Win a Copy of Amy Barickman’s Fabric Flowers Book

Lately, I’ve taken an interest in upcycling sweaters and making them in to skirts, for those who follow me on instagram, facebook, and twitter, you would have watched as my first skirt was assembled.  What I love about it is the fact that you can take a beautiful angora or wool sweater and make it into wearable art.  I love to cut them up in to pieces and assemble them in to a statement piece and what I would wear.

Amy Barickman has released this amazing book called Fabric Flowers.

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It has 25 different ‘patterns’ for these phenomenal flowers that you can make out of you scrap fabric, jeans, and sweaters.  I cannot wait to make more, not only for me put for my girlfriends and family!  They’re perfect little girl gifts, since I only have boys, it’ll be a nice change to make them for my nieces and my girlfriend’s daughters.

I had the pleasure of making a funky scarf with this cool flower out of sweaters I picked up at Goodwill Denver.  I have never really looked at the tags, but I paid attention to watch for wool and angora.  I took them home, washed them and shrunk them … ahem!  It’s not as painful shrinking an angora sweater when you know you’ve only paid $2.50 for it as opposed to $80!!!  AND, not to mention the fact that you’re just going to cut it up anyways.

So, here’s what I came up with

{I’m kinda diggin it!}

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The flower was fun to make as I had found this wonderful mustard yellow sweater with a scalloped waistline.  It added the little extra detail to the flower that I loved.

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It’s the PERFECT scarf for this blizzard weather we’re currently having in Colorado!!

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AND, it’s perfect for work now that I’ve gone back to my ‘seasonal nursing job’.  I can’t wait to wear it in to all the clinics!!scarf1 Win a Copy of Amy Barickmans Fabric Flowers Book

Wait! That’s not all! You get a prize without even entering! Everyone who reads this can go shopping right now in the Indygo Junction Store and receive 20% off of your whole order! Just use the code: FFBK15. This code is valid through 5/1/2013.

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Be sure to check out all the stops on the blog tour!

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A flower a day & 25 chances to win! Don’t miss a stop on Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers Blog Tour:

2/2/13 - Indygo Junction
2/4/13 - Kollabora
2/5/13 - CraftFoxes 
2/6/13 - Sewing Secrets 
2/7/13 - Princess Lasertron 
2/8/13 - Dollar Store Crafts 
2/11/13 - Tatertots & Jello 
2/12/13 - Family Ever After 
2/13/13 - This Mama Makes Stuff 
2/14/13 - Amy’s Creative Side 
2/15/13 - Today’s Creative Blog 
2/18/13 - Lazy Girl Designs
2/19/13 - Skip to My Lou
2/20/13 - The Sewing Loft
2/21/13 - The Crafty Cupboard
2/22/13 - Fishsticks Designs
2/25/13 - Taradara <—- hey, that’s me!
2/26/13 - Diary of a Quilter
2/27/13 - Craft Gossip
2/28/13 - How Joyful
3/1/13 - Lindsay Sews
3/4/13 - Flamingo Toes
3/5/13 - In Color Order
3/6/13 - See Kate Sew
3/7/13 - Handmade Charlotte
3/8/13 - Sew Caroline
3/9/13 - Indygo Junction Wrap Up Post, Bonus Giveaway & Free Project

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Comments

  1. I like cotton blends.

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  2. I love working with cottons ! Love the colorful big flower you created for your scarf, TFS
    Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Joan Mitchell says:

    I love working with cotton/polyester blends. The cotton gives the fabric a nice feel, while the polyester makes it behave a little better (not so many wrinkles).

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  4. Since I’m kind of new to working with fabrics, I can’t really say what is my favorite to work with just yet. Whatever is easiest! ;)
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  5. My favorite fabric to work with is cotton prints.

    ps – Your flower turned out so pretty.
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  6. Lovin’ the flower power on that adorable hat! If you gotta be chillin’ make it thrillin’!

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  7. As of right now my favorite fabric to work with is old t-shirts :) But I too am an avid upcycler. I am currently working on an adorable toddler dress out of a button up dress shirt.

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  8. That scarf is so cute!!!!! You are very creative. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. I love working with recycled fabric, so the gorgeous “sweater” flower is something I would make!! Lots of fun ……

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  10. I love to work with cottons but also like wool and felt. Your scarf is beautiful and I am sure very warm too!

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  11. Love working with wool! Great book!

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  12. I would LOVE to win this!! How exciting!
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  13. I was surprised at the size of this flower – what a marvelous way to upcycle!

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  14. carolee c. says:

    I like working with knits – they are very forgiving!

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  15. I would love to win this book. I’m already thinking of places to use the flowers.

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  16. I would especially like to make the felt flowers. I like felt.

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  17. call me crazy but I love burlap

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  18. My favorite is currently cotton, but after seeing your cute sweater flower, I realize there are other fabrics to explore!

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  19. I think if I have to choose, it would be cottons. Love this book.

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  20. What a cool idea with the ruffle on the sweater.

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  21. I like to work with knits, like a soft T-shirt knit.

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  22. I love working with cottons and jersey knits!! What a great idea for a book!!!

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  23. I like to work with cottons the best – it seems to be easiest. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  24. I love to work with cotton!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Can’t wait to get my hands on this book Awesome

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  26. I have to go thrifting for a wool sweater I can shrink! Would love the book, too!

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  27. Oh wow, I never thought of recycled sweaters! Very interesting. Would love to have the book.

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  28. Wow! This book looks great!

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  29. I love working with cotton!

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  30. i’ve really only used cotton, so, the sweater is such a good idea!

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  31. I usually prefer to work with cotton, but I have made some rather fun brooches and pincushions using wool felt. However, I haven’t tried felting my own wool yet as I never seem to find the bargains in the charity shops. Cute flower.

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  32. What a beautiful flower! It looks awesome with your scarf! I make quilts so 99% of the time I use cotton fabrics. This book looks great and who doesn’t love making flowers? Sounds like a super way to get your creative juices flowing, hehe.

    Thank you for a great guveaway and a chance to win.

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  33. I like working with cotton.

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