Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Fellowship of the Flowers Begins and a Facebook Giveaway!

Happy New Year! Woo hoo! I'm so excited to spend every Wednesday for the next 50 weeks with you! We are going to have so much fun!

My word for 2014 is Inspire. My goal with Fellowship of the Flowers is to inspire you to create, experiment, play and be free from rules. I want you to have something fun and happy to look forward to each week. You deserve it! :)


Our first flower in the Fellowship is the tulip.


I used the running stitch and a stab stitch. Super easy to do.


I couched sparkly yarn around the edges and added some bling with beads.


These are the Valdani pearl cotton colors I used.


The sparkly yarn I got at Michaels Arts and Crafts. They come in a package called Bon Bons. The beads I got at Walmart. The fabric came from my stash. This is going to be a great way to use up scraps this year.


A little hint. This flower is one of three which will be used in the project at the end of the month. So, if you want to plan a color scheme, now is the time or you can make a scrappy look. You are the artist on this adventure, so have fun and play!


The bunnies and I would love for you to spread the word to your friends, family and guild members about joining the Fellowship. Grab the button from the sidebar if you like.

Remember you can join any time, but only friends in the fellowship will receive the flower patterns and instructions, as well as, the 12 monthly projects. In addition, I am available to answer any questions you may have.


The wool kits will be available all year


and the thread kits too.

Next week I will tell you how to join the groups to share your flowers. So until then...what will your flower look like this week?


Lastly, I invite you to hop over to my Facebook page, LIKE it and leave a comment. One lucky person will receive a signed copy of my book and a pair of bunny scissors!



xx,
Michelle and the Bunnies

21 comments:

The French Bear said...

Happy New Year Shell!
I am wishing you a joyous and wonderful new year with lots of love for you and all the family!!!!!
I am so happy to be able to have access to my email and my blog since my computer died this iPad has been the only link to my blog world...... Trying to see everyone's blogs on my phone was too hard, maybe I will have a new computer by Spring!!!!
Hugs
Mags
xxxxx

The French Bear said...

Happy New Year Shell!
I am wishing you a joyous and wonderful new year with lots of love for you and all the family!!!!!
I am so happy to be able to have access to my email and my blog since my computer died this iPad has been the only link to my blog world...... Trying to see everyone's blogs on my phone was too hard, maybe I will have a new computer by Spring!!!!
Hugs
Mags
xxxxx

Melody said...

Happy New Year. I'm looking forward to another year of seeing all your wonderful sewing. Hugs

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR beloved ones! I went to FB, left a comment just 'cause, but I'd love to try to win those fabulous scissors and a signed book!

Happy 2014 sweet friends...Anita

Erica said...

Happy New year to you all in Bunnyville. Love the first flower, starting it today!

Jeanette said...

Happy New Year. Love the flower. Hugs, xx.

Brandi B. said...

I AM so freakin' excited about a weekly sewing fellowship!

speedyrabbit said...

Happy new Year Michelle,look forward to seeing your inspirational works,xx Rachel and Speedy

Mia's Cottage said...

Happy New Year to you as well.... Super exciting year to come! Everything is possible!
Donna

Penny P said...
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Penny P said...

Looking forward to sewing our first flower! I don't know the first thing about using beads as embellishments... Can you recommend a tutorial?

Shirley--Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Whoo, 2014 is indeed going to be fun, especially being part of the Fellowship of the flowers. My word of the year is "Forward" and that fits for the adventure you have created for us. Looking forward. Thank you.

Beth said...

I thought I left a comment here earlier but it is not here. I know I saw it. I just wanted to say how much I was looking forward to this group. But AM wondering what happened to my comment!

WoolenSails said...

This sounds like a fun sew along and it will be fun to see what you and others make.

Debbie

Heather said...

Oh, so tempting. I need to get organized to see if I can fit this in. It looks so fun!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

do I leave a comment here or on face book for the give away I wonder

Draffin Bears said...

Happy New Year dear Shell to you and the bunnies and may it be a wonderful year, with good health, happiness and blessings.
I know your word for 2014, Inspire will be great to follow along and see all the wonderful inspiration you will share with us.
Best wishes for 2014,
hugs
Carolyn

Mamacessories said...

Happy New Year! How exciting - I just went to Craftsy and bought the patterns and I can not wait to start stitching! This is going to be so much fun all year! Thank you!

Maria

Jillayne said...

Happy New Year Shell, David, Harrington and Hannah! I hope 2014 brings many wonderful things your way.
Congrats on the fellowship of the Flowers Shell... such a wonderful idea, and the first design is just beautiful. I'm glad it is available for joining anytime - I hope to hop in in a month or two!

Beth said...

I put together my first tulip. It is cut and fused onto the black hexagon. Now are we supposed to start stitching too?
I am so glad I have pretty much all the supplies I need in my stash. These projects are going to be great "stashbusters" for me. Thank you so much for designing these projects.

Bonnie58 said...

The tulip looks great. I may need to sign up for this........