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« on: February 04, 2009 12:46:40 PM »

I decided (very last minute) to enter the Sewing with Nature contest. http://craftzine.com/sewingwithnature/  I made a basic a-line skirt for my daughter using white muslin that I hand-dyed with spinach leaves.  I then appliqued on the dandelion stem and leaves and attached the eyelash yarn with free-motion.  For the blown "seed", I tied a piece of the yarn in a loose knot and sewed them on with brown thread as the stems.  It's pretty basic and simple, but I'm pleased with how it turned out.  Dyed the fabric yesterday and made the whole thing today. 





This was the best pic I had that showed the brown stems on the blown seeds.




And, an action shot of my daughter spinning.
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009 12:53:36 PM »

How adorable!!!! I'm might have to attempt this on a bag... great job!
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2009 01:14:54 PM »

Gorgeous!  I love it!  If you are stateside, can I ask, where do you get your muslin?  I've been disappointed by the quality of muslin at Joann's these days.
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2009 01:30:28 PM »

Gorgeous!  I love it!  If you are stateside, can I ask, where do you get your muslin?  I've been disappointed by the quality of muslin at Joann's these days.

Thanks.  I used muslin that I've had in my stash for quite some time.  In fact, everything but the spinach dye came from my stash.  However, there are no fabric stores where I live, so I often buy most of my fabric at Walmart, or at Joann's if I'm willing to drive even further.  Maybe someone else could suggest a place for purchasing decent muslin.
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2009 01:38:09 PM »

Very beautiful.  I love the blowing pieces of the dandelion!  Excellent job.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2009 02:39:46 PM »

This is beautiful.  Great idea to use eye lash yarn.

Good luck with the competition!
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2009 02:48:37 PM »

that is so incredibly beautiful!
well done!
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2009 03:18:14 PM »

this is so cute!  Grin what a lucky girl to have such a talented mom!
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2009 09:16:22 PM »

simple and beautiful.  I would very much like one for me!
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2009 12:05:25 AM »

I'm impressed. I want to reach out and touch it.
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