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Moniqa's Flowers

August 31, 2007

Moniqa is our Graphic Artist. She is one of the most creative young ladies I have ever known, and I have known a lot of creative ladies! Moniqa creates purses, tops and dresses for herself and these wonderful flowers. We all marvel at them when she wears them to work. She'll pin them to her top or coat, but usually we see them on her handbags. She designed the handbags herself, too.

Here's a link to the pattern, but I wanted to give you a little instruction to go with it here.

  • You decide a set number of petals to cut from any fabric you like. Felt, suede and faux suede will not unravel. Silks and other interesting woven fabrics will, but if you can stand it, the raveling can become part of the design.
  • There is a template for the stigma, or center of the flower.
  • You will clip little fringes half-way through your strip of fabric and roll it to create the center.
  • Hand stitch the bottom of the roll to hold it in place.
  • The bottom layer of petals are the larger size petal template. Lay them in a circle overlapping them slightly and hand tack them together. Do the same for the smaller top layer of petals.
  • Push the sigma through the middle and hand stitch the whole flower together picking up each petal layer and securing it into the stigma.
  • Add a little fabric or felt circle at the back either with glue or hand stitching.
  • Now you can add a pin back or create a necklace with two pieces of ribbon. Make several flowers and create a fantastic bracelet!

Remember, these are only guidelines. You can make the flower larger. You can make the stamens shorter, longer, thicker, thinner. Add leaves. I think you get the drift. Try my No Rules rule: just start cutting and see what happens. I think that's how Moniqa came up with this project in the first place.

Have fun!
Kristl

P.S. The green flower is created from Dupioni Silk and the indigo flower is wool felt.

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8 Comments

The flowers are pretty beautiful, i love them.
I believe Moniqa is a great artist, no more than a creator.
By the way, I usually buy brand watches and handbags on the internet, but none of them are high quality. One of my friends said that these items sold on the internet are just imitations of the real ones. So, where can i get a real Chanel handbag ?

THANKS so much!

Excellent flower design, Great job!
Looking more update in your next post, Thanks to sharing with us.

Good stuff as per usual, thanks. I do hope this kind of thing gets more exposure.

What pretty little flowers. If i were more in touch with my feminine side id sport one of those in my hair.

Excellent flower design, Great job!Looking more update in your next post, do you have twitter or facebook maybe?

What a beautiful work you have done in here.

Looks awesome! Keep it up:)

regards

Jenny

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