Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
Friday, April 27, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I am so ready to show you, what I finished last weekend. I turned a plain place mat into a bright and colorful piece. Its easy to do as it requires simple hand sewing. I bought a place mat from Ikea...loved its deep wine color and that was the reason behind the purchase. As you know, the idea was to turn it into some thing colorful and festive. I picked the bright felt pieces that reminded me of Holi . Design inspiration for this patch work piece came from Suzani pillow work. I saw some lovely images on Google. I totally love the designs and the colors used in the embroidery. Here is the link ...hope you will enjoy the gorgeous images as I do.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Creative recycling ...is not only a wonderful thing but it very satisfying to see the end result. I love up-cycling and that was the idea behind the small bag, I made for miss sunshine. I got my sewing machine last November and to tell you the truth I don't know much about sewing. So this is my first practice project with my new sewing machine. I hope to get better at it in future...guess i need more research and practice. For this bag, I used gunny sack and old cotton dress of my daughter. I cut a square piece out of the gunny sack covered it with the cotton fabric and added colorful flowers made out of felt scraps. Here are some pictures...hoping to improve my sewing skills for the new project.