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I am so very excited to be a stop on the blog tour for Amy Barickman's new book Fabric Flowers, I had the pleasure to receive the book and give a couple of flowers a try, it's pretty hard to pick because the book has 25 beautiful flowers with the patterns and detailed instructions.

I am a fabric flower lover so I was thrilled to be asked to participate, the flower I am going to show you is the lily bloom, I added my own spin and changed the center of the flower, hand stitched the edges and add some leafs =] I am super excited about how it came out.

The instructions were super easy and in the back there is patterns for all of the flowers. Here a peek to the Lily bloom flower page (how cute is the bag of the second picture in the below image huh?)

Since I still have not finish my sewing room, I though this would make the perfect wall accent, I added my new flower with my rose flower and my daisy in a embroidery hoop, and TA-DA! a cute and very pink accent for my wall is ready.

So here is your chance to win Amy's new book and Kanzashi Tools from Clover to whip up your own fab floral accessories! Simply comment sharing a project you would like to add flowers to or what you'd like to make with fabric flowers and the most original idea will be the winner, so be creative =] The winner will be chosen March 7th!

AND if you can't wait just go to and get 20% OFF your order their with the code FFBK19 (offer expires 5/1/13)

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3/9/13 – Indygo Junction Wrap Up Post, Bonus Giveaway & Free Flower Project –

So there you go! good luck and have a lovely day!

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The winner of this giveaway is comment number 15 – Elizabeth O, congratulations and I will be contacting you to get your information =]

ps. There was a lot of very fun ideas so to be fair I selected the winner using



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Joy Kelley is a Chilean Designer & lettering Artist. Mom to 3 little boys. Crafter. Pattern lover. Color obsessed. Lemon pie dependent. And the hand behind the HowJoyful Studio & HowJoyful Shop. Read more about her & the blog here →

66 replies
  1. Grace
    Grace says:

    WOW! I love the idea of putting the flowers on a background and then into a wooden hoop. I used to do embroidery and put in a hoop…but this is even cuter. I hope to try it soon. Thanks for the idea.

  2. Kim
    Kim says:

    Cute flower!
    I love the stitching around the outside, it gives is a little something extra.

  3. Ashley Q
    Ashley Q says:

    This is amazing!! I am working on ideas for the flowers for my wedding this September. I have made a few but this book would really help me finish this ambitious project!!

  4. Karen
    Karen says:

    I’ve made fabric flowers a few different ways, but I’m always searching for new ideas, this book looks great! I want to make some flowers to wear as hair accessories or dress up a headband.

  5. maria
    maria says:

    flores para los vestidos de mi nena, como prendedores, adornos para el cabello, etc infinidad de proyectos! gracias por la oportunidad de participar Joy!

  6. Ellen M.
    Ellen M. says:

    I think I would like to make the flowers to decorate the valences on the windows in my daughter’s bedroom (a row across the bottom or a cluster in each corner. I love your additions. Many thanks for the chance!

    LILA-ANNE says:

    This flower with your embellishments would look cut in my granddaughters hair! Can’ t wait towin the book!

  8. Maria L.
    Maria L. says:

    A flower-gram! I think it would be fun to incorporate words into the petals to send along a message of love or good cheer to someone!

  9. Nienke
    Nienke says:

    What a lovely book! I actually don’t want to add them to anything, I’d like to make a bouquet! My cat licks real flowers, eats plastic flowers, so I want to try fabric flowers next!

  10. Monika @ thispaperjournal
    Monika @ thispaperjournal says:

    The book looks yummy! :) I would like to upholster a small stool for my mother using fabric covered with flowers, possibly felt ones. Also, I wanna go back to ceramics. I thought about making flowers, dipping them in liquid porcelaine and constructing a flower ball prior to baking. In fact, my boyfriend has already made a nice wisteria ball that could serve as a “scaffolding”. Thanks for this chance to win! :)

  11. Lady_D
    Lady_D says:

    I want to put fabric flowers everywhere… in my hair, on my journal, in my bouquet of silk roses, on my winter coat, even in and on places I haven’t thought of yet. When I get my hands on a copy of this book, I might be making fabric flowers for a year straight…

  12. Elizabeth O
    Elizabeth O says:

    What a beutiful Wall decor piece Joy! The flowers are absolutely adorable, thank you for aharing!
    Have a wonderful day!

    • Elizabeth O
      Elizabeth O says:

      Well I just noticed I forgot to add my idea: I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE simple yet comfortable elastic belts. I have come to adore the new lines of elastic bands sold at Joann’s. Regularly I use plain metal buckles for ease, especially when it is for a young child, but now a fabric flower will ve the perfect cover up, ahem…stylish accent to hide the unsightly metal buckle. Once again, Thank you for the chance to win!

  13. Cheryl
    Cheryl says:

    Your flowers are beautiful….with neat stitching, and color choice. Makes me want to sit down and make some flowers, too!!

  14. LJ
    LJ says:

    I loved with you did with the flower and it looked so cute with the other 2 flowers. That would be a fun “granddaughter” project when they come to visit.

  15. Donna
    Donna says:

    Your rose flower/daisy is gorgeous and I love your idea of putting it on embroidery hoop. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  16. Pauline
    Pauline says:

    Your flowers in the hoop are soo pretty, makes
    me smile to look at them..Well have to give that
    a try.

  17. Vanessa
    Vanessa says:

    Hmm where would I put flowers, you mean aside from everywhere? Haha. When I was in high school I painted a canvas to use as a headboard and one week after I had it painted just as I wanted for some reason I started making felt flowers and gluing them on the headboard. 10 years later I am still not done but I still get in a flower making frenzy every now and then and add to it, even though I don’t sleep there anymore and its just a half-flower covered canvas now. So I would put flowers there to finish making my plush flowered canvas headboard!

  18. Anna Vollmer
    Anna Vollmer says:

    I think the baby girl I’m expecting this summer may need a few flowers for her hair!

  19. Sarah N
    Sarah N says:

    I love your hoop, so sweet! I would like to make a bunch of fabric flowers to go in a vase. Not sure what I would use as stems, would have to be wire wrapped in fabric I guess? Or they could be tied in s bunch with ribbon instead of in a vase and hung on the wall, I think that would be cute!

  20. Suzanne
    Suzanne says:

    I want to make pillows and embellish them in flowers to coordinate with the different rooms in my home.

  21. Sara
    Sara says:

    I would love to put some flowers on the fabric storage totes I am making! They would look so cute on the shelves of my sewing room!

  22. Carmen
    Carmen says:

    I would like to decorate my filing cabinet at work. It’s that ugly “tan” that was so common in the 80’s. I have a flat side (no drawers) turned towards me in my office so I think it would look great to create a couple lines of fabric flowers flowing down the side.

  23. Jenny S
    Jenny S says:

    I love how your flowers turned out. So pretty! I love to use flowers for hair bows, cards, and magnets for the fridge. I love all of the flowers I’ve seen from this book :)

  24. Lynn H
    Lynn H says:

    I would love to win this fun book on making flowers. With four grand daughters I use lots of flower embellishments. Always looking for new ideas for recycling too. The teaser pictures make me want to run out and buy it asap.

  25. barbara-bb
    barbara-bb says:

    I am restoring an old bassinet for the dolls of my daughter. Flowers would add a lovely and poetic touch to the sheets and blanket I would like to create to garnish the bassinet. Thanks!

  26. Peggie
    Peggie says:

    I would love this book ! I love putting flowers on skirts and dresses. I need new ideas and this looks great! Thanks for the chance.

  27. Emily L
    Emily L says:

    How pretty! I am not a super girlie girl but these flowers are gorgeous! I would love to make some hair clips for all of the ladies in my family.

  28. Charlou
    Charlou says:

    Hats! I would love to jazz up my winter hats esp. now with the 20 inches of snow on the ground.

  29. Jennifer Madigan
    Jennifer Madigan says:

    We are going to be adding an IKEA bookcase to our living room. I would love to add some color to it by putting these flowers in it.

  30. Anna
    Anna says:

    I would love to have little flower magnets for my frige. That would be useful, cute and it would be so adorable to have flowers outlining the drawings by little kids

  31. Jackie gee
    Jackie gee says:

    I love what you did! so unique.

    I would give the book to my friend. She makes personalized hangers with wires. If she had the book she can make flowers to add onto the hanger. It would be so cute for little girls hangers.

  32. Mary
    Mary says:

    I love this book it is just the neatest book on flowers to make I’ve ever seen. Sure hope I win one otherwise I guess I have to buy one.

  33. Donna Godfrey
    Donna Godfrey says:

    I want to make a wall hanging for my granddaughter in her favorite colors of pink and purple with spring green and yellow….a few felt butterflies and she would adore this!
    She would also have to have some for her hair and purse too.

  34. D Morrison
    D Morrison says:

    After almost two feet of snow in the last week, I am dreaming of making brightly colored flowers to adorn a pair of flip flops!

  35. Nuria
    Nuria says:

    Hellooooo! My soon to be daughter’s nursery will be adorn with fabric flowers that I am planing to put in colorful canvas hand-painted by me. Getting surrounded by flowers makes me feel so happy all the time and I want her to grow having that feeling too :)

  36. Sharon Griffith
    Sharon Griffith says:

    Hi Joy wow what a fabulous book to add to your sewing collection. I can see them added to quilts, bags, purses, allot.
    The project I am doing now is changing my sewing room to gray and pink…I am making a sign for my door that says “Amore” and would love to make the flower that you are showing to add just a little extra to the corner of the sign…..thanks for sharing this.

  37. Deb E.
    Deb E. says:

    My yoga mat cover is just screaming for some flower power. I would add some a few felt flowers at the top opening and enjoy the compliments I’m sure to get!

  38. Harshani
    Harshani says:

    i like & love to use fabric flower theme to my room , wanna make lots of flowers to bed pillows , bed sheet , even a wall decoration too :D

  39. sibel Ela
    sibel Ela says:

    I love them all.I will use the daisys to cover up my wedding picture’s frame. Because we used daisys theme in our wedding(invitations,cake,my dress…)and plus I love daisys which makes me happy when I just look them.Thank you for sharing us those lovely tutorials.

  40. Anni
    Anni says:

    l will love to win the book and add flowers to a mirror in my bedroom, I think it would look so lovely! I loved the idea of the embroidery hoop, you are so awesome!

  41. Carolyn Howland
    Carolyn Howland says:

    I love fabric flowers and enjoy putting them on my jewlery and on quilts. Your flowers and sdaptations to original patterns are gorgeous. Thank you for the chance for the giveaway.

  42. Kia Warner
    Kia Warner says:

    My ideas are to use the patterns for my wedding – not too original, but my ideas are 1. to have my crafty friends actually each make a flower for my bouquet so it is a bunch of memories of those friends 2. as the centerpieces and instead of real flowers for the wedding party so everyone has a hand made memento 3. I have an art wall design based upon where I will use crocheted pot holders for a tree and paint a trunk on the wall for our new house & want to add a flower garden beneath made from crafted flowers from this book and other sources.

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