Upon my visit to the darling Burning Sage Galleries a couple months ago, I came upon a sweet assortment of colorful knitted coasters. I wasn't entirely certain what they were at first, but they were so cute, tied together with a ribbon, priced at a mere $3, made with great skill and love by my 11 year old friend Greyley, that I just had to buy them. Fairly certain that I wouldn't use them as coasters, I asked the maker if she wouldn't mind if I crafted them into a flower. She kindly consented.
I finally got around to a few small DIY projects last weekend, and this was one of them. My initial plan was to simply stagger them on top of one another and put a button in the center. But it didn't take on the appearance I wanted, so I continued to play with options. I found that if I pinched the center of each one and hand stitched it in place, they would have a (sort of) ruffle effect. I picked out a large, black, fabric button for the middle of my half-hazard flower and thought it was actually pretty darn cute.
I wore this to church the next morning and pointed it out to Greyley. She giggled. Good enough for me.
Belt & Flower: self-constructed from various sources