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Monday, June 1, 2009

Happy June!!

Look what arrived in my mailbox the other day....the beautiful magazine that I ordered from Carol of Raised in Cotton! I took a few photos so you could get an idea of what's inside ~ pure beauty!! Even the ads are gorgeous! I can't understand it, but it doesn't matter, I mean it, it really. doesn't. matter!






Look at the photo below....see the chicken wire inside the wooden frame?? I'm in style!




I've been wanting to make a few pom poms like what I made for Emily's baby shower. I find cheap, ugly patterns at the thrift store for 10 cents each and decided to use some of that tissue instead of the pastels. I've taken photos of the steps, and you may have seen this before but it's a little bit of a smaller version to hang from the horizontal windows in the studio.

First, I cut a bunch of rectangles, maybe about fifteen or so ~ about the size of a manilla file folder.



Fan fold them all together starting at one of the short sides.


Tie off with hemp or thread.


Cut the ends into a pretty curve.



Begin separating each sheet of tissue, carefully pulling away from the bunch.




It takes awhile but the result is so neat!




This is just my first one....I definitely need more!!


I hope you have a wonderful Monday sweet friends!
xxoo, Dawn

29 comments:

Liberty said...

It has a vintage look to it. And they look so simple to make, maybe a little time consuming but cute.
Thank you for showing us.
Linda

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet, your frame already looks very beautifull with the things hanging there, -I just have to find a frame for my shop ,too.
Remember when I made patch work I bought Japanese magazines to get inspired, and they were gold to me thenn,even I cound`nt read a word inside.
If there is something you wants to get translated from the danish magazine, just tell me, and I will do it.I buy them too.
Have a beautifull monday sweet.

Love and hugs~Dorthe

Piney Rose said...

You introduce me to the most wonderful magazines that I have never heard of! Love your tutorials, and always look forward to seeing what you're into.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I've been collecting pattern tissue paper just for making these flowers, Dawn.

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

A picture is worth a thousand words anyway :) Thanks for sharing that magazine!!!!! I am a magazize addict. I admitt it lol. I've been thinking about doing something with vintage patterns for a long time. What a lovely way to use them. Blessings, Gerri

sepiadreams said...

Dawn, that looks awesome and so much easier than some of the other ways to make them...Thanks for showing me how to do these...Love Tiina...

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Thank you for the tutorial, the pom poms look wonderful, I have to try them...
Sonia

Utah Grammie said...

Love the pom-poms! We used to make Kleenex carnations the same way..a long time ago! Brings back fum=n memories- thanks for reminding me :-)

Beth Leintz said...

Thanks for the how to on the pom poms- I've wanted to make some but didn't know how...

I got my copy of Jeanne d'Arc the other day too- and I agree the pictures are enough, I don't need to know Danish- but I'm just a little bit curious about the recipes...

Sandi said...

Hi Dawn!
I made a couple of those pom poms a few weeks ago and love them too! I made them out of patterned tissue paper and a sage green tissue. I rounded the corners on one and one I just left straight. Love them!
Blessings~

Terri said...

Great way to recycle those unused and un wanted patterns.

Thanks for Sharing.

lorraine@creativedaily said...

Love the pom poms Dawn!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the pattern tissue pom how-to! I've been using it to wrap gifts but this way I can keep some of that wonderful tissue in my sewing room. Your room is looking so great!

How is the baby bird doing?

Shannon Wyman said...

Dawn I am so thrilled to have discovered your blog.. always something to keep me inspired. I gave you a little blog inspiration award on my own blog today ;)
http://cre8yourself.blogspot.com/2009/06/more-blog-inspiration-and-stampin-up.html

Nadine said...

Your studio is looking very cute!

Dragonlady said...

WOW, I liked the ones you did before but these are really awesome with the pattern tissure paper.....thanks for sharing your instructions..
hugs
Brenda

Lori said...

Dawn, i have been wanting to make some of those pom poms...i think they are lovely...the magazine you showed looks so gorgeous...i am really loving all of those soft colors right now, as shown on the pages...what eye candy!!!

Desires of the Heart said...

Hi Dawn, The pom-poms are lovely and look so good in your studio. You are making it prettier with each addition. Love the story about the baby birds, we had a similar incident at our house it was so interesting to watch the mother and father bird and their reactions. Creation is such a beautiful thing. The magazine looks very pretty, it's hard to find a magazine anymore that you feel is worth the price. Have a wonderful day, Linda

marga said...

The JD magazine is fantastic is'nt it. I also have the numbers 1 and 2and i love them!!!! Love your pompons.

natalea said...

Dawn, I just adore those pom-pom flowers. And that magazine looks wonderful- so you! xo natalea

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

oh that magazine looks like pure eye candy.

Love that pom too. How clever!

BTW...my wonderful pin cushion arrived so quickly and I just LOVE it more in person than I even thought I could.

Barb said...

Cute and fun, and something to do with my hands besides eat!! =0))

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hi Miz Dawn!
Are you really making poms again,,,you go girl! Looks cute. I can tell you are enjoying your new studio.I enjoyed seeing the bird rescue and the boys growing and becoming men. Noah looks great, I am glad he is healing well, and your little grandaughter looks happy and well.
Big Blessings in your household this week!
Love
Marcie

Relyn said...

I've been wanting to buy one of those books, as well. But, they are so expensive - especially for something I can't read. You think they are worth it, though?

SharDon Exclusives said...

I see that you are filling up that window on the ceiling. It looks GREAT! Thank you for the clever flower idea...sharon

Florence said...

Thanks for the instructions on how to do the flowers I have seen them before and thought it would be fun to do. You are right it seems like our blog does show who we are and what we are about.

Miss Sandy said...

Fantastic tutorial! I love the tags too, so clever!

THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

Dawn,
I just got my copy late last night and waited to peruse it with my morning coffee. Needless to say the coffee got cold because the magazine is so inspiring, I had to do a post right away. Like minds on the same page so to speak. Fab!
Lisa & Alfie

locuasia said...

Thank you very much for sharing your talent with all of us! I love visiting your blog - is always full of inspiration.
I come very often but never comment so today I decided to change that :)
Have a beautiful Sunday!
Greetings from Mexico ~

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