Then I folded the bottom of each petal and hot glued them in a circle.
For the middle I made a ribbon rose (tutorial here).
I tried it on, and before I decided that I was a few decades to old to pull it off, my daughter came in and declared it AWESOME. I'm not sure if it's always the best idea to take fashion advice from teenagers, but I took a risk and wore it. I discovered that it is impossible not to be in a terrific mood w/ a ridiculously huge flower pinned on your cardigan.
I decided to take another risk and put a pic of myself on the blog. Naming yourself a "Trophy Wife" gives a girl a lot to live up too. Here I am in all my pony-tail glory. While running errands I even found these denim Capri's w/ hot pink stitching at Wal-Mart.
By this point, I must have been channeling Elle Woods or something, b/c I decided that I needed some hot pink shoes. I had some left over from my daughter's party and made these. For the flower I used the same technique as I did here. Instead of sewing them in a straight line, I sewed them in a circle.
Hot Pink is fun. Lesson learned.
I should mention that the pink ribbon came around a pair of PJ's and the white ribbon came around a stack of wash clothes. The pink satin is left over from Halloween a decade ago. So the total cost for all this cute-$1 (for the flip flops).
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