Monday, June 29, 2015

Contest Entry: Fancy Llama Herd

Llamas
It's time to travel to the South American Andes mountains to show your llama love! Give a go at creating a lovable llama themed design. Deadline for entry is Tuesday, June 30th, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, July 2nd, 2015.

Here is my entry! This week's contest has such an awesome theme, llamas. It was fabulous to have something a little more my own style than some of the harder challenges they've been putting up lately. I really tried to push myself to make loads of different blanket patterns, and giving them a slight ikat treatment as well as the linen texture. The only drawback is that since I've done all this fine detail, it does tend to get swallowed up in Spoonflower's fabric views. Anyway here are my llamas:

Fancy Llama Herd

Fancy Llama Herd

Fancy Llama Herd

Fancy Llama Herd

Fancy Llama Herd

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fabric Photos XXXV.

Project Photos: Crystal Planet Box Bag

 This small box bag was a quick last minute project when I needed a make-up bag for a trip. I honestly made it the day we left. The pattern and instructions are from HERE. She is really clear and gives tons of pictures to walk you through every step. Mine is made using two of my favorite fabrics, Cities of the Crystal Planet II. outside and Cities of the Crystal Planet lining the inside. Here are what the designs look like; my camera seems to get confused by too much blue in one and too much red in the other. None of the pics look quite right color-wise!

Cities of the Crystal Planet II.

Cities of the Crystal Planet

Top View

Bottom

Side view

View of Lining

Inside Out to Show Lining

Inside Out to Show Lining

Bottom, Inside Out to Show Lining

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Contest Entry:Drill Birds & Screw Flowers

Watercolor power tools
 Let's bring out the softer side of construction work by adding a splash of watercolor to your favorite power tools! Create a watercolor power tools design to be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, May 28, 2015.


Drill Birds & Screw Flowers

Drill Birds & Screw Flowers

Drill Birds & Screw Flowers

Drill Birds & Screw Flowers

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Project Photos: Recovered Insoles

This was a pretty straightforward project. I took out the insoles and traced them onto a piece of paper and added a 1/2 inch seam allowance all the way around to make a template. I cut out my fabric and basted it onto the insole being sure to keep the fabric tight enough to prevent any wrinkles or bunching that might make the shoes uncomfortable. Then I sewed all the way around the edge of the insole with the smallest stitch length on my machine to help keep the seam secure, and then inserted them into the shoes. (The bottom was still sticky enough that it didn't really need anything else to keep them in place.)

Cities of the Crystal Planet

Cities of the Crystal Planet

Cities of the Crystal Planet

Cities of the Crystal Planet