Fabric Shopping

Fabric Shopping

I have been spending a fair amount of time lately looking for local wholesale resources for my fabric.  I purchase full bolts of the fabrics that I use large amounts of . These are a few bolts of ticking, toweling and a red dotted cotton that I love with the ticking!

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Home Interests and Creativity

I have noticed that everything that I do these days seems to be related to my home.  I guess that comes with having to get a house ready to sell, and then moving into another one.  The nesting instinct has kicked in. So I guess that it’s no wonder that everything that I have been making has something to do with the home as well!  It doesn’t matter if it is something that I have made for my shop, or myself.

Vintage Doily Pillow

I’ve been stocking the shop with some pillows, and of course I have fit in one or two for myself…

One for You and One for Me!

I kind of feel like I have been doing a ‘one for you and one for me’ here!

And I have made a ton of fabric baskets in all types of fabrics and sizes…

I have been having a blast stenciling on the burlap and making some of my coffee buckets again.  Only this time, I made them a little differently so I could use the blue pillow ticking.  My original pattern doesn’t work well with the stripes, so I came up with a new pattern, which is actually a little quicker and uses less fabric.  I love the ticking so much, that I also made a hanging pillow with it…

Most of this is in the shop.  The back of this heart is made from a piece of burlap from one of the coffee sacks that I use to make the burlap pillows and buckets that are also in my shop…

I have listed several things in the shop that I used the pillow ticking to make.  I am really enjoying working with these simple, basic materials. I am thinking of combining these with some of my cottons that I have stashed and I am going to be experimenting a little more with my paint, stencils, flour sack towels and the pillow ticking. Sometimes just getting back to simple materials is all it takes to get my creative juices flowing!

Vintage Flour Sack and Ticking Bag

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing!

Cheryl

 

 

Spring Hearts

I have been busy moving my sewing room, yes the one I was just setting up in my new home on the 2nd floor, to a room on the 1st floor.  I had to paint, and move boxes that are still being emptied, and I still don’t have all of my fabric down there.  But for the most part it is functional.  I will give you a peak in another post.  For now, I want to share a small project I did today.

This is my stash of scraps.  I’m sure yours is the same, strips from squaring up fabric and other small pieces that are too large to throw away…….

Not very organized I know!  It actually did start out organized at one point, but this is where we are today….maybe another day.  So on with the story, I keep looking at this container full of a lot of small strips and pieces, and I keep telling myself that some day I am going to do something fun with them.  Well, today must have been the day.  And I hardly made a dent!

This is what I made.  As I was going through my sewing and crafts containers and boxes, I came across some metal heart frames.

You can see here that I had three of these metal heart frames.  I used the small one above, and still have the double heart, and large heart below ready and waiting!

I have been storing these hearts for years.  Way, way back, in the ’80’s (so I am giving my age away)  these wire forms were pretty popular.  We sewed  strips of fabric into tubes that we slipped on these wire forms. We gathered them up so that there was a large amount of fabric bunched together, and formed a wreath.  Instead of using them that way, I decided to make a rag heart wreath from my stash of light spring colors.  It was a fairly quick project, and didn’t require any sewing.

I am very pleased with the end result.  I think that this is such a cute wreath for spring, Mother’s Day, or to use in a baby’s room.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing, take care!

Spring Hearts

I have been busy moving my sewing room, yes the one I was just setting up in my new home on the 2nd floor, to a room on the 1st floor.  I had to paint, and move boxes that are still being emptied, and I still don’t have all of my fabric down there.  But for the most part it is functional.  I will give you a peak in another post.  For now, I want to share a small project I did today.

This is my stash of scraps.  I’m sure yours is the same, strips from squaring up fabric and other small pieces that are too large to throw away…….

Not very organized I know!  It actually did start out organized at one point, but this is where we are today….maybe another day.  So on with the story, I keep looking at this container full of a lot of small strips and pieces, and I keep telling myself that some day I am going to do something fun with them.  Well, today must have been the day.  And I hardly made a dent!

This is what I made.  As I was going through my sewing and crafts containers and boxes, I came across some metal heart frames.

You can see here that I had three of these metal heart frames.  I used the small one above, and still have the double heart, and large heart below ready and waiting!

I have been storing these hearts for years.  Way, way back, in the ’80’s (so I am giving my age away)  these wire forms were pretty popular.  We sewed  strips of fabric into tubes that we slipped on these wire forms. We gathered them up so that there was a large amount of fabric bunched together, and formed a wreath.  Instead of using them that way, I decided to make a rag heart wreath from my stash of light spring colors.  It was a fairly quick project, and didn’t require any sewing.

I am very pleased with the end result.  I think that this is such a cute wreath for spring, Mother’s Day, or to use in a baby’s room.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing, take care!