Friday, August 5, 2011

Sponsor Intro and Giveaway::Fancy Schmancy Tutorials

As promised I'm back today with a new sponsor and fabulous giveaway.
Jeni is the proprietress of Fancy Schmancy Tutorials, a terrific little Etsy store where she sells oodles of amazing, no-sew tutorials for all manner of flower embellishments.
Her inspiration for creating these tutorials came from a desire for more different kinds of hair accessories and bows for her own little girls.
 Though I love the idea of these as accents in a little girl's hair, I can also definitely envision these little fabric gems as terrific embellishments for a cardigan or dress and a way to use a small amount of a much-loved fabric.
Jeni has sent me several of these tutorials and they are super thorough, well-illustrated, and include suggestions for using your beautiful fabric creation. Plus she's got loads of different tutorials, so there's something for almost any occasion. Did I also mention that many of the finished flowers are modeled on some seriously cute kids? That alone is worth browsing her store.
Are you psyched to check out Fancy Schmancy Tutorials? Here's a wee bit more enticement. Jeni is giving away 4 tutorials to 4 lucky readers. All you have to do is leave a comment here. Tell me about what you could envision embellishing with a lovely, handcrafted flower or who you might make one these petaled beauties for. I'll take comments through the weekend and announce the winner on Monday.
Have a great and hopefully crafty weekend!

34 comments:

Suzan said...

These flowers would be a great way to use up some scraps; embellish a picture frame, napkin rings, gift wrap etc!

koubkovi said...

Really lovely flowers! I like them on my cardigans, T-Shirts, dresses. Just about everywhere. I would greatly appreciate some of those tutorials to create more of them ;-) Thanks for offering.

Lenka said...

It would be nice for hair accesories for my four daughters or brooches. So great giveaway !

deanna7trees said...

i'd love to see one of these flowers on a handbag. are the tutorials for sale. i didn't see any on etsy.

Malka Dubrawsky said...

Hi Deanna,
Follow the links either in the post or via the badge in the sidebar. The tutorials are listed as PDF tutorials. There are over 100 of them.

deanna7trees said...

thanks. i see it now. i thought she was selling the flowers. was kind of amazed at the price. now i see it is the tutorials.

gill said...

Some great flowers!
I'd love to make some to decorate my bags!

Sara said...

I can see decorating a plain wool winter cap with a flower made from a wook scrap. Would wool work?

Leah said...

A lovely flower wou
D be perfect on my daughters dress up ballet slippers - instant princess points!

Jacky said...

I'd love to see one of these flowers on my old vintage woollen coat...or could pop it onto a lovely woollen scarf to spruce it up for winter.
Love the photo of the little girl...would look very special as head wear in a wedding too.

Jacky xox

Fran said...

Those photos are beautiful ! I have a slew of tiny
nieces in my life....I mostly give them books or
paintings of mine. But I can see that the flowers
as hair ornaments could top a wrapped gift &
be spectacular !

Karen said...

These flowers would work beautifully in colors to match a bride's colors. Nestled in the fabric of a reception tablescape or adorning shower gifts. They could also be used as favors at a shower.

Diane said...

I am making a kaliedoscope quilt and want to put flowers in the centers.

The Handmaden said...

Well, 4 members of my family of 6 are female so I don't think I'd have to look too far for eager recipients! I'm sure once my girls had a good variety for their hair they would then move onto brooches for clothes and bags, probably followed by embellishments for their dolls and teddies!
Thanks for the chance to win, they look like great tutorials.

julialynn said...

I would make some new hair pretties for the new school year!!!


Julia

Thehappycrochetchic@yahoo.com

Pattyskypants said...

Cool! If I had one, I would give it to MYSELF and I would wear it in my hair. xxoo Patty

cheryl norwood said...

I would use them on some knitted caps & to adorn some of my cardigans I wear like uniforms all winter. I have several nieces that would look darn cute with those in their hair as well.

MarthaG said...
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MarthaG said...

These flowers would be a great embellishment on a simple fold-over clutch, or to soften the neckline of a low-cut dress, or to glue to a pin back and use to fasten a garment closed, or (I could go on and on)!

Doreen said...

These are gorgeous. My 13yo daughter is turning very goth, and her favorite dresses at the moment are flowy black ones adorned with lacy black roses. She'd love for me to be able to help her make these flowers in black!

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biggirllittlegirl said...

Those are super cute!

Karen in Virginia said...

Elegant! I can picture them on a dressy purse. Also with a vintage-type fabric on tee shirts. And they look so pretty I'd just put one on my monitor and look at it!
Thanks for the giveaway - I enjoy your blog!

Karen said...

I checked out this etsy store last week and really love the flowers! I think they'd be great on a fabric purse. We make some different styles and it would really enhance most of them. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Those fabric flowers are super cute! I would love to create some kind of fabric wallhanging with them. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Debbie said...

These flowers are super cute! I have five granddaughters that would wear these cute flowers in their hair. What a fabulous giveaway! Thank you!
I also think these would embellish candle stick holders, or maybe smaller ones for flip flops, gosh I ideas are endless!

Shannon said...

Love those flowers, especially the last one. I think I'd make some pretty gift tags that could then become pins for my mom, sister in law and two female best friends!

jane eileen said...

I would love to make some for a dress for my granddaughter ready to head back to the first day of preschool this year. They are so beautiful. Then maybe I would sitck one on a purse.

Pattij said...

I can see all these great projects in the future! Would love to start as hairbands for my 4 granddaughters!
Evin5 at aol dot com

KJ Heaverlo said...

I would love to share this with my great niece who just started sewing. I went thru my "stash" and sent her a BIG BOX of fabric. Nothing like hearing her giggles when she opened it 2000 miles away!

Miranda said...

These flowers are beautiful. I think they would look cool on a bag or a fancy scarf. I love making hats in the winter so I might like to put on on a hat! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

SweetVineCreations said...

The flowers are so pretty. They would look great on some of the decorative pillows, dolls, and bears I am going to make.

Spontaneous Threads said...

I'd put them on a simple wristlet. Then you could change them depending on how you were feeling or where you were going.

Sandy said...

I love these for my daughter. I'm sure I would make her pretty hair accessories, of course flowers for a warm fall sweater sounds pretty great, as well.