A creative mess is better than tidy idleness. ~Author Unknown
Any day spent sewing, is a good day. ~Author Unknown
I love sewing and have plenty of material witnesses. ~Author Unknown

Friday, July 13, 2012

I need Snow!

It has been so hot here in Ta Town its time for snow!!! 
I just love the Holidays.. my two favorites are Halloween and Christmas. I have been working on my blocks for my Annual Halloween Block swap over the last few weeks. Which has really put me in the mood to do my Holiday stitching. 
If your interested in quilting and would like to join in on the fun go HERE to check out the details. There are still 3 or 4 openings. Yes international players are always welcome in my swaps.
I received the cutest quilt block from my daughter last year for Christmas. It was set aside waiting for me to decide what to do with it. After months and months of staring at it... I have decided. I am going to make a Christmas tote. This little tote will be so much fun to use while shopping.

I have decided after getting this far on the tote front that the little girl has been swallowed up by the fabrics. I have ordered some Fabric crayons to color in the design. Sort of an altered art project. I have never attempted this sewing/altered art form before. I hope I don't mess it up. I have seen some awesome projects using this crayon technique. I hope that the crayons add just a bit of pop to my little block. Have any of our readers used the fabric crayons before. I was also debating on using fabric inks. Let me know what you think please! Before I go and mess up my daughters lovely work.

** UP DATE**

I received my Fabric Caryons in the Mail this week.
Here is the mess that I made of things.
I was trying to blend and make flesh color.
As you can see it didn't work out so good.
Maybe next project will be better!!
It is cute though :O)

The Fabric Crayons really make a difference in the looks ;O)
Have fun and try something new!! I did :O)


Angie in SoCal said...

She is cute. I don't think you made a mess at all. Will be a cute tote.

Jennifer said...

I really like it with the fabric crayons; it pops! When I first saw the first picture (I didn't make it bigger) I was trying to make otu what I was seeing. I need to try this.

Krissy Yeste said...

That is adorable! I love Christmas too. And who doesn't love a holiday where you can dress up and play pretend as an adult and its NOT WEIRD! :)