and cut the rounds to make petals. I didn't use a pattern just snip the circles all around.
Now do your laundry. That's right and throw your fabric flower in the wash...and dryer. It will come out a bit frayed and oh so lovely!

They're even fun to pin on gift bags!

The last corsage I've made before using this pattern.

They are all fun (and easy) to make. Think of making them for honoring guests at church events and service clubs. Mind you corsages start at about 30 dollars ( I know!) and these are a small fraction of that. Plus they get to keep them!

Thank you Kari Anne for hosting this crafty challenge!

To see more Sweet Tea Challenge creative projects please visit Kari Anne's blog.
For store locations go here.

And because it's Thursday I'm hanging with the gals at TOHOT!
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Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Beautiful use of the charm packs!!
This was so much fun, we are going to have to have another challenge again soon!

Carole West said...

I love this and the combinations you chose are perfection. This was a super fun challenge!

Carole @ Garden Up Green

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a cute, idea! You are a woman of many talents! I agree, these would make wonderful keepsakes.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh Lisa you have the key to my heart! What a wonderful use of fabric. Your son in love is so handsome! Thank you so very much for faithfully supporting Thoughts of Home.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Love, love, love your beautiful fabric corsages, Lisa! You are so talented!!!

J said...

Love the button corsages! Those allow you to use every single scrap of a favorite fabric! And those two blue floral prints are amazing!
You have a lovely blog.

thistlewoodfarm said...


CUTEST PROJECT EVER! I'm totally making these for the twins!

You are brilliant!

Thanks so much for participating in the challenge!

Happy day!

Eili@myheartliveshere said...

Love this idea! I see a lot of fabric corsages in my future!

Pam Richardson said...

Lisa, you met the challenge beautifully! The key is so perfect, might have to borrow that idea! Blessings, Pam @ Everyday Living

Manu said...

Lisa, I do love the keys like the one you used.
All seems to be so wonderful and the fabric is stunning.

Summer said...

That key on the boutonniere is really cute ♥

Botanic Bleu said...

Perfect for all the ways you suggest, but I like the idea of using them as gift package decorations best. Keys do have something special about them, and I, too, am drawn to them.


AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

These are all very sweet! I was envious of the craft party at Jemma's!! Too far for me to go. Glad you all had a great time and still crafting from it.

Katie Mansfield said...

Okay. This is adorable. Your son in love with his is just too sweet. I'm making one for a denim jacket. Darling. I love visiting with you at these events. Have a wonderful day.
Let's Add Sprinkles

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Lisa, wow your corsages turned out fabulous. I love them and adding the key is beautiful. You did an amazing job with these pretty fabrics. You are so talented my friend and such an inspiration. Enjoy the rest of the day and have a great weekend ahead. xo

Samantha Conner said...

Fabric flowers are my favorite! I love your crafty spin on this challenge!
:) Samantha

Stacey said...

These are wonderful Lisa! I absolutely love the key in the center. You are just so crafty. I really admire that.

Stephanie said...

Oh Lisa, how delightful! I just love the key in the center...what a beautiful and clever idea :)

Happy weekend to you! Hugs!

Saleslady371 said...

I'm impressed with them all. Love your creativity. Lovely fabric!

Weekend-Windup said...

Loved your project. Loved the design and color combination.

Lincuden Cottage Life said...

Hi Lisa! Your buttoners are really cute and creative! I love the old fashioned skeleton key especially! ;)

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

what a fun challenge!! and you certainly came up with a great idea!

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Maria Brittis said...

These are beautiful features, I love the big barn and outdoor party! Thanks for your hard work!

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