"A rose by any other name..." she said. True? I'm not so sure.
Remember the little fabric flowers I made not too long ago? I made them from a pattern that I found online. It was a good pattern. It was easy to do and easy to do neatly. The flowers turned out quite lush and lovely. Everything was swell. The flowers would make super gifts and work well on lots of projects. Just one thing. It wasn't my pattern and if I wanted a flower to make for, say, a craft fair, I couldn't, in good conscious, use this one.
That being the case, I went searching for a new pattern that I could use, one that was, I don't know, up for grabs or something. Quite possibly, I have seen every flower pattern on the world wide web. Most of them are not okay. What to do, what to do? I'd just have to come up with something on my own. Ack!!!! I didn't exactly feel up to the task but, whatever. I gave it a shot last night.
This is my prototype.
I thought about what I liked about the other flower pattern. I liked the poofiness of it and the orderliness of the petals. I took the idea for that and the cupcake paper flower from Martha Stewart, (remember those?) and sort of combined the two into My Flower pattern
I made this new flower a little poofier, poofiness being a very important factor in a flower, by adding more petals. I scalloped the edges of the petals with my new handy-dandy rotary cutter. While the borrowed pattern had circles backing the petals, mine does not. The petals are connected only in the middle, under the button. I have folded the petals more times to make them fuller and fluttery-er.