Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers Book Tour and Giveaway

Lazies, Thank you for joining me on my day of Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers blog tour. My gorgeous flower is the Wool Daffodil and I adore it!. We are giving away a copy of Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers book & the Clover needle felting tools used to add the swirl embellishment to my flower. Details below.

Daffodil Flower
Here’s my flower in place on my jacket, ready to hit the town in style. I love the combination of textures, dimension and materials. It adds new character to my outdoor ensemble. I’ll just have to steer clear of my friend Karen S, whom I know would love this so much, she’d shamelessly wrestle it right off my shoulder. Karen – I’ll see you when the weather warms up.

Fabrics and Embellishments
Here are the materials I used to create this Daffodil. Three pieces of heavy cotton fabric and two colors of Clover’s wool roving. I couldn’t…ahem…locate my wool fabrics in my not-so-tidy studio, but I’m thrilled with the result using these heavy cottons I picked up on a trip to Japan.

Fabric Flowers Book
Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers book is packed with 25 beautiful and creative flowers to decorate your life. The directions were easy to follow and I plan to try more of the designs in this book. The daffodil from the Fabric Flowers book is shown here made in wool.

Clover Tools
I used Clover Needlecraft’s felting tools and wool roving. This is the first time I tried needle felting. It was easy and successful. I like the added dimension it brings to my flower. I used heavy cotton fabric for my base. To give it more structure like wool, I added our Sew Lazy Face-It Soft fusible lightweight interfacing on the back of the main fabric. The needle felting was successful through the cotton and interfacing.

Special Offer for Lazies
Indygo Junction is offering a special discount just for Lazies. Use code FFBK11 for 20% off your next order (offer expires 5/1/13) – awesome!

The Giveaway
I’ll select one winner to receive:
– Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flower book
– Clover Needlecraft Needle felting mat, tool & roving

Enter To Win
– Enter by posting a comment below. Do you think my friend Karen S. will try to steal my beautiful flower? Do you like the book? Do you like my flower?
– One comment per person.
– Be sure you type your email address correctly so I can contact you.
– I’ll pick 1 winner using the random number generator.
– Enter by Friday February 22, 2013, 10 pm Eastern time.
– I’ll contact the winner via email.

Fabric Flower Blog Tour
A flower a day & 25 chances to win! Don’t miss a stop on Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers Blog Tour:

2/2/13 – Indygo Junction Kick Off Post
2/4/13 – Kollabora
2/5/13 – CraftFoxes
2/6/13 – Sewing Secrets by Coats & Clark
2/7/13 – Princess Lasertron
2/8/13 – Dollar Store Crafts
2/11/13 – Tater Tots & Jello
2/12/13 – Family Ever After
2/13/13 – This Mama Makes Stuff
2/14/13 – Amy’s Creative Side
2/15/13 – Today’s Creative Blog
2/18/13 – Lazy Girl Designs – You are here!
2/19/13 – Skip to My Lou
2/20/13 – The Sewing Loft
2/21/13 – The Crafty Cupboard
2/22/13 – Fishsticks Designs
2/25/13 – Taradara
2/26/13 – Diary of a Quilter
2/27/13 – Craft Gossip
2/28/13 – How Joyful
3/1/13 – Lindsay Sews
3/4/13 – Flamingo Toes
3/5/13 – In Color Order
3/6/13 – See Kate Sew
3/7/13 – Handmade Charlotte
3/8/13 – Sew Caroline
3/9/13 – Indygo Junction Wrap Up Post with BONUS Giveaway & Free project

Indygo Junction
Indygo Junction Inc., founded by creative entrepreneur Amy Barickman, is an  established sewing and crafts business that offers stylish and timeless, easy-to-follow patterns and a variety of idea-rich project books. Amy continues to work with artists and designers from around the world to create unique projects, having sold over 2 million books and sewing patterns.

Amy Barickman

Amy will be teaching at the upcoming Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA on February 28th at 4:30 & March 1st at 3:30.  Her class is called Fabric Flower Power! and will highlighted some of the methods featured in the book, show tools used, and teach some short-cut methods. With a fresh, fashion-forward style, connects creative enthusiasts of all ages. Hint, Hint: LIKE them on Facebook

Thanks for joining in on the fun of the Indygo Junction Fabric Flowers book tour. Remember, comment below to enter the giveaway.


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180 Responses to “Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers Book Tour and Giveaway”

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  1. joy stadt — February 18, 2013 @ 8:20 am

    I love this!

  2. Cathy Francis — February 18, 2013 @ 8:27 am

    I am starting a new career, and think these flowers would make nice accessories for my new clothes.

  3. Rachel Hober — February 18, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    Gorgeous flower! I think I’d try to steal it, lol! I haven’t seen that book yet, but would love to learn a new flower making technique! Felting looks fun!

  4. Me Pendleton — February 18, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    Love the flower ! I have a friend who would steal it also !
    Thanks for the great offer

  5. Gill — February 18, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    I love your flower and I think you should make one for Karen so she doesn’t have to steal yours!

  6. Colleen — February 18, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    This flower is absolutely adorable. I am so glad that these are the new accessories that folks are wearing. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Gaycha Mayhew — February 18, 2013 @ 8:48 am

    Something to brighten up drab winter colored clothes. The book has so many great ideas to try. Thank you for the offer.

  8. Holly — February 18, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    Love the flowe. I predict you will make a flower for your friend. It will be. Fun to win the vook and be able to make some different things!

  9. Holly — February 18, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    Love this. I think u will make your friend a flower.

  10. Ghee — February 18, 2013 @ 8:59 am

    I love the flower, and I would stay far away from Karen until spring. Either that or you could make her one, which would be nice.

  11. Arlene — February 18, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    I love your flower, I can see so many uses for the book and the flower. We may all stand in line behind your friend Karen to try to take it from your shoulder.

  12. Jill Williams — February 18, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    Wonderful flower! Now I just need to figure out a way to wear it with a down jacket…

  13. Marcy P. — February 18, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    I would love having this book and if I were Karen I’d be after that flower!!!

  14. — February 18, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    If we all know how to make this wonderful flower, there will be lots of them popping up all over, blooming from one friend to the next. Love the giveaway!

  15. helen l walsh — February 18, 2013 @ 9:09 am

    I would love to win this book. Have been thinking about felting embellishments and have been researching books for instructions on fabric flower making. This would fit the bill on both counts.

    I love your flower and your friend isn’t the only one you need to watch out for.

    Thanks for coming up with new and fresh ideas, Joan.

  16. Patty — February 18, 2013 @ 9:09 am

    This looks beautiful!

  17. Debbie Rhodes — February 18, 2013 @ 9:12 am

    Wow… another project I can make for my grandgirls… they will love it.. could even put these in the hair….

  18. Eileen — February 18, 2013 @ 9:12 am

    Darling flowers. If I was your friend there the same thing would have happened. Can’t blame her!

  19. Grace — February 18, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    I really love working with felted wool and the wool daffodil shown today is the best. I have to try it soon.

  20. Virginia — February 18, 2013 @ 9:16 am

    Joan you did a fabulous job with your daffodil. It is gorgeous.

  21. Sue Baker — February 18, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    I’d like to give the embellishments a try. Sue Baker

  22. lynn — February 18, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    I think your flower is great. Love the color combination and the book appears to have many other fun ideas. As for your friend snatching your flower? Most definitely. I would be on the look out for her. She obviously has your same good taste. This is a great give away.

  23. JEAN WHITE — February 18, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    I really like your flower and I am getting ready to try to make one.

  24. Stephanie Mansdoerfer — February 18, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    The flower is gorgeous! I’m sure your friend would be tempted! The book looks great with many wonderful ideas! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  25. Patricia Conner — February 18, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    Karen will offer you a Benadryl for your cold you don’t have and when you fall asleep— whish your flower will be GONE ! Watch out.

  26. Jane P — February 18, 2013 @ 9:26 am

    Love all these flower ideas, can’t wait to get started making some for the granddaughters

  27. Lana Hardman — February 18, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    Love your flowers that are shown on the book cover. I have never done
    any felting but would really like to try it. Flower makes your blazer look
    awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Judi Reiss — February 18, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    What a fun and cute project! Hope I win!

  29. Pat Martin — February 18, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    Absolutely love the flower! So happy to have found this place! Wish me luck….

  30. Ellen M. — February 18, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    If Karen didn’t try to steal your flower, I certainly would if I saw you! Thanks to all for the chance to win, so I don’t have to turn to a life of flower theft!!!

  31. Agneta Ekholm — February 18, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    Well, I am sure I would try to get it as well as your friend, I can send you my addresse instantly! But if you feel like giving the flower to her, I would LOVE to get ny hands on the book as well as the tool, so I can make my own flower(s) – I don’t think I will be able to stop with just one! I can see this cute flower as an embellishment on a bag (what else, I am totally into bags, yours as well as the ones I design myself!) maybe in springcloros/springfabric!

  32. Yvonne — February 18, 2013 @ 9:43 am

    I love your flower and I can’t imagine Karen not feeling the same. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  33. Melanie Warman — February 18, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    Oh Lazy One, I am just learning about felting through knitting, and would love to learn this method too!

  34. Maria L. — February 18, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    Love the flower! Would love to see your book also, as I have the winter blues and these flowers seem like a good tonic for that! (PS–you should make a flower for your friend so she can avoid a life of crime 😉

  35. Sandy — February 18, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    Now into my stash of roving ’cause I just have to have a new flower.

  36. Shirley — February 18, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    Daffodils are blooming in my yard on the So.Oregon Coast, love those happy bouncing, brave bobble yellow heads!

  37. MaryBeth — February 18, 2013 @ 9:56 am

    Yes, I do think your friend is going to try to steal your pretty flower, cuz I sure would!! I’d love to win your giveaway, thanks for the chance.

  38. Sandy Wootten — February 18, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    Pick me! Pick Me! Very pretty

  39. CarolH — February 18, 2013 @ 10:03 am

    Your beautiful flower wouldn’t stand a chance near me and my friends. The book looks great and I’m ready to get started making flowers. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  40. Bunny Vance — February 18, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    I love your flower! I do think Karen will try to steal it ~ who wouldn’t if it just gorgeous! Very interesting techniques with that felting tool . . . something I have never tried!
    Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to see more flowers you do!
    Bunny Vance
    bunnyvance at gmail dot com

  41. Debra Bopp — February 18, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    I am sure she will steal this flower, it is wonderful!! Would love to have the book and tools, such fun and inspiration!

  42. Sheree — February 18, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    I love the flower. The picture inspires me to create flowers for my jackets and bags. Thank you for sharing.

  43. Kay — February 18, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    Just gorgeous. I am sure Karen will be after it, as who wouldn’t? Thank you for sharing.

  44. Terry — February 18, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    Love, love your flower. And I would love to make one out of the wool…so cool.

  45. Sandie — February 18, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    I love the flower. Karen wouldn’t be the only one to try wrestling it off your shoulder. The book looks fabulous darling’. Would love to try the flowers.

  46. Susan Fogel — February 18, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    Of course Karen would wrest that lovely flower from you, I would too!

  47. Amber — February 18, 2013 @ 10:42 am

    This is really cute with the cotton fabrics. I do think your friend will try to steal it. Since it is so easy you should just make another for her!

  48. Barb Bennett — February 18, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    Love your flower – thank you so much for sharing!

  49. Kathe — February 18, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    Such a clever idea – thanks for sharing.

  50. Lori — February 18, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    Your wool flower is lovely! I would like to make one for myself. Thanks!