Showing posts with label Paper Bag Swap. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paper Bag Swap. Show all posts

Thursday, July 16, 2009

"Peg's Hearts" - Paper Bag Swap

The head colds are still hanging on, but at least today we can take things slower at last.

My only chore (and I really could NOT call it a chore) is to unpack my sewing room boxes, and make another few curtains before sunset.

This is the gift I made for Peg in Maree's Paper Bag Swap. It was so much fun, but quite a challenge to make something for another person with fabrics they had chosen themselves.
It made me dig deep into those creative channels, but I did what I always do...I put the fabric down and then I leave it. I walk around it for days (or weeks) until suddenly a picture begins to build in my mind. And only then do I pick up the fabric and start the journey of creating something new.

I made Peg a wallhanging, and have named it "Peg's Hearts". The colours were not what I usually use, but I think I may be making more from these colours in the future - I loved them! Peg had tea dyed the jumbo ric-rac and wondered how I'd use worked perfectly as a feature to hang the hearts!

For those who have asked - yes, I will be releasing this as a pattern once I'm organised again.

Okay...I'm off to drink copious amounts of warm drinks and then I shall be lost in my sewing room for the rest of the day!