***This Giveaway is Now Closed. The winner is Comment #53 – Beth! Thanks for entering!***
I have such a treat for you today!
I really love a get craft book – especially one that is a resource that I can turn to again and again. Today I’m sharing one of those fabulous resources – and giving YOU the chance to win one too!
Have you come across Junction’s Fabric Flowers, by Amy Barickman yet? It is such a great book!
If you’re a regular Flamingo Toes Reader, you know that I love making things with Fabric Flowers. We even have a whole page dedicated to them!
So when Indygo Junction sent me an email asking if I’d like to be a part of the Blog Tour promoting their newest book, Fabric Flowers, I jumped at the chance!
You’ll see a list of those of us participating at the bottom of the post, but basically, they asked each of us to choose a flower to make and show off.
I chose the Velvet Viola – it seemed so fun and soft, and perfect for me with its little beaded center!
Here’s my version of it:
I went with a more neutral version than the one in the book – and I love it because I think I can use this with so many outfits!
The center is a little cluster of beads – I think it is so pretty – especially against the soft ribbon and velvet. (or crushed velvet in this case.)
Here’s the version of the Velvet Viola they show in the book. I think that maroon and green are a lovely combo too!
Guess What?? The generous folks at Indygo Junction are letting me give a copy of the book to one of you! Yay!
I think you are going to love this – there are so many different and unique flowers here – all with super clear instructions for how to make them.
They are also offering a 20% discount to Flamingo Toes readers on your next Indygo Junction purchase!!
You will definitely want to head over and take a look around. They have such super cute patterns, great books and more!
The discount code is: FFBK21. Enter that at checkout to receive your discount. (Code expires 5/1/13)
So let’s get to the giveaway!
Indygo Junction is giving away a copy of their new book Fabric Flowers. The winner will also receive a set of yo-yo makers – which you can use to make some of the flowers in the book!
How cool is that?
To enter, just leave a comment on this post with what you like to use Fabric Flowers on. Maybe you like them for clothes? Wreaths? Pillows? Hairbands? Leave a comment letting me know!
(Giveaway open to US residents only.)
Easy peasy right?
You can check out all of the other stops on the Blog Tour – some of them have giveaways that are still open too – so you can increase your chances of winning!
A flower a day & 25 chances to win! Don’t miss a stop on Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers Blog Tour:
2/2/13 – Indygo Junction Kick Off Post
2/4/13 – Kollabora
2/5/13 – CraftFoxes
2/6/13 – Sewing Secrets
2/7/13 – Princess Lasertron
2/8/13 – Dollar Store Crafts
2/11/13 – Tatertots & Jello
2/12/13 – Family Ever After
2/13/13 – This Mama Makes Stuff
2/14/13 – Amy’s Creative Side
2/15/13 – Today’s Creative Blog
2/18/13 – Lazy Girl Designs
2/19/13 – Skip to My Lou
2/20/13 – The Sewing Loft
2/21/13 – The Crafty Cupboard
2/22/13 – Fishsticks Designs
2/25/13 – Taradara
2/26/13 – Diary of a Quilter
2/27/13 – Craft Gossip
2/28/13 – How Joyful
3/1/13 – Lindsay Sews
3/4/13 – Flamingo Toes – ME!
3/5/13 – In Color Order
3/6/13 – See Kate Sew
3/7/13 – Handmade Charlotte
3/8/13 – Sew Caroline
3/9/13 – Indygo Junction Wrap Up Post, Bonus Giveaway & Free Flower Project – http://www.indygojunction.com/blog
Good Luck!! The giveaway will close here at Flamingo Toes on March 8.
I love making little flowers to make hair clips, and necklaces.
I love to use the flowers on crocheted hats or on dresses.
I love them on hair clips and wreaths! But this book would be neat to have – if i learned to make them better – i would probably use them on other things too!
Margaret Epperheimer says
Love seeing how the flowers are made.
Rose Koogler says
I would use them on jewelry, headbands, hair clips…..the possibilities are making me giddy! Thanks for the opportunity. :)
I love this!! I use fabric flowers on headbands, hairclips, purses and just about anything I can get my hands on!!
Whitney Clark says
Awesome!! I’ve had this book on my wishlist on amazon for quite awhile now! I just don’t have the $. I would love this book because I love making fabric flowers for everything! I stick them on mason jars, wreaths, clothes, headbands, etc! So excited!! Thanks for a chance to win!! Crossing my fingers!
Beth B says
I would use them on pillows and maybe a wreath.
Desiree Thomason says
I like to put fabric flowers to spruce up an outfit. I put them on my scarfs, jacket, and sometimes my purse.
I like the purse idea :) thanks!
I love fabric flowers! I really want to make a wreath!
Jenni H. says
I use fabric flowers on EVERYTHING! I would love to win this book.
Aspen Incashola says
i havent done fabric flowers yet, but I think I would use them on EVERYTHING!!! Super cute!
Kathy (Kangaroo Mama) says
I would love to use these for hair clips!
I absolutely love flowers and working with my hands…in other words I love making flowers! Most of the flowers I have made in the past have been with paper for cards and such things, but recently I have started to make them out of fabric. Like I said, I am just getting started with the whole fabric flowers so this book would be a great inspiration and guide for me.
For the most part I have made flower pins to give out as gifts for the young ladies and young mothers I come in contact and fellowship with. I have also made some for headbands, children’s shoes/sandals, crocheted slippers, scarves and hats :)
wreaths and baby bows for me!
Oh boy, the more Stops I visit the more I want this book, of course keeping my fingers crossed ;) Thank you for showcasing this pretty velvet viola. I think I will be adding flowersto everything: embellished Flip- flops and sandals and even ballet flats, bags, Coin purses instead of bows for gifts, well possibilities are endless!!!
Have a wonderful day!
I’d like to use fabric flowers on some zip pouches.
Patty S. says
I love fabric flowers…so romantic! I love using them on wreaths and headbands. I would like to try making them on pillows, but I haven’t ventured in that direction yet :)
Love flowers on sweaters and want to make a headband! love the flower you made ♥
Ana Marcela Herrera says
I love making little flowers to make hair clips, and necklaces.
Kelly B says
I love to use fabric flowers on headbands, hair clips, jewelry and scarves!
Kathy Bumb says
Love your flower – It is different and very classy. The book looks great with a lot of inspiring ideas. Also would love to try yoyo’s. I like making flowers to put on my handmade purses on to use in my altered art. What a great giveaway!!!!
Liz S says
I would use the flowers to embellish the bags I make or for on pillows ( which my couch desperately needs new ones)
Actually Flowers can go any everything :-)
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway !
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says
Oooh, gorgeous!! That flower looks perfect for cooler weather. :)
I love using fabric flowers on wreaths and my tote bags.
I would love to learn how to make fabric flowers. I would be using up scraps left over from dresses i made for my daughter and make the fabric flowers for my Granddaughter on her hair clips.
very elegant flower!
I love fabric flowers and would totally love a copy of this! Right now, I really want to make some for e wreath for my front door
Meg Karetny says
I love to add them to totes, twine wreaths & my daughter’s clothing :) Thanks so much for this, I need new flowers in my crafts asap!!! :)
Julie Risk says
I would use flowers for my headbands and in making jewelry.
Scarlette Hobbs says
How exciting, I would love to use some of the flowers on my 6 year old twin granddaughter’s easter dresses : )
Maria L. says
I love seeing everyone’s different interpretation of the flowers in this book. As for me, I am making pillows at the moment, so on a pillow they would go!
I love fabric flowers for my daughters clothes and head bands!
Hey there – I use flowers for almost everything – pillows, purses, headbands and just by themselves with a pin. So I’m thrilled that someone has put them all in one book. I’ve been flipping all over the web getting different flowers.
I made a lots of fabric flowers , wearing them on jacket,in hair,on bag…There are lots of oportunity..I come from Croatia so I can`t play in this giveaway so I just comment:)))Great book , I believe!!!
I would love to make a colorful velvet flower to put on my white denim jacket for summer! So tired of the cold & snow…it would cheer me up!
I have developed a bit of a broach addiction and homemade flowers are by far my favorite. Thanks for the tutorial (and the link to the flower page).
Flower pins are my favorites to change the look of an outfit! Thanks,
Judy Clark says
I would definitely use the various flower techniques for decorations on pillows!!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Fabric flowers look great in a variety of places. My jacket is begging for one, I want to use several on a tie-back for my curtains, and I plan to put fabric flowers in other places too… some on wire stems to add to my bouquet of silk roses in the living room and perhaps some on hair bands too.
I will use them to decorate clothes.
Ashley R. says
I like to use flowers for clothes, jewelry or an accessory on a purse.
I want to use flowers on pillows.
Purses! Definitely dresses up a purse. What gorgeous flowers in that book!!
I love your velvet flower and the beads add just the right touch. I have 5 granddaughters and when I make a garmet I love to add a fabric flower or make something to put in their hair with a fabric flower attached.
Debra Bopp says
These flowers would look so good on just about anything! I would use them on dog clothing, purses and totebags!
R Getsi says
I love, love, love to add fabric flowers to scarfs, jewelry, and baskets most anything will do!!!!!!!!!
I would make flowers to put on headbands and a fun belt!
I love to put them on head bands:)
Lynn H. says
I use flowers on clothes, purses, hair clips and bands, gifts tags and jewelry.
I would make flowers with upcycled textiles to decorate scarves. Thanks for the chance to win!
I’ve never used fabric flowers.
LInda Tecchio says
OM Gosh! This book looks gorgeous! I love making fabric flowers and adding them to cute tanks for the summer. I also use them to make collage necklaces and super cute bobby pins for my baby niece. Thanks for giving your readers a chance to win this great book. ;)
I make lots of purses & bags. I love to put fabric flowers on them. They also look fabulous on jackets.
Michelle Norris says
There are so many ways to use beautiful fabric flowers!! I would use them on Home Dec items as well as headbands and purses!
Oh my gosh! What a great book! I have nieces and great-nieces who would so love to have these accessories and I would love to make some for them.
Love the fabric flowers!! I usually use them on my homemade totes and wrisltlets but they make a cute addition to just about anything ! Thanks for the give away!
My sister made me a hat (Folkwear Metropolitan Hat) in tan &I’d love to make more flowers to change up the look. Pick me!!!
Debra Lee says
I would dress up my scarfs!
I am the only girl at my house. So my basic simple flowers are for brooches or to put on tote bags. Thanks for the give a way!
ILooks like a great book. I use flowers on purses, lapel pins especially and hats. Love fabric flowers!
I like them on headbands!
Kathy H says
I would use them on curtain tie backs and as pins. They are lovely!!
Carol C says
This looks like such a fun book. I think they would look so cute on purses. Thanks for the chance to win.
There are so many uses for flowers – purses too. I like the neutral one – you can wear it with anything – it also makes a great winter flower! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Gilly Crews says
I am putting them on little girls sundresses and headbands.
Darlene Cox says
I have just redecorated my bedroom and these would be adorable as art work framed for my walls!
Kathleen Mills says
I love your creamy version of the Viola. So simple and lovely. I like to use flowers on headbands, wreaths, and other crafts. I have not made clothes, but my daughter showed me a $74 dress she wants for Easter, and it’s a simple shift, and I was thinking maybe, just maybe. However, I see me searching for fabric, buying it, and a pattern, and then the rush the day before to find one to buy when mine doesn’t get made LOL. You see, at 48 I’ve come to know myself well….
I love it! I would use flowers for….we’ll, everything! Hair accessories, statement necklaces, pins, on hats,home decorating!
Love the flowers! I would use the ideas to make napkin rings, hair accessories and necklaces. Maybe adorn the Easter baskets too.
Judy grieve says
I love fabric flowers on cushions!
Heather Braun says
Dresses for my daughter and also headbands. Plus I wouldn’t mind making some to put in a vase on my dining room table since I always forget to water fresh flowers. lol Thanks for the chance!
First of all, I love, love,love your blog. Every morning I look forward to opening my email to see what’s new at Flamingo Toes. Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful ideas! I love to use fabric flowers on handbags and as lapel pins.
Nicki Slater says
I’ve been dying to make fabric flowers but haven’t been brave enough. They would be great embellishments to the handbags I sew.
Lovin’ these unique Spring blossoms!
Susan Barlow says
I would love to win this to incorporate these lovely flowers into headbands for my granddaughters, for wreaths, for card making, even scrapbooking! The possibilities seem endless!
Dawn Moran says
Have recently made some sweet picture frames from reclaimed beadboard rescued from an old farmhouse kitchen. Embelished a few with a variety of vintage bling but these darling flowers could add a softer touch. Love, love, love…………did I say Love?!?
I like to create headbands and these would be a great addition. Learning how to make them would save me some $ as well!
Donna Huisinga says
I have a wreath=making obsession and always and looking for a new way to make one. I would use the babric flowers to make a fantastic one. I have a pinboard just for flower-making tutorials.
Brenda Melahn says
LOVE fabric flowers on shirts, purses, headbands, picture frames, hair pretties, belts, necklaces, and the ideas keep happening every day. I’m not great at making them, but I love the look of even my feeble attempts. Would love to try this book and the new ideas hidden there :)
I love making flower pins to give away to new friends and old but I have been stuck in a rut. I need some new ideas!!! This book looks great!!!
sandi h says
I like flowers on most anything.
sandra k williams says
i love the fabric flowers. they are really neat. i follow flamingo toes.
I have put them on jackets, headbands.
Susanne Ascue says
sandra gest says
I REALLY LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! I have just started making flowers. I put them on everything. I have a red shirt that I have worn to Church many times. No
one noticed. I put a flower on it and got so many compliments. Same thing with a plain jacket. I only make one kind and if I could win this book I could
make a lot of different flowers. LOVE IT!!! Thanks Flamingo Toes for a chance to win.
Becky S says
I like to put flowers on tote bags and on jackets. That looks like a fun book! Thanks for the giveaway.
Ash P says
I love using fabric flowers to decorate outfits for little girls and to make headbands too. I would love a copy of this book so I can learn how to make more than one style!
I love flowers on just about anything…especially clothes, wreaths, frames, and bags. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
I love to wear flowers in my hair. expecially in the summer!
I love, love, love fabric flowers! I make them for my daughter all the time to match her outfits! I love to put the fabric flowers on headbands, bracelets, and necklaces! Too cute! The book looks awesome!…fabric flower heaven!
Beverly Dickison says
I love fabric flowers on everything, from headbands to outfits.
I think the flowers would be really cute on small clutches!
Gale W. says
I love this book & I love your flower. I put flowers on bags, pillows & of course make them into pins for clothing. :)
I love flowers on most anything, but I have a grey wool purse that really needs a makeover…..and a flower would give it some color and style!
Sarah McKenna says
Baby headbands for my girl!
Jeanne G says
Flower hair clasps for my granddaughters and broaches made from a collection of my dad’s ties.
Purses and to spice up my plain shirts.
I would put fabric flowers on a skirt.
Amber Sheaves says
I like them for my hair or to clip on cardigans and bags.
Sandra Ziniti says
I like them for hair bands and pillows.
I love fabric flowers. I put them on everything….wreaths, baskets, home decor, headbands, wedding decor, table runners, everthing:)
Jaan L of Tx says
Would love this book. I have been wanting to do a wall hanging, quilted with fabric flowers. I just the flower you made.
What a fabulous book and even more fabulous is a chance to win it! I would love to make and apply these lovely flowers to my darling daughters wardrobe, she is all girly and LOVES flowers, so adding an extra one here and there make dressing so much more fun…and girly. Thank you!
Flowers, flowers, flowers!! How cheery to counteract this endless winter here in Pennsylvania. Your flower is beautiful! I’d k
Like to make one too!
I would use flowers on anything- purses, pillows, wreath, etc.
I think I would make flowers to wear and to add to my crazy quilts. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
Carolyn Howland says
I love to use fabric flowers on jewlery and on purses. I would love to win this book, thank you for the chance.
Kia Warner says
I am loving this Blog Tour — seeing all the flowers made from the book is giving me great ideas for my wedding next year. I really want to try making many of the designs for my wedding.
Amy C says
Gorgeous!! Amazing how differnt all the flowers are – I would love to try making these too!!!
I would love to make some fabric flowers to use for embellishments on crafts, jackets, and quilts. This book looks wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway :)
I like adding fabric flowers to my crocheted projects. =)
baby & toddler headbands
Gina S. says
Would love to win this book, i love makeing flowers!
My girls love to wear barrettes in their hair. Would love to make them some floral ones!
I love flower crafts so I’d want to put these on everything! I think a wreath done in your white flower would be beautiful and elegant.
I like to put flowers on jackets, purses and totes, hats and pillows. I also make them as brooches for each lady at the Mother’s Day tea party.
Patricia Rivas says
Just found your blog :) I have never made a fabric flower in my life, and I am so so excited, I can hardly stand it!! I saw your your cute sweetheart wreath, and wanted to make it…so I guess my response to your question would be to put them on wreaths!
I love fabric flowers on hats. Looks like a great book.