I was thinking… what can be made for Valentine’s Day that’s fun, but not too much work. A pincushion is perfect! Where to begin, so I started drawing the most obvious image, a heart. How about, two hearts that fit together so well that without one it would look like something was missing? Hey, February is American Heart Month! Perfect!
My sewing machine is broken. I've "fixed" it twice now, but each time it breaks again. It's not allowing me to "fix" it this time. This leaves me with the biggest urge to sew that I've ever had. I think things always work like that. What "they" say is true: you don't know what you've got till it's gone. I could take it in to get fixed, but I'm stubborn and believe wholeheartedly that it will magically work one day. Please come back to me sewing machine… I miss you.
Credit: Blueberry Park
I’m a flannel addict, er, lover. When I’m near it I can’t seem to keep my hands off the stuff; I’m compelled to run my hand over it, driven by the need to feel its snuggly softness. It’s as if there is some sort of tactile craving that gets fulfilled.
Have you noticed Jenni’s fun and vibrant Fiesta fabric designs? And did you happen to notice the 3 fabulous prints that come in CANVAS?
I love canvas because of its durability and it will give extra stability to any project. Remember you can still use quilting cotton for the details (lining, binding, decorative details, etc.) and the canvas for those things that need just a little more stability.
Last year at this time I was preparing to go on vacation to Mexico, leaving the cold Northwest for the sunny tropics of Playa del Carmen. I had never been to Mexico but grew up in California and had always been exposed to the vibrant culture. It instantly got my creative juices flowing; bright, fun images floating in my mind. I absolutely love folk art and have always been drawn to Mexican folk art and embroidery in particular. I wanted this ¡Fiesta! to be a fun, bright, vivid, cheery group that had folk art elements and that just made one smile when they saw it.