Monthly Archives: January 2016

Creating Elegance

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I’ve had this fabric for a very long time.   It’s a fabulous piece of delicate voile in a natural creamy color with a classic fleur-de-lys gold print.  I have never known quite what to do with it , but knew it had to be something elegant and special.  Today I found its purpose and began cutting.

I appreciate a beautiful table and have made many cloth napkins before.  I have a great pattern with a mitered corner that lends itself well to sheer fabrics.  Here is what I came up with and I think it very pretty.  Now only seven (argh) more napkins to make and I’m ready to entertain. 🙂

 

Happy “Little” Diversions

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Happy “Little” Diversions

I was rifling through some deep sewing storage looking for a specific piece of fabric.  I didn’t find it, but while searching  happened across these “little quilts.”  They were neatly folded and tucked away waiting to be rediscovered.

People who know I work with fabric almost always ask me if I quilt and I always say, “no,”when in fact I do quilt from time to time.   What I mean when I say no, is that I do not quilt as my main creative outlet;  I haven’t spent my lifetime perfecting my quilting skills like the artists whose magnificent creations adorn quilt shops and shows.  Rather, I am a little quilter of small projects…  offering happy little diversions from my more seriously focused fabric pursuits.

Each piece carries with it a memory, like small snapshot in time… oh yes, I remember when I made that…..

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Decorative Accent Towels

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While shopping during the Christmas season, I came across some decorative accent towels that inspired me to try making some of my own. The thing I like most about this type of project is that they are simple to sew and offer a myriad of opportunities to use up scraps of fabric and trim in unlimited creative ways.  They can be as elaborate or as simple as you want to make them and are easily picked up or set aside to work on later.   I find this a good fit for my creative outlet during this very busy period of my life.