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”

  1. Mary Gross — February 18, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    Very nice! Felting is such a great craft and so versatile !

  2. Janice Jesse — February 18, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    Love the flowers they will make such a wonderful gift and to have for suits, scarfs it is endless

  3. Jayne Griffith — February 18, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    I love this!

  4. Jeanne Robinson — February 18, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    What a precious idea! so very clever. I want to make some of the roses.

  5. LILA-ANNE — February 18, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    Very interesting. Would love to try and make these!

  6. wintu nancy — February 18, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    What fun ideas. I am sure I need another craft to learn!

  7. Nancy M — February 18, 2013 @ 11:15 am

    I am sure she would not steal it off your shoulder, but she may ask you to make one for her shoulder.

  8. Marcy — February 18, 2013 @ 11:16 am

    Wow! Such a simple craft with stunning results!

  9. HeatheDG — February 18, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    I think I do need this book – so many great flowers! I love using them for pins and papercrafts and would love the additional ideas! I’d definitely keep clear of your friend Karen…although, it is always fun to share with a friend! Maybe she could come make one with you.

  10. Sherry — February 18, 2013 @ 11:35 am

    I love your flower and I am sure that your friend would like to find a way to get it from your shoulder to hers. I will be taking Amy’s class at the Expo in Puyallup, I am so excited.

  11. connie — February 18, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

    I love this flower design u can use this design for quilting and knitting

  12. Deb E. — February 18, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

    Fave colors plum and military green (I wear a lot) are here so I love the flower. I sure need a felting tool–genius. Would love to win the book as well. It’s on my wish list.

  13. carly reed — February 18, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

    Your friend will definitely swipe your flower. Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. Linda Sorensen — February 18, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

    If Karen doesn’t wrestle it from you, I will give it a shot! Love the flowers.

  15. Kathy Bumb — February 18, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

    I am sure your friend will try to steal your flower. I love making fabric flowers and would like to learn how to felt. What a fantastic giveaway!!!!

  16. Jeanie Davidson — February 18, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    Spring has sprung! Lovely!

  17. Carolyn Hagerman — February 18, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    How adorable. I teach sewing to 30 young ladies who love making things like this with their scraps. It would be great to have for them to use making these cute flowers. They range in age from 7 to 13 yrs and I’m sure this book would be appreciated by them all!!! Thanks for the chance to win it!!!!

  18. Patricia Emery — February 18, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

    Oh, this would be wonderful! I’ve been collecting (read as HOARDING) wool pieces from the local thrift store for a couple years and now need to start DOING something with them!!!

  19. Glenda B — February 18, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    Love your gorgeous flower! It would look great on my new jacket too. 🙂

  20. Kathy Caddell — February 18, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

    Love Love Love this!!!!

  21. Virginia — February 18, 2013 @ 1:19 pm

    Love it , looks like fun!

  22. Eden — February 18, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    I am in love with the colors! Very woman around town!

  23. Karen Johnson — February 18, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    OK, if I don’t win, I will have to purchase this!!! So stankin cute!!!

  24. teresa heinz — February 18, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

    u should make her one. so cute she will love

  25. Nancy Wagner — February 18, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

    This looks like so much fun!!!! Would love to have it!

  26. Corinne — February 18, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    I love the look of these flowers! Protect your shoulder and make another flower for Karen. Thanks for this opportunity.

  27. Vickie Phillips — February 18, 2013 @ 2:28 pm

    I love the flower!! I love making fabric flowers!!!

  28. Helen Stewart — February 18, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

    I love the beautiful flower pin!

  29. Peggy — February 18, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

    I love making fabric flowers so really could use the book.

  30. Barbara G. — February 18, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

    Love the flower and would like to be able to make one. Would liven up drab looking winter clothes and get us in the mood for spring!

  31. donna — February 18, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

    love the flower and the book is amazing!

  32. Susan Radke — February 18, 2013 @ 3:39 pm

    What fun it would be if you and your friend started a mutual “stealing” group. She steals your flower, you steal her something something, and back and forth. You could have great fun, and perhaps your followers would join in “stealing” from each other. I enjoyed your post. Thank you!

  33. John Scibran — February 18, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

    If Karen S doesn’t steal it, I will. The book looks great. Lots of great ideas. The flower looks nice on the jacket.

  34. Barbara — February 18, 2013 @ 5:12 pm

    This book is full of inspiration. Would love to win it! 🙂 Love the needlefelting!

  35. Norma — February 18, 2013 @ 5:15 pm

    I’m sure the flowers will be a nice addition to bags. I don’t think a friend would steal from you but you’ll have to make her at least one!!

  36. Mary Mag — February 18, 2013 @ 5:20 pm

    The daffodil is beautiful!

  37. Melissa — February 18, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

    I dont think she will steal it. She may “borrow” it and forget to return it :p
    I think the book looks neat and I love the flower!

  38. Cathy Ledbetter — February 18, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

    I love the flower and could think of a jillion things to do with the flowers from the book!

  39. cytnhia — February 18, 2013 @ 5:34 pm

    The first thing I thought was “NEAT” , i would be right there with Karen trying to wrestle it right off your jacket too! LOL , Love it

  40. LolaJune — February 18, 2013 @ 5:41 pm

    Your flower is adorable. LOVE it on that blazer. Gorgeous

  41. Kathy booth — February 18, 2013 @ 5:50 pm

    Wow! Another craft that I’m likely to be addicted to! This looks like a ton of fun! Thanks for the opportunity to give it a try…for free! Love your products and patterns.


  42. Mary Rohrbeck — February 18, 2013 @ 5:51 pm

    Love these crazy flowers! I’ve done some wool felting but nothing like this!

  43. Hueisei — February 18, 2013 @ 5:56 pm

    I like your flower!

  44. Nikki Pacheco Theard — February 18, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

    I think your friend might try to “pick” your charming flower pin, let’s make it easy for her and gift her with a copy of Indygo Junction’s ‘ Fabric Flowers’. I love the pin and would love to needle felt up a few fabric flower brooches to gift to friends. Thanks for the giveaway!

  45. Lorry Junholt — February 18, 2013 @ 6:04 pm

    Looks intriguing! I’d love to try these.

  46. jane — February 18, 2013 @ 6:20 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win. Hope I can make these neat flowers.

  47. Sara — February 18, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

    These are super-cute. Mmmmm. So many possibilities.

  48. AZ Barbara — February 18, 2013 @ 6:42 pm

    Answers to questions 1, 2 and 3 … I do. I do. I do. 🙂

  49. Denise Morrison — February 18, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    I have never done needle felting, but it might be time! I would like to try this with a blanket stitch edging too. I have a t-shirt knit necklace that I would like to pin it on!

    Thanks for giving away a book!

  50. mia cryer — February 18, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

    Make lots and spread flower love to everyone!!!!!!! :0)