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Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Decorating with Flowers on Thursday Favorite Things

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things Party

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Happy Thursday friends.  It has been a little crazy here. My Louie, our dachshund, is not feeling well and has spent yesterday at the vets and another day today. They have been giving him IVs and meds. We are hoping that by Thursday evening he will be on his way to recovery. I pray.

It is so hard when they are in pain and you can't help them. 

I also want to apologize for not returning comments. 

Have a wonderful Memorial Weekend!

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

Flowers and More Flowers on TFT

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things Party

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Happy Thursday friends. Spring is in the air and the flowers are blooming. So I thought, lets look at flowers this week. I hope you enjoy all of the flower features. 

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Garland of Flowers

Garland of Flowers

With summer arriving in a few weeks, I thought I would decorate with flowers, but not the real kind. Instead, I created some fabric flowers that I saw on Pinterest. 

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First I had to make a pattern. I played with it a few times before I liked one. They were easy to do and a  great way to use up scrap fabric. 

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I got a little carried away making them so I also added them to the fireplace as well. I still have some stars and stripes items on the mantel. 4th of July is coming so I left them up after Memorial Day.

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Here is what you will need:

scrap fabric
pattern (download it here)
Pinking shears)optional)

1. Download the pattern here. Cut it out and then place it on two pieces of fabric. 

2. Cut out the flower. You can use pinking shears now or after you have sewn  your flower together. I have done both ways, although I prefer to do it after I have stitched around the edges. 

3. This next step can be done by hand or using a sewing machine. Stitch around the edges of the flower but make sure to leave an opening to stuff in the poly-fil.  I leave one petal open for stuffing.

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4. When stuffing the flower, make sure to add stuffing to one petal at a time. I like to use a wooden chop stick, small scissors, or what ever you have to push the stuffing into the petals. I like to make mine fairly tight but still be able to add a button in the center. I usually sew up the last petal by hand. I do a section and then stuff more if need be and continue to sew it up. 

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5. I used vintage buttons on mine, but use what ever you have. I made a few without buttons, so do what you like. I sew the button on going through to the back of the flower. You could put a button on both sides if you wanted. 

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And there you have it. I used small clothes pins from the dollar store to hang them up. 

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Any questions, please feel free to ask.

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Sunday, March 7, 2021

A Little Bit of Springtime

A Little Bit of Springtime

Today I was cleaning up some branches after a harsh rain storm in the morning. The sun was out and it was lovely. I have two Bougainvillea bushes in pots. They belong to the four o' clock family. I love the plant but not a big fan since it has these killer thorns. I keep them in pots so they don't go crazy.  I thought I would bring in a couple of stems for the table.

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Sunday, April 19, 2020

A Very Interesting Rose

A Very Interesting Rose 

I have been growing roses here in Florida ever since I moved here fifteen years ago. The roses have been one of my favorite plants to grow since they have performed so well. When we moved to central Florida last year, I purchased 2 rose bushes to take with me. One is called Neal Diamond and it has these beautiful pinkish rose color roses.  See a picture of it below.
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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Vermont Summer Flowers

Lovely Vermont Summer Flowers

The one thing that I miss the most of summers in Vermont is the lovely summer flowers. We just don't have them in Florida. Here are some flower beds from my friend Joan. 

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These logs are cedar logs that have been hallowed out. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fall Flowers

Fall seems to be creeping in. Stores are decorated for Halloween and mums and pumpkins can be found in most stores. One of my flowers seems to be getting into the fall spirit as well.

Eclectic Red Fall: Blooming Fall Flowers

Friday, August 5, 2016

Monday, March 2, 2015

Sending a little Spring!

I just wanted to send a little spring to all of you who are still dealing with the cold and snow. Spring is coming, although it probably doesn't seem that way right now with the ground covered in white. 

We were at our other house this weekend, and the azaleas were blooming and they were so beautiful. I thought I would share a few pictures with you.
Eclectic Red Barn: Azaleas in bloom

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Surprised by Tiny Pink Wild Flowers

 Coming home from our house north of Orlando on Sunday, we stopped at a gas station to fill up and let the dogs out. Near the gas station was a rather large area of grass and there were these lovely tiny pink flowers all over the ground.
Eclectic Red Barn: Tiny pink wild flower

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Camp Lilies

Many years ago, I saw these lilies at a golf course near our camp and wanted some for my garden here. So, with shovel in hand, I asked if I could dig some up
Eclectic Red Barn: Lilies at the camp
I have no idea what they are called, but they are blooming all over the camp. Actually, they are not at their peak - starting to fade.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Dressing Up Grandma's Cutting Board

What a week I have had, the flu caught up with me and took me down. All I wanted to do was to crawl in bed and sleep. However, the dogs had other ideas. We spend a lot of time outdoors and they wanted to be outside. They were not sick.

When the dogs were little, I taught them to ring a bell, tied to the door handle, when they had to go to the bathroom. Well, that bell was ringing off the handle.  Every time I would lie down on the sofa, the bell would ring. After a few days, the bell came down.

I did manage to work on this cutting board that was my grandma-in-law's. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Flowering Cutting Board

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Got Seed?

Birds like to eat so why not make their feeders fun and whimsical. I am always looking for new ways to create bird feeders for my garden. I have been working on my side garden lately since it is right out side my window where I have my computer. You already saw my fountain in My Little Squirrel post, today I will show you my new bird feeders.  

This one is just a little whimsical. Wonder if the birds think so?

Eclectic Red Barn: Got Seed Bird Feeder

Friday, March 8, 2013

Pansies or Violets?

Pansies love spring weather. It seems other than the typical Easter flowers, pansies are the first plants to become available in early spring. They thrive in the cooler temperatures and I love having them in my garden.

Purple pansy bloom
The pansy is a group of large-flowered hybrid plants cultivated as garden flowers. Pansies are derived from viola species Viola tricolor hybridized with other viola species. The common words "pansy" and "violet" are often used interchangeably.  

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Snowing in the North - Flowers Blooming in the South

As another winter snow storm hits the north, flowers are blooming here in the southern Florida. Lovely warm days with lots of sunshine comprise the right recipe for many flowers, including the Ground Orchid.

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