It's been deceivingly summerish around here until suddenly Monday, we woke up to an overcast day! I can never seem to remember what the weather is supposed to be like around here this time of year. Obviously, it's October, it should be cooling off. I know that much but Idaho can be very diverse and I think I'm just used to taking it as it comes. It's still only in the high 60's but that was enough of a push to get me fully in the mood for Autumn. At least the sky matches the colors of the landscape now! It was so deceiving (if not actually pleasant) to crunch the leaves downtown in shorts and sandals and sunshine.
I would love to do some canning and baking but there just isn't time! It's a constant joke between a few of my friends that my common response to how life is, is "Good. And busy." Seems it's become my motto. But the one thing that's marvelous about being busy, is (if you can) you learn to enjoy the simple things: coffee in pottery mugs, walks by the pond with the dog, the slightest change in the weather...
and spontaneous crafting nights with sister!
And I immediately wanted to make one just like it.
I bought this hat at Forever 21 last year. It had an ugly black pinwheel fabric flower on it. I always meant to change it out but didn't before it warmed up. It's quite whimsical and from some angles down right Charlie Chaplin (which I'm still not sure how I feel about) or an almost horrible 90's throwback (just don't pair it with any vests or primary colors!). I think the flower helps :)
We have a rather spacious sewing
room corner but packing four girls and dog in was quite cozy. We were climbing over each other and constantly losing the scissors. Perfect bonding time!
I think the hat is backwards but I like it better this way ;)
They're are lots of tutorials online for fabric flowers. This is a flat rose. I sort of followed both this tutorial and this one from Thread Bangers (which is actually part two, you can find the first video here). I didn't make the flower as formal as Tanya, I left my edges rough and it's lopsided in a very pleasant way.
We also made some fluffy organza flowers (although it wasn't organza - don't you love how we follow the rules). And attached some tiny roses to bobby pins with hot glue. Bethany made a huge flower with some vintage fabric that turned out pretty fun.