Roses, this is the country rose. I made them larger 3" wide so that they can be placed on beanie hats and headbands. I use these when I make my baby hats and even put them on the booties. They really look great, very soft, and are very eye catching.
They are listed in my etsy shop with more colors to come as I get them made.
Every applique and flower is hand crochet with cotton crochet thread or quality textured yarn. I usually have storage bins of thread and yarns available so I have an array of colors to choose from.
After sketching out a rough draft on graph paper, I begin to test make the item jotting down stitches and making sure to meaure along the way.
Once a basic design is created, I make several of them with different size needles to make sure I get the look I want. Each applique will always vary slightly in size depending on the size of the crochet thread or yarn and the needle size. That is why you see in my listings on etsy that the size is approximately.
After the applique or flower is crochet it is checked to make sure all threads are weaved in, and if it is made out of a rayon, nylon or a thread that easily frays I use fray check on the ends to prevent it from splitting.
If a pearl, bead, button or accent is added it is sewn in using at least 12 thread passes. T then tug on the embellishment to make sure it is securely attached.
Another step that I take with my appliques is to back them with a fuseable interfacing. This is ironed onto the backs of most of the appliques that have beading, extensive embroidery work, and/or attachments. This not only protects the applique's sewing threads but gives the applique a firm consistency. This is especially helpful when using them for hair clips or pony tail holders as the applique will not curl, it retains it shape which customers love.
After you read all this it takes me 20 to 30 minutes an applique to make, not including the time it took to design them.
I hope this gives you a little insight into the making of my appliques and would love to read your comments
Fall is here and time to accent your crafts with my fall line of appliques and flowers. From Great Pumpkins, to Witches, my appliques are terrific to adding to your hair clips, pony tail holders, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, hand towels, and more. You can apply a pin backing to wear for the season, apply a magnet to attach to your refridgerator. All my appliques can be ordered at http://lilyscrochet.etsy.com/ They are all backed with a fuseable webbing I use to protect the embroidery and beading. Coming soon pictures of the Christmas Season Appliques.
Hi Everyone, welcome to my blog. I love to crochet and design appliques and flowers. This is my newist applique called the fairy princess. They are just little about 2" x 2" and great for embellishing hair clips, flip-flops, tank tops and more. I am always jotting down designs and trying to create new appliques you don't see. Just thought I would share.