Rick Rack Roses &; Yet Another Giveaway

Did you think I forgot about this little project I warned you about?

I didn't forget.  But in classic Carey fashion, I did get sidetracked with other things.  But today I sat down and finished!  Curious yet?  The suspense getting to you?  I won't make you wait any longer....

If you follow me on Facebook (<ahem>, if you don't you should!  There is even more sharing going on over there.),  you would have read my mention of the rick-rack roses tutorial over at The Crafting Chicks.

photo courtesy of The Crafting Chicks

As soon as I saw this little project I had a plan for these little rick-rack roses.  So guess what I sat down and made????
Rings, can you believe it?!  OK, if you've been around here for more than...oh, I don't know... A MINUTE you already know about my ridiculous love of rings.  You probably guessed it was rings before I even mentioned it.  Well, that and the picture of the ring base was a dead give away.  And speaking of rings, I may or may not have bought another new one this week....  anyway....

The Crafting Chicks inspired me so I ran down to Michael's & the fabric store to pick up some ring bases and ric-rac (I really don't know which is the proper way to spell it) and got to work.  Their excellent tutorial can be found here.  I'll just show you a few pics of my work along the way.

The first step is the hardest, and it isn't all that bad.  You have to take 2 pieces and ric-rac and twist them together.  They will sorta interlock.  Then to keep them stable you run a simple stitch with the sewing machine straight down the middle.  For some reason the bobbin thread kept getting all bunched up underneath so it took me la little longer than it should have but even with that complication it took less than 1/2 hour.

Then you literally just roll it up into a ball.  To keep it secure, you take a good sized needle and run a stitch or two straight through the middle of the ball.

Next, just glue it down to the ring base.  I used some fabric glue I had in stock (you just never know what you're going to find in my magic craft stash).

Let it dry for a bit and voila!  So easy, but so fun and quirky!  I really love it.

This is the yellow one I made with the jumbo ric-rac.  You'll notice a difference in the "petals", they are slightly turned down.  A little more realistic as a flower, or at least a different interpretation of a flower.  They bend down easily, but they occasionally pop back.  You just have to bend them back into place.  I'm sure that after a while they will stay put.

Now, you know I can't make one and not make one for you!  Well, at least one of you.  So here's the deal:

The yellow one will be going home to live with one you, my reader-friends!  AND you get 2 chances to win:

  1. Leave a comment here on this post and tell me what you plan to wear it with, should you be the lucky winner.
  2. You will earn another shot at winning if you go to the Facebook Page, "Like" it, and then leave a comment there too!

It won't get you an extra entry, but feel free to pass on the news to your friends.  The more the merrier!

Entries will be received until 11:59pm Wednesday May 4th.  Up to 2 entries per person.  If you are the winner please contact me by Sunday May 8th with your address so I can get it shipped off to you.  If I don't hear from the winner by then, I will have to re-draw :(

Good luck, and if you don't win, make your own!!  It's easy and fun!!

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