Showing posts from November, 2011

Autumn Placemats and Spoonflower Fat Quarter Sale

These are the last few projects I've made with my Spoonflower fabrics. This is a little zip pouch using my Butterflies in Orange fabric. I've been trying to use the last of my samples and make things for our local art show Saturday. I have a new shipment of samples coming in the mail any day now. I'm very excited to see them. I used a lot of my ink drawings in them and a lot of pink, I really like pink. A little pincushion, I think I made a total of eight of them, using my Lavender and Blue fabric. I'm sure I'll make more of these. They're a fun little project. This is my latest project I made over the Thanksgiving weekend. I used all of my autumn themed fabrics and one sample from another artist on Spoonflower, Helen K. She paints in watercolor and does extraordinarily detailed work. I love it. Buy one fat quarter and get one free this week on Spoonflower 11/28/11 through 12/02/11!!!

Watercolor Art Drawing Fabric and Small Gifts

These are the last few pincushions and zip pouches I've made for our art fair in a couple weeks. I liked how they turned out so wanted to show them individually. I used my Lavenders fabric and a commercial lavender plaid fabric to compliment. This one has my Ice Cream Cone Plaid fabric in pastel colors and a pink ribbon. Bright and cheerful. This a holiday inspired pincushion with my Stockings fabric paired with a light mint green alphabet fabric and purple ribbon. Sometimes it is nice to venture away from the traditional Christmas colors. I had a red zipper I wanted to use with this and I quilted the outer fabric with red thread to accent with more red. I used my Sweet Peas fabric which has a stippled illustration of sweet pea flowers. I used my Bees and Leaves fabric from my wildflower collection for this zip pouch. I paired it with a blue zipper and green ribbon for the zipper pull. Fun lively fabrics and gifts.

Balloon, Daisy and Morning Glory Art Fabric Pincushions

I've been busy sewing again getting ready for our annual art fair. I finished up my pincushion spree this week and thought they turned out pretty good. I have a nice variety of color combinations. This one uses my Bright Balloons fabric from Spoonflower. The balloons have different patterns inside them. I bought a fat quarter set of Beatrix Potter fabrics a couple years ago to make some things for my little niece (she's three and so sweet) and I had some fabrics left over and a light green alphabet matched my Daisy Blue fabric very well. Sometimes I get nice clear pictures like this one and wish I did for all the pictures I take. I haven't figured out what I do different when they turn out good... anyway one of my favorite colors for last Morning Glory in Lavender paired with a lavender plaid. These little pincushions are very fun to make, but I'm ready for something else now.

Redwork Flower Bloom Cross Stitch Pillow

I finished my redwork cross stitch pattern. I really like working with all one color. I can get into the "zen" of stitching and completely relax and stitch. Really enjoyable. This little pattern has mostly cross stitches so it is easy to do that. And if I want to stitch it again in another color I can (this is the second time I've stitched this pattern :). I think I will design a different one though rather than doing it a third time... I bought my fabrics to finish this pattern a while ago. I really liked the snowflake fabric with turquoise dots. It added just the right element of contrast from being too red. I have quite a collection of pillows now. I've started making them with the envelope backs so they are easy to remove and I can store them when the seasons change. Pretty soon I will be getting all of my Christmas decor out. Love to do that.