… I was up to stuff.
First, I tried my hand at applique for the first time, and made this pillow out of mostly stuff already on-hand:
I was going for a patchworky, boho vibe, kind of like those Mixed Media pillows Urban Outfitters sells but not right now when I want to link to an example. They had a bird one a while back I *almost* purchased several times. I’m glad I didn’t because mine’s way more awesome.
Here’s a close-up:
After non-scientifically piecing a few scraps together to make a pillow top, I traced a free clip art bird image I’d found online and traced it onto fusible web. Stuck that to the fabric then cut it out and ironed to the pillow top. I stitched around the edges with a zig-zag stitch that totally isn’t perfect but does the job. Added a piece of lace and strip of ribbon. Considered adding some shell buttons or a big ol rhinestone brooch but thought I’d leave that for another project…
I also decided to do something with all the fabric yo yos I made a few years ago. I was going to make a garland for Christmas but then realized I didn’t have it in me to make FOUR THOUSAND MORE. I am gonna stitch them to this green fabric and make another decorative pillow… what should I do in the centers? Buttons, or just leave them as-is?
I start class this week so I don’t know what kind of crafty time I will have in the near future. The three-day weekends came at the perfect time!
I hope everyone had a great weekend!