Pulling out my camera and photographing for the blog I realized how productive I have been in my studio lately! I made this cute tote from a Lazy Girl pattern and reaffirmed my sewing skills by doing it. This was accomplished in one afternoon – start to finish. I’m now thinking of the next fabrics I want to use to make one. Maybe even incorporate some embroidery on the front pockets…
This blanket is a result of woven scarves that didn’t sell for Christmas this year. I really liked them and so decided to put them all together and create a blanket for my studio. I like the freedom I allowed myself to not make the edges even. Very artsy : ) Below is a close up of the funky edge.
I also recently purchased a “quilters grab bag” for $1 at a local home decor fabric store. What I found were really cool textured rectangles – one in each of the colors available in that fabric line. I cut them into 5″ x 8″ pieces & shuffled the stacks and ultimately ended up with this:
It is suede like in feel. I know I’ll practice my machine quilting skills on it, but what it becomes after that, I haven’t decided. A tote? A teddy bear? A pillow? Who knows?!
These 2 fun fabrics I created with Misty Fuse. The top is scraps of Great Adirondack yarn in gorgeous shades of blue – I wanted to use every drop!
This bottom one is layers of Christmas tissue paper fused between 2 sheets of Misty Fuse. Now I can use these as fabric and stitch onto another piece of fabric, or iron on and applique.
Looking ahead, I recently purchased some fabric in 1/2 yard increments to see about colors for decorating in our newly painted basement. I have laid out the fabrics and trims and may just make some personality filled pillows for the plain tan couch down there. These piles are laying in the floor of my Realm while I decide it that’s what I want to do or not. Ideas?
I bought 3 pillow forms. I can’t help but think these would make great totes also…