Thursday, March 11, 2010

choices

Thanks so much for taking the time to cheer for the turtleneck revamping. I went through my shirt drawer yesterday and pulled out every lonely and forgotten turtleneck. As much as I'd like to chop up each one, I have some other sewing I'd like to attend to first. What I'm really excited about is cutting into some favorite thrifted fabrics I've been holding onto (desperately hoarding). It takes a great deal of courage to slice into a one-of-a-kind piece from my stash... but I'm ready. So, I've been preparing myself by choosing little groupings. Above is a vintage Ikea table cloth from a garage sale, a gorgeous white coverlet from a summer auction, and a piece of lace from a vintage pillowcase. I've got quite a crush on them together like that! Next I have ticking, striped denim, and organic cotton (new). These are classic favorites for me... add a little oatmeal shaded linen and I'm in love.


Finally, I'm pondering what to do with these hand stamped organic pieces. I cut them for tote pockets, but they might have to turn into the center sections of pillows. What would you do? I almost can't sew into them at all. Silliness.

And, yes I'm stamping flowers on everything in site... even stones! Pin It

18 comments:

  1. Your stamps are great!

    Can I ask- what do you use for those great colors for stamping?

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  2. Frame them and put them up in your beautiful studio space... then when you know what you really want to do with them they'll be ready and waiting!

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  3. Thanks Skye, I like the displaying idea a lot! Might NEED to make them into something, but I enjoy the notion that I could hang them until I'm ready.

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  4. Loise- I use Versacraft fabric stamp ink. I often get them from this Etsy shop:http://www.etsy.com/shop/Scrapbookforever

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  5. I love this printing on fabric Maya, keep going!!! Very pretty colors and lovely, lovely patterns,

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  6. You could quarter them, and make them into a quilted wall hanging, bordered with a thick cotton? It would look beautiful above a bed or a chunky chest.

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  7. eek...that first combo is making my heart race....what are you going to make, what, what? Is it for me? :) hee hee These are all so gorgeous Maya, I can't wait to see what you come up with! *sigh*
    xo
    Melis

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  8. Those colors look like one I used to make a flat wall pocket to hang next to our family calendar. It holds our appointment cards and a pen and pencil.

    Vicki K.

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  9. Love these..The rock is great too!! I really need to add some of these types of crafts to the new house once we get it :P

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  10. The stamped fabric screamed sachets at me as soon as I saw it. Lovely!

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  11. Love all these. The stamped fabric would look lovely as pockets on something. Maybe the blue and the striped fabrics could go together to make a stripy bag with an flowery inside pocket?

    You've inspired me to get stamping!

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  12. stamped stones are a wonderful thing

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  13. I love the first set of fabrics...can't wait to see what you come up with. The flower stamp makes me happy. I am sure you will come up with the perfect use for them. A little pocket would be sweet.

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  14. Your stamps are wonderful in every colour and on everything!!!! I love them.

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  15. cute bag.. love the stamping!

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  16. the print on stone is great. could see a table full of them.

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