Friday, September 10, 2010

Falling for Flowers

It's crazy to me how fast we switch from summer to fall. It may still be warm outside, but everyone has already switched to "fall mode." A week ago we were trying to get tan by the pool, and today everyone is talking about Halloween and decorating for fall.

I do love fall, though. I love the cool breezes and getting to wear sweaters and jackets again. I also love beautiful colors in the falling leaves. I decided to get into the fall mood with everybody else and try to make a wreath for our door. It's not finished yet, but while in the process, I made these great fabric flower broaches. I used scraps of fabric with the deep browns and reds of the season. Theses flowers are going on my fall wreath, but I made them into broaches so I could reuse them later!

For example, they make a great accessory for a purse:

The technique is simple, and I actually made the same type of flowers for the little Spring Wreath I made for our apartment.

In my opinion, flowers are for every season, not just for spring!

I'll surely let you see how the wreath turns out once it's finished~

I also had some leftover fabric strips from the camera strap I just made this week. I loved the fabric colors so much, I couldn't let it go to waste. I was in a fabric flower kick, so I made some more...

These little flowers are also broaches.

I love the idea of adding accents to purses.
I love purses.
I love flowers.
What do you think?


  1. LOVE!!! I would totally wear the dark flower as a adorable. Can't wait to see the wreath~

  2. Cute, cute, cute, and I LOVE your purse!

  3. So adorable! I agree--flowers are a year round thing (: Great fabric for the fall flowers.
    Stopping by from Someday Crafts link up!

  4. Beautiful... Fantastic idea making them into broaches so you can reuse them. I love the way the yellow flowers look on the purse.

  5. I love that brown one!! And I really want to steal your green purse. ha ha ha Thanks for linking up!!