To make the flowers, I cut 4 inch wide strips of fabric about 12 inches long. I used a slightly larger piece of fabric for the flower on the bottom.
Fold the fabric piece in half and very tightly sew the sides together.
I continually gathered the fabric on the thread as I sewed the piece together.
It begins to form the rosette as the fabric is bunched together.
I also put a few stitches in the middle of the flower to hold it together and keep its shape.
I glued the flowers onto the album using my glue gun. Here is what they looked like before I added the buttons.
I have a huge collection of my grandmother's old buttons, so I dug through those until I found two that worked with the fabric. That just gave it an extra special touch!
Here is a close up of the first flower. I wish I could have found two of those buttons.
I had to go with this button for the second flower. All of those blue buttons, and this was the only other one I could find that worked!
I thought it still needed something else, so I added the blue ribbon. I also placed a piece of scrapbooking applique on the ribbon. My daughter said the applique needs to go! It's there to stay unless I find something else to replace it. LOL
Here is one more look at the inside of the album. I added many clear protectors to each section. I have some blue folders to put in the back for extra storage.
More than a week later, I am finally sharing the final project. I am so sorry it has taken me this long to get it posted. Have a wonderful week, and thank you so much for stopping by for a visit!
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