This is a nice easy project to do while I sit and have my morning coffee. I think if I made a lot of these flowers I could put them in a vase. I have some wire to make the stalks, and I could make leaves and attach them to the stalks.
They are simple to make, I've done a diagram with instructions in case you want to have a go. I have put Suffolk Puffs in the middle of these, but you could make a second set of petals a bit smaller and put them on top. I have put buttons in the centre, and a circle of felt on the back to hold all the parts together.
There are plenty of videos on yooootoooob if you get stuck. Thin cotton fabric or silk works best. If you use thicker fabric the gathers won't pull tight and the hole in the middle will be too big.
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1000 mile challenge 2020
We start our sixth year of the 1000 mile walking challenge on the 1st of January. Members of the International Walking Group will need to report in on the 1st of every month with their own mileage. If you feel that 1000 miles is too much for you, make up your own challenge. Any walking is better than no walking. The aim is to improve our health and fitness. Remember, you need to allocate time to do this, going for the odd ramble when you feel like it is not really enough. Walk fast, walk with a purpose.
Onward we go. Let's work hard to keep in good shape.