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. Sara Cucuzza — February 18, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

    FLOWER WOW!!!!!!!

  2. Amy — February 18, 2013 @ 6:59 pm

    I think your flower is b-e-a-utiful and would definitely snatch it off your shoulder, but hopefully I won’t have to!

  3. Karen Lutkus — February 18, 2013 @ 7:13 pm

    Loving your fabric flowers! I am dyeing (turned it into sort of a pun) to see how to make the pansy flowers!!!! LOVE THEM! Hoping I’m the random one! I haven’t felted yet, but I’ve sewn a few fabric flowers. 🙂

  4. Carol stockman — February 18, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

    These are so beautiful, I can see them made a little smaller, for little girl’s clothes or headbands.

  5. Suzanne — February 18, 2013 @ 7:59 pm

    I love the flower. I think it would be really fun to learn needle felting.

  6. Sheryle Augustine — February 18, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

    She would be crazy not to steal it. It is so pretty. Thanks for this contest.

  7. MARY SCHOLL — February 18, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

    Love the ideas from Lazy Girl and hoping to win the book.

  8. O Norman — February 18, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

    Love Lazy Girl projects! Keep up the good work.

  9. Jane — February 18, 2013 @ 9:55 pm

    Always looking for new ideas tospur the creative juice flow.

  10. Deanna B — February 18, 2013 @ 9:56 pm

    Love the flower! The book looks like fun. Hope I win!!!

  11. Cheryl Baker — February 18, 2013 @ 10:10 pm

    I love what you’ve done with the flower….a great idea. Maybe it would be nice to make one especially for that good friend of yours!! She’d be forever grateful, and yours would be safe, too!!!

  12. Teresa Ross — February 18, 2013 @ 10:12 pm

    Beware! Karen has hired a hit man/woman who is lurking about just waiting for a chance to steal the coveted flower….watch your step! What Karen doesn’t know is that I’ve offered the hit man/woman a bribe so I’ll be getting this flower – UNLESS I win the book so I can make one myself 😉

  13. Lady_D — February 18, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

    I think the book is excellent; can’t wait ’till I get my hands on a copy. The flower looks absolutely fabulous on your jacket. As to your friend wanting to steal the flower… yep, I think she would. In fact, I would too, if I had the chance. 🙂

  14. Toni A. — February 18, 2013 @ 10:22 pm

    One of those flowers would look lovely on a tweed purse, your pattern, of course!

  15. Barbara Karklins — February 18, 2013 @ 11:01 pm

    Looks like a wonderful craft to make for myself as well to make for gift giving!

  16. Margie — February 19, 2013 @ 1:04 am

    Lucky Karen S if she bumps into you this winter. Would love a copy of the bok so that I can make it for our winter in Tasmania!

  17. Jo kidwell — February 19, 2013 @ 5:36 am

    I’ve always wanted to try needle felting. Love this flower.

  18. Donna — February 19, 2013 @ 6:18 am

    I love the idea of this book as I have many plain shirts and blouses. I love your flower and if your friend is smart, it’s already gone! 😉
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  19. Kd Brown — February 19, 2013 @ 8:15 am

    This is a wonderful book! I especially like that you are including the needle felting tools along with it. I’d love to try to do this craft. Such fun. Thanks!

  20. Dell — February 19, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    I love all dimensional sewing. THese floweres would look great on a bag, and wall- hangings as well as your shoulder! Great for stitching while watching TV too.

  21. chris — February 19, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    The flowers are fabulous! thank you!

  22. brenda fish — February 19, 2013 @ 11:54 am

    Love the flower brooch! The choice of fabrics really compliments the wool roving, and the colors are beautifully coordinated.

    You have inspired me, I need to do a few of these ASAP!

  23. Colleen Dobbeck — February 19, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    I love the flowers and patterns. I have one tartan flower that I purchased in Edinburgh last summer and wear it on my jacket, and would love to learn to make some for my coat and for my blazer – also for gifts. Your flowers are amazing. Thanks so much for the patterns and tools.

  24. Sue Schneider — February 19, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    I love all your flowers! I would love to have your book! I have the Clover tools already- I just need inspiration on how to use them. Your book would be perfect. If I don’t win, I’m gonna buy it. Ack! Did I just say that out loud??!! 😉

  25. Betty — February 19, 2013 @ 2:09 pm

    I really like the flower. I think I could make one! Your neat book shows a lot of useable and fun projects. Your friend may steal the flower, but if it’s missing you’ll know where to find it!! Wouldn’t it take a truly lazy person to steal a flower instead of making her own??

  26. Kalynn — February 19, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

    Can I steal your flower? I guess if you I can’t I will have to make my own. Looks like so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  27. Katherine — February 19, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

    you really don’t have to worry about Karen – the rest of us will also try to steal this if we see you. – fantastic flower

  28. Therese Bocchino — February 19, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

    Your flower looks really great on your jacket!
    I don’t know how to make one but I’d like to learn. Book looks interesting.

  29. Caroline Dobbeck — February 19, 2013 @ 7:14 pm

    Your flowers are wonderful. I would love to have the book and try to make some – for myself and for my friends.

  30. Sandy — February 19, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

    I love the colors you used in your flower, very sophisticated!

  31. Sandra Hedrick — February 19, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

    Very interesting & different! Sign me up! Thanks for the chance.

  32. Denise Kring — February 19, 2013 @ 11:44 pm

    the flowers shown are so creative and an excellent opportunity to “up-cycle”. -Denise

  33. Gina.S — February 20, 2013 @ 8:04 am

    I love the book and your flower thanks for a chance to win

  34. Kathy — February 20, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    I love anything made of wool. My thing is recycling wool clothing. This flower would be great.

  35. Mags P. — February 20, 2013 @ 11:54 am

    No doubt it WILL be stolen. The book looks yummy, so inspiring, and your flower is very cool!

  36. Deb H. — February 20, 2013 @ 5:20 pm

    The book is wonderful and the flower is lovely…..I know i would not steal it if I were yout friend, but I would try to get you to give it to me!!

  37. nicole — February 20, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

    love the use for scrap felt and fabrics! I can use this to make flowers for my daughter who is in parades

  38. Ginger — February 20, 2013 @ 9:42 pm

    Love your flower. Hope your friend doesn’t steal your flower. Maybe you should make her one for her birthday.

  39. diann — February 20, 2013 @ 11:02 pm

    Haven’t tried felting yet….I think it is on the near horizon tho….dil Gail loves daffodils….

  40. Liz O — February 21, 2013 @ 12:44 am

    Gorgeous flower! Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win!

  41. Michelle — February 21, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    What a fabulous book. But, am I drooling over that Japanese fabric!!!
    Friends steal often but call it ‘borrowing for a bit’.

  42. Mary Ellen Coumerilh — February 21, 2013 @ 11:27 am

    If I were Karen, I would indeed steal your beautiful flower! Actually, I would be tempted to steal the entire book, except maybe I’ll actually win it. Alas, if not, I will buy it. Thanks so much!

  43. MHS — February 21, 2013 @ 12:07 pm

    WOW! Found this on my first visit to LazyGirl’s and hope I’m the winner. I would love to make a whole garden!

  44. Susan — February 21, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

    I want to try felting. This would be the perfect way to get a start on a new craft.

  45. Sandra B — February 21, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    Would just love to get my hands on both the book and the tools!!!

    Sandra B

  46. Tammy Hempel — February 21, 2013 @ 6:32 pm

    I really would like to have the book. There are some really nice flowers. Thank you for the giveaway.

  47. Nancy D — February 21, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

    I think you will give your friend this gorgeous flower and make another for yourself 🙂 I love Indygo Junction patterns and would love to get my hands on this book! I’m also a long time fan of Clover. I’ve only just started doing a little of felting and really enjoy it! Even though I tend to put a hole or two in my fingers 🙂

  48. Norma Jean McDarmont — February 21, 2013 @ 10:08 pm

    I love all the Lazy’s patterns, products, and instructions, tips and I already have the book now all I need is the tools. I will probably purchase them also, I never win anything, so good luck to whoever does.

  49. julie mangrum — February 21, 2013 @ 10:08 pm

    I would love to have this book. i love to make things and give them away and donate to auctions and fund raisers. i have lots of friends that i would give a flower to just because of who they are. i also bake lots of cakes to donate or just give away so if i win this book i could add a nice flower to the package. thats giving 2 goodies in one. thanks!!

  50. Tammy Hempel — February 21, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

    This book looks real interesting!! I would really like to have this one for sure. Thank you for the giveaway.