This quote says it all for me:
"I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
My small place is my studio area in the corner of my living room. My Whimcees are all the dolls, bears and other creatures that I sew from cloth or sculpt from clay, the cards and papercraft projects that I create.
It is with this blog I hope to share my world created in my small space.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
My Applique Completed and Cat Attacks Laundry
Finally, my first applique is completed and mailed to my friend Anna. I have wanted to make something for her for a long time to show my appreciation for her friendship and support of so many years. I love how it turned out - the colors are so bright and happy. She has received it and I am happy that she liked it and is going to hang it in her new studio. So cool!
I learned so much making this project. In addition to learning how to applique, this was my first time in hand quilting (including creating a quilting pattern on the piece) and I also learned how to create and finish with a binding . . . . .
and I did stitching "in the ditch" quilting which meant also quilting around all of the appliqued pieces . . . .
and made a sleeve on the back for hanging the project.
It was great fun and now I have a wall hanging in mind to make for myself - but I think it will be a winter project of many months! I have the patterns and ideas - it will be all kinds of birds and flower using many patterned fabrics in primary colors on a white background.
Of course I can't leave my post today without photos of the Jimbo-guy. He is so funny! This is what he does when he finds some of Jim's socks in the laundry when I am sorting. They are very soft and cuddly and he loves them! Look at the tail on this cat - I think he must have some Maine Coon in him! Jim call s it Jimbo's 'raccoon tail' and it is amazing!
Good news here - my 'Princess and the Pea' doll now has her royal crown! Not one - but TWO crowns! My wonderful artist brother has made her two beautiful crowns of wirework and gems. It was a most awesome surprise to open the package and see what all was inside! I will be posting photos soon! Wishing you a happy Sunday!