I just thought I would post one of the bookmarks I sent to kiden2. She received awhile ago so here it is:
One of her themes was caffeine and I wasn't sure how I could make it work, so I came up with the caffeine molecule instead of a cup of coffee or tea because caffeine can be found in a lot more than that.
About a week and a half ago I wanted to try my hand at freezer paper stenciling. It's very fun and I really wanted the ink to dry faster when I finally put it on the shirt. I was inspired by FOTC "The Humans Are Dead" and the vintage robots. Anyway, here's the result of my first stencil:
Outer stencil off after the ink dried (so far so good)
After all the paper came off and final touches put on
And placement (please excuse the after work-I hate the world but I'm excited about my new shirt-look)
I have recently come to love hula-hooping, like really loving it, and I decided that I wanted a whole bunch. I decided that instead of spending a bunch of money on pre-made, pretty hoops, I dropped some money on irrigation tubing, connectors, and electrical tape. Here's what I came up with:
So far only three and following are close-ups of how I decorated them:
This one's a little fuzzy but it does show my favorite combination of colors- green, yellow, and white.
I recently heard about paper piecing and even though I'm a complete complete at all types of quilting, I am ambitious. I came across http://sewhooked.org/ and I just had to try the Hufflepuff paper pieced pattern. So, I tried it and it took me 3 hours from start to finish (I know it's an incredibly long time for one block but don't forget, I'm a newbie) and it came out a little wonky. There are two pieces that weren't big enough so there are missing spaces, but here it is-
I know it's not a complete project but I'm hoping that one day it will be. I want to do a Harry Potter themed quilt for my mom featuring Draco and Slytherin house. If I can do this I'll be sure to post a finished project!
I really love your fabric choices everyone. I have decided to post photos of my three finished blocks. I will let you gals figure out which states they're for (although, the one should be pretty obvious!)
I still have to square them all up because even though I cut everything to size, when I sewed the pieces together, they got all wonky
For the themed bookmark swap, one of my partner's themes was caffeine. I wasn't quite sure how to turn caffeine into a bookmark so this was what I could come up with:
I didn't get a picture of the back but it's a really nice blue fabric like the color of the word caffeine. I also put some real caffeine on the bookmark in the form of the molecule and some coffee stains. C & C appreciated! Thanks!