Sunday, January 23, 2011


You can't make just one.
You can't
Even when you stop 

 even then, they breed when you're not watching

they turn to the light

they gather in groups

and they huddle close

Wools  Felts  Roses LOVE
post script:

I have been making roses like this out 
of paper and fabric since my college float days.
Yeah, yeah a LONG time ago.
Similar versions are all over the web and blogs,
so maybe there are tutorials out there.

Anyway, my point is I did not design this method, it's been 
around longer than me... AGAIN a LONG time :D
and I do not plan to take credit for it,
 but because so many asked and I aim to please..
( after a couple hours of searching, I just knew I had seen it somewhere!)
 I came up with this pattern
 from Better Homes and Garden Creative Collection.
Let's give them the credit. It's the winter o9 edition page 94


Bet most of you still have it on your bookshelf.
Now my bookshelf is a mess after all this searching
 so I am going to go red up!  Thanks Jeanne( Western PA phrase) 


My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Those are pretty! You should do a tutorial on these.


jojo said...

very sweet...looks addicting! How did you do that?

Theresa said...

I love them Z! I am drawn to wool like moth to a flame (or like moth to wool!) ;O The pure white is gorgeous and your photos are divine! I washed 5, although small, loads of wool vintageness yesterday for more wool goodies. I can't seem to get enough, it's gotta be the frigid cold out there... what's your excuse? LOL The rosette heart is just perfect! Theresa xoxo

Blondie's Journal said...

These are beautiful, especially in that soft white wool!


Vicki said...

I love these and can see why they are addicting! Waiting for your tutorial! lol

Robyn said...


Robin Larkspur said...

Love to know how to make these roses. Please?

Razmataz said...

So cute. I love how they made their way into a heart. How did you make them Suzan? They would make a lovely garland.

Tina Eudora said...

LOL I love the breeding part...oh that beautiful things did breed and we could wake up each morning to new glories!
I love the roses though, they are gorgeous!
Tina xo

time worn interiors said...

I love all the fabric roses I've been seeing these days! But the felt one are extra special! One of these days, my famous last words I'm sure, I'm gonna try my hand at some! Have a great week! Guess you seen where I already had to take my mac to the shop? Can you believe that? Just crazy!

Jules said...

Well those are cute. I thought at first they were marzipan and I was getting hungry :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Jillayne said...

These are so pretty! I can easily see how one could get hooked on these, especially with all teh pretty things to do with them!

Jacqueline said...

Tutorial...pleeeeeeese Suzan!

Anonymous said...

Love these roses...could be any color one is in the mood for...the uses for these addictive little flowers are infinite! Thanks for sharing, hope there will be a tutorial!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Yes, please, a tutorial..these are beautiful!!

Pooch Purple Reign said...

they are SO pretty. i couldnt figure out what they were made out of at first.
~laura xx

A Cottage Muse said...

Love them! I like to keep busy while watching TV at night...this would be fun! And having my hands move would help keep them warm, it is soooo cold here!

Carole said...

Cute enough to eat. Yes I'm that hungery! I think it's time to head home.
Love that PA saying!

Char said...

i want to know how!! so adorable and sweet

June said...

Z, I love, love, love these!!! If my 'want to make' list gets any longer, I'll have to have another GB removed.hehe
hugs to you...

erin said...

suzan, those are soooo cute! you are always sharing such great stuff with us.

Charlene said...

Sweet flowers! And believe it or not... I do NOT have that magazine. My Hubby would say I have one of every one ever printed but, NOT TRUE! LOVE the little vignettes you created too. Have a great week. HUGS!

jeanne @ juNxtaposition said...

i have seen many of these roses, but none compare to yours...i am definately going to have to give these a try !! do you glue ? or sew?? (oh...and come one...'red' up, not rid up....straight from the 'burg !) :)

Beatnheart said...

Ok...this makes alot of us wanting to know how to make these. Don’t have that old mag and kudos to you for finding it again....please teach us how to make these.