I have been working on a bit of palate cleansing creativity since I finished the foil top. You know, just fun stuff. I ended up cleaning out a corner of my closet, the one holding my totes of felted fabric and this necklace above and a few other fun goodies were the result.
Once in a felt mood, and seeing all that I had in the totes, well, I was on a roll. Doesn't everyone need small little gifts around the holidays? The little gifts that show those who really make our lives easier that we do appreciate them and care. That's when the pincushion bug struck.
A paler pink felt and some black and white whipcord and another fun result.
Time to put the totes full of felt away for another day. But I'm not done yet. I purchased some batik from the local Joanns and gave Sham's bead necklace lesson a whirl. If you haven't seen it, this is a great video and so professionally done by one of our favorite bloggers. This necklace is not done yet. I am still making beads and playing with wire, but it's coming. Thanks, Shams, for your inspiration. You do inspire me a lot!
So these have been fun little projects. I always love those tiny projects that still have the ability to excite. As much as making a tailored jacket makes my heart skip a beat or two, these little projects provide an occasional break from more serious sewing. I guess that's the good part. We can pick and choose what we want to sew, such a lucky thing.
This pretty print is a piece of linen, one of two, that will hopefully turn into one of two welted cushions for a window seat in a large bay window in DD's family room. I have two pillows that will fill a 110 inch width, 18 inch depth. The fabric is rather thin, at least thinner than ideal for window seats and because of that the cushions will be lined with muslin. The window seat will never likely get sat in but it will be pretty when done. I will be meeting DD in about three weeks so this is priority in the studio. After that, I am good to go on other projects. Right now I am toying with a new bag, a Chanel cardigan, or even a new knee length coat. The spaghetti has all been tossed at the wall. We will see what sticks!....................Bunny