Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Growing Flowers

If you are a maker-of-things-person and ever use the bags of polyfil to stuff your creations, you've probably got a pretty good stash of these darn wooden dowels just like me.

One is included in every bag of polyfil (well, with the brand I get anyway). They are to be used to help poke polyfil into corners, cracks, and creepy areas of your creations.

Yes. I have used them for that purpose. But, even I only need one for poking.

I hate to admit it, but I've tossed a lot of them during my creating years. I've tried to figure out what to do with them. Let's see....too thick for ka-bobs. Sand them down and make knitting needles? Mini drum sticks...are you kidding me? Kindling for summer campfires? I just couldn't figure out a good use for them but knew there must be something they would be good for.

I FINALLY got it. Duh. Flower stems!  Why didn't I think of it before?

So last night while watching the Westminster Dog Show (what adorable animals!), I created a bouquet of felt flowers.

Which one is your favorite?


  1. I like the whole bouquet!! And doggone it, I've never found a dowel in my polyfil, no matter the brand!

  2. Oh dear! I tend to use a Fairfield brand. I hope you can find some dowels.