Friday, March 18, 2011

Buried Treasure

What a beautiful day today is! While I was out running some errands, the thermometer in my car read 79 degrees. There's nothing like that first really warm day! I was tempted to call a friend and meet for lunch somewhere with outdoor seating, but instead I've been packing more boxes--UGH! It is both amazing and disgusting to be confronted with the amount of stuff we have packed in this house. And not everything is as neat at these flowers!


Yesterday, a post about rick rack roses popped up on my blog reader (although I can't find it now to include a link). Pssh, I thought, that's old news! How old? Well, Simplicity 6430 dates back to 1966. So it's true what they say: Everything old is new again!


All of these examples were with the pattern when I bought it, so I can't take credit for those amazing color combinations! The roses look a little more like rose buds after being stuffed in an envelope for who knows how long, but I love the delicacy of the little blue star flowers.


If anyone is interested, I can post more about the instructions for making these flowers. There seem to be lots of tutorials for the roses, but I don't see the daisies or the others anywhere. Now I'm glad I've held onto all that rick rack over the years!

8 comments:

Denise said...

Oh, please post how to do them. I have loads of rickrack too!

Sarah said...

I would love to see a tutorial! I really like rick rack flowers. :)

Sherry from Alabama said...

Please do! I would love to make some for my aprons. Thanks!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Paula Jo @ Home Decor | Home Accents said...

The rick rack flowers are so cute. I would like to know how to make them. You have such talents.

Jackie said...

Yes, yes, Yes, - post the instructions, these are super cute!!!

Julie B. said...

I'd LOVE to have a tute on this! Please, when you have a chance :)

Kathryn said...

I agree with the others and would love to see more info on how to make these.

Robin said...

So, I just found this blog while looking for instructions for rick rack roses and I had to comment. Martha Stewart had instructions for flowers in one of her magazines years ago--I think it might have been in one of the Christmas editions. Also, many years ago, I used to get a magazine called Piecework which always had great articles on vintage embroidery/sewing/knitting...etc., and in one of them I remember an article on using white rick rack to make the most gorgeous flowers and lace with crochet. I'm not sure of the date of the particular edition, but if someone was resourceful enough, I'll bet they could find it. I also would recommend looking through past Threads magazines, especially the early ones, before they concentrated mostly on fashion sewing. I remember seeing instructions for making great flowers and cockades with just ribbon and I'm sure that they could be adjusted to be used with large rick rack.

Just thought you'd like to know.