I'm working on bday pressies for my sister. Her birthday is in April.
Depending on the website I refer to, her birth flower is either the
daisy or the sweet pea. So, I decided to do 1 of each. I found an old
daisy papercut stencil from Martha Stewart living (at least 5 years
ago), and copied the idea, though I drew and then painted freehand, to
make a colar for the peachy-pink shirt. I'll use powder blue knit for
the appliqué ala Alabama Chanin.
I looked at some pics of sweet peas online, particularly this one, and
then painted freehand on the blue shirt. I'll appliqué the flowers,
ala Chanin, and just outline stitch some of the leaf/vine details.
I'm excited. I think Im gonna paint a shirt for myself too.... My son
has an ear operation tomorrow, I'll have 4-5 hours of sitting and
waiting, and I have ADD, so I need lots to keep myself busy. I'm gonna
take a shirt, a skirt, a book, and some crochet. That way I have
Tada! yup, I am NOT a decorator.
But I am proud of that wreath! it's made out of coffee filters, I just glued them onto a circle cut out of a paper bag, and tied that to a wire wreath frame... I taped the shamrocks to the door, and to the wreath frame... I hope to continue changing the wreath to suit the seasons... not sure if Easter will be eggs or rabbits or...
Here's a sneak peek at my latest boy applique project...
the car will be on one pocket, and on the other pocket:
the tow truck!
like this! I ironed on the pieces using wonder under, but I don't trust that stuff at all, so I've already done all the blanket stitching and thread painting on these, and they look super cool... Now I just need to make the garment, but I'm totally a wimp who's afraid of the dark, so I don't want to go out to the garage tonight to find good colored thread for my serger. this can get sewn tomorrow night...
Oh, and here's the finished Dutch flag onesie for baby Oscar... hopefully he likes it...
And today I did my block of the week for the Modify Tradition Quilt Along... pics here...