What’s better than a bunch of flowers, breakfast in bed or a box of chocolates? Hand-made goodies of course! Cath Kidston sent me a very special parcel full of my favourite things: craft goodies. Along with a set of instructions to make a lovely rosette for Mothers Day to celebrate Mothers #CkcelebrateHer. You can follow the instructions on the Cath Kidston blog if you want to make your own one.
I had a little helper to help me make my rosette as little Isla cannot do it on her own and she has hidden the finished article ready for Sunday, when I can wear it against my beautiful Cath Kidston scarf. Here is what we did to make our rosette:
Making the centre
Draw a circle around the button, then another circle 1cm wider than the button. Cut out around the outer circle.
Next turn the fabric over and write Mum and a heart on the fabric, in the middle where the button will sit. Using embroidery thread sew over the writing to make the words and heart stand out.
Using the thread, sew gathering stitches around the edge of the circle and when near the end, slip the button in to the back of the fabric. Pull the thread and tie to secure.
Voila! A completed centre for your rosette.
Making the rosette
This bit was fun! Cut two pieces of fabric, a larger piece and a smaller piece as follows:
- Large – 30 cms long, 3.5 cms wide. One side straight and one side use the pinking shears.
- Small – 21 cms long, 2.5 cms wide. One side straight and one side use the pinking shears.
Along the straight edges, sew a line of running stitches, from one end to the other. Gather the stitches up and pull thread to create the rosette. You will have one larger rosette and one smaller one, ideally it would be great to do this with contrasting fabrics, a plain and a pattern for example. Sew the rosettes together through the middle.
Next we need to sew our button into the middle of the rosette to make it look perfect for Mumma.
Ribbon and safety pin
To finish off our rosette we need to add the ribbon and safety pin.
Cut a piece of ribbon around 30 cms and fold in half. Sew to the back of the rosette. It doesn’t need to be perfectly neat as no one will really see this bit.
Once the ribbon is safely on the back of the rosette, sew the safety pin in place, making sure to be extra careful!
A rosette for Mum
Once the safety pin is in place, the rosette is ready to be pinned on to your items of clothes, or a teddy for Mothers Day. Isla loved helping me make this rosette and she’s keeping it safe ready for next Monday (Mothers Day).