Monday, March 18, 2013

Dainty... Chantilly Layout

On Friday, I shared my 6" x 6" For Always Canvas that I created with some of my NEW Close to My Heart goodies, and today I want to share another special piece of artwork I designed. This project features a very special little lady in my life--my daughter Amelia.

I decided to be brave and work with the NEW Chantilly Textiles which were just released in February in the NEW Spring/Summer 2013 Idea book.  I had seen some beautiful fabric flowers on Pinterest and knew that I could create the same thing with our bright fabrics.

The flat flower is created by cutting a 1/2" strip of fabric and then twisting and rolling it along a circle piece of paper. As the fabric coils around the circle, you can keep it from moving by using a few drops of liquid glass or hot glue.

These photos were taken almost 10 years ago when Amelia was just 1 1/2 years old, of course she isn't so "little" anymore, but I have always loved these photos of her trying on her princess dress for a wedding she was going to be in.

Her porcelain white skin and blond hair gave her the look of being "Dainty," but she also had a curious energy and busy spirit that kept my world spinning as I tried to keep up with her. That energy and spirit are still true of my "Emma" today, and many times instead of just sitting and watching TV you will find her holed up in her room very busy with creating some new crafty projects with fabric, paper, and her new obsession--Duck Tape.

Or you will find her sitting by my side in my scrap studio asking how I made a certain embellishments and wanting to learn how that very minute. {I think I may have a future Close to My Heart consultant in a few years} I love that we can bond over our love of "crafting" and how use that love to celebrate those memories and photos that have special meaning for us.


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