Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Shabby or chic?

Ok...feel free to click on the picture to get a bigger view.  I'm torn.  I've now made several fabric flowers but I don't know which version I like better.  On one hand, I like the ease and simplicity of the "chic" version on the left. On the other hand, I really love the "shabby" frayed and currled edges of the version on the right.  The kids aren't any help to me today.  They're being just as indecisive as I am!

Bonus on the "chic" version...once it's done, it's done.  No waiting on the wash/dry factor.

Bonus on the "shabby" version...I'm getting a lot of laundry done!  It would be a crime to just wash a couple fabric flowers.

What do you think?  I'm really looking for some opinions here.  I have a pile of flowers that I either need to wash or walk away from.  Actually, I'm not even sure what I'm going to do with all of the pins I've made so far!   Oh what to do, what to do.  Opinions, please!!  :)

**Note to yesterday's blog readers...I tried the folded vs. stacked version in the washer and have decided I like them both, unfortunately!  I will probably continue to use the stacked version when I have 3 fabrics to use as opposed to 2 or 4.  Easy way to distinguish at least that part of my flower pin dilema :)


Debbie Flattum said...

I can see why you are torn between the 2 styles...I like them both, too. With the colors and texture of these specific flowers, I like the clean lines of the left one better. IMHO

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli,

I was at regionals too; my first time and felt somewhat overwhelmed...glad I can read all about it and leadership too online! I missed a lot....That was a great idea to post the flowers both chic and shabby. I personally like the shabby/washed because they are fluffier and more like real flowers. They make you want to touch and play with Mary L at

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli,

I love both versions and it was a great idea to share both....I personally like the washed flower the best if I had to pick seems more like a real flower and fluffier, and makes you want to touch it! lol Mary L at