The unofficial theme of the week is: What projects and crafties can I do to avoid doing my taxes. Over the weekend, a friend came over to get my help with an embroidery project. She wanted to make sunflowers, so I finally tore open the wrapping of the New Old Stock Bucilla “Studio Twelve” Flower Looms that I bought on ebay, like, 10 years ago. The little sunflower turned out so well that I went on a Bucilla flower-making spree all weekend! So much fun!

What will I do with all of them (and I keep making more!)? 


What should I do with them??? Ideas welcome!

I found lots of videos on this youtube channel for making variations.

Looms like this seem to be made new today (I see them on Amazon), but if I buy any more, I will surely go for vintage — there are even squares! — and from a variety of olde companies — all spotted on ebay. For example, searching “flower loom vintage”:

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  1. Jean says:

    I second that emotion! Knitting-and is an amazing trove of vintage craft information– highly addictive! I discovered it while trying to figure out my Singercraft Be sure to explore all the nooks and crannies, and Sarah’s blog is great! So inspirational. Flower looming is one of my favorite vintage crafts: easy, fun, versatile, practically instant results, and the tools and supplies are still relatively inexpensive. Which is a good thing, because I have about two dozen flower looms…

  2. Kit says:

    Back in 1973 when my daughter was born, my aunt made the prettiest baby quilt for her in pastels. Just a simple front and back sewn together and instead of tying with yarn, she used the pastel daisies every few inches. It was almost solid flowers.

  3. Neil says:

    Make great wall leis for you new mahalo lounge decor…..
    Make little ones and string leis for your luau guests in your lounge…
    Cover a lampshade for you lounge….
    Use them to make a wall-art that spells MAHALO….for you lounge….

  4. Miss Ophelia Rose says:

    In 1973, when I was eight years old, my mom made a beautiful afghan from these. Yellow and green and white, and very seventies! The little daisies are the connectors for the four big daisies around it. We still have that afghan, and I still have the plastic forms. Love them!

  5. Pam Kueber says:

    Ohhhhh, the little daisies are connectors for the four big daisies — thanks for that tip!!!

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