Welcome to the final day of the Fresh Vintage blog hop! I am so excited to be a part of this very talented group of designers bringing you inspiration each week.

To view the hop, you can click on the Fresh Vintage blinkie on the sidebar or immediately below. This will take you around to all of the designers on the hop.

I was so happy to receive the Sizzix Bigz Die – Flower, Petal Power. This die really rocks!!

I got back into sewing this weekend, really getting sparked creatively by the pillow class from Kim Lee at CKU San Diego. We did a ruffled pillow but it got me thinking, “I Can DO this!”. All of those super awesome pillows with flowers on them that people are selling for $50 or more…I can MAKE those!! I have to tell you, the die made this project go lickety split!

I diecut the petals from black felt, about 15 of each size. I saved the little scalloped centers that were die cut at the same time to use on another project. I cut a piece of 16″ x 24″ felt to double over to use as the pillow base and started laying my petals out, pinning them in place as I went. Then I used a sewing machine to tack down the ends of the petals, adding 3 rows of petals. I stitched the tips of 5 petals together and stitched that to the center of the flower. I then stitched around the sides of the pillow, added batting through a small opening, and closed it up. I sprayed the center of the flower with Clearsnap's Smooch Spritz in Silver Foil for some sparkle and added 5 Swarovski crystals to the center.

Easy Peasy! Seriously, this pillow only took about 45 minutes to make. Think Christmas! My daughter told me she wants one of these flowers on an old T-Shirt she has. So I'm off to do more diecutting!

Oh My Crafts! is doing a giveaway of the Flower Layers #9 die on their blog. Yes, Christmas is coming early! LOL Head on over to Oh My Crafts! to enter. And don't forget to visit the other crafters on the Hop today by using the ring tool above or on the side bar of my blog.

Thank you for hopping with us today!! 

FAQ about the Fresh Vintage Blog Hop:

How do I hop around to see ideas using the current featured die? 

Every Tuesday and Thursday between September 27-November 3, 2011 there will be a new Sizzix Fresh Vintage die featured on 6-10 of the 75 participating designers' blogs. The navigation buttons for “Hop Back” and “Hop Forward” will allow you to easily hop around and see projects featuring whatever the current die is, since those buttons are programmed to navigate only to the blogs that are participating for that die. On the next Tuesday/Thursday, the buttons will automatically reprogram themselves to navigate to the blogs that are signed up for the next featured die.

What if I start at a designer's blog that isn't one of the 6-10 signed up for that die? 

No problem! Simply hit either the “Hop Forward” or “Hop Back” button on the Fresh Vintage navigation widget from any blog's sidebar and you'll automatically advance to one of the participating blogs.

Can I go back and view the ideas for a previously featured die?

Of course! Go to the “Blog Hops” link at the top of the page. It will bring up all of the blog posts where you'll find direct links to each participating blog along with a thumbnail image of the project.

Where can I buy the Sizzix Fresh Vintage dies, by Eileen Hull?

You can visit Sizzix.com to find a local and online retailers for Sizzix products. Also be sure to visit Oh My Crafts, one of this blog hop's sponsors, (between the dates of September 27-November 3, 2011) and enter for a chance to win a Flower Layers #9 die!

The Blog Hop has ended and the navigation widget is no longer in the sidebar. How can I see the ideas?

Go to the “Blog Hops” link at the top of the page. It will bring up blog posts where you'll find direct links to each participating blog along with a thumbnail image of the project.

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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8 thoughts on “Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop – Final Day!

  1. Very nice, Jennifer! Thank you for sharing!!

    Posted on November 3, 2011 at 5:44 am
  2. Wow! I love this idea, so perfect! The flower paired with felt looks awesome. :-)

    Posted on November 3, 2011 at 11:21 am
  3. Great idea. love the color you chose. this flower looks great on your pillow. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

    Posted on November 3, 2011 at 1:46 pm
  4. Jennifer- LOVE this pillow! I can think of some people who would like one of these too so I will be getting my needle and thread out very soon. Thanks for all of your great projects all along the hop. So glad we met!

    Posted on November 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm
  5. Brilliant!
    I love it!
    I’m inspired!
    Hugs and Blessings,

    Posted on November 3, 2011 at 3:30 pm
  6. Girl, we have great minds! Thought I was the only one who would make a home decor item! Great job and I love the way you used so many petals.

    Posted on November 3, 2011 at 6:54 pm
  7. Makes me want to cuddle!

    Posted on November 4, 2011 at 1:00 am
  8. I love this Jennifer….I want to make one…Now! Nice meeting you at CKU….

    Posted on November 4, 2011 at 5:37 am