That's felt. How can felt be that awesome? I fell in love. Remembered it for the entire last year.
As Mother's Day approached, I realized -- I wanted that fantastical dahlia pin for myself on Mother's Day. And I knew no one was lining up to make it for me. So I busted out the felt and the glue gun myself.
Let me tell you, it feels nice to get crafty for yourself and to create something you really love. All for you. Yes, it does feel good.
I thought about making one for my own mother, or perhaps my mother-in-law. But I can't see either one of them wearing this. I am normally not a frilly, wear-a-flower-pin-kinda girl. But I can see me wearing this everywhere. It makes me happy.
So no, it would be mine, all mine. All it takes is some felt, which I had on hand from a pillow I made last year, a pair of scissors, and in my case, a glue gun. The tutorial calls for you to use felt glue. I decided to try first sewing my petals into shape and then, when that turned cumbersome, gave the trusty old $3 glue gun a try. Worked like a charm. The middle of the flower is supposed to be filled with more felt, cut using pinking shears. Silly me, I have no pinking shears. But I do have cute hot pink buttons. I think that finishing touch looks cute, albeit less sophisticated than the original. I also wish I'd had a pattern for the petals. Mine were not as uniform as Not Martha's. Perhaps take her tutorial picture and print it to trace a pattern for yourself. Or maybe you're just better than me at cutting precise petals out of felt.
Nap-time well spent.
I am in love! Happy Mother's Day.... to me!
Do you craft often for yourself? Are you crafting for yourself this Mother's Day?