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A flower brooch for you favorite mom

A flower brooch for you favorite mom
Holidash asked me to create something for Mother’s Day and I came up with this felt dahlia flower brooch. It’s got a secret on the back, you’ll have to go see to find out what it is, and how to make one (or many) for your favorite mom. update: I have put together a few notes on what I learned after making about a dozen of these and how flowers made by others turned out (wonderfully!). Note, February 2014: The Holidash website shut down earlier this year so I’ve reposted the tutorial, all the links above go to it’s new location here on Not Martha.

http://www.notmartha.org/archives/2010/04/23/a-flower-pin-for-you-favorite-mom/

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