Use Vaseline! A lot of high heel induced blisters are a result of the shoe rubbing against your skin. If you feel your shoes starting to rub, apply a dab of vaseline to the irritated area to prevent further friction.
Jute twine flowers......so cute. See tutorial at http://www.thebugbytes.com/2012/02/twine-flowers.html Meridian road said she changed this.....And when it got to the part where you stitch around the petals, I went around twice instead of once. It kind of gives the center a braided look.