Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I LOVE my dies and die cutter, I may have said it before!

Just showing off my flower power using 2 dies with my Big Kick. It's just like a Big Shot or a Cuttle Bug, so you can use many dies in it and it's super easy to use.

So this was a sweater dress, rather unflattering on my figure now, but I didn't want to throw it in the give-away-bin, so I had to re purpose it. I cute about 10 inches off it (it was quite long so it was looking like a wool mumu) and used my dies to make some blossoms out of the part I cut off....it turned out well for what became a vest. I left it slightly longer because I like things to sit on my hips rather than father up my waist, it looks better on my body.
The die you can't see is the Tattered Florals, look for it here.

I layered the Tim Holtz tattered floral flowers onto my Big Flower die from Stampin' Up and use d a silvery button for the middle. I had to of these buttons, one bigger than the other, I used them to give the blossoms some dimension.

I sewed the buttons on and hot glued the bar pins so I can also use the flowers on something else like a headband or on a jacket.

Next time I will use my tripod to take a better picture!
Cheers and thanks for looking!

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Donnie said...

What a great way to use that cutter and reuse an item you really weren't in love with. I'm super short so I have to trim 6 inches off of most items I buy in ready to wear. That would make a lot of pins....lol...

Rebecca said...

Gotta love those dies. Lovely "recycling" idea or is that re-purposing?

Dayhomemama said...

Donnie, I'm not very tall either, that's why that dress was definitely not flattering.
Becky- it's both really, and it's fun!!

Bobbi said...

This is such a great idea! I love it! I love your blog! I am now following from http://datssocute.blogspot.com I hope you'll come by and check it out sometime. I'll be back soon! Have a great week. ♥ BJ

Sachiko said...

Your flowers looks so pretty! I never get tired of corsage. Thank you for visiting me at my blog. :)

ShannonSews said...

Very cute!! I love the shape and how the flowers layer. Pretty refashion!

Bee happy said...

I have just found your blog today and think it's great!
I love the flowers, I have been looking for something similar to make for a wedding I am going to.

Bee happy x

WobiSobi said...

I love these Flowers They look so good on the sweater,it really dresses it up. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment!! Hugs. Anne


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