Rose ~ Chic ~ Friends: My blog is all about you; friends and sharing lifes journey...My love for all things Chic; repurposed, crafted, painted in many venues... and My LOVE for all things Roses! which show up in my home and created projects.

Friday, July 12, 2013

2013 Where Bloggers Create

Oh My Gosh!
It is that time again already!
What a wonderful, fun event
Where Bloggers Create has become
each year. 
A HUGE shout out and thanks to
who spends many hours getting
this amazing event put together!
Lorena, or my creative space!
I am so happy to be participating again
this year, I believe this is my 3rd year!
Earlier this year, after the busy
Holiday creating times for me, I had a new
vision of how I wanted to tweak my room.
I seem to work in my room and then
manage to improve upon my area each year.
The main change for me this year was
creating a center work table surface space,
similar to ones I had seen on Pinterest.
I created mine with what I had by using 2
white storage shelves and another plastic
shelf I had and then the top is off a drafting
table that my hubby had originally given me.
I did have to stablize it a make sure the
heights all matched but it all seemed to
work together for me pretty well.
I skirted the *ugly* area and love how it blends
in to the overall theme of my shabby chic room!
This table has worked Amazingly well for me now!
Am Loving how I created more surface space for me to
work on when I am in the midst of a million projects!

I am SOOOO happy with the reults and it has been
a dream to have this table now all set up for
extra work space.

So, on to the tour of the rest of my room.
This is a small room, about 10.5ft x 11.5ft but
I have loaded it up with eye candy that makes me
sooooo happy!

Oky, so now I will let the pictures to the talking.
I have taken lots of pictures for you...enjoy!

I cannot wait to get out there an see the many other
creative peoples room!

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving comments
I really love them and appreciate you!

PS...a little of what has come out of my studio in 2013!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

TUTORIAL ~ Easy Dollar Store Rose Petal Roses/Flowers

Hey Everyone!
Just popping in on a stormy early evening
here in Michigan
to share a simple tutorial that I put together.
I know there are soooo many roses tutorials
out there, but I didn't see one like this.
So, as I was making these today
for my crafting use,
  it dawned on me to share this
 simple way to make these
sweet roses with my friends.
bag of rose petals
(I purchased mine a few years ago at
Dollar Tree)
Low Temp Glue Gun
Small piece of felt
Center piece
In the bag are white and pink petals that I stained
using coffee.  They give a vintage look.

First, cut a square or circle about 1.5 inches of felt.
Add a dab a glue around the center as shown.

Then, making sure the petals all face the same way.
Place them overlapping all around to create your base.  I used
5 petals to start with on the bottom/base.

Below, you see petals all added . 
You may need to
dabble a little bit of glue for added adherence.

Now start layering.  I added more glue to the center
and layered around with the petals
going around about 2 to 3 more times

another layer...

the last layer should have 3 petals

I then glued 3 gauzy petals on top of the other layers
(you do not have to do this, I just had them and like
how it looks)

The next pictures show how I finish the center.

Cut 3 petals at the point like below

then cut a slit in the center of each petal

glue the left side

fold over the right side to glue

glue back side overlapping all 3

this then creates a place for your center piece.
you can use buttons, pearls, earrings...

See? Simple and Pretty!

There you have it!
Let me know if you give this a try!
I am always checking available for
questions or clarification!

Thanks for stopping by!