How to make felt flowers {Contest Closed}

    Posted by  ·  February 19, 2013

    It is no secret I love Fabric Flowers around here…

    Making felt flowers can be really simple especially with this new book from my friend Amy Barickman. The  book include 25 patterns for making beautiful fabric flowers.

    I made the hexagon flower and thought it would make the perfect hair clip. I only needed a few scraps of felt, hair clip, button, needle and thread. First I made a photo copy of the template from the book.

    Cut out the pieces.

    Bring a needle and thread up through the center of the flower . Fold over a petal and bring the needle through the tip of the petal.

    Repeat sewing all the tips of the petals to the center.

    Place the center circle on top and then a button. Sew together.

    Hot glue the leaf and the flower to a hair clip.

    Beautiful!



    I am just one stop on the Indygo Junction Fabric Flower Blog tour. Please be sure to visit all the other stops to see more beautiful flowers.

    Here is your chance to win a copy of this fabulous book Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers & Flower Frills Template from Clover. Simple leave a comment to win. Congrats #101 Denise R! You won the book!

    Also you can Enjoy this discount  FFBK12 -to receive 20% off your next IndygoJunction.com order (offer expires 5/1/13)

    Comments

    1. Liz
      Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
      Love making hairbows for my girls. Love the book.
    2. Debbie W.
      Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
      What a beautiful and enjoyable book! The flowers ideas are unique and refreshing - a breath of fresh air in the fabric-flower field!
    3. Melissa H
      Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
      What a beautiful collection of fabric and felt flowers! I have been making my own bows and clips for my 2 little girls and family and friends among other crafty projects. I am always looking for new things to create and this book would is fantastic. Thank you for offering this giveaway!
    4. LeAnne L
      Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
      Looks like a lot of great ideas for fabric flowers, which I think dress up about anything.
    5. Jacquie Hughes
      Monday, February 25th, 2013
      Adorable- love that I want to make them , and my 4 year old daughter can make them (and wear them!) as well. Perfect!
    6. Carla G
      Sunday, February 24th, 2013
      I love your flower! I'd like to make some hairclips & hairbands for my nieces! Thanks for a chance to win! :)
    7. Carmen
      Sunday, February 24th, 2013
      Thanks for the tutorial - I love making flowers!
    8. Kathy
      Sunday, February 24th, 2013
      Quick,Cute and Fun, I'll have to make a few.
    9. April Harpold
      Sunday, February 24th, 2013
      I would love to see all the great flower ideas in this book!
    10. nicole
      Sunday, February 24th, 2013
      the flowers are so beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!
    11. Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
      My husband is soon to be the Commander for our county's American Legion and I would love to make the Poppy pin before his installation ceremony, since that is an important symbolic remembrance for members of our armed forces.
    12. Jessica
      Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
      This book look soooooo fun!
    13. Laura
      Friday, February 22nd, 2013
      looks like a fun book.
    14. Tammy Hempel
      Friday, February 22nd, 2013
      I would love to win this book!! These flowers are great!!
    15. Michelle Smith
      Friday, February 22nd, 2013
      I love these flowers! Would love to make them all!
    16. Friday, February 22nd, 2013
      So cute! This book is officially on my wishlist :)
    17. fenna
      Friday, February 22nd, 2013
      those are super cute!
    18. Charlou Lunsford
      Friday, February 22nd, 2013
      It was fun to see your other flowers too.
    19. MelodyJ
      Friday, February 22nd, 2013
      Seems like a fun book.
    20. Beth
      Thursday, February 21st, 2013
      All the flowers are fabulous! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book.
    21. Norma Jean McDarmont
      Thursday, February 21st, 2013
      I am looking forward to making all the fabric flowers in this book. I just love all the new ideas in the blogs.
    22. Nancy D
      Thursday, February 21st, 2013
      Love your cute flower!! Indygo Junction is awesome!
    23. Holly
      Thursday, February 21st, 2013
      I would love doing these cute flowers!
    24. Susan
      Thursday, February 21st, 2013
      Wow! These are so cute and look easy to make. Looks like a new craft in my future! Hope I win a book!
    25. Cheryl
      Thursday, February 21st, 2013
      Too cute! This flower could be used in so many places.
    26. Gill
      Thursday, February 21st, 2013
      My daughter would love these!
      Thanks for a great giveaway!
    27. Mary L
      Thursday, February 21st, 2013
      with two granddaughters I'd love this book to make flowers for their hair, room accessories, gifts, - well I think you have the idea!!
    28. Liz O
      Thursday, February 21st, 2013
      How lovely! Thanks for being part of this blog hop and for the chance to win!
      Have a wonderful day!
    29. diann
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      I am really liking how clear the directions seem to be in this book....I hope I get to add it to my library.
    30. Ginger
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      This looks like a great book. Love your flower.
    31. Tonya McCarthy
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      Sooo cute! My girls would love this
    32. Carol J
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      So beautiful. I work with 4-H youth and this would be a great activity for our summer camp. Thanks so much for a wonderful idea!
    33. Pauline
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      Love this book has been so much fun to see what
      everyone made.
    34. Lisa Floyd
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      These felt flowers are absolutely wonderful! What a joy it would be to win this book!
    35. nicole
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      thanks for the freebiw- i cant wait to make one for my daughter!

      Now i know what to do with all those felt scraps from her projects! :)
    36. Cindy
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      I would love to win. Have a new granddaughter that would love these flowers.
    37. Pam E
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      Very cute ideas. Would make great bday favors for daughters bday.
    38. Kim
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      Cute flower! I can't wait to see the rest of the flowers that are in the book!
    39. Sally Walter
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      LOVE this book!! and would love to own it!!
    40. Katherine H.
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      I love making thing for my 2 girls but always need some sort of guide so this would be just fabulous!!
    41. Toni A.
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      This book will be well used as the ideas are so cute. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.
    42. Debbie Moore
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      I have four granddaughters and need new ideas for hair bows.
    43. Amy R.
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      Oh, I would love to win this book! It would be a fun craft for my 13 year old daughter and I to do together! Thank you for the opportunity!

      ~Amy in WI
    44. carolee c.
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      That is so pretty! I'd love to win the book!
    45. Vicki
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      Super cute! I would love to learn how to make flowers to put on my bags or make hair accessories'
    46. Carla Littlejohn
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      I would like to make flowers from wool! So pretty!
    47. Leah
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      I would love this! I've been making lots of attempts at felt flowers lately for my little girl to wear in a wedding this summer, and they're not turning out so good.
    48. Lorna DeSantis
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      Thank you for offering this giveaway!
    49. Charlene
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      I would love a copy of this book. I love using flowers as accessories .
    50. Jennifer S.
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      Oh these look adorable! Would love to win a copy!
    51. Donna
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      So simple but pretty. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    52. Lynn Hadley
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      I love it!
    53. Jessica Carbee
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      Love these!! Need to start making some for my 2 year old daughter that is actually growing some hair now!!
    54. Donna V.
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      I am always looking for new ways to use up fabric/felt scraps and add dimension to projects.
    55. Tiffany Rawson
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      It's Amazing What You Can Do With Felt And Some HotGlue.
    56. Barbara C
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      Awesome ideas! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    57. Jennifer Appleton
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      I would love to have this book! It would really come in handy with some of the crafts that I do/want to do :)
    58. Chenice
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      Awesome! Im a self taught crafter and love making tutus and hair accessories for my daughter and friends' kids. I only know how to do a few flowers and did not know how to do this one. This will be a great rainy day project for me to make my daughter some new clippies. I would love to win the book and use the tutorials and patterns to make pillow covers and sew some onto my daughters little purses;) Thank you.
    59. Mel
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      Would love to try this with all my fabric scraps.
    60. Heather Ward
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      I love making flowers ! This would be so helpful in making different kinds. I'm excited for the opportunity to try to win!
    61. LILA-ANNE
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      Wow! My granddaughter would love me to make these for her hair and these are so cute!
    62. Karleen
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      What great ideas! Looks like some fabulous flowets to try with my Girl Scouts!
    63. Anne p
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      I would love this book to make more flowers for my daughter.
    64. Rachel
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
      I love making flowers for pins and clips! Thanks for sharing an opportunity to win a book with super cute ideas! PS: I enjoy your blog and the ideas you share! :-)
    65. Denise R
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      OMG, these are so cute! I just learned to make rosettes, and have made a few clips for the grand-daughters. Would really enjoy this book and learning to make felt flowers.
    66. Joy T.
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Always looking for new ways to create little beauties like these! Would love the book!
    67. Olga
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      So many great looks.............would love to win!
    68. Shelley A.
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Thanks for showing how to make a simple but pretty felt flower. I have never made any before but now that I have seen how to make one I would love to win the book!!
    69. Mary Jowers
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Wanted to start a new hobby. Would love the book!
    70. Ysolde
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      My 6 year old and I made some felt flower hair pins for her friends on Valentine's. She will flip when she sees these!
    71. Nancy
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      What a magnificent felt flower book! Love it and would be so thrilled to win it. Oh, and what joy I would have making these felt flowers for my two little girls.
    72. Rhonda
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I have alot of hand knitted hats that need embellishments and these would be perfect!!!
    73. Lorinda
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      This would be so much fun to win!
    74. Rose
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      ADORABLE!!!
    75. Patty Ojeda
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      What fun! I would love to make felt flowers! Thanks for the chance to win the book!
    76. Nikki
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Love love love making fliers and really getting into felt! It's growing on me! Would love to have this book!
    77. Regina Esposito
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      How lovely. This site is very appealing. I was happy to be directed to it & I will be pinning this tutorial. Thank you got a chance to win!!
    78. Melissa Wilson
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I LOVE making wreaths with yarn and felt! This book would be PERFECT to make beautiful and inexpensive additions to my wreaths! :)
    79. Megan
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I need this book!!! So much fun!
    80. Debbie
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      This flower clip is so cute!! I love making fabric flowers and I would love to win this book! Thank you for sharing!
    81. Jenny H.
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Would love to win a copy of this book. I have 3 girls and we enjoy crafting hair clips and head bands. Fun!!
    82. Candy g.
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I love crafts and I have a little girl so this would be perfect!
    83. Cara Dube
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I would love to be able to make these for my daughter!
    84. Penny K.
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I love the idea of making my own hair accessories with felt! Thanks for the opportunity to win the book.
    85. Anita
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I love making fabric flowers, it's one of things things I remember my sweet mother teaching me. We would make ribbon flowers and yo yo flowers, embroidery flowers. She taught me a love of 'crafting' I would love a chance to win this book!
    86. Sandy Lasher
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I would love to make some hair barrets what a fun book!!
    87. Tabitha N
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      That is so cute. Looks like a book my daughter and I can use together to make some super cute headbands for her herself and baby sister due in a few months. Well why stop there we can all three have marching hair accessories. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    88. Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      that is darling!! I'd love to win!
    89. June B.
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      So neat! Glad I saw you post about this on Facebook!
    90. Hannah
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      How utterly fantastic! I'd LOVE this book!
    91. Noemi S
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Wow this book looks amazing!!! Crossing my fingers.
    92. beulahfern
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Love the book, love the flowers.
    93. D Morrison
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Love your purple flower! I'd love to win a copy of this book!
    94. Lisa
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      The books looks like so much fun, thanks for the chance to win one!
    95. Suzanne
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I love the look of the projects in this book, I have some embellished pillows in mind.
    96. sandyandcosmo
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I think a lot of flower accessories look a little too juvenile but this is really sophisticated!
    97. Christine lee
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I've been doing alot of felt crafting lately. This looks like it's right up my alley!
    98. Sunnie
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      This is really cute, the brooch fancies it up. Id love to win this!
    99. Cathy Martin
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I have one granddaughter after having 3 boys and 6 grandsons. I would love to work on these with her. She is 6 and likes to "make something with Grammy". I think this book would be lots of great projects for us.
      Thanks for the chance.
    100. Malinda
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Would love to win. Love Love flowers...
    101. Hueisei
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I love the flower. So nice and pretty. Lovely for making a hair clip too :)
    102. Katheryn Cooper
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Love this hair piece flower. Your directions are great and simple to follow. Thanks so much for being a part of this fun tour!
    103. Wendy V
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Super cute. My 21 year old daughter would love the flower hair clips. (I do too - am I too old to wear them?)
      Good luck
    104. Tamarra
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I love flower headbands and clips. My girls have a ton. I so need to get this book! Thanks for the opportunity to try and win it!
    105. Honora
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I am in need of some schooling on how to make flowers! I've just started my collection of reference books, this would be a welcome addition!
    106. Deb E.
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Spring is in the air (soon I hope!) and time to make some flowers. These are lovely and look so simple. I would love to win this book.
    107. Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I would love to win a copy of this book. Fabric Flowers are wonderful! Thanks for the chance.
    108. Lady_D
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I love that the book includes templates, since my drawing skills are often pathetic. Would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance.
    109. Diana
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I've been seeing fabric flowers everywhere and they are on my list of things to try. I would love to win the book! They look so simple to make and adorable!
    110. doris eckard
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I have made a few simple felt flowers, but with this book it could take me to a whole new level!! Would love to be the winner! Thanks
    111. Regina
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Loving what I am seeing in this book - what fun!!!
    112. Becky C
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I've made a few felt and fabric flowers for embellishments, accessories and hair bows; I would love to have a book like this to help fuel my creativity.
    113. Laura
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I love fabric flowers...it would be so nice to have these patterns!
    114. Kristi Daugherty
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Great site! I have been giving out the Skip to My Lou site name to many, always fun and creative ideas for all ages. Thank you for the inspiration, it goes a long way!
    115. Dawn Renee '
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      What wonderful ideas. Beautiful book. Thanks so much for the give away.
    116. Susan
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I am making felt flowers for my daughter's wedding - this could give me some excellent variations. Keep up the good work.
    117. Becky
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      How awesome! A whole book of beautiful flowers that I can make with my girls :) Hope I'm the lucky winner.
    118. Kristin C.
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Wow! Super cute flowers. My daughters and I would LOVE to get our hands on this book!

      Thanks!
    119. Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      These are fabulous! I think we will need to make some at our house...even though my daughters tend to take out clips within minutes! Thanks for sharing this with us!
    120. Joni Pipkin
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Gorgeous Book~ Beautiful flowers! Can't wait to get my hands on this book!
    121. Lindy
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I love fabric flowers! These also look like something fun to do with my daughter. Thanks so much for sharing
    122. Kathy
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I would be so happy to win this book. My granddaughters (ages 6 and 4) love flowers and bows, etc. They would love if I made some of these from the book for them. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

      Kathy
    123. Janet R
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I'm always looking for fun projects to do with my granddaughter when she visits in the summer. She'd love this! Thanks for the chance to win this book!
    124. Maria Villasenor
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Oh my goodness I just saw the video on the book and it is amazing!! I would love to win one. Thanks for the chance.
    125. Denise Ferreira Silva
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Comecei a trabalhar com feltro a uns 15 dias e ficarei muito feliz caso ganhe o livro pois estou querendo me dedicar a enfeites de cabelo e chaveiros de inicio.Muito obrigada pela oportunidade.
    126. Charmaine
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Cute flower! Thanks for the chance to win the book!
    127. AlyH
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      My daughters and I would have a blast with this book. Thanks for the opportunity! :)
    128. SHARON WIGGINTON
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Would absolutely love to have this book.have just had a granddaughter and could so use this with her!!
    129. Renee R
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Beautiful flower! Thanks for the chance to win : )
    130. laura r
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      That looks like a great book! I would love to win it! Thanks!
    131. carol riddle
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      love to work with small patterns and fabric
      this book would be great to win
      thanks
    132. Susan Henry
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Love the flower, going to try it this afternoon!
    133. Heather
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Oh My Gosh! I would love this book! I see tutorials online but neglect to make them and my daughter keeps growing. She'll be done with hair flowers by the time I make them. Love the idea of having the instructions and papers to xerox to simplify it for me. And my daughter can page through the book and pick some out.
    134. Lori
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      These are so precious! I would love a chance to win the book, thank you!
    135. Linda Hill
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I LOEV fabric flowers...woudl love to win this book!! Love your blog!!
    136. Ad K
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Would love to have a copy of this book. I'm always looking for small simple projects to work on for sending out to the missions. This would be perfect to go with some simple dresses I'm sewing up.
    137. Valerie
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I would love to learn to make fabric flowers. I hope I win this!
    138. Aimee J
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I can think of so many projects that I could use this book for! What a wonderful way to provide something with that extra special touch! I hope I win!!
    139. Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      This book would come in very handy for making hair things, package decor, home decor and so much more!
      Thank you for the opportunity(:
    140. Kay
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      How lovely and super quick too. Thanks for sharing your crafting and also the giveaway.
    141. Julia D.
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Oh what fun this would be to make these with the huge pile of felt and fabrics I seem to have collected. Thank you so much for the chance to have this beautiful book.
    142. Nicole
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I have been wanting patterns...I have 3 girls..We love making things. Thanks for the chance to win...
    143. Shari
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Love the felt flowers!! Love the book!
    144. Anne Marie
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      This book would be so much fun to win!
    145. Nancy
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      My daughters would flip over this book! They would be creating like crazy!
    146. kris
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Found Christimas felt ornaments at Target on sale for 70% off - now I know exactly what to do with them!
    147. Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Thanks for the opportunity to win this great resource! I love your selections for your flower and am excited to try one of my own.
    148. Mycah
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      We could have so much fun making these!
    149. Mindy irwin
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Im a fabric flower junkie!!! Would love to have Amy's book.
    150. Patsy Behrendt
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I hate to admit this but I always say that I don't particularly like flowers as accessories! But then I see something like this and I love it!~ Maybe I just have not seen the right flowers! I love all of these on the front of the book too! Hey, I am never too old to change my mind! Thanks so much for offering this book and for your tutorial! You have just taught an old dog a new trick!!
    151. Kenna Rogers
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Beautiful! I would love to make these for my granddaughter!
    152. Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      me and my girls would have a blast with this book
    153. Janet Anderson
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Been making a few simple ones, but would love to learn more, I have lots of felted wool to use up.
    154. Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      i have been wanting to make these for awhile. i went to michael's and the ladies there didn't really know how to guide me or point me towards books. loved the mini tutorial you gave at the start of the post. :) thanks for the opportunity! :)
    155. Jess Z
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I would love to have this book! With our first baby due early this summer, I am working on decorating a nursery and making her some accessories. So many options to add some detail with flowers. :)
    156. Glenda
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Love flowers for lapels and purses too. Thanks for showing us how easy it could be with your mini tutorial. I would love to have that book!
    157. Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      That is a great flower design! I would love to win this book!
    158. Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      These are SO adorable!! My daughter will love making these! Such a great project for a mommy/daughter day!! I would love it if you would add these to my link party tomorrow at The Hopeless Housewife!!
      http://www.thehopelesshousewife.com/linkparties/link-party/
    159. Shirley
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Your felt posie is so delicate...
    160. Debra Bopp
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      What a lovely flower! I have lots of scrap wool felt that I didn't know what to do with it. This would be perfect!
    161. donna
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Need to try felt flowers! This book is amazing !
    162. Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      Oh, I'd love to win this! Thanks!
    163. Julie L. Romero
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I love fabric flowers, this book would be well used! What fun it looks...
    164. Lisa McGriff
      Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      What a precious flower. I would really like to win this book! Thanks for the chance!
    165. Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
      I've made a few flowers from felt and loved it! I'd really enjoy having a copy of this book to reference. Thanks for the chance!