I have got some cool stuff to show you!
… got turned into this!
Yay! The birthday pillow is finished, two weeks ahead of time! I am so glad that this present is done. It may become very busy at work the next 10 days, so I thought I’d better get started!
I am almost finished with writing up the pdf pattern for this “Honey Honey” pattern. I hope to send everyone who volunteered to be a tester an email this Thursday to discuss the deadline and such.
How to FMQ this?
Pebbles of course! (And some “stitch in the ditch”)
I wanted a softer look with all of those strict mathematical lines.
I just sewed the front and back panels together (right sides facing each other) and then turned it inside out! When you sew the panels together, make sure you leave the zipper open! Yes, you heard right…
… for the first time in my life I inserted a ZIPPER!
YEP, I DID IT!
It was not at all hard!
I used one of my new labels again.
Some of you may know that I am taking a course in jewelry design once a week. This is not a course to turn me into a real gold smith or professional jewelry designer. I love playing with new materials and pushing myself a little bit. And have some fun with the other girls in the course! He you know, we carry chocolate and candy to class? Isn’t that enough of a reason to go?
The new course (year two for me) started with an assignment on thread… metal thread! Of course I could not let the opportunity pass me by to incorporate some sewing thread into this!
I started to experiment with some tangles of thread that I had saved and a bunch of tiny scraps. I placed them between two pieces of water-soluble stabilizer (is this what you call that?) and FMQ all over it!
I pleated it a bit to get a more curved piece.
This is what it looked like in the sink!
I LOVE IT!
It is still drying on the towel, but you get the idea, right? I thought it would fall apart after the stabilizer had disappeared, but to my surprise it is pretty sturdy!!!
I tried another one with just little scraps, more of a rectangle.
In the sink:
I love the colours in this piece, but I think I will cut it up and assemble in a more 3D way.
I have no clue what I will do in the design class with these two thread pieces, but I will show you pictures if it turns out nice!
Isn’t experimenting wonderful?