Each year, the Texas Bellas
plan a little somethin' somethin'
for Silver Bella Welcome Night.
Last year, it was PJ's & "Texas Bella" shirts!
This year, we decided to make
Vintage Texas Mums for each other.
My swap partner is Miss Valita!
(I don't think she reads my blog on a regular basis...
so I'm gonna share my creation!
Valita, if you are peeking... this is your chance to turn away!)
hint, hint! LOL
We were each asked to fill out a short
questionnaire. There was one comment
that Valita made that stuck out the most:
"I want the mum to look old but new".
So, I gathered new, floral fabric
which a shabby feel & a doilie...
and went from there.
I tucked little pieces of vintage ribbon
into the mum for extra color.
For the center piece, I decided to used this
vintage Frozen Charlotte.
I made a wee apron to tie in
with this years theme:
Using vintage music sheet, I made a wee
crown & place 3 vintage jewels atop.
Every Bella needs a crown, right?
The 3 rhinestones represent the THREE years
Valita has attended Silver Bella.
I added lots of frayed farbic,
seam binding, ribbon & lace.
The seam binding is tied in
I also gathered ribbon by sewing down the
center... I thought this would add some texture.
And as a special touch:
I took several pieces of fabric,
including burlap & velvet and made
a long strip of "patch work".
Valita loves to quilt... so, I thought
she would appreciate the added detail.
To ensure safe travels to & from Omaha,
I wanted to "box" the mum.
So, I decorated this photo storage box
with vintage story book pages
and plan to tie it all together using some
of the floral fabric used in the mum.
And that's it! :)
My Vintage Texas Mum!
I hope she likes it!
until next time,