Monday, March 12, 2012

You know when you find some great fabrics that just go together so well and millions of possibilities flash before your eyes all at once?

I found a few of those fabrics recently and have been having some fun making pretty, full length aprons...

I got the turquoise floral and contrasting swirls fabrics from Walmart 
and the Mary Engelbreit fabrics online.
For the turquoise apron, I purchased some buttons that seemed to match pretty evenly, 
though not entirely sure what I would do with them or where I would place them on
the finished apron.
Then I found a super, step-by-step tutorial for making fabric flowers online at
Until Wednesday Calls (link further down) and decided on a button center for my fabric flower.

The flower on the apron made with M.E. fabric has a center that was made using a button making kit I'd had - I used the same method in the tutorial for making the flower and doubled it to contrast-

Click -here- to go see tutorial for the fabric flowers.

Monday, March 5, 2012

I decided to work with minky today...
Specifically - cuddle dots minky (well that's one name for it)
I have to admit I was initimidated because A. it stretches....and B. it stretches....
So yes. I was afraid of sewing with a stretch fabric, particularly because I was
using it in the making of yet another rag quilt (this time a 36"x36" baby quilt)
which I think came out Great!

I also used the hair clips instead of pins,
 all the way up to the point where I was stitching rows and then I switched to pins.

And here is the finished product :)

I listed it in my Etsy store...
I never get a photo of anything I make that looks as good as it does in person...
Anybody else have that feeling about pictures of things you make?
(update: sold on Etsy:)