Friday, August 29, 2014
I had fun taking out this new stamp set, Nuts About You and playing around with it this week. I love the tree image and the little animals that go with it. In my second card, I added some squirrels and a couple of birds to complete the card. Note the little bird in the nest that is sitting on one of the branches in the tree! I think the grass in the background just adds a great bit of dimension for the images. Fun cards.
I used the new color Hello Honey and paired it with Lost Lagoon and Baked Brown Sugar. Aren't they great names for the colors?
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Here's are some more note cards made with a different set of stamps. You can make write anything inside and use them for any occasion.
This project can be made with different colors and for different seasons. I think it would look really cute for Christmas with some tags in it. What do you think?
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I traced the letters onto Wonder Under to make the fabric fusible. I ironed them on, stitched around them with matching thread using a small zig zag and then added some patchwork to match the colors that I chose.
I wanted these to have greens and browns in these to match my decor. I added a bit of reddish orange and some yellow with the flowers to give them some contrast. They came out with a bit of a whimsical look to them- something that I love. What a great idea for home decor!
These pillows would also look great with a name on them for a kid's room! They would make awesome gifts, too. I am going to make one for my niece. I think I'll use the same colors that I used in her quilt. Then when she puts it on her bed, it will all match!
What word would you choose for your pillow?
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
When I quilted it, I put a freeform flower in each of the white strips. If you look closely, you can see the flowers in this photo. This took WAY longer than I thought that it would when I was quilting it, but I love the whimsical look that it gives the quilt.
On the back I put a light teal fabric that has little birds in it that I found at Joann's. I love how the back ties in with the colors and brightens up the whole quilt! I ordered some of the dandelion border from Moda to complete the border. For the tag, I appliqued a bird cut from my Sizzix machine and signed the quilt on that. It was a cute way to tie in the bird theme. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of that.
Oh, yeah- I also made her a key fob to match the quilt!
I sure hope my niece loves her quilt!