#1yearofstitches - January 8, 2017

 Week 1
One Year in Stitches 2017 by Gollywobbles
10" Morgan Hoop
tea-dyed osnaberg fabric

cut out flower from fabric
turned under applique

appliqued fabric flowers enhanced with stitches & buttons

bits of lace studded with beads and buttons

attempted to use waste canvas for green curly-Q stem
but that didn't pan out so well
added a few extra stitches to fill in the gaps

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Raiding the fabric scrap bin...

I have a HUGE stash of fabric scraps.
So I decided to challenge myself
to make something functional.

I started sewing strips across a strip of batting remnant.
Sometimes zig zagging, sometimes just straight stitch.

I pulled together similar colors,
but I was very random for the most part.

Once the batting was totally covered,
I started auditioning these little Victorian ladies
printed out on fabric.

Then out came the "other" stashes....

Vintage buttons
Sari Ribbon

No pattern was used.
I just squared off a front and back.

Added a Zipper, handle, lining and Sari Ribbon.

I am feeling very productive.

Now to get back to reducing that pile of scraps!