Materials for the Kickstarter Project

This Spring we launched a successful Kickstarter project (thanks again, everyone!) and are now in the process of creating the pieces. I’ve been brainstorming about each element all year and I’m thrilled to start stitching soon.

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The fabric is a Kona solid in Snow. I’m pulling thread from 454 colors of DMC floss!

Lately I’ve been using watercolor to sketch out ideas, and the process has been rewarding. Here are some of the ideas I have for the elements I’ll be embroidering.

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Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a wonderful August.

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Watercolor Postcards

After a trip to the art store I came home with watercolor postcards and a small travel watercolor set. I haven’t used watercolor since I was in high school, but I’m back at it. To shake of the cobwebs I used Creativebug‘s Beginning Watercolor tutorial by Yao Cheng. Her teaching style is welcoming and clear.

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This is a travel set offered by Winsor & Newton plus a pencil from Camel Pencil Company. I love the portability, and the affordability.

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As some say, this palette is becoming seasoned!

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These crescent shapes are something I’ve been playing with in pencil and pastels. The shapes came out nicely with watercolor. Yao Cheng demonstrates in her tutorials how to let colors bleed in to the other, and the effect is stunning to me.

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The crescent shape is one that I love, maybe because it is almost a circle.

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What have you been getting in to lately? Thanks for stopping by!

Scraps Tote

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This tote first started coming together in April, but was set aside for other projects. It caught my eye the other day. I scoped out the previous work, and found I was at the final steps of construction. The instructions are from The School of Sewing.

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Free motion quilting is the best, and I love working on improving my skills.

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Most of the scraps came from a baby quilt I finished in March.

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The fabric scraps are mostly from Lizzy House’s line Natural History. A great line with playful fabrics that I love.

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What have you been working on? Thanks for stopping by.