Friday, June 25, 2010

Blog Swap with Sumo's Sweet Stuff

I am super excited about my very first Blog Swap ever because I get to swap with Summer from Sumo's Sweet Stuff.  She is just the cutest and her daughters are definitely squishable!  Hope you enjoy her tutorial.  Don't forget to go check out her blog for my tutorial!

Hello everyone!

I'm so excited to be guest posting over here today on The Pumpkin Patch!

I'm Sumo, from Sumo's Sweet Stuff!

Sumo's Sweet Stuff

My real name is Summer, but my husband nicknamed me Sumo when we were dating. (Should I be offended?) Now he's got all of my family, as well as lots of our friends, calling me Sumo. I think Aunt Sumo sounds pretty great, don't you? I live in Utah with my husband, and our two beautiful daughters!

Growing up, I never used to be all that domestic or crafty, so I think no one is more surprised than my mom at how I've ended up where I am today! I started Sumo's Sweet Stuff last May as a place to keep some of my crafting projects so that my personal blog wasn't overrun with them. Somehow, that developed into a place to host giveaways, share tutorials, share recipes, and feature fellow bloggers' ideas and blogs! I also use my blog to promote my etsy shop, so if you're ever in the market for some baby girl accessories, come on over! Every Monday is Market Yourself Monday, where you can link up your latest projects, and visit other blogs to get some inspiration!
Sumo Sweet Stuff

I thought I'd share a quick tutorial on some simple fabric flowers. They are quickly becoming one of my favorites!

These fabric flowers are ridiculously easy to make, and I just love the way they look!

What you need:

hot glue/gun
circles to trace (I used plastic cups)

You'll want to start out by tracing various sizes of circles, to layer one on top of the other.

Next, put a dot of hot glue in the center of the flower...

and pinch it. (Let the glue cool a bit - I've burned myself many a time making these!)

You can kind of play with the lay of them, but they are really unique!

After you've done however many layers you're planning on, hot glue the layers on top of each other.

Add your bling. (Apparently I spaced it on taking a picture of that step!)

And glue it on to a clip.

Cute, right?

They are also super cute on the fabric/elastic headbands. You can see on some of them that I added some layers of tulle between the fabric.

You can find something every day of the week at Sumo's Sweet Stuff:

Market Yourself Monday
Tutorial Tuesday
Mouth-Watering Wednesday
Things to Try Thursday
Feature Friday
Showcase Saturday
Sponsor Sunday

Thanks again for having me! I hope to see you all over at Sumo's Sweet Stuff soon!


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lisa said...

fun idea- and a great way to use up all those fabric scraps!