It is REALLY fun to burn things. My ds was really jealous. :p
I had seen a flower similar to this ages ago, and had my ideas on how it was done, and seeing this tut linked on One Pretty Thing confirmed what I was thinking..though I think I was a little more singe-happy than she was. :p I LOVE how they turn out! :D I've now attached it to a pin backing, and it is currently residing on my tiny, fake dressmakers dummy.
Though, after doing just the one, breathing the melting plastic fumes, I started feeling really sorry for the Etsy sellers who do that for a living. Eeks.
Today I am grateful for a working sewing machine. Okay, so it never really got broken...but it sure seemed like it at 2am. Moral, don't try to sew at 2am. You can really miss some OBVIOUS things! :p